Scotland

Team Leader, ScotlandMorag Hutchinsonscotland@laborlawplus.com

20 years of experience in labor and employment law.

Professional Experience:

  • Partner, Burness Paull LLP, August 2014 – date
  • Legal Director, Burness Paull LLP, December 2011 – July 2014
  • Senior Associate, Pinsent Masons, August 2007 – November 2011
  • Associate, Brodies, October 2005 – July 2007
  • Associate McRoberts, January 2004 – September 2005
  • Solicitor, Shepherd+ Wedderburn September 1998 – December 2003 

Education:

LLB (Hons); Dip LP; NP, University of Dundee 1993 - 1998

Languages: English

Overview:

Our affiliate is a leading Scottish law firm and one of the largest law firms in Scotland, with offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen. The company acts for both private and public sector clients. The firm has a diverse portfolio of international clients. The firm is ranked as a top-tier practice by both Legal 500 and Chambers. 

Labor and Employment Practice:

With one of the largest teams of dedicated employment lawyers in Scotland, our affiliate has a strong labor and employment practice including with significant expertise of working cross-border. 

The award-winning employment team advises on all aspects of employment law, including discrimination, unfair dismissal, contracts and policy documentation (including international assignments), trade union disputes and recognition, change management, disciplinary hearings, absence and performance management, employment status, working time and TUPE related issues. The team also provides a complete service to senior executives including equity and benefits advice as part of joining and severance arrangements.

The team covers a wide range of industries including energy, transport, retail, hospitality, sport, media, construction, education, financial services and public sectors among many others.

The Plus - Business Law Capacity:

Our affiliate also has a strong practice in corporate law, commercial property and dispute resolution. Leading legal directory Chambers & Partners identified it as a Band 1 firm for Local Government, Media & Entertainment, Partnership, Real Estate and Real Estate Litigation. In the significantly smaller marketplace of Aberdeen and the North, our team was ranked Band 1 for Banking & Finance, Construction, Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions, Employment, Health & Safety, Defendant Personal Injury, Planning, Real Estate, and Restructuring/Insolvency. 

Key Facts:

  • Location: Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow
  • Size:  67 Partners, 337 Associates

Business Law Practice Areas: Labor & employment, corporate and M&A, Commercial, Intellectual Property, Corporate Finance, Banking & Finance, Family Business, Dispute Resolution, Health & Safety, Business Immigration, Pensions, Financial Services Regulatory, Funds,  Food & Drink, Restructuring & Insolvency, Shipping & Marine, Tax, Private Capital, Property,EU Procurement, Housebuilding, Outsourcing, Planning, Property Litigation, Public Sector, Renewables, Retail & Leisure, Social Housing, Energy, Education, and Third Sector among many others. 

Languages: English

Listings/Rankings:

  •  Listed by Legal 500 as a Tier 1 firm in labor and corporate law among many others

Contact: scotland@laborlawplus.com