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David Walker

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Awards

Chambers Walker

 Law Society Accredited Specialist

Overview

David is one of the country's most experienced accredited employment law specialists.

As one of the country's most experienced accredited employment law specialists he has been recognised as a leader in his field in the independent legal directories since 1998.  He is also rated band 1 in Chambers  for business immigration. He is a trusted adviser to private and public sector employers in handling complex contentious and non contentious matters.

David has appeared in or supervised the defence of numerous Employment Tribunals and represented employers in the EAT in Edinburgh and London. He has advised on employment appeals and interdict proceedings in the Court of Session. Where appropriate he promotes the use of mediation.

David has a track record of dealing with difficult industrial relations disputes on behalf of  employers

His workload also includes negotiating staff transfers under TUPE and senior employee terminations and he is a regular conference speaker

Areas of expertise:

Business

As one of the country's most experienced accredited employment law specialists he has been recognised as a leader in his field in the independent legal directories since 1998.  

He is also rated band 1 in Chambers  for business immigration. 

His private sector experience is wide ranging acting for employers in the manufacturing, energy , financial services, media and sports sectors amongst others. 

David has appeared in or supervised the defence of numerous Employment Tribunals and represented employers in the EAT in Edinburgh and London. He has advised on employment appeals and interdict proceedings in the Court of Session. Where appropriate he promotes the use of mediation.

David has a track record of dealing with difficult industrial relations disputes on behalf of  employers.

His workload also includes negotiating staff transfers under TUPE and senior employee terminations.

Public Sector

Chambers Legal directory (2016) describes David as having "an enviable reputation in the field of employment law"

As one of the country's most experienced accredited employment law specialists he has been recognised as a leader in his field in the independent legal directories since 1998.   He is also rated band 1 in Chambers  for business immigration 

His public sector experience is wide ranging acting for councils, NDPBs , the MOD, public utilities, colleges and universities. 

David has appeared in or supervised the defence of numerous Employment Tribunals and represented employers in the EAT in Edinburgh He has advised on employment appeals and interdict proceedings in the Court of Session. Where appropriate he promotes the use of mediation.

David has a track record of dealing with difficult industrial relations disputes on behalf of  employers

His workload also includes negotiating staff transfers under TUPE and senior employee terminations.

What our clients and peers say

David Walker, who handles discrimination litigation as well as TUPE transfers …is ‘sharp, exacting and wise’

Legal 500 2016

"David Walker has an enviable reputation in the field of employment law, and tackles both contentious and non-contentious matters for clients. He has complementary expertise in immigration and is adept at advising clients on issues where the two cross over."

- Chambers & Partners 2016

"David Walker has accrued a wealth of expertise acting on Tier 2 applications. He is entrusted to guide the entry of key business personnel into the UK ."

Chambers & Partners 2016

"For many years now, Micron has benefitted from David Walker’s superb representation. David is a marvellous lawyer with great instincts, outstanding judgment and excellent client rapport. I also very much appreciate how responsive and thorough he is. Our business is lucky to have a legal adviser of his calibre assisting us."

Gregory C. Tollefson
Director of Labour and Employment, Legal Department, Micron Technology Inc. USA

"David has excellent employment Law knowledge and always listened to our needs. He was easy to work with leaving us confident of the advice given."

Leslie McIntosh
Executive and Non Executive Director of Financial Services, Millenium Associates AG

Memberships

Publications and Presentations

March 2017
TUPE -Service Provision Change/Case Update and Brexit
March 2017
Central Law Training
November 2016
Speaker at White Paper Conference on Quashing the conscious and unconscious bias of staff
November 2016
3 training sessions to government department on decision making from an employment law perspective
October 2016
Client breakfast seminar - "Employment Law Essentials Update"
October 2016
Bespoke training for the Scottish Government HR team
September 2016
HR Consultants' training on equality issues and gender pay gap reporting
September 2016
Lexis Nexis Webinar on the Minimum Wage
May 2016
White Paper Conference - An employer's constructive knowledge of an undeclared disability
February 2016
TUPE training to Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen City Councils' HR and Legal teams
November 2015
Speaker at White Paper Conference on dismissals for a breakdown in Trust and Confidence
June 2015
Speaking at the White Paper Conference on Shared Parental Leave
May 2015
Seminar to large private sector employer on shared parental leave
May 2015
Seminar in association with Hays Recruitment on shared parental leave
March 2015
Client seminar on holiday pay, statutory reforms and case update
February 2015
Holiday pay update and shared parental leave training for local authority
November 2014
HR Consultants session on holiday pay
November 2014
Speaker at White Paper Conference on dismissals for a breakdown in Trust and Confidence
October 2014
Training on holiday pay, flexible working and statutory reforms for local authority
November 2014
Bespoke employment law training to large local authority
November 2014
Seminar on Holiday Pay
June 2014
Speaker at the Law Society of Scotland's Employment Law Group Conference on TUPE and Working Time
June 2014
Presenting seminar on Industrial Relations
March 2014
Client seminar on Early Conciliation and related reforms
February 2014
Co-presented the employment law update for the CIPD Glasgow
January 2014
Training session on TUPE to HR consultants