Delaney, who has 17 years of experience in the sector, joins from law firm Dentons and is the second Legal Director to be appointed by Morton Fraser this year. He is also a board member of Fathers Network Scotland and teaches on the Diploma in Legal Practice at the University of Edinburgh.
Alan’s appointment takes the number of accredited employment specialists in Morton Fraser’s employment law team to eight, making it the highest number in any team in Scotland. The team has increased turnover by a third in the last year and is continuing to expand as a result of a growing need for expertise in the sector.
In his new role, Alan will provide advice to both employer and senior executive employee clients on a wide range of employment issues, including GDPR, across the private and public sector. He will also support the team with its contentious caseload including dealing with employment tribunal claims, which have increased significantly over the past year.
Innes Clark, Partner and Head of Morton Fraser’s Employment Team, said: “I am delighted to have attracted someone of Alan’s calibre to the team and the firm. He is a vastly experienced employment lawyer with an excellent reputation in the marketplace.
“Alan’s appointment further strengthens our team and will help us drive forward our reputation as one of the leading employment law teams in the country.”
Alan Delaney added: “Morton Fraser's employment law team has an outstanding reputation and I am delighted to be joining Innes and his Team. I have been watching Morton Fraser with real interest over the past few years and have been very impressed by how much the firm has grown in size and stature. Its success, coupled with an impressive client base, means I am looking forward to getting started.”