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Alan Delaney

Legal Director

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Alan is a Legal Director in Morton Fraser's highly rated employment law team.

Alan has advised clients exclusively on employment law issues since July 2002, having trained with a niche employment law firm. He is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in employment law and has appeared in employment tribunals across Scotland as well as the Employment Appeal Tribunal. He has also dealt with a number of high-value mediations.

He tutors and lectures postgraduate law students in employment law on the Diploma in Legal Practice at Edinburgh University and is regularly asked to speak and write on employment law issues.

Business expertise

Alan is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in employment law and has appeared in employment tribunals across Scotland as well as the Employment Appeal Tribunal. He has also dealt with a number of high-value mediations.

He regularly advises employers on day to day issues such as disciplinary, grievance, discrimination, working time, restructuring and senior level exits. Alan also has particular expertise and experience advising employers in relation to TUPE, collective redundancy and trade union \ industrial action issues as well as the employment aspects of mergers and acquisitions.

Alan has significant experience advising employers on data protection, GDPR and freedom of information issues, including frequently advising on subject access requests.

Individuals and Families expertise

Alan has significant experience of advising senior executive and employees in relation to all aspects of employment law.

He advises on day to day issues such as complex disciplinary, grievance and whistleblowing matters, negotiating severance packages and settlement agreements and bringing employment tribunal claims.

What our clients and peers say: 

"Alan was incredibly helpful throughout the negotiations of my financial settlement agreement, taking time to review, make suggestions and, importantly, meeting the tight deadlines which was much appreciated."

Employee client

"Really excellent service and very clear advice. Allan was brilliant."

Employee client

"Alan was incredibly helpful throughout the negotiation of my settlement agreement, taking time to review, make suggestions and importantly meeting the tight deadlines which was much appreciated."

Senior Executive client

"I was recommended MF by a friend and I have to say the professionalism & advice was second to none. My situation had some complications but the excellent support I received from Alan ensured a positive outcome."

Senior Executive client

"Alan, was extremely understanding and empathetic in the situation. I cannot thank him enough for his council and advice. Alan is incredibly friendly and approachable, I would not hesitate in recommending Alan."

Employee client

"I was very pleased to receive sound advice throughout, which enabled me to make informed decisions on how best to proceed. I would single out the very prompt response times to all matters, which allowed good momentum to be maintained, together with a strong personalised approach."

Employee client

"Alan Delaney is outstanding in his field".

Legal 500 2019/20
UK leading Individual 2020

"Innes Clark and Alan Delaney - both outstanding in their field."

Legal 500 2020
UK leading Individual 2020

"Alan gave excellent advice and understood our situation very quickly."

Employee client

Recent Content by Alan Delaney

14 Aug 2020

Enforcing GDPR during Covid-19 - what approach is the ICO taking?

In our latest Employment Law podcast, David Hossack and Alan Delaney discuss the latest guidance from the ICO on how it plans to exercise its...
Podcast
David Hossack, Alan Delaney
12 Aug 2020

ICO to take pragmatic approach to enforcement during Covid-19

Last month the ICO updated its guidance on the regulatory approach it intends to take during the current Covid-19 crisis. This guidance provides...
Article
Alan Delaney
23 Mar 2020

Managing coronavirus in the workplace

In our latest employment podcast, Alan Delaney discusses managing coronavirus in the workplace with David Hossack.
Podcast
David Hossack, Alan Delaney

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