Alan has spent his career advising leading Scottish businesses on all aspects of employment law, both contentious and non-contentious.
He brings a commercial and pragmatic approach to his advice, working closely alongside clients to focus on solutions that will help them deliver their people objectives, whether day to day advisory work or partnering in more complex project work. He regularly advises clients manage the risks associated with complex disciplinary, grievance, discrimination, whistleblowing and dismissal cases, including senior executive departures under Settlement Agreements. He has many years' experience dealing with disputes, defending employment tribunal claims and appearing in mediations.
He also frequently advises in relation to large-scale change exercises, including changes to terms and conditions and significant restructuring and collective redundancy exercises, with many years' experience also advising in relation to trade union and industrial relations issues.
He has particular interest and expertise advising clients in relation to business transfer and TUPE issues, as well as in relation to data protection and GDPR compliance issues, having also a LL.M in Human Rights Law. He regularly advises clients in relation to complex subject access requests, privacy notices and related policies.
Individuals & Families Expertise
Alan has many years' experience of advising employees in relation to all aspects of employment law.
He has particular experience over many years advising senior executives in relation to departure and severance terms, including under Settlement Agreements, so as to achieve the best possible terms for them, both commercially and strategically, with consistently excellent feedback received from his clients. He very regularly advises senior executives on these issues. He also frequently advises in relation to contractual issues, such as providing advice to individuals on post-termination restrictions within their contracts of employment or Settlement Agreements.
Alan also advises individuals in relation to complex disciplinary, grievance, discrimination, whistleblowing and dismissal cases, including constructive dismissal and employment tribunal claims.