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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.

Alan is also on the Board of Fathers Network.

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".

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UK leading Individual 2020

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

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Recent Content by Alan Delaney

3 Jan 2020

5 ways to deal more effectively with subject access requests

In the wake of GDPR coming into force, employers are finding themselves dealing with subject access requests on a much more regular basis. Of the 41,...
Article
Alan Delaney
28 Nov 2019

The Right to Privacy

In this first podcast in a new series, David Hossack and Alan Delaney discuss a very recent decision of the European Court of Human Rights which...
Podcast
David Hossack, Alan Delaney
1 Nov 2019

Employers can covertly film employees……sometimes

The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights has overturned last year's decision on covert filming of employees.
Blog
Alan Delaney

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