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David Hossack

Partner

Overview

David is a Partner within our Litigation Division, based in Edinburgh.  

He is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in Employment Law and Commercial Mediation. He supports a varied practice including employment, licensing law, immigration, litigation and alternative dispute resolution. 

David advises businesses, public sector organisations and individuals on both contentious and non contentious employment matters. He is also an accredited and practising mediator. With significant experience of a wide range of areas of litigation, he is active in resolving employment, personal and commercial disputes outside of the courts.

David also leads our acclaimed Licensing Team which is top ranked by the legal directories. Acting in this capacity he provides a bespoke service for clients ranging from small businesses to leading multinationals, and regularly appears before Licensing Boards. David is often in demand, as clients appreciate his rounded practice and commercial outlook which means he can identify and resolve issues quickly and efficiently.  

Areas of expertise:

Business

David is a Partner within our Litigation Division and is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in Employment Law and Commercial Mediation. He supports a varied practice including employment, licensing law, immigration, litigation and alternative dispute resolution. David leads Morton Fraser's highly regarded immigration team.

He advises businesses on both contentious and non contentious employment matters. He is also an accredited and practising mediator. With significant experience of a wide range of areas of litigation, he is active in resolving employment, personal and commercial disputes outside of the courts.

David also leads our acclaimed Licensing Team which is top ranked by the legal directories. Acting in this capacity he provides a bespoke service for clients ranging from small businesses to leading multinationals, and regularly appears before Licensing Boards. David is often in demand, as clients appreciate his rounded practice and commercial outlook which means he can identify and resolve issues quickly and efficiently.

Public Sector

David is a Partner within our Litigation Division and is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in Employment Law and Commercial Mediation. He supports a varied practice including employment, licensing law, immigration, regulatory matters, litigation and alternative dispute resolution. David advises public sector organisations on both contentious and non contentious employment matters.

He heads Morton Fraser's highly regarded immigration team and is an accredited and practising mediator. With significant experience of a wide range of areas of litigation, he is active in resolving disputes outside of the courts in a manner fitting with the requirements of Public Sector organisations. David also leads our acclaimed Licensing Team which is highly ranked by the legal directories.

David is often in demand, as clients appreciate his rounded practice and pragmatic outlook which means he can identify and resolve issues quickly and efficiently.

Individuals & Families

David is a Partner within our Litigation Division and is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in Employment Law and Commercial Mediation. He supports a varied practice including employment, immigration, litigation and alternative dispute resolution. David has a long history of advising people in relation to a wide range of disputes and accident claims.

He heads Morton Fraser's highly regarded immigration team and advises on both contentious and non contentious employment matters. He is also an accredited and practising mediator. With significant experience of a wide range of areas of litigation, he is active in resolving employment and personal disputes outside of the courts.

David is often in demand, as clients appreciate his rounded practice and pragmatic outlook which means he can identify and resolve issues quickly and efficiently.

Awards

 

Law Society Accredited Specialist

 

What our clients and peers say

"David Hossack is recommended for his mediation expertise"

Legal 500 2016

"Reliable and confidence-inspiring…... able to give sound advice at short notice"

Legal 500
Legal 500

"He can cover the whole spectrum of employment matters with confidence and is able to communicate this easily." 

Chambers and Partners

Morton Fraser's Edinburgh-based David Hossack is 'held in very high regard as a mediator; he is approachable, highly skilled and has an open and enquiring style'. One of only four lawyers accredited as specialists in commercial mediation by the Law Society of Scotland, Hossack is focused on employment and commercial law matters.

Legal 500

David Hossack’s ‘depth of knowledge across a number of areas of specialism’ informs his focus on employment mediation.

Legal 500

Commentators remark: "He has an unflappable manner, welcomed in difficult situations, and provides detailed legal advice with a commercial, practical application."

Chambers and Partners 2019

Commentators remark: "He has an unflappable manner, welcomed in difficult situations, and provides detailed legal advice with a commercial, practical application."

Chambers and Partners 2019

The licensing practice is led by the ‘diligent and tenacious’ David Hossack, who has extensive experience appearing before Scottish Licensing Boards and dealing with licensing appeals and applications.

Legal 500 2018/19

David Hossack’s ‘depth of knowledge across a number of areas of specialism’ informs his focus on employment mediation.

Legal 500 2018/19

Morton Fraser's Edinburgh-based David Hossack is 'held in very high regard as a mediator; he is approachable, highly skilled and has an open and enquiring style'. One of only four lawyers accredited as specialists in commercial mediation by the Law Society of Scotland, Hossack is focused on employment and commercial law matters.

Legal 500 2018/19

David Hossack is praised for his ‘depth of knowledge across a number of specialisms’.

Legal 500 2018/19

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