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David Walker

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Overview

David is one of the country's most experienced accredited employment law specialists.

As one of the country's most experienced accredited employment law specialists he has been recognised as a leader in his field in the independent legal directories since 1998.  He is also rated band 1 in Chambers  for business immigration. He is a trusted adviser to private and public sector employers in handling complex contentious and non contentious matters.

David has appeared in or supervised the defence of numerous Employment Tribunals and represented employers in the EAT in Edinburgh and London. He has advised on employment appeals and interdict proceedings in the Court of Session. Where appropriate he promotes the use of mediation.

David has a track record of dealing with difficult industrial relations disputes on behalf of  employers

His workload also includes negotiating staff transfers under TUPE and senior employee terminations and he is a regular conference speaker

Areas of expertise:

Business

As one of the country's most experienced accredited employment law specialists he has been recognised as a leader in his field in the independent legal directories since 1998.  

He is also rated band 1 in Chambers  for business immigration. 

His private sector experience is wide ranging acting for employers in the manufacturing, energy , financial services, media and sports sectors amongst others. 

David has appeared in or supervised the defence of numerous Employment Tribunals and represented employers in the EAT in Edinburgh and London. He has advised on employment appeals and interdict proceedings in the Court of Session. Where appropriate he promotes the use of mediation.

David has a track record of dealing with difficult industrial relations disputes on behalf of  employers.

His workload also includes negotiating staff transfers under TUPE and senior employee terminations.

Public Sector

Chambers Legal directory (2016) describes David as having "an enviable reputation in the field of employment law"

As one of the country's most experienced accredited employment law specialists he has been recognised as a leader in his field in the independent legal directories since 1998.   He is also rated band 1 in Chambers  for business immigration 

His public sector experience is wide ranging acting for councils, NDPBs , the MOD, public utilities, colleges and universities. 

David has appeared in or supervised the defence of numerous Employment Tribunals and represented employers in the EAT in Edinburgh He has advised on employment appeals and interdict proceedings in the Court of Session. Where appropriate he promotes the use of mediation.

David has a track record of dealing with difficult industrial relations disputes on behalf of  employers

His workload also includes negotiating staff transfers under TUPE and senior employee terminations.

Individuals & Families

Awards

 Law Society Accredited Specialist

What our clients and peers say

David Walker, who handles discrimination litigation as well as TUPE transfers …is ‘sharp, exacting and wise’

Legal 500 2016

"David Walker has an enviable reputation in the field of employment law, and tackles both contentious and non-contentious matters for clients. He has complementary expertise in immigration and is adept at advising clients on issues where the two cross over."

- Chambers & Partners 2016

"David Walker has accrued a wealth of expertise acting on Tier 2 applications. He is entrusted to guide the entry of key business personnel into the UK ."

Chambers & Partners 2016

"For many years now, Micron has benefitted from David Walker’s superb representation. David is a marvellous lawyer with great instincts, outstanding judgment and excellent client rapport. I also very much appreciate how responsive and thorough he is. Our business is lucky to have a legal adviser of his calibre assisting us."

Gregory C. Tollefson
Director of Labour and Employment, Legal Department, Micron Technology Inc. USA

"David has excellent employment Law knowledge and always listened to our needs. He was easy to work with leaving us confident of the advice given."

Leslie McIntosh
Executive and Non Executive Director of Financial Services, Millenium Associates AG

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