Innes is head of our Litigation Division, one of the largest and most experienced litigation teams in Scotland. Innes is an accredited specialist in employment law and also heads up our highly rated employment law team based in our Edinburgh and Glasgow offices. Innes is listed in the elite "Leading lawyers" list in the Legal 500 UK 2020 guide to outstanding lawyers nationwide.
As well as being accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in employment law, Innes is also Signet Accredited in employment law, a member of the Employment Lawyers Association and a chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development.
He lectures in employment law on the University of Edinburgh Diploma in Professional Legal Practice and on the Professional Competence Course. Innes also lectures at Napier University on the MSc in Human Resource Management. In addition, Innes leads the UK wide employment law paralegal course run by Central Law Training in conjunction with the University of Strathclyde.
Innes acts for both private and public sector employers at all stages of the employment relationship including negotiating severance arrangements and representation before Employment Tribunals. He also works with our corporate and commercial team in relation to the employment law implications of business acquisitions and disposals.
As well as being legally qualified Innes is also a chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD) and is well known within the HR profession in Scotland.
Individuals and Families expertise
He advises employees on a wide range of employment law issues, including unfair dismissal, redundancy, workplace discrimination, disciplinary and grievance processes, negotiated departures and settlement agreements.
Innes very regularly advises senior executives which can be a particularly sensitive area with significant financial implications as well as reputational issues at stake. Over the years, Innes has personally advised senior executives in a wide variety of circumstances including departures from most of the major banks as well as other financial institutions and a wide variety of other well known organisations.
"Works to a very high standard."
The ‘first-class’ Innes Clark heads the team.
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"Clear and pragmatic solutions."
Innes Clark is 'pragmatic, practical and comes to swift conclusions'. He is also praised for his technical ability.
"Meticulous and highly recommended."
"Noted for his attention to detail and practical approach."
Clients comment: "He bends over backwards to be available and is always very calm and measured."
"Thanks very much for all your advice, both you and the service were excellent."
"Intelligent, strategic, confident and assertive advice."
Clients say: "He provides a highly professional and responsive service; he is very approachable and always easily contactable."
"Highly knowledgeable, experienced and efficient."
Practice head, Innes Clark, is ‘both technically outstanding and client focused’ and possesses ‘excellent employment law knowledge’.
"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."
"Innes Clark is outstanding in his field."
"An outstanding employment lawyer."
"His strength is that he sees the same issue from multiple perspectives and pulls complex advice into its most clearly understood."
"Innes Clark and Alan Delaney - both outstanding in their field."
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