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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.

You can also find Innes on Twitter or connect with him on LinkedIn.

Business expertise

Innes advises employers on a wide range of employment law issues, including unfair dismissal, redundancy, workplace discrimination, absence management, disciplinary and grievance processes, severance arrangements and TUPE.

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

Innes has specialised in employment law for nearly 20 years and has advised a very large number of employees during this time. Innes is aware that workplace issues can result in significant worry and his approach is to provide all of our clients with clear, practical advice which ensures that they get the most out of the situation that they find themselves in. 

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.

What our clients and peers say: 

Works to a very high standard.

Chambers & Partners

The ‘first-class’ Innes Clark heads the team.

Legal 500

...thank you for your terrific help and support on this project. Your guidance, judgement and speed of response made a difficult challenge go very smoothly.

Employer client

Your assistance was invaluable and highly appreciated.

Employee client

Clear and pragmatic solutions.

Legal 500

Innes Clark is pragmatic, practical and comes to swift conclusions. He is also praised for his technical ability.

Chambers & Partners

Meticulous and highly recommended.

Chambers & Partners

Noted for his attention to detail and practical approach.

Chambers & Partners

Clients comment: "He bends over backwards to be available and is always very calm and measured."

Chambers and Partners 2019

Thanks very much for all your advice, both you and the service were excellent.

Senior Executive

Intelligent, strategic, confident and assertive advice

Senior Employee Client

Clients say: "He provides a highly professional and responsive service; he is very approachable and always easily contactable."

Chambers 2018

‘Highly knowledgeable, experienced and efficient’

Legal 500
Legal 500

Practice head, Innes Clark, is ‘both technically outstanding and client focused’ and possesses ‘excellent employment law knowledge’.

Legal 500 2018/19

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

'Innes Clark is outstanding in his field'.

Legal 500 2019/20
UK leading Individual 2020

Recent Content by Innes Clark

30 Oct 2019

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3 Oct 2019


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