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Laura McKenna

Senior Solicitor

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Laura is an experienced employment law solicitor and trained mediator in our Litigation Division which is one of the largest and most experienced litigation teams in Scotland. 

Laura is an accomplished senior solicitor in our well respected employment team. She provides advice to both employers and employees on a broad range of employment issues covering contentious and non-contentious issues in the workplace.

Laura understands the often sensitive nature of workplace issues and can provide valuable support to clients whilst considering the important commercial and practical elements.  She regularly appears before Employment Tribunals, but as a trained mediator she is live to the merits of other dispute resolution methods and is well equipped to advise on these or to act as a mediator.

She is a member of Scottish Mediation and sits on their Committee for the Promotion of Mediation, as well as being a member of the panel of mediators at Edinburgh Sheriff Court.

Click here for information on the mediation services we provide.

Business expertise

Laura regularly advises private, public and third sector employers on a wide range of employment law issues. She provides knowledgeable and sturdy advice in relation to restructures and redundancy, unfair dismissal, discrimination, whistleblowing, settlement agreements and TUPE. 

Laura has acted for employers in Employment Tribunals throughout Scotland.  She also has experience of representing clients in contractual disputes before the Sheriff Courts in Scotland.

Public Sector expertise

Laura is a frequent advisor to public sector organisations in the context of a broad range of employment issues. She conducts Employment Tribunal proceedings on their behalf.

Laura is always abreast of the latest developments in employment legislation and case law, and is a regular author of articles in our Knowledge Hub. As a result, she is always aware of the important factors to be considered when dealing with public sector issues. 

Individuals and Families expertise

Laura delivers thorough and in-depth guidance to employees, including senior executives, on a wide range of employment law issues including unfair dismissal, discrimination, whistleblowing, agreed exits/settlement agreements, redundancy and TUPE.

Laura has acted for employees in Employment Tribunal claims throughout Scotland.  She also has a keen interest in mediation and other forms of dispute resolution. 

What our clients and peers say: 

"Laura was nothing short of outstanding from start to finish! Will recommend and use again if required."

Employee client

"Excellent service, outstanding response time offering clear and succinct support in difficult circumstances."

Employee client

"Laura is supportive and clearly very good at her job, but what stands out even more than that is that she very clearly cares. I have complete trust in her guidance."

Small Business Owner, Glasgow

"Thank you, it was good to have you on my side and Laura was very responsive and helpful."

Employee client

"The service provided from the outset from Laura cannot be faulted and pricing again was very helpful of the team. The advice provided was always to look out for my interests and that feeling hit home and will use your service again (hopefully not required)."

Employee client

"Thank you, it was good to have you on my side and Laura was very responsive and helpful."

Employee client

Recent Content by Laura McKenna

6 Jan 2021

Stand by your client

Mediators from Morton Fraser, David Hossack and Laura McKenna are providing a new series of podcast for lawyers who want to know more about how to...
David Hossack, Laura McKenna
17 Nov 2020

Mediation Update

We reported recently that the progress of the Mediation (Scotland) Bill had slowed and it is unlikely to be considered by the relevant Parliamentary...
Laura McKenna