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Laura McKenna

Senior Solicitor

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Laura is an experienced employment law solicitor 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 employment law issues and is able to explore alternative dispute resolution methods, including mediation. However, she also appears regularly before Employment Tribunals and is able to represent her clients in such a capacity. 

Laura is also a member of Scottish mediation.

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

Private Client, Edinburgh

Recent Content by Laura McKenna

10 Jul 2020

Mediation and employment disputes

In our latest podcast, Partner and mediator David Hossack discusses with Laura McKenna the use of mediation in employment disputes including the...
Podcast
David Hossack, Laura McKenna
7 Jul 2020

Mediation (Scotland) Bill Update

We reported earlier in the month that the policy proposal for the Mediation (Scotland) Bill had been produced by Margaret Mitchell MSP.  
Blog
Laura McKenna

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