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Lindsey is one of Scotland's best-known employment lawyers.

She is an accredited specialist in employment law, having over 20 years experience in this field and regularly advises both employers and employees.  

Lindsey has a successful track record in the Employment Tribunal and is one of the "go-to" lawyers for training companies for training other solicitors and HR professionals. Chambers and Partners quote sources as saying "She has always been excellent."

Highly regarded by her peers, Lindsey is the first female President of the Employment Law Group in Scotland and is also the Senior Tutor on the employment law elective of the Diploma in Legal Practice at The University of Glasgow. 

Business expertise

Lindsey is an accredited specialist in employment law based in our Glasgow office. She advises on a wide range of employment law issues and her clients include one of the UK's largest employers.

She is very experienced in dealing with the advice which clients need at all stages of the employment relationship, whether it be advising on issues arising from recruitment, drafting contracts, handbooks and policies, advising on employee relations and redundancy exercises and negotiating severance arrangements. She regularly represents employers at the Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal and has retainer arrangements in place with many employers to advise on their day to day employment issues.

Lindsey is a regular speaker on the employment law circuit. She leads the Firm's Equality Team and has provided bespoke training to large multinational employers on employee relations, complex employment issues and tribunal procedures.

Individuals and Families expertise

For individuals, rights can arise at any stage in the employment relationship including at the stage of recruitment as well as during employment and on termination. Lindsey regularly advises on severance arrangements for all levels of employee, including senior executives.

She regularly appears on behalf of individuals at the Employment Tribunal and leads the Firm's Equality Team, focussing on issues of equality and diversity. She is a regular speaker and commentator on employment law topics both for training companies and in the Press.

What our clients and peers say: 

Advises clients on a range of employment issues including regular work on contentious matters, where she represents clients in tribunals. Sources appreciate that she is "very efficient".

Chambers & Partners

"I found the advice Lindsey gave was honest, proactive and candid."

Employee client

"We were very happy with all aspects of the service provided including speed of response and high quality of client care, transparency of pricing and, perhaps most importantly, the quality of the legal advice received."

Employee clients

"I can't thank you too much for your help and professional guidance over the last few months. It has been a most stressful time, and your counsel has been invaluable in many ways."

Employee client

"Really delighted with the way Lindsey dealt with this."

Employee client

"I approached Morton-Fraser after having lost my job as a Manager without being given a satisfactory reason and finding myself unemployed for the first time in my life.  Lindsey Cartwright assessed my case. I guess I was in a pretty shocked condition, having been with the employer for thirteen years, however Lindsey gave me confidence that I had a been unfairly treated and was quickly able to secure a settlement which removed any immediate financial concerns. Perhaps equally importantly she sympathised with my situation and showed real concern for my predicament. In short she cared."

Employee client

"I would highly recommend Lindsey and Morton Fraser to any individual or Organisation who require Legal support and commend them for their level of professionalism."

Employee client

Clients state: "She has quite a down-to-earth style and is easy to deal with; the way she provides explanations and conveys follow-ups is very clear."

Chambers 2018

"Very quick and accurate."

Legal 500

Sources note her experience and say: "She has always been excellent".

Chambers and Partners 2019

"Savvy lawyer who has a depth of experience."

Chambers and Partners 2020

Recent Content by Lindsey Cartwright

3 Sep 2020

Dismissal following marriage breakdown not discriminatory

Vicar who was dismissed following the breakdown of his marriage was not unfairly dismissed or discriminated against on the grounds of his marital...
Lindsey Cartwright
23 Jun 2020

Access to mediation for employment disputes gets an online boost

Morton Fraser, one of the largest independent law firms in Scotland, which was the first law firm in the UK to launch an employment law iPhone App...
Press Release
Lindsey Cartwright
6 May 2020

Well at Work - Employees at Home

In this podcast two of our Employment Team partners, David Hossack and Lindsey Cartwright discuss the issues that should be addressed by employers...
David Hossack, Lindsey Cartwright


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