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Pamela Macaulay


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Pamela is an accredited specialist employment lawyer in our well regarded Employment Team. 

Pamela has extensive experience of advising employers and employees on a wide range of contentious and non-contentious employment issues arising throughout the employment relationship.  This includes drafting of contracts of employment, service agreements and settlement agreements, advising on redundancy situations and negotiating severance packages. Pamela frequently advises on unfair/constructive dismissal matters and is a member of the Equality Unit which provides advice on all aspects of discrimination law including workplace discrimination.

Pamela appears regularly before Employment Tribunals, from the initial preliminary hearing stage through to full hearings. However, Pamela appreciates the importance of taking a pragmatic approach to handling cases, exploring alternative dispute resolution where appropriate in order to achieve the best solution for her clients.

Business expertise

Pamela has extensive experience of advising employers on a wide range of issues including representing employers at Employment Tribunal but always with the commercial realities of the situation in mind.  

This includes advising employers on matters such as drafting contracts of employment, service agreements, settlement agreements, TUPE, data protection/FOI, redundancy programmes, unfair/constructive dismissal and discrimination issues.

Public Sector expertise

Pamela has significant experience in this area and has acted for a variety of public sector organisations and government departments and appreciates the particular dynamics involved in advising public sector bodies.  Pamela provides advice on a broad spectrum of employment issues and conducts Employment Tribunal proceedings on their behalf.

She has acted for Ministry of Defence, HMRC, Department for Transport, and Police Scotland.  Pamela has also acted for local authorities in Employment Tribunal cases.

Pamela also provides advice to a teaching union which provides a great deal of insight into local authorities and the teaching profession.


Individuals and Families expertise

Pamela provides advice to individuals on a wide range of issues including negotiating settlement agreements, contracts of employment, service agreements, unfair and constructive dismissal and discrimination matters.

Pamela understands the impact a poor working relationship or environment can have on an individual and provides tailored and pragmatic advice to ensure she achieves the best outcome for her clients. 

What our clients and peers say: 

"Pamela had a lovely sympathetic but professional manner. All our discussions were by phone or email due to logistics but it still worked well."

Employee client

"Pamela was fantastic. A very patient listener, very calm, very helpful."

Employee client

"Pamela went above and beyond to ensure that she saw the entire process to a conclusion personally which was very much appreciated."

Employee client

Recent Content by Pamela Macaulay

19 Feb 2020

When is a detriment not a detriment?

Employer denying truth of protected disclosure was a detriment but not a breach of whistleblowing protection.
Pamela Macaulay
13 Feb 2020

Migration Advisory Committee Report: A look at the future of immigration law for businesses

Stuart McWilliams and Pamela Macaulay discuss the recent Migration Advisory Committee Report and what future immigration law might mean for...
Stuart McWilliams, Pamela Macaulay
24 Jan 2020

EHRC guidance on sexual and other harassment

Against the backdrop of #metoo and the start of the Harvey Weinstein criminal trial, Pamela Macaulay talks to David Hossack about the new guidance...
Pamela Macaulay, David Hossack


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