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Sarah Gilzean

Senior Associate

Overview

Sarah is a Senior Associate in our Employment Law team.

Sarah has specialised in employment law for 15 years and has acted for a wide range of employer and employee clients in the public and private sectors.  She gives practical, easy to understand advice and is focused on achieving her client's objectives at all times.  

She regularly advises in relation to exits, TUPE and redundancy, disciplinary and grievance, contractual disputes, whistleblowing, discrimination, equal pay and industrial relations. She appears on behalf of clients in the Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal and is regularly asked to speak at conferences and training seminars on employment law and discrimination topics.

Sarah is considered an Associate to Watch in Employment law by Chambers and Partners.

Areas of expertise:

Business

Sarah advises clients in a wide range of sectors on all day to day matters from handling difficult exits and internal grievances to providing strategic advice in relation to TUPE, redundancies and restructuring.

She has experience in helping clients with difficult industrial relations matters and regularly represent clients in the Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal.  Sarah also hasparticular expertise in discrimination and equal pay and acted in the largest equal pay case in Scotland.  She gives practical and commercial advice and keep the client's objectives at the forefront at all times.

Areas of Expertise: 

Individuals & Families

Sarah regularly advises employee clients in relation to a wide range of issues.  She gives practical and clear advice and is acutely aware of the need to balance costs with achieving the client's goals especially in complex matters. Sarah has particular expertise in advising senior executives particularly in relation to high value and complex exits.

Sarah advises employees and executives in relation to settlement agreements, unfair dismissal, redundancy, disciplinary and grievance, contractual disputes, whistleblowing, discrimination and equal pay. She appears on behalf of clients in the Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal and has recently acted on behalf of 5,000 claimants in the largest equal pay case in Scotland.

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What our clients and peers say

"Common sense, best practice advice from an employment law specialist who will always make time to listen to your latest challenge."

Corporate client - 2016

"Sarah has provided strategic and specific employment law support to our team for a number of years. She has a very professional, calm and approachable manner and takes care to listen and understand the issue in hand before giving her advice. On every occasion she has assisted me and my team in handling difficult and sensitive situations and I would not hesitate to recommend her."

Corporate client - 2016

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