At Morton Fraser Lawyers we have highlighted clarity as our guiding principle.
This directs the way we communicate, the way we advise, the way we conduct relationships with our clients and the way we are totally transparent and upfront about our charges. This applies to all our services from the straightforward to the more complex.
Innes is head of our Litigation Division, one of the largest and most experienced litigation teams in Scotland. Innes is an accredited specialist in employment law and also heads up our highly rated employment law team based in our Edinburgh and Glasgow offices. Innes is listed in the elite "Leading lawyers" list in the Legal 500 UK 2020 guide to outstanding lawyers nationwide.
The earlier you seek expert advice, very often, the better the outcome. Our expert team of employment lawyers, based in Edinburgh and Glasgow, help you solve problems as swiftly and cost effectively as possible.
Our employment lawyers are straight talking and will provide clear, pragmatic advice. You can expect us to be pro-active and accessible providing swift, expert advice as an employment issue unfolds.
Why choose Morton Fraser
We ensure that you are able to focus on your business by helping you deal with any employment issues that arise. We also minimise your exposure to Employment Tribunal claims.
We have a highly rated employment law team with an excellent reputation. We have more Law Society of Scotland accredited employment law specialists than any other team in Scotland. The Team is rated by both Chambers and Legal 500 as one of the best in Scotland. Morton Fraser was also commended for employment law by the Times in their Best Law Firms 2020 guide.
Our approach to fees
As well as providing clear advice we guarantee that we will be transparent on costs.
We understand the importance of providing fee clarity and value for money. We offer fixed fee packages for a variety of different areas of work from drafting or reviewing contracts of employment or policy documentation to defending Employment Tribunal claims. We also offer fixed fee retainer packages including our insurance backed employment protection package. If it is not possible to provide a fixed fee then we will provide a clear indication of the likely fee based on an agreed scope of work.
Diversity is a vital consideration for any employer. Employees should be afforded equal treatment and opportunity irrespective of protected characteristics such as race, gender, age and disability.
This short film helps explain the importance of diversity in the workplace and how it not only affects your business’s reputation as a fair employer, but can allow you to reap the benefits as a more productive and more positive workforce.
"Morton Fraser ‘empowers its clients to make the right decisions’. The ‘extremely responsive and professional’ team acts for employers and employees alike and is particularly known for advising public sector clients, SMEs and senior executives."
"Morton Fraser adopts an ‘honest, two way relationship’ with clients, and is known for advising on high-profile, complex cases for private and public sector organisations...The practice also acts for a range of employee clients, particularly senior management and executives."
Market standing: "They have a first-class employment department."
Chambers & Partners
"Morton Fraser's deep bench of practitioners also has extensive experience in employment tribunals."
Chambers & Partners
"They are very approachable. You are always made to feel that they are happy to help and that your query, however small, is important to them."
"They are always on hand at short notice, and always able to accommodate emergency situations that crop up in the area of employment law."
Morton Fraser’s team stands out for its ‘commercial approach to difficult employment law issues’ and ‘a clear ability to mitigate risk’.
Legal 500 2018/19
Market commentators consider the firm to be "professional, well connected and well informed."
Chambers and Partners 2019
'Friendly approachable and good to have on your side'.
Legal 500 2019/20
'Very committed to making even the most tortuous things as painless as possible'.