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.
In terms of the Equality Act, discrimination is unlawful where it is on the grounds of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation or religion and belief. There is no limit on the amount of compensation that can be awarded for unlawful discrimination by an Employment Tribunal and a discrimination claim is a significant risk for employers in terms of costs, management time and reputational damage.
As well as advising on discrimination claims we also provide advice on day to day issues, such as absence management, which may have discrimination implications.
We also provide training for employers to assist with minimising the risk of a discrimination claim and to put you in the best position to defend a claim if one is raised.
Discrimination issues can be highly complex but we will cut out the jargon and provide you with clear, practical advice.
If a discrimination claim has been made against you then we will advise you on prospects, financial exposure and strategy as well as representing you before the Employment Tribunal, if required.
Why choose Morton Fraser
Within our employment team we have a specialist discrimination team that have an excellent track record in successfully defending discrimination claims for clients. We can also help you to negotiate a settlement on the best possible terms, if that is your preference.
We have more Law Society of Scotland accredited employment law specialists than any other team in Scotland. The team is rated by both Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 as one of the best in Scotland.
Our approach to fees
As well as providing clear advice we guarantee that we will be transparent on costs.
We offer fixed fee packages for advising on discrimination issues including fixed fees for defending Employment Tribunal claims. 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.
"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."
"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."
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’.