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.
If an employment tribunal claim is raised against you we will provide you with clear advice on prospects, financial exposure and strategy. If the decision is taken to defend the claim then we will thoroughly prepare your case and represent your position robustly before the employment tribunal.
Benefits we bring
As we regularly represent clients at employment tribunals, we have a great insight into the approach that the employment judges and lay members will take. This puts us in a great position to advise you on how best to handle your defence.
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 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.
Market standing: "They have a first-class employment department."
Chambers & Partners
"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."
"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
'Very committed to making even the most tortuous things as painless as possible'.
Legal 500 2019/20
'Friendly approachable and good to have on your side'.