At Morton Fraser 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.
A failure to follow the correct process can result in an expensive unfair dismissal claim. Our specialist employment lawyers, based in Edinburgh and Glasgow, will work with you to devise a strategy and support you in implementing it.
Our employment lawyers can provide you with a clear, step by step process to follow as well as providing you with all necessary documentation tailored to your organisation's needs including announcements, letters and selection criteria. Alternatively, if you prefer, we can sense check all or part of the process you are planning.
Benefits we bring
We will help you achieve your desired structure and minimise the risk of an Employment Tribunal claim. We are always mindful of the impact that redundancies can have on your organisation and its employees and our advice takes account of this to minimise the impact on your business.
The lawyers in our employment law team regularly advise employers on redundancies and we have advised on a diverse range of scenarios over the years. 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.
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 redundancies. 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’.