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Employment issues

Executive dismissals and negotiated departures

Our specialist employment lawyers have acted for a wide range of senior executives and office holders in both the private and public sector who have either been dismissed or who have been required to negotiate the terms of their departure.

This is a highly sensitive area with significant financial and reputational implications. As such, swift, expert advice makes a real difference.

We advise on matters such as:

  • Compensation levels
  • Tax efficient payment structures
  • Share option schemes
  • Shareholding issues
  • Bonus payments and LTIPs
  • Carry/co-invest schemes
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Internal and external departure statements and references
  • Executive outplacement coaching
  • Financial Conduct Authority regulatory issues
  • Securing confidentiality
  • Directors’ duties

Clear advice

We'll cut though the legal jargon and provide you with a clear understanding of what you're signing. If you'd like us to negotiate the terms of your departure then we will ensure that you get the best deal possible.

Benefits we bring

All of our employment lawyers have a huge amount of experience of negotiating and advising on complex executive departures. In addition to our employment law expertise we're also able to advise on tax, pensions, financial planning and corporate law.

All of the partners in the Employment Law team are accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as specialists in employment law. The team is rated by both Chambers and Legal 500 as one of the best in Scotland.

Callum Morton

Callum Morton-Ritchie

Jude and I live life to the full. Mum and dad always encouraged me to take my own path. And I have. Jude’s my soul mate. He’s the career guy – not me. Always working, and fretting about his next move.

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Our approach to fees

Prior to starting work, we'll advise you of the likely level of our fee and then we'll keep you updated as the matter progresses.

Where appropriate, we'll attempt to negotiate your settlement package so that our legal fees are covered by your employer. There's usually a limit to the level of fees an employer will contribute, but we'll work to maximise their contribution.