Our employment team is renowned for its impressive technical expertise, proactive approach and ability to deliver practical and commercial solutions. The team includes both experienced advocates and mediators. Working with clients across the UK, and increasingly around the world, we have a wealth of experience that extends to all areas of employment law.
The advice we offer covers both the day-to-day employment issues, such as disciplinary and grievance, absence, performance, dismissals and industrial relations, and the more complex matters of corporate transactions and change management, including redundancy programmes and restructuring. We have particular expertise in discrimination and equal pay, TUPE and the enforcement of restrictive covenants.
As a team we work closely with Shepherd and Wedderburn's experts in pensions, employee incentives, tax and corporate. Our HR consultancy service is available to clients whose needs go beyond legal advice.
A Housing Association
Advising a Housing Association on a restructuring and downsizing necessitated by cuts in its funding.
A leisure trust
Advising a leisure trust on the breakdown of the relationship between two senior members of its Board that was resolved through mediation.
A leisure trust
Advising a leisure trust on a disability discrimination claim arising in the context of service provision as opposed to the employment relationship.
A manufacturing client
Advising on the closure of a manufacturing facility in rural Scotland together with the sale of certain assets, and assisting the client to manage its information and consultation obligations whilst recognising the commercial constraints upon them.
A medical research body
Acting for a medical research body on the merger of two of its science units into a leading Scottish University.
Acting for a multi-national in connection with multiple unfair dismissal and discrimination claims arising out of a collective redundancy exercise.
Advising a plc on the employment aspects of the sale of parts of its business to an overseas buyer.
City Buildings LLP
Successfully represented City Buildings in relation to mass TUPE litigation and in particular on certain technical issues arising around the obligation to inform and consult.
Heineken UK Limited
Acted for Heineken UK Limited in connection with the sale of WaverleyTBS Limited, its wholesale drinks business, to the investment firm, Manfield Partners.
Providing management training to Morgan Stanley in Scotland.
Skills Development Scotland
Represented SDS in relation to several hundred equal pay claims, which required careful consideration of the interaction between equal pay legislation and TUPE.
Skills Development Scotland
Advised SDS in respect of the employment implications arising from the procurement of IT services, a contract valued at £40 million.
The following is a selection of our clients:
- Ark Housing Association
- Baillie Gifford
- Beam Global
- Bredero Shaw Limited
- The Buccleuch Group
- Cairn Energy PLC
- Chivas Brothers
- Department for Transport, Maritime and Coastguard Agency
- Dundee College
- Edinburgh Leisure
- Heineken UK Limited
- The Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland
- The Medical Research Council
- Morgan Stanley
- North Ayrshire Leisure
- Northern Lighthouse Board
- Oceaneering International Services Limited
- OKI Europe Limited & OKI (UK)
- Scotch Whisky Association
- Scottish SPCA
- Scottish Community Foundation
- Scottish Enterprise
- The Skills Development Scotland Co. Limited
- South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture
- Stagecoach Group plc
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Shepherd and Wedderburn joins PRIME, a profession-wide undertaking to give fair access to quality work experience for young people from less privileged backgrounds.
The firm has been appointed to the City of Edinburgh Council legal panel.
Shepherd and Wedderburn has been appointed as legal advisers by the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Scottish SPCA).