Mark is a Partner and has led our employment team in the West of Scotland since 1998 when he became a Partner in the Firm. Mark has specialised in employment law for some 18 years advising on all aspects of employment law including Executive contracts and severances, TUPE transfers, collective employee relations, large restructuring and redundancy programmes, negotiation and termination of contracts and unfair dismissals. He is recognised as having both top class technical legal knowledge and an extremely pragmatic approach whether he is providing strategic advice or guiding clients through a complex dispute. He has nurtured long standing relationships with a number of significant clients of the Firm in a wide variety of sectors, both public and private, with a particular focus on the Food & Drink and Financial Services sectors. This is a testament not only to this knowledge but also to his ability to understand their businesses and to give clear, practical and effective advice which focuses on achieving the client’s objectives. In employment matters he strives to achieve the client’s aims with the minimum of disruption but also represents them in both the Employment Tribunal and the EAT when required, whether in Scotland or England.
Mark combines his employment law practice with an ever growing practice in employment related pensions advice such as steering clients through updating their pension scheme’s governing documentation and advising and negotiating pensions claims. He also advises on pensions aspects of TUPE transfers, severance arrangements and public sector outsourcing arrangements. Mark has advised on many different restructuring arrangements, including several in the public sector which involved voluntary severance arrangements and enhanced benefits under public sector pension schemes (such as the LGPS and Scottish Teachers Superannuation Scheme).
Mark is a member of the Firm's Food & Drink Group, the Financial Services Group and the Contracts and Outsourcing Group.