Our employment lawyers are renowned for their impressive technical expertise, proactive approach and ability to deliver practical and commercial solutions. Working with clients, both across the UK and internationally, we have a wealth of experience that extends to all areas of employment law.

The advice we offer covers the day-to-day employment issues, such as disciplinary and grievance, absence, performance, dismissals and industrial relations, as well as supporting corporate transactions, providing advice on TUPE transfers and change management, including redundancy programmes and restructuring and handling employment litigation.

Employment litigation
Our lawyers are experienced in advising on Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) proceedings, as well as on alternative dispute resolution approaches such as mediation. Our team includes in-house Solicitor Advocates who regularly appear in the Court of Session, including in relation to the enforcement of restrictive covenants and the protection of confidential information.

As a team we work closely with the firm’s experts in pensionsemployee share incentives, and tax.

Our HR consultancy service is available to clients whose needs go beyond legal advice.

We also provide bespoke training, covering all aspects of employment law from refresher sessions on employment law essentials to in-depth masterclass sessions. The sessions are tailored and can be provided to HR, Legal, managers and executives.

For more information on how our employment lawyers can help please get in touch. 

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"They are a strong team who clearly understand the client's business." – Chambers, Employment

Shepherd and Wedderburn is "extremely knowledgeable and responsive, with a friendly, down-to-earth approach."
– Legal 500, Employment


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Key People


University of Edinburgh
Employment law advisers in respect of the University’s workforce of approximately 11,000 employees.
Scottish Enterprise
Advising on employment law and equality issues in the context of the objectives set by the Scottish Government. Also advising on international issues and coordinating a network of advisers in relation to Scottish Enterprise’s international workforce.
Beam Suntory
Providing board level advice and HR support for this growing global business, including working closely with our pensions colleagues who advise on Beam's pension schemes.
Tethys Petroleum
Advising on employment issues across the UK, Guernsey and the Cayman Islands.
Epic Games
Advising US corporation on employment aspects of UK acquisition, including integration of UK workforce.
Genius Foods
Providing employment law advice in respect of the UK and on employment aspects of international growth.