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Let’s cut to the chase. If you are looking for an employment law solicitor you will probably be facing an issue related to your work or business, or you are being well prepared. Few things are more important, and it is crucial that you get the best advice.

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Employment law team at ELP Arbuthnott McClanachan

Employment Lawyers Edinburgh

ELP Arbuthnott McClanachan’s Employment Law Practice is a specialist team of employment lawyers based in Edinburgh.

You may be an employee or an employer. The issue may be straightforward or complicated. You may be facing redundancy. You may have been presented with a settlement agreement. You may be involved in a disciplinary or grievance process. You may be experiencing unfair treatment. You may be considering resigning and claiming constructive dismissal. You may have been discriminated against or victimised. You may already have an Employment Tribunal case. Your business may be experiencing staffing issues or may be the subject of an Employment Tribunal claim.

In any of these situations, how should you choose the right solicitor to advise and represent you?

We believe there are four fundamental criteria here:

ELP Arbuthnott McClanachan’s Employment Law Practice

At ELP Arbuthnott McClanachan in Edinburgh our employment lawyers meet these criteria and more. ELP stands for Employment Law Practice. This is the employment law arm of ELP Arbuthnott McClanachan, Solicitors. For more than 14 years we have been providing specialist employment law advice and Employment Tribunal representation to employees and employers on all areas of employment law. Our employment law video provides more information on the areas of employment law that we advise on.

We are in the rare position of being able to provide at least the same level of expertise as the corporate firms who tend to advise larger employers, but we do it for employees and SMEs. Our employment law fee packages are flexible and can be tailored to suit your needs, whether you are at an executive level and are negotiating a severance package or a new contract, you have been unfairly dismissed from a part time job and are trying to find a way to challenge this, you are an established business with 100+ staff, or you are a young business about to hire for the first time.

If you would like to engage an employment lawyer whose aim is to get you the best possible result we would love to hear from you. We are confident you will be pleased with the service that we offer. Any law firm will tell you that they offer “great personal service”, but at ELP Arbuthnott McClanachan we actually do. Here are some examples of what you can expect:

We are always happy to have an initial discussion with you or respond to an email enquiry. If you would like to discuss matters on a no obligation basis please fill in our enquiry form or call us now on 0131 554 8649.

Employment Law Services

We offer a full range of employment law services to employers and employees. Our employment lawyers are all fully qualified solicitors who specialise in employment law, and as a result we can offer our clients genuine experience and expertise in employment law matters. Because we represent employers and employees, we know what is involved in representing both, and this gives our clients a distinct tactical advantage. On a daily basis we advise and represent our clients in relation to pre-employment issues such as recruitment, employment contracts and policies, employment law issues in the workplace, termination of employment, compromise and settlement agreements, and disputes including Employment Tribunal proceedings. We also offer all of our clients a unique approach to employment law fees which provides them with real value for money for an expert service.

To find out more about the different aspects of our employment law service please click on the links below:

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I have used ELP for a number of years now and am delighted with both the service and outcomes they have delivered. Duncan and the team provide expert guidance and always make the time – even at short notice – to help in what is a challenging situation to be in. I found their help invaluable, and would not have got the level of financial recompense without their guidance. I would not hesitate to recommend them in any Employment Law scenario.

Tiphereth is a medium sized Edinburgh charity, operating in the voluntary sector, offering care and work opportunities to adults with learning disabilities. We use ELP for legal advice and support in human resource issues, and for assistance in drafting letters, policies and contracts. The arrangement makes sense for us financially and is good value for money. ELP have been consistently helpful to our organisation over several years, offering clear legal advice on a wide spectrum of issues, and often doing so at very short notice.

We have been using the services of ELP, especially their employment law advice service for employers, for more than 3 years. The reason we chose ELP is previous firms of lawyers we used were very aloof and did not offer practical guidance. We have a great relationship with them and trust Duncan’s advice implicitly. The reason for this is he knows our business and understands our style of management. This is invaluable when you are dealing with staff issues. The advice given is straight forward and to the point. ELP have also helped us develop our staff handbook and other procedures that are relevant to our company over the years.

Legal advice in Scotland at its best!

I cannot praise ELP highly enough for the excellent advice and service that they have given to me over the last three years. I arrived with a complex legal problem. With patience, good humour and fantastic attention to legal detail, Barbara Watson unravelled this complex set of facts, keeping me informed of progress every step of the way, and arrived at a solution that kept everyone happy. And all of this at a very reasonable fee.

I highly recommend this firm – I will certainly be using them for all of my legal needs in Scotland.

We found the service from ELP to be excellent and very efficient. From the first interview to talk through what we needed in the will to the actual signing was only 10 days. The whole process was explained clearly and we were encouraged to confront the very difficult and emotive issues that are involved in drawing up a will to ensure that all eventualities were covered and our wishes respected.

We used ELP for both buying and selling based on personal recommendation. They are up to date with the current state of the market and gave us good advice on what to offer so we were very happy with what we paid for our new flat. When it came to selling the photographers they used for the Home Report were excellent and very painstaking. The schedule they produced was upbeat and attractive. ELP staff gave us regular feedback on the progress of the sale and were always contactable. They offered a highly professional service while at the same time they were friendly and treated us as individuals. A very personal service.

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