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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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Bob, just a small card to say a huge THANK YOU for all your help over the past few months. It’s an over-used cliché, but we really couldn’t have done it without you!

Many thanks for all your help in finalising John’s affairs, we would have been lost without you. Again many thanks.

I was a Managing Director of an acquired business, going through a long protracted settlement agreement when I approached Duncan McFadzean and his ELP team at Arbuthnott McClanachan to take over my case as there had been an issue with the initial firm of lawyers I had engaged. Duncan very quickly got up to running speed with my case and managed it very pragmatically with great control. He judged his approach with me absolutely perfectly and always explained clearly and concisely, the different courses of action with his recommendations. I have used many different employment lawyers throughout the years, (both for the business and for myself), but have never found a more complete professional approach than the ELP Arbuthnott McClanachan experience. I cannot recommend their services enough. Simply fantastic, thank you!
Don’t go anywhere else, just use the ELP team at Arbuthnott McClanachan, great service and great results!

I would like to express my gratitude towards you for the professional, courteous, efficient, and helpful manner in which you conducted yourself within the business of dealing with myself and the sale of my property. You are a credit to yourself and the people that you represent.

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.

We are a medium sized law firm which does not have a department specialising in employment law matters. We have used ELP in relation to any employment law input we require as a firm. We have also referred a number of our clients to ELP for advice on such matters as we value the expert knowledge and quality service that Duncan McFadzean and his team provide. It is of paramount importance to us that both our own and our clients’ affairs are dealt with in a confidential and sensitive manner, and we know that we can rely on ELP for this. We would not hesitate to recommend ELP to either employers or employees who need advice in the employment law field.

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