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Employment Law Advice for Employers


This is hugely important. Small and medium-sized businesses have been described as the backbone of the economy. They are crucial to the business owners, their staff, and the public who use their services. They need access to quality employment law advice. ELP Arbuthnott McClanachan provide that and more.

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Employment law solicitors ELP Arbutnott McClanachan

Our Employment Law Practice represents small and medium-sized businesses and charities with interests in Edinburgh, the Lothians and across Scotland.

We provide advice to employers on the entire range of employment law issues. Our specialist employment lawyers are based in our East and West Edinburgh offices, and of course, we visit our clients at their premises if that is appropriate in the circumstances. Our clients will always benefit from dealing directly with one of our employment law solicitors who is responsible for and does the work on their file. Providing excellent customer service from one dedicated point of contact is particularly important to us.

At ELP Arbuthnott McClanachan we fully appreciate that employment law advice is not the first thing that employers wish to spend their money on! However, it is a fact of life that employment law does impose a large number of obligations on employers, and we see it as our job to help employers deal with this in the most productive way possible, in the hope that this will ultimately have a positive effect on their business and their staff. We believe that if employers are willing to take our advice in relation to how matters such as employment contracts, disciplinary and grievance procedures, equal opportunities, restructuring, and retirement should be approached, this will result in benefits to their business in the long run.

Our advice can save employers thousands of pounds by protecting them from Employment Tribunal claims. Our advice in relation to contracts and policies can make it far easier for employers to deal with problem employees in the future. We are happy to assist employers with employment law issues which have already arisen in the workplace, but we would also encourage employers to take our advice at an earlier stage in the hope that this can prevent costly issues from arising in the future. We firmly believe in the theory that it is worth spending a penny now with a view to saving a pound later!

Our Employment Law Practice offers our employer clients the whole range of employment law services, and a range of attractive options for employment law fees, in order that our clients can take as much or as little employment law advice as they need. Whether you are looking for one-off advice on a particular employment law question, advice or and representation on a particular project or dispute, or ongoing advice and representation with fixed fees, our Employment Law Practice can help. We are confident that we offer our employer clients the best possible combination of expert advice and real value for money.

If you feel that we can be of assistance in relation to any employment law matter please feel free to telephone or email us in the first instance. Please rest assured that we understand that the majority of employers do not have unlimited funds to spend on legal fees. For this reason, we have developed a unique discounted employment law package for employers, which is designed to provide excellent value for money and a constant advice link with our firm. We also offer fixed fees for specific pieces of work as required. More details are provided on our fees page.

Free Employment Law Healthcheck for Employers

We also offer new employer clients in Edinburgh and the Lothians a free Employment Law Healthcheck! This allows our clients to find out straight away, and with no obligation at all, whether they should be making improvements to their employment contracts, policies and procedures, and also to discuss any current employment law issues that they currently have to find out what our Employment Law Practice can do to help.

We pride ourselves in giving our employer clients quality employment law advice in a way that is pragmatic and helps the client achieve a swift and satisfactory solution. We do not waste time and money on matters which are not going to assist our clients. We use our employment law experience to advise our clients in the best possible way. We also represent employees, and as a result, we are in a relatively unusual position of being able to give employers informed advice on how an employee is likely to proceed. We believe that our advice can really add value and save our clients a great deal of time and expense in any employment law matter. If you would like to speak to us about any employment law matter please do contact us through our website, or call one of our Edinburgh offices.

Employment Law Services For Employers

We regularly represent our clients in Employment Tribunals, and we can assist businesses and charities on the full range of employment law issues. We have listed below some of the areas of employment law on which we most commonly advise and represent employers. However, we know from experience that every situation is different, and we are more than happy to provide advice on any employment law related issue. We recommend that employers contact us for a no-obligation discussion at the earliest possible stage in order that we can provide the best and most cost-effective advice:

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We have used ELP Solicitors everytime we have bought and sold property (three times now!). From the very early stages of initial meetings and photographs right through to completion we always felt that they were handling our affairs with care and attention. Lisbeth-Ann was great at making all aspects of the Conveyancing process clear and easy for us to understand. They were quick to answer any questions or concerns we had and we felt that they always had our interests at heart. We would highly recommend them for their professional service and friendly approachable manner.

We are a two partner law firm who do not specialise in Employment law. We have referred a number of our clients to Duncan McFadzean at ELP and those clients have always expressed their satisfaction at the work which ELP have done for them. We have also used ELP for any advice and guidance which we ourselves have required as a firm and have always found that advice to be accurate and tailored to our particular needs. ELP’s advice can be timely, cost effective and pragmatic. We have no hesitation in recommending them.

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.

Ian was the best in helping me out after I contacted him with an employment law issue. I contacted a few solicitors in Edinburgh via their online web forms and Ian replied to me within minutes of my query which was excellent! Other solicitors I contacted at the same time either didn’t reply at all or replied weeks later which was not helpful!

Ian was helpful, friendly and knowledgeable – never too busy to reply to my emails when I was looking for information, and occasional reassurance. I had an initial call with Ian, then a face to face in the office and after that most contact was by email which suited me perfectly. Ian was professional at all times and really made me feel valued as a client. His hard work resulted in a favourable result for me, and I would not hesitate to recommend his services to anyone. If I ever need a solicitor again in the future, Ian will be the first person I contact. Thank you!

We used ELP to help us purchase a flat in Scotland. We live in North Wales so the Scottish legal system was new to us. ELP brought us up to speed with the Scottish process of buying a property and were professional and efficient throughout the whole process. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them. They made the process stress free as we knew throughout that they had everything under control as they communicated with us regularly.
Jo Dallas (Trustpilot Review)

Just to say thank you very much for your assistance in selling our flat – always prompt and professional, seeing us and keeping closely in touch with developments. What could have been a tedious long drawn-out process passed with remarkably little hassle for which we are very grateful.

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