Scott is a Law Society of Scotland Accredited Specialist in Employment Law and advises clients in the private, public and third sector on a range of employment law issues, including matters arising throughout the whole employment relationship, from recruitment through to termination of employment.
Scott regularly conducts advocacy in Employment Tribunals throughout Scotland, England and Wales for both claimant and respondent, and has represented clients to Court of Session level. Recent appearance work includes the successful defences of claims for both one of Edinburgh’s biggest employers and a major public sector organisation in Glasgow.
Scott works closely with the firm’s Corporate, Infrastructure & Projects and Commercial Property teams in relation to the employment aspects of commercial transactions, advising particularly in relation to TUPE implications. He has been involved providing advice to employers in large scale transactions, including service provision changes, mergers, acquisitions and disposals, with hundreds of affected employees. In such transactions, Scott has provided strategic advice on high level exits and workforce restructure in addition to all aspects of the TUPE process.
In addition to his legal experience, Scott has also been seconded within the HR team of a multi-national employer in order to assist with large scale TUPE and collective redundancy consultation processes.
Scott regularly delivers seminars and training on employment related matters both in-house and externally to clients, including recently in relation to Modern Slavery obligations.
Scott is a “Recommended Lawyer” in Employment Law by UK legal directory, The Legal 500.
"He is clearly also very knowledgeable, good at explaining complex issues and highly responsive"
"Scott Milligan is excellent and very approachable, and always meets timescales."
"Scott Milligan is a very knowledgeable partner who will provide very impactful advice that is reasonable in understanding the business stance and highlights risk in any employment law issue."
Guidance given to employers when considering expression of protected beliefs
What is the Scottish Government’s Fair Work Action Plan?
UK Government proposes to legislate on striking workers
Backlash over period dignity officer appointment - what is required to pursue a sex discrimination claim?
Holiday pay for part-year workers may need to be recalculated
When are serious allegations about an employee able to be made “without prejudice”?
Employment incentives without the Employment Bill