Bruce specialises in employment law and heads the firm's employment law practice. He advises in relation to both contentious and non-contentious matters and acts primarily for employers along with executive and senior-level employees before the Employment Tribunals and Employment Appeal Tribunal. Bruce advises on all aspects of employment law across each of the public, private and third sectors. Bruce’s practice extends beyond Scotland with Bruce regularly advising our clients who have pan-UK operations and beyond. Bruce edits the employment law chapter of Greens’ Scottish Lawyer’s Factbook. Business immigration is an increasingly important area of Bruce’s practice with clients recently including businesses and individuals alike seeking Bruce’s guidance and support through planning and implementing recruitment, or leave to remain issues.
Bruce also leads the firm’s sports law practice. In this role Bruce advises the firm’s many sports clients in relation to regulatory, disciplinary and governance matters. Clients include the Scottish Rugby Union, for whom Bruce is the national team's lawyer, the Scottish Professional Football League, sportscotland, Scottish Swimming and Scottish Gymnastics Association. Bruce is a chairman for the SFA judicial panel and regularly chairs judicial and appellate panels further to the judicial protocol. Bruce writes regularly on sport and the law in a number of publications and is member of the editorial board of the leading publication "Sports Law Administration and Practice". Bruce has previously undertaken lengthy secondments assisting In-House Legal Counsel to the International Rugby Board.
Bruce led the team to the prestigious "Employment Team of the Year" award at both the Scottish Legal Awards and the Law Awards of Scotland 2012.
Qualifications: LLB (Hons) Dip LP NP
Joined the firm: 2001