Dawn has specialised in employment law since 2002. Across her career, she has contributed her views on employment law matters to a number of publications, most frequently the Scotsman newspaper. Her background as a psychology graduate and graduate member of the British Psychological Society makes her uniquely placed to advise across a wide range of people-focussed matters.
Dawn has significant and varied experience advising a variety of employers, including registered social landlords, registered charities, and small and medium sized enterprises, across a range of employment law issues, including complex disciplinary and grievance situations, equality issues, TUPE, Working Time (including the recent holiday pay/overtime cases), data protection and data access, employment status, fixed term and zero hours contracts, varying terms and conditions of employment, sickness absence (including workplace stress), performance/capability and misconduct, redundancy, restructuring and reorganisation, apprenticeships and their unique legal status.
In addition, Dawn is an experienced employment tribunal practitioner, regularly appearing in the Employment Appeal Tribunal, she is also an experienced presenter, regularly providing training for HR professionals, clients, other professional services providers and also to fellow employment law practitioners. Dawn is also a member of the Employment Lawyers Association and also the Law Society of Scotland Employment Law Group.
She also delivers employment law training to fellow solicitors, most recently via the Law Society of Scotland’s Employment Law Group and the Law Society of Scotland’s Sole Practitioners Group.
Dawn is accredited as a specialist in Employment Law by the Law Society of Scotland.
Qualifications: LLB (Hons), Diploma in Legal Practice
Joined the firm: 2016