Lorna is a Partner and Law Society of Scotland Accredited Specialist, based in Glasgow, working for clients throughout Scotland and beyond.
Ranked in this year's Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession as a 'Up and Coming' lawyer in Employment. Sources say: "Her breadth and depth of knowledge is impressive," and add that "she's well grounded and practical, but has a personal approach." Also recommended in the 2017/2018 Legal 500 Directory, Lorna is described as ‘exceptional’ and ‘a pleasure to work with’.
Lorna advises both employers and employees on contentious and non-contentious employment matters and has acted for a diverse range of clients including SMEs, large employers, public sector employers, higher and further education establishments and a High Commission.
Lorna advises clients in relation to all employment law and HR matters including unfair dismissal, settlement agreements, redundancy, industrial relations, discrimination, whistleblowing, breach of contract claims and the employment law aspects of mergers, acquisitions, disposals and restructures (TUPE in particular).
Lorna appears at Employment Tribunals throughout Scotland and at the Employment Appeal Tribunal sitting in Edinburgh and has engaged in judicial mediation on behalf of employer clients at the Employment Tribunal. A recently work highlight was successfully representing a public body in the first appellate level social media misconduct case.
Lorna also has significant experience of Sheriff Court and Court of Session cases involving business protection and in particular, the protection of confidential information by way of the enforcement of restrictive covenants by way of interdict and/or damages actions.
Separately to Lorna's primary practice, Lorna acts for employees in professional regulatory hearings including the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTC(S)), the Architects Registration Board (ARB) and the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC).
Qualifications: LLB (Hons) Dip LP
Joined the firm: 2018