John Lee

Partner, Solicitor Advocate

Employment

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0131 656 5749

Address

Caledonian Exchange 19A Canning Street Edinburgh EH3 8HE

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Law Society of Scotland accredited specialist in Employment Law

John Lee

About John

John is a Partner in our Employment team, based in our Edinburgh office. John has specialised in helping businesses in employment and discrimination matters for over 17 years, and is accredited as a specialist by the Law Society of Scotland in Employment and Discrimination Law. John was admitted as a Solicitor Advocate in 2006.

John has extensive advocacy experience, having often represented employers in connection with the full range of employment and discrimination claims in Employment Tribunals and in Employment Appeal Tribunals across the UK, including appearances in appeals before the Court of Session. He has represented clients in a number of reported, groundbreaking cases.

John represents clients from a wide range of commercial sectors including manufacturing; engineering; technology; logistics; and food and drink but has particular, extensive expertise in airside services, utilities/energy and defence. He regularly represents clients in connection with large scale TUPE disputes in relation to outsourcing transactions as well as advising on the employment aspects of commercial agreements.

John is an approved trainer with CIPD and often designs and presents training sessions for his client’s management teams. He is also regularly called upon by employers, including SMEs, to advise on the full range of employment issues including drafting of contractual documentation, policies and procedures, disciplinary and grievance matters, family rights, settlement agreements, implementing varied terms and conditions and redundancy exercises amongst others.

Expertise

Highlights

  • Advising and successfully defending a multinational airside services provider in connection with various high value, large scale outsourcing disputes against a key competitor across various UK stations;
  • Advising and successfully defending a multinational airside services provider in connection with various high value, large scale outsourcing disputes against a key competitor across various UK stations;
  • Advising a multinational utility company in connection with the employment aspects of various high value, complex outsourcing arrangements;
  • Advising a charity on the termination of employment of an underperforming chief executive;
  • Delivering a variety of employment/discrimination related training courses on behalf of CIPD to a number of HR practitioners and employers.

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