Ben Doherty

Partner, Head of Employment



0141 302 8460


100 Queen Street Glasgow G1 3DN

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Ben Doherty

About Ben

Ben is a Partner, based in our Glasgow office, and heads up our Employment Law team. He has specialised in employment law for over 10 years' and during that time has built up considerable experience in advising employers in respect of a broad range of employment law matters.

Ben has represented employer clients from a range of sectors, including charities, healthcare providers, construction companies and service providers in Employment Tribunals across the UK and has experience of defending unfair dismissal, equal pay and the entire range of discrimination claims.

Ben has also considerable experience of advising clients in respect of the application and effect of the TUPE regulations. He regularly acts for customers and service providers in respect of large scale outsourcing contracts and ensures that his client’s risk in such arrangements is mitigated by the inclusion of suitable indemnities and warranties.

Ben also provides day to day employment law and HR strategy advice to clients in respect of disciplinary and grievance matters, redundancies and restructurings, changes to terms and conditions of employment and equal opportunity issues.

Ben is recognised by the Chambers and Partners directory as a “leading individual” who note that Ben’s clients praise his ability to provide “advice of the highest level” and for converting “commercial aspects into legal solutions”.

Ben is also a Non-Executive member of the Lindsays management board and is involved in the Firm’s on-going management and strategic matters.



  • Acting for a service provider in respect of 180 equal pay claims
  • Advising several large charity clients in respect of disputes between their board and CEO's
  • Representing an employer in respect of claims brought under the discrimination of the grounds of religion or belief regulations
  • Representing numerous clients in respect of Unfair Dismissal claims
  • Acting for the service provider in respect of a TUPE transfer involving circa 9,000 employees
  • Co-authored the UK chapter of the Kluwers Guide to Redundancy Law in Europe

"The 'extremely knowledgeable' Ben Doherty leads this firm's employment practice, and sources state: 'He works in a way that is easy for us to understand, and provides support around the clock when required.'"

Chambers UK: A Client's guide to the UK legal profession

"Ben Doherty was available to us throughout a very difficult employment situation and provided pragmatic, experienced and ’on point’ advice, all helpful in drawing the matter to a successful close."


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