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Donald MacKinnon

Group Legal Director | Glasgow
Donald’s 20 year career in law has included him working for a community law centre, a bank and one of Scotland’s largest commercial law firms. He joined LAW in 2001, and leads the employment law team. Accredited by the Law Society of Scotland since 2005 as a specialist in employment law, Donald has vast experience in all areas of employment practice. As well as being a board director, Donald maintains his own portfolio of clients, and continues to appear before employment tribunals and the EAT. Donald is a go-to contributor for press, radio and TV on all matters relating to employment law.

PJ Chalmers

Group Operations Director | Aberdeen
Having worked in the regulatory compliance sector for over 20 years, primarily specialising in employment law and HR, PJ has vast experience of supporting clients on operational and strategic people management issues. In the past, PJ acted as technical consultant for a major player in the compliance sector before helping found Empire, which was acquired by LAW in 2018. Now Group Operations Director for LAW, PJ has responsibility for developing the Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality (HSEQ) services within the group.

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Daniel Gorry

Head of Employment Law | Glasgow
After a spell flirting with the music industry and playing at T in the Park, Daniel traded in his guitar for a career in employment law with Law At Work. Since qualifying as a solicitor in 2006, Daniel has channelled his creative talents into advising clients on all aspects of employment law. Daniel has been on tour at a number of employment tribunals dealing with cases on unfair dismissal, discrimination and TUPE. From his involvement in complex company restructures, Daniel has developed an in depth knowledge of the education and leisure sectors.

Gerard O'Hare

Senior Associate Employment Solicitor | Edinburgh
Gerry completed an M.A. before setting off travelling to find his calling in life which turned out to be a love of photography. In order to fund this expensive hobby Gerry returned to university to study law and, following his traineeship, joined the LAW team in 2009. His people and analytical skills work well in the world of employment law, and Law At Work's innovative business model allows him to build strong relationships with his clients and provide them with high quality, practical, hands-on advice. Gerry specialises in reorganisations, workplace policies, contracts and contentious matters.

Paman Singh

Head of Litigation | Glasgow
Paman heads up our litigation team at LAW and has been with us since starting his traineeship in 2015. Paman oversees the team’s work in the Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal, providing guidance and dealing with urgent issues as necessary. Paman also maintains a significant case load of his own and can routinely be found in Employment Tribunals around the U.K. Paman has built up an experience of dealing with cases for our clients and is attuned to identifying the key issues in any case. He replicates this in his advisory work and maintains a portfoilo of clients, who rely upon him for pragmatic, yet creative solutions. Paman is also a member of the Law Society of Scotland’s Employment Law Committee and the Employment Lawyers Association’s Race and Equality Committee. And because that is not enough, Paman also tutors on the Unversity of Strathclyde’s Diploma in Legal Practice, for those about to embark upon a legal traineeship.

Lesley Rennie

Senior Employment Solicitor | Aberdeen
Lesley gained her LLB (Hons) and Diploma in Legal Practice from the University of Aberdeen, qualifiying as a solicitor in May 2011. During her legal traineeship, Lesley developed an early interest in employment law and continued to specialise in this upon qualification. Lesley trained and spent her first years post qualification at a well-regarded Aberdeen firm, with her work being primarily employer led with a focus on offshore oil and gas and marine clients enabling her to gain considerable experience in dealing with jurisdictional, marine and expatriate employment issues. Lesley thereafter moved to Law at Work Empire in the Summer of 2013. With experience across a wealth of sectors, including retail, oil and gas, marine, care, construction and agriculture and a keen eye for detail, Lesley provides strategic and pragmatic advice on a breadth of employment law matters including niche areas such as employment status, restrictive covenant agreements, employee data protection issues and the employment law considerations in mergers and acquisitions.

Kirstie Beattie

Senior Employment Solicitor | Glasgow
Kirstie had a keen interest in employment law from early on in her degree and attended LAW as a work experience student whilst at university. After graduating with a first class Honours and writing a dissertation on Shared Parental Leave, Kirstie officially joined LAW as a trainee solicitor back in 2015. During her traineeship Kirstie gained a wealth of experience in dealing with clients across various sectors and was responsible for a number of tribunals involving unfair dismissal, race discrimination and TUPE. Kirstie stuck around after her traineeship and has developed a keen interest in large-scale transactions involving TUPE and collective consultation, as well as complex discrimination cases. In August 2019 Kirstie was promoted to the role of Senior Employment Solicitor to reflect her contribution to the team so far.
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Sophie Macphail

Senior Employment Solicitor | Edinburgh
Following the completion of an MA in history, Sophie took her keen interest of problem solving and analysing evidence to the study of law and completed her LLB at the University of Glasgow in 2009.  After spending some time travelling and working for a human rights charity, she returned to Scotland to undergo her legal traineeship at a national law firm in 2012, qualifying in 2014. Sophie joined LAW in 2016 having gained experience of working with a wide variety of clients including large corporations, small business, charities, housing associations and individuals. She has a keen interest in disciplinary issues, business re-organisations and absence management.

Ed McFarlane

Litigator | Gateshead
Ed has over 14 years’ experience in employment tribunal representation, and has previously worked for an employers’ association representing employers during negotiations with trade unions. He has also appeared in the Employment Appeal Tribunal arguing the law before High Court judges. Prior to studying law, he was a geneticist, and outside of work he’s an outdoorsman, enjoying country walks, kayaking and observing wildlife.

Ben Brown

Employment Solicitor | Glasgow
Ben completed his undergraduate degree and Diploma in Legal Practice at the University of Strathclyde. Alongside many other LAW colleagues, whilst completing his degree he volunteered at the Strathclyde Law Clinic assisting and representing on various issues, including at Employment Tribunals. Ben commenced his traineeship with LAW in 2018 and qualified in 2020. He has become a mainstay of the team and uses his skills to advise clients on complex matters as well as appearing in the Employment Tribunals throughout the U.K. Ben also has a passion for music playing a variety of instruments alongside being an active member in the Young Farmers movement.

Jenny Brunton

Employment Solicitor | Edinburgh
Jenny completed her LLB at the University of Aberdeen and went on to complete her DPLP at the University of Glasgow. Jenny spent the first year of her traineeship with the Society of Writers to Her Majesty’s Signet, where she worked closely with a suite of charity clients advising on governance issues and succession planning. Jenny came to LAW with a keen interest in Employment Law. Throughout university Jenny volunteered for the CAB and Shelter Scotland. Jenny continues to pursue her interest in the third sector, as a member of children’s charity Trefoil House and Disability Snow Sport UK.

Kenzie Howard

Trainee Employment Solicitor | Edinburgh
Kenzie obtained her LLB and Diploma in Professional Legal Practice from the University of Edinburgh. During her time at university, she volunteered for the Scottish Child Law Centre and Citizens Advice Bureau before settling on employment law as an area of interest. Kenzie worked as a Student Advisor for the University of Edinburgh Free Legal Advice Centre, where she provided legal advice to members of the Edinburgh community on a variety of issues and disputes. She has an interest in ADR and mediation. As a trainee solicitor, Kenzie is keen to learn more about employment law in an everyday context. She is looking forward to delivering practical and useful advice to LAW’s clients.

Erin Moncur

Trainee Employment Solicitor | Glasgow
Erin completed her LLB and DPLP at the University of Glasgow. Prior to completing her DPLP, Erin took two years out to travel around South East Asia, China and Australia and obtained an LLM in Criminal Justice at the University of Strathclyde. During her studies, Erin volunteered for Rape Crisis Scotland and the Citizens Advice Bureau where she gained valuable experience in dealing empathetically with complex issues. Erin developed a keen interest in Employment Law throughout University, particularly in the area of discrimination. As a trainee solicitor she is looking forward to getting to know LAW’s clients and to utilise the knowledge she has gained throughout her studies to advise clients on their employment issues.

Zoe Kerr

Trainee Employment Solicitor | Glasgow
Zoe completed her LLB and Diploma in Legal Practice at the University of Strathclyde, graduating with a First-Class degree in Law. Zoe developed a keen interest in Employment Law throughout University and through her position as an Adviser at her local Citizens Advice Bureau. During her studies, Zoe worked at the University of Strathclyde as a Student Tutor in Law and volunteered as a Student Mentor to students from areas of deprivation with a desire to study Law at university. Before joining Law At Work, Zoe gained legal experience in a small high-street law firm as a Legal Assistant. This enabled her to develop strong client-facing skills and build lasting relationships with clients - which is something that Zoe looks forward to at LAW. In her free time, Zoe likes swimming and is a member of Scottish Swimming. As well as this, Zoe is a keen hill-walker and enjoys going to the gym.

David Mitchell

Trainee Employment Solicitor | Aberdeen
David completed his LLB Honours and Diploma in Professional Legal Practice at the University of Aberdeen. Prior to completing his DPLP after returning to full-time study as a mature student, for around 22 years David worked in a variety of roles in both the private and public sector, gaining valuable skills in a diverse range of roles and levels of responsibility. During his studies, David was employed as a Tutor at the University of Aberdeen, taking tutorials for first and second Year LLB students in subjects such as Administrative Law, Human Rights, Civil Liberties and UK Constitutional Law at the Law School. David developed a keen interest in Employment Law, particularly during his DPLP studies. As a trainee solicitor he is looking forward to getting to know LAW’s clients and utilising both the knowledge he has gained throughout his studies and his experience over more than two decades in the world of work to advise clients on their employment issues.

Reece Ashmore

Trainee Employment Solicitor | Glasgow
Reece graduated with a First Class Honours in Law (LLB Hons) at the University of Strathclyde in May 2018. During his studies, Reece developed a keen interest in employment law which is highlighted by his choice of dissertation topic which focused on the employment status classification issues faced by Uber, for which he achieved a mark of 80%. He also completed the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice in Law at the University of Strathclyde in March 2019. Before starting his traineeship, Reece has been employed in a number of roles across a variety of different sectors, obtaining valuable skills and gaining exposure to different working practices and cultures. From working as a lifeguard and swimming instructor to being employed as a Covid Testing Operative. Outside of work, one of Reece’s favourite hobbies is running. In October 2016, he completed the Glasgow Half Marathon raising over £2,000 for Cancer Research UK. In the last couple of years, he has continued his fundraising efforts in raising over £1300 for Movember UK by attempting to grow a moustache and running 60km during the month of November.

Sarah Fairley

Trainee Employment Solicitor | Glasgow
Sarah obtained her LLB from the University of Strathclyde, where she won the Top Graduate Entry LLB Award and Best Student in Commercial Law, before completing her Diploma in Professional Legal Practice at the University of Edinburgh. During her LLB, Sarah developed a keen interest in employment law and became a student advisor at the Strathclyde Law Clinic, where she provided legal advice and represented clients on a variety of employment related matters. Before joining the legal profession, Sarah worked as a nurse, predominately in A&E and Health and Safety and has recently been assisting with the Covid-19 vaccination programme at the weekend. As a trainee solicitor, Sarah is keen to gain litigation experience within the tribunal. She is also looking forward to helping assist LAW’s clients and develop her employment law knowledge further.

Lorna Gemmell

EL & HR Training Manager | Glasgow
Some trainers have a flare for delivery; others have the technical knowledge to ensure that the important messages delivered are completely accurate. Over a decade of hands-on advisory and tribunal experience as a qualified employment lawyer coupled with more than five years’ experience as a dedicated trainer means that Lorna is able to deliver both. Lorna plans and delivers our popular programme of public training events ranging from our bi-annual free employment law updates through to special events and conferences. Lorna also works with organisations to prepare and deliver bespoke and engaging in-house management training programmes tailored to meet the organisation’s objectives. Lorna is frequently complimented for her engaging and informal delivery style and her ability to respond quickly and accurately to delegate questions. Lorna is curious by nature and enjoys getting to know the people and organisations that she works with. Watch what you tell her though or you may find it re-hashed in to a case study at her next training session!


Donna Gibb

Head of Client Services | Aberdeen
Having joined the company in 2005, Donna was a Director of Empire prior to the acquisition by LAW in 2018. Donna has helped develop and lead the growth of all service lines and has over 20 years’ experience of advising and guiding clients on all HR and employment law matters. Accustomed to leading the design, development and implementation of appropriate people strategies, policies and procedures within the framework of the relevant business context, she is an experienced Consultant who has applied her 20 years’ experience and knowledge to the design and delivery of our Advisory and Consultancy Services.

Stephanie Robinson

Head of HR Consultancy East | Edinburgh
Stephanie joined LAW in February 2020 after she sold Solve HR, which she founded in 2011, to LAW and the Marlowe Group. Stephanie is a HR professional with a Masters in HR specialising in Employment Law. Stephanie is highly pragmatic with a deep commercial understanding of business needs and is especially proficient at balancing employment legislation and HR best practice to achieve the best client solutions. In nine years of advising over 500 clients she had never lost an employment tribunal claim. Stephanie’s focus is delivering full service HR solutions to clients, from recruitment and on-boarding, to day-to-day comms and employee management, policy and employment contract creation Stephanie remains focused on solving client’s HR problems.

Elaine Kirby

Operations Director | Gateshead
Elaine is our Operations Director, based in our Gateshead office. She has developed long-term partnerships with our clients so we can help them as much as possible. She advises business owners and managers on complex matters, such as employee relations, organisational design, commercial risk management, and strategy development. Elaine is highly experienced in HR, having worked in the retail, construction, service provision and hospitality sectors. In a former life she worked as a senior operations manager at The Co-operative Group, so is particularly at home at developing HR solutions from a client’s perspective. This experience is invaluable when dealing with potentially sensitive scenarios, such as TUPE, redundancy and restructuring. Outside of work, Elaine embraces the great outdoors through family outings, gardening, and walking.

Catherine Wilson

HR Service Manager | Aberdeen
Catherine manages the HR team in Aberdeen. She graduated in Business Studies and after a varied career working in retail, publishing and small business advice, made the decision to move into law. She completed her Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice in 2006 and after a period working as the Employment Specialist for the local CAB, in 2008 joined Empire (acquired by LAW in 2018). Catherine has a wealth of experience working with a wide variety of clients in a range of sectors and advising on the full range of employment law issues. Catherine’s diverse background allows her to think commercially and come up with practical solutions for clients. She has a particular interest in disciplinary, grievance and medical capability cases, and previously trained in mediation.

Jill Hosie

Senior HR Consultant | Aberdeen
Jill began her career using her qualifications in Art & Design to work as a Window Display Artist and Graphic Designer and then somehow moved on to work in HR managerial roles in the private sector for a period of 14 years, and for a short time period of time, ran her own consultancy company before joining Empire HR as an in-house Consultant supporting clients externally. After a career break of 10 years, Jill rejoined the company in her current role in October 2011. She is a Chartered Member of the CIPD with lots of commercial experience and in handling complex employment relation issues. Jill carries out a diverse range of activities within the challenges of HR and enjoys the variety of working with both small and larger clients, tailoring the advice to suit. Consultancy projects currently include the in-house support of one of our clients, working in house one day per week for the past four years, during this time becoming part of their in-house team.

Emma Dunning

HR Business Partner | London
Emma joined Nestor as an HR Business Partner and brought with her almost 14 years as an HR practitioner. Emma works closely with clients to understand their challenges and how best LAW can help to develop effective people strategies. Emma has strong business acumen, understands the importance of human capital to any business and works tirelessly to align these assets in developing business strategies with her clients. Prior to joining LAW, Emma gained experience in a variety of sectors including professional services, public sector and FMCG. Emma has a particular interest in Employee Relations and the interpretation of new legislation.
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Mary McGeady

Senior HR Consultant | Glasgow
With more than 25 years of experience in employment law and HR consultancy, and with a passion for employee relations, Mary has a wealth of expertise across many industry sectors, including insurance and banking. She graduated from Glasgow Caledonian University with a PgDip in HR Management and she is a Chartered Member of CIPD. Mary takes a strategic approach to provide solutions; her recent projects include recruitment; employment documentation; job evaluation; managing performance; restructuring; redundancy, disciplinary, grievance, conflict resolution; absence management, pay benchmarking; management training and coaching.

Tracey Burke

Lead HR Business Partner | Edinburgh
Tracey joined the LAW team in February 2020 after the integration of Solve HR into LAW as a Lead Business Partner. Tracey, has worked in HR and recruitment for over 20 years. As well as providing clients with all forms of generalist HR advice and support, Tracey also handles vacancy management, soliciting the best CV’s in the market, interviewing and assessments. Tracey joined the team in May 2013 and was able to translate her large organisational experience to the challenges faced by small and medium sized businesses and Tracey thrives in supporting businesses find appropriate HR and recruitment solutions.

Vicky Johnson

Senior HR Consultant | Aberdeen
Vicky is a Chartered Member of the CIPD with more than 15 years of HR and employment law experience. Vicky has been involved in working within various industries including the oil & gas and construction sectors. Vicky has worked with the Company for the last eleven years and has supported a number of clients through difficult reorganisations, redundancies, disciplinaries and grievance issues, both in an Advisory and consultancy capacity, and has also supported clients onsite on an ongoing basis. She has a proven track record in employment law, interpreting legislation and delivering best practice solutions with commercial awareness to employment issues.

Laura Henderson

Senior HR Consultant | Aberdeen
A Chartered Member of the CIPD, with a Postgraduate Diploma in HR Management, Laura has 15 years’ experience in employment law and HR working with a range of clients in the public and private sector. Laura provides advice on all areas of HR and employment law including commercial solutions to work based problems. Laura enjoys the variety of working in a consultancy role.

Judith Byers

Senior HR Consultant | Aberdeen
Judith graduated from Edinburgh University with a BSc in Social Administration and she is a Chartered Member of CIPD. With more than 25 years of experience in employment law and HR consultancy in the retail and oil and gas industry sectors Judith joined the company 6 years ago. Throughout her career she has covered every aspect of the HR function from recruitment, training, auditing, employee relations, union negotiations, through to strategic policy formulation, compensation and benefits. Judith takes a pragmatic approach to providing solutions; her recent experience has focused on contractual documentation mixed with solving issues around employee relations, grievance and disciplinary problems, as well as company re-structuring and redundancies. Judith also enjoys delivering training and devising bespoke training to address client needs.

Susie Lockhart

Senior Employment Solicitor | Aberdeen
Susie started her career working in finance using her French language skills. She went on to do a law degree and completed her traineeship in a commercial firm working between the Glasgow/ Edinburgh Offices. Having moved to Aberdeen in 2008 she specialised in Employment Law and has worked with a diverse range of clients which has enable her to gain experience in all areas of employment law including TUPE and complex discrimination claims. She enjoys working with clients to find a solution that works for them.

Sallyanne Williamson

Senior HR Consultant | Aberdeen
Sallyanne has over 20 years’ experience working as an HR generalist and has gained her diverse range of experience across various industry sectors. Sallyanne graduated from London South Bank University with a BA honours degree and went on to achieve her post graduate HRM qualification from Robert Gordons University, she has been a chartered member of the CIPD for over 20 years. Sallyanne has been with the Company for over seven years and provides HR solution-based advice to her clients and supports several clients with weekly on site, HR management support. Sallyanne has delivered consultancy support for clients on, harmonising terms and conditions, TUPE consultation, performance management, redundancy, re-organisation, employee relation matters, disciplinary and grievance, HR audits Sallyanne particularly enjoys the close relationship built up with her clients which allows her to tailor her advice to their specific business requirements.

Lynn Lavelle

Senior HR Consultant | Glasgow
Lynn Lavelle studied for her LLM in Employment Law and Practice at Robert Gordon University while working full time and is a CIPD Fellow. She has more than 25 years’ experience in employment law and HR; 15 of those years specialising in HR Consultancy supporting organisations across a whole range of sectors. Her experience includes redundancy, TUPE, absence management, disciplinary and grievance procedures, working time, preparing settlement agreements and ACAS early conciliation. Lynn enjoys the variety of work that a consultancy role brings, and was drawn to LAW’s close relationships with our clients as it allows her a deeper understanding of the organisations she partners.

Ellen Lloyd

HR Business Partner | Edinburgh
Ellen is part of the HR team in Edinburgh, having joined the team in June 2019. Ellen has an extensive background in in-house HR management, including a decade as HRBP with a global bank. Ellen is a trusted HR advisor to LAW clients and their management teams, providing advice and guidance on all elements of HR policy and employee relations including; disciplinary, grievance, performance management & absence management.

Louise Irwin

Senior Employment Solicitor | Aberdeen
Louise completed her LLB in Law with Options in Economics and Legal Diploma at Aberdeen University and then later returned to Robert Gordons to complete a Masters in Employment Law with her dissertation focused on IR35. Louise has a particular interest in non-contentious employment law and has a passion for the law relating to employee status. Louise qualified in 2004, and apart from taking a year out to travel to South America, has worked in employment law ever since.

Linda Clarkson

Senior HR Consultant | Aberdeen
Linda is an Associate Member of the CIPD with a Postgraduate Diploma in HRM and has over 15 years experience in dealing with HR and Employment Law matters in private companies, including spells working in the oil industry. Linda has experience in a wide range of topics including disciplinary, grievance, redundancy, consulting in changes to terms and conditions, performance and absence issues. She enjoys the diverse nature of the role and that you never know what each day will bring….

Robyn O'Donoghue

HR Consultant | Aberdeen
Robyn is a Chartered Member of the CIPD, with over 8 years of generalist HR experience. Graduating from the University of Aberdeen with a Masters Degree in Management Studies, and further completing a Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management, her technical experience is coupled with a strong academic understanding in HR and Employment Law. With a background in the Hospitality Sector before joining LAW, she has enjoyed diverse exposure to a wide range of HR practices. This has included, but not limited to; disciplinary, grievance, redundancy, TUPE and performance management. Robyn prides herself on being able to balance the necessity of HR with the requirements of a business, to ensure that the advice given is always commercially aware and tailored to each individual client.

Louise Harvey

HR Consultant | London
Louise joined LAW in 2019 as they continued to expand their team of HR professionals. Louise joins a dedicated team offering advice and support to a diverse client portfolio. Following her graduation, Louise was successful in joining the People graduate scheme at Tesco PLC. During her 3 years at Tesco, she completed several placements in various HR roles across the business. These included being part of the UK's largest HR transformation programme Change and Insight team; as well as the Finance and Legal business partnering team.

Victoria Palmer

HR Consultant | London
During her degree, Vicky worked as an HR Intern at Oracle Corporation. Throughout her placement she provided administrative support to over 4,500 employees working in the UK, as well as leading and being involved in a number of strategic HR projects. Since graduating in July 2018, Vicky has chose to join LAW to both widen and deepen her range of HR knowledge and experience. She currently provides administrative support and advice to one of our largest clients, as well as advising upon issues across the wider portfolio.

Alina Stoian

HR Consultant | London
Alina joined the team in 2019 and joins a growing team of HR professionals. Alina has been working in the HR field for over 5 years and supports clients across many sectors. Originally from Romania, Alina studied for her BA in Banking & Finance and Foreign Languages, including French and Spanish before moving to the UK. Much of her early career was in the Health Care industry, where she gained a wide range of skills and knowledge - particularly in recruitment, onboarding and pre-employment checks. Alina has also worked as an HR Assistant for one of the biggest Food Manufacturing Companies in the UK, supporting more than 1000 employees. Her role included managing the entire absence process, the employees complete life-cycle as well as leading several projects designed to increase employee retention and wellbeing at work.

Hannah Khan

HR Consultant | London
Hannah joined LAW in 2017 as an HR assistant. As part of a dedicated team, she provides HR support and advice to one of our largest clients. Hannah supports in the provision of a complete outsourced HR service in respect of recruitment, employee relations and performance management. Hannah also advises across a diverse portfolio including media, political, charitable and technology sectors.

Poppy Saccomani

Associate HR Business Partner | London
Poppy is an Associate HR Business Partner at LAW with 20 years’ senior HR experience across companies within professional services, retail and media industries. She brings together her management experience and knowledge of HR for the benefit of LAW's clients. Poppy partners with businesses to work closely with board and management levels, providing practical, pragmatic support and guidance on effective management of people and change. She has a strong focus on business budget, goals and ambitions to enable them to drive people forward. Poppy has extensive experience in creating and sustaining a healthy, engaging and rewarding culture for employees using a range of initiatives and full support for line managers.

Aine O’Donnell

HR Consultant | London
Aine joined LAW in 2019 and spent 3 years gaining her Human Resource Management degree. Alongside her studies, Aine has over 5 years’ experience as an administrative assistant at a large school here in London. Her role involved aspects of both business administration and HR-related tasks. With extensive admin and business operations experience, Aine greatly adds to the operational side of the business whilst she continues to develop and expand her technical HR knowledge. Aine works across the whole client portfolio in support of the wider HR At Work team.

Angela Black

HR Business Partner | Edinburgh
Angela regularly assists in the management of large-scale HR projects, mainly working to a project timeline on the creation of a new HR Service, HR system implementation or TUPE transfer. Angela has worked in both the public and private sector and her career started with the Scottish Prison Service, in various HR Administrative and Project roles. Latterly working with Iron Mountain, a global data management company, as a HR Team Leader within their HR Shared Service Centre. Angela has considerable experience of advising on employee relations issues including, redundancy scenarios, investigations, disciplinaries and grievances and short service dismissals. Angela works quickly and ensures key deliverables are met.

Sam Adams

Assistant Team Leader | Gateshead
Sam holds the Postgraduate Certificate in Human Resource Management and Development, the CIPD Level 7, and has had previous roles in retail management and HR. Her specialist skills are creating and developing bespoke contracts, handbooks and policies, and providing generalist HR advice and guidance. Outside of work Sam loves spending time with family, reading, and watching box sets.

Rosie Kennedy

Team Leader | Gateshead
Rosie joined the Deminos team in 2014 following a previous role in recruitment, and holds the CIPD Certificate in HR Practice. Her strengths include creating and developing bespoke employment contracts, staff handbooks, and implementing HR policies by working with managers to see what suits their organisation best. Over her time with Deminos she has gained experience with a wide range of sectors and complex HR issues. Rosie likes keeping fit and healthy, spending time with family, cooking, and trying to see new places around the world as often as she can.

Ron Smith

HR Advisor | Gateshead
Ron’s experience in HR is second to none, with 35 years’ HR experience at a variety of levels in several sectors, such as health (North East Ambulance Service), education (Newcastle College), and housing (Your Homes Newcastle). Ron’s many strengths include employee and trade union relations, and handling change management. He also has 18 years of experience as a lay member of employment tribunal panels, so knows the process inside out. Ron is also a long-suffering Newcastle United fan, but luckily he has other interests such as his family, golf and travel to take his mind off that.

Louise Foster

HR Advisor | Gateshead
Louise has seven years’ experience in HR, five of which were spent working with a Housing Association. She specialises in employee contracts, handbooks and drafting company policies. Louise is also quite the artist, enjoying drawing, painting and travel.

Lisa Moon

Team Leader | Gateshead
Lisa has seven years’ experience in HR after graduating from the University of Sunderland with first class honours in Business and Human Resource Management. She has worked in both public and private sectors, including roles in the NHS and several HR outsourcing companies. Lisa specialises in employment relations, and works to find solutions to complex HR issues such as redundancy, recruitment and payroll. When not at work, Lisa enjoys travelling and trying different cuisine from around the world. She’s also a big fan of films and box sets.

Jenny Stanley

Team Leader | Gateshead
Jenny has worked for Deminos for six years. Having graduated from Northumbria University and previously worked at Teesside University Students’ Union, she’s advised a range of clients from different sectors and is a specialist when it comes to handling redundancies and complex disciplinary and grievance procedures. Jenny enjoys travelling, spending time with friends and family, and until recently was training for the Great North Run.

Bev Harrison

HR Advisor | Gateshead
Bev graduated from the University of Northumbria with a Higher National Diploma in Business and Finance and Personnel/Resource Management, and also holds the CIPD level 7 Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management. She has over 23 years management experience, 19 of which were spent in various senior HR roles within the retail sector and most recently working for the NHS. Outside of work Bev loves to spend quality time with her husband Paul and two daughters, Annie and Sophie. She also loves to socialise with friends and family as often as she can and likes to keep (reasonably) fit by attending weekly Body Combat sessions!

Luiza Robson

HR Advisor | Gateshead

Adele Morgan

HR Advisor | Gateshead
Adele graduated from Durham University with a degree in Business Studies, and also holds the CIPD Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management. She has six years HR experience, four of which were spent in the manufacturing industry and specialises in employee contracts, employee handbooks and policies. Outside of work Adele enjoys spending time with her little boy and friends and family, going to the gym, and watching a good box set.

Sita Anand

Assistant Team Leader | Gateshead
Sita has 10 years’ experience advising both employers and employees on HR and employment law. Due to her extensive knowledge of the employment tribunal process, she knows what can lead to a potential claim and can help clients avoid becoming involved in a tribunal. She also has the ability to process complex disciplinary cases and grievances. Sita has an interest in interior design, and dreams of building her own house one day. She also loves watching box sets (mainly political thrillers) and spending time with family and friends.

Laura Mackay

HR Consultant | Glasgow
Laura studied at Strathclyde Business School where she achieved a First Class Honours Degree in Human Resource Management. In her third year of University, Laura completed an internship and summer placement as a HR and Marketing Assistant with Square Circle HR Ltd. After working in the automotive industry as a HR Assistant for over a year, Laura joined LAW as a HR Advisor to continue her career as a HR professional. Laura continues to build her client portfolio and has experience in a wide variety of employee relations issues. She continues to gain extensive knowledge and experience in the field of HR consultancy.

Courtney Allan

HR Consultant | Aberdeen
Courtney has an MSc in Human Resources Management from Robert Gordon University, following an undergraduate degree in Management with Human Resources. She has more than 5 years’ experience in human resources working within the Oil and Gas industry, her experience includes but not limited to, redundancy, TUPE, absence management, Disciplinary and Grievance matters, as well as being commercially aware. Courtney enjoys the diversity of the work that the LAW provides, and enjoys working with the variety of clients, to understand their organisations to allow her to provide support with all HR related matters.

Matthew Hutchison

HR Consultant | Aberdeen
Matthew completed his MA in Politics and International Relations at the University of Aberdeen. After a year travelling he undertook an MSc in Human Resource Management at the Robert Gordon University before starting at Law At Work. Through his experience advising clients on a range of issues, he has developed an appetite for employee relations. In 2019, Matthew achieved a Masters in Employment Law from the University of Leicester, graduating with Merit.

Tracey Craik

HR Team Administrator East | Edinburgh
Tracey joined the team in summer of 2019, following a long career with one of the largest distribution companies in the UK. Tracey supports the team with all areas of clients service, and is a key factor in our efficient operation and delivery of excellent client experience.

Eilidh McKay

HR Assistant | Gateshead
Eilidh joined Deminos after graduating from the University of Strathclyde in 2018 with a masters degree in Human Resource Management, and holds a Level 7 CIPD accredition. Eilidh is an integral part of the HR team as the first point of contact for all clients and is responsible for the development of Employee Handbooks and Contracts of Employment. In her spare time, Eilidh enjoys spending time with family and friends and walking her dog at the beach.

Chris Heselwood

HR Assistant | Gateshead
Chris joined Deminos in an administration role before rapidly gaining promotion as an HR Assistant, drawing on his six years in the industry. Within HR, Chris specialises in handling redundancies and compiling employee contracts and handbooks. He’s also a self-confessed jack of all trades, with skills ranging from IT to accounting. Chris is something of an action man outside of work, as a keen mountain biker, cricketer, rugby player, golfer, drummer and guitarist. He’s also an expert at – in his own words – “increasing team morale”.


Lee Craig

Senior Health & Safety Manager | Glasgow
Lee worked in local government in the Civil Contingency Planning field before moving into health and safety in 2003. In her safety role, she was responsible for developing, implementing and delivering health and safety policies - including consultation with trade union representatives. Lee moved to consultancy in 2012, where she supported a portfolio of clients in retail, care, warehousing, hospitality and leisure. A Chartered Member of IOSH with a PgC in Safety and Risk Management, she has a wealth of experience including crisis management and business continuity; corporate risk management; construction, work related stress, lone working; violence at work and asbestos management.

Peter Bleeze

Health & Safety Manager | London
Peter is an experienced training and development safety consultant. He has a huge range of knowledge and experience, having worked in a Manufacturing Environment. NEBOSH Diploma qualified, a Chartered Member of IOSH and an HSE OSHCR registered consultant. He enjoys being a lead trainer in delivering both IOSH and NEBOSH training courses. Peter joined Law At Work in 2020

Michelle Sneyd

Health & Safety Manager | Edinburgh
Michelle began her career in health and safety in 1993 with roles in manufacturing & engineering, where she specialised in hazardous substances. In 2000, Michelle extended her role into wider risk management areas including construction, fire safety, and Legionella management. A Chartered Member of IOSH with an MSc in Risk Management & Safety Technology, she has a wealth of experience across a range of sectors, including agriculture & care. Her specialisms include CoSHH, technical fire safety, construction, lone working and violence at work.

Elaine Masson

Lead HR Consultant | Aberdeen
Elaine is an experienced HR consultant with a proven track record in delivering engaging and cost effective mental health awareness training to clients. Elaine’s career history reflects substantial experience in employment law and people management practice, with HR roles across local government, a major food retailer, oil service company and a large accountancy firm. Through her interest in employee wellbeing, Elaine has developed mental health awareness training for clients and is a recognized Scottish Mental Health First Aid trainer. Elaine is a Chartered Fellow of the C.I.P.D and a registered workplace mediator.

Mark Girvan

Health and Safety Manager | Glasgow
Mark, a former soldier and international security operative before moving in to a health and safety role in 2015. In his safety career he has experience working with a large and prestigious country estate, was the health and safety manager within a custodial facility as well as spending several years in a consultant’s role. NEBOSH diploma qualified Mark is an enthusiastic safety practitioner and is interested in all aspects of safety and security.

Sean Harkins

Health and Safety Manager | Glasgow
Sean began his career within the construction environment before moving into a full-time health and safety role within the consultancy sector. He developed into a regional health and safety advisor role and gained extensive experience in a variety of industries such as manufacturing, warehousing/distribution, leisure/sports clubs, schools, care sector, farming, veterinary, clinical, hospitality, retail and others. Sean progressed into the role of national manager of the health and safety regional team and assumed additional responsibility managing corporate and high-risk clients. Sean joined the Health and Safety team at LAW in 2021 and is currently working towards Chartered Membership of IOSH and IIRSM.

Trevor Cooke

SHEQ Manager | Aberdeen
Masters degree (MSc) educated Senior Safety, Health, Environmental & Quality Professional. A high commercial acumen completed by first class strategic and operational experience with a high level of knowledge in drafting, implementing and managing world class QMS/EHS and HR programmes. Trevor’s QHSE career started 25 years ago and as a unit safety officer in the military since his start he has had a successful career within industry at all levels of management and leadership with his last role as the International QHSE Director of a US Multi-Billion dollar corporation. A military trained mechanical engineer and certified ISO lead auditor with experience of leading and participating in global QHSE audit programmes. Trevor has a vast level experience of delivering QHSE programmes successful within either standalone businesses or multi-site international businesses within high-end manufacturing operations and including oil & gas, aerospace, communications, transport and logistics, retail and charities sectors. Trevor has extensive international experience within global operations including Europe, the USA, Middle East and African continents.


Steven Smith

Marketing Director | Edinburgh
Steven has a joint honours degree in marketing and economics from Strathclyde Business School, and a Masters in Employment Law from RGU. With experience of working with marketing agencies in the UK and US, Steven joined LAW in 2010 as our first business development graduate. His team is responsible for all areas of marketing and client management.

Alexander Hunt

Marketing Coordinator | Edinburgh
Alex joined LAW in October 2019 after graduating from The University of Stirling with a BA in Marketing and Psychology earlier in the year. Alex’s previous marketing experience stems from a summer internship turned job, in which he worked in tandem to his final year of university and dissertation. In this role, Alex was solely responsible for the marketing in a Virtual Biobank in the life science sector. After wanting a change from selling human tissue Alex has found himself in LAW’s Client Management team, ready to aid in taking the company’s client coordination and marketing to the next level.
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Zoe Mackenzie

Marketing Analyst | Edinburgh
Zoe joined the LAW team in 2016 looking for a new challenge. She completed her honours degree in Costume Design and Construction in 2010, during which she delighted in the amazing world of theatre and the world behind the curtain. After graduation, a move into high-end retail gained her valuable management experience and insight into the rigorous demands of excellent customer service. Zoe works closely with our service delivery team to continually enhance our service, and is a key point of contact for all of our clients.

Pamela Keith

Client Manager | Aberdeen
Prior to joining the team in 2015, Pamela enjoyed 25 years in the retail sector in operational management at senior executive and director level. Her breadth of experience has equipped her with a strong understanding of business challenges, enabling her to provide support and add significant value to LAW’s client relationships. As a former client of LAW, Pamela also has a unique appreciation of customer requirements and expectations!
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Suzanne Blair

Client Manager | Glasgow
Suzanne joined LAW in early 2016 when she moved back home to Scotland, having lived in England for 20 years. With a strong background in sales and customer relations, she’s worked for a variety of different businesses – from hospitality and leisure venues, to insurance providers and global brands such as Coca-Cola. Her experience has given her an expert insight into how different companies are run and organised. Suzanne joined the Client Management team in 2018, where she uses her real passion for client care and the tailored LAW approach to ensure clients always get exactly what they need from the service.

Jamie McLaren

Client Manager | Edinburgh
After graduating from the University of Edinburgh in 2018, Jamie had the opportunity to work with HR & recruitment teams from various sectors and backgrounds across the UK. These experiences have given him a strong understanding and passion for the recruitment, HR & health & safety world.

Kate Truby

Client Manager | Edinburgh
Before joining the LAW team in 2020, Kate spent over 15 years in client management and sales, leading and mentoring teams around the world in business growth and customer experience. From working on luxury cruise liners to heading up a team offering global experiential leadership expeditions, she understands real-world business challenges and is committed to service excellence.

Richard Stark

Head of Business Development | Glasgow
Richard Joined LAW in 2019 coming with a strong and proven track record in consultative sales. Richard is extremely goal focused and ambitious; having a clear history of over achievement in all roles: sales management, direct new business, channel and account management. I have continually achieved exceptional sales results, through hard work and determination.

Gill Whyte

Business Development Manager | Aberdeen
With a decade of experience in employment law, HR and health & safety consultancy, Gill’s friendly and helpful personality shines through from the off. Her knowledge of industries across the board is second to none, making her an ideal point of contact for prospective LAW clients in the northeast of Scotland.

David Shepherd

Business Development Executive | Glasgow
David joined LAW in August 2019 with over 15 years sales experience spanning retail management, facilitation and for the past 3 years B2B. He has experience in the Employment Law/HR/H&S market place and applies a keen business acumen with consultative approach to prospective clients. You will often see David at events or catch him on the phone engaging with people and introducing the services LAW can provide.

Kris O'Neil

Business Development Executive | Edinburgh
Kris joined LAW in August 2019 from FirstPoint USA, where he brokered scholarship deals for prospective student athletes to Colleges in America. Kris’s background mainly lies in the sporting industry having played and coached professional Football. He has also worked with Aegon UK as well as Northern Gas Networks, and is looking forward to the new challenges that LAW represents for him, in a thriving reputable organisation
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