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Our People

We're a people business.  And for LAW clients, our people are your people.


Magnus Swanson

Executive Chairman | Glasgow
Magnus is a former Corporate Lawyer and Chief Executive of a major law firm. He has served on the Board of Law At Work since the company was established, and became Executive Chairman following our MBO in 2012. Following the acquisition of Law At Work by Marlowe plc in December 2019, he continues to lead the division which operates under the Law At Work brand.

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.

Steve Cook

Group Managing Director | Aberdeen
Steve is LAW Group MD, and formerly Chief Executive of Empire, which was acquired by LAW in 2018. Empire had grown to become one of the largest independent employment law, HR and safety consultancies in Scotland. Steve is active within the Aberdeen business community and has been Chairman of Elevator, a social enterprise, since 2002. Elevator delivers Business Gateway services in the Grampian and Tayside regions, helping thousands of new businesses start each year.

Arthur Bradbury

Managing Director | London
Arthur has over two decades of experience in driving exceptional commercial outcomes and business growth. For the past decade he has worked for some of the UK’s largest companies that provide HR and Health & Safety support. He has also worked for the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD) and a number of other membership organisations in the UK. Arthur’s passion is driving sustainable growth within organisations by challenging individuals and companies to change the way they think and proving that there are multiple ways of achieving success. He believes that progressive organisations need progressive support, hence his desire to develop tailored HR solutions that deliver peace of mind and clarity of business direction.

Michael Corish

Commercial Projects Manager | Glasgow
As a former Managing Director and Commercial Director with the UK’s No.1 independent funeral planning company, Golden Charter, Michael joined the staff of Law At Work in April 2019 having worked alongside the senior team as a consultant developing and supporting LAW’s growth strategy. A key member of the team that secured the purchase of Empire HR, Michael’s 25 year career in client and commercial facing roles is deployed against strategies and initiatives that help secure LAW’s long term sustainable growth.
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