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New faces

BY Donald MacKinnon
Employment Law & HR
BG Purple

LAW are delighted to welcome several new members to the team. 

Fiona McBeath
Legal Manager 

In a previous life Fiona studied English Literature at St Andrews University, volunteered for hospital radio and enjoyed a spell in London assisting a Media Agency's in-house Creative Team. As a novice climber and a keen hill walker, she quickly began to miss the Scottish mountains and returned to Glasgow in 2006 to study Law at Glasgow University. Fiona enjoyed an eight month seat with Law at Work as part of her traineeship and during this time she built up strong relationships with our clients. Fiona is delighted to have recently returned to the team as a Newly Qualified Legal Manager.

With previous experience in civil litigation, Fiona has appeared in a number of Sheriff Court cases and has a particular interest in contentious matters. She also enjoys assisting clients with any tricky issues they may have regarding absence management, general disciplinary procedures and TUPE transfer queries. 

Heather Kemmett
Assistant Legal Manager 

Heather recently joined the LAW team as an Assistant Legal Manager. After beginning her university education studying English Literature and French, Heather quickly realised that her talents lay in more practical instruction and changed course to study law. Heather graduated from Strathclyde University in 2010 where she gained a First Class Honours LLB degree and completed the Diploma in Legal Practice, also at Strathclyde, in 2011.  

While at University, Heather was delighted to be involved in the University of Strathclyde Law Clinic, which provides free legal advice to members of the public who cannot afford legal services. There she gained excellent experience in providing employment law advice as well as representing clients at Employment Tribunals and in the Small Claims Court. 

Hussain Kayani 
Assistant Legal Manager 

Hussain recently joined the Law at Work team as an Assistant Legal Manager having completed the Diploma in Legal Practice at Strathclyde University in 2011. He achieved a First Class Honours LLB degree at Glasgow Caledonian University.

He has always had an interest in Employment Law and People Management and undertook a range of electives in Human Resource Management during his degree. He also won the Royal Faculty of Procurators Prize for his Honours Dissertation on the potential impact of the Equality Act 2010 provisions on positive HR. 

Hussain puts his skills as a trainer to good use as a fully Commissioned Flying Officer with the Royal Air Force Voluntary Reserve (Training Branch). Most weekends will find him up a mountain or looping the loop at 10,000 feet. 

Greg Fletcher 
HR Projects Manager/Assistant Legal Manager 

Greg came to Scotland for one year in 2001, and never left.  He quickly discovered that people are people, and dealing with workplace issues in Scotland was similar to his human resources experience in America.  

He designed, launched and managed a high volume recruitment centre for a large UK financial service company recruiting 3000 employees a year, and assessing over 25,000.  His extensive experience designing and delivering complex HR projects includes everything from job design and psychometric assessment to induction and managing graduate programmes.  

With a Masters Degree in Personnel and Human Resource Management, and 15 years of HR experience in the retail, financial services and the charity sectors, he decided to return to university to complete his LLB and post graduate diploma.   

Greg is interested in finding HR and legal solutions that are practical and tailored to client needs.  

John Malone
Director of Business Development

John has more than 12 years’ experience in the professional consultancy marketplace with large volume leading players and more bespoke organisations. He has led teams to deliver employment law, HR, health & safety and environmental services to clients across the wide spectrum of public, private and not-for-profit organisations. His work has led him to engage with clients of varying size and diversity in virtually all industry sectors. John’s drive and ability to explore and find answers for clients’ issues or problems have resulted in long term relationships with partners and customers alike. 

Paul Bulle 
Business Development Manager 

Paul recently joined our expanding team as our Business Development Manager for the North East of Scotland. 

Having enjoyed a successful career within British Telecom's New Media Department, Paul felt it was time for a change and decided to return to the fast paced world of Business Development where he had previously enjoyed working in the industrial textile industry. 

Paul hopes to be able to bolster LAW's position in the NE while still finding time to indulge in his passion for golf and fishing.

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