About Us

History

We started in 2001 with a simple, bold idea: deliver the quality of a leading law firm, but provide totally predictable pricing.  Since then, we've built a consultancy with a first-class reputation, loyal clients, and a talented team of highly qualified experts.

2001

LAW founded by Malcolm Mackay, Managing Partner of Mackay Simon.

November 2001

LAW signs first ever client, Connect Communications.

March 2002

Doris Littlejohn, the UK's first female Industrial Tribunal Chairman, joins LAW board

April 2003

LAW introduces Health & Safety services

May 2004

LAW signs 100th client

Accredited specialist
January 2005

Donald MacKinnon, Director of Legal Services, achieves accreditation in employment law by the Law Society of Scotland.

May 2007

LAW exceeds £1m turnover and grows headcount to 15

May 2010

Jane Wright joins LAW
as Chief Executive

May 2011

LAW has 200 retained clients

September 2011

LAW introduces legal traineeships

May 2012

LAW ranked 12th best small business in the national UK Best Workplace Awards 

May 2012

LAW ranked 3rd best Scottish small business in the UK Best Workplace Awards

Team
August 2012

LAW becomes independent from Maclay, Murray & Spens in MBO led by Magnus Swanson, Jane Wright and Donald MacKinnon

May 2013

LAW ranked 9th best Scottish small business in the UK Best Workplace Awards

October 2013

LAW finalist for Customer Service Award from Glasgow Chamber of Commerce

October 2014

LAW finalist for both Excellence in  Communication  and Excellence in Customer Service Awards presented by Glasgow Chamber of Commerce.

January 2014

LAW launches HRD Horizons Club for senior HR Directors in London and Scotland

March 2014

LAW wins IoD Award for LAW’s Flexible Working Practices

June 2014

Doris Littlejohn retires from LAW board

January 2015

LAW expands the east coast team, and move into central offices at Thistle Street, Edinburgh

March 2015

LAW wins biggest ever client with over 11,000 employees across the UK

September 2015

LAW continues to expand, with more than 30 employees.

November 2015

LAW has 300 retained clients

April 2016

LAW enhances client experience with an improved online client area, and a new CRM system named ‘DORIS’.

Square Circle HR logo
September 2016

LAW boosts HR consultancy services with the acquisition of Square Circle HR, increasing headcount to >40

Living wage employer
November 2017

LAW awarded Living Wage Accreditation

LAW acquires Empire
April 2018

LAW acquires Aberdeen-based Empire, creating the leading employee relations consultancy in Scotland.