Frances responds quickly to provide clear advice to employers and employees on the challenges arising from the employment relationship including changing terms & conditions, redundancy/ reorganisations, disciplinary/ grievance issues, senior exits, TUPE and Tribunal claims. She has a particular interest in discrimination.
Frances has specialised exclusively in Employment and Discrimination Law since qualifying as a lawyer in 2005. She became a partner in 2013.
Working with HR professionals, in-house lawyers, directors and managers from organisations of all sizes in the private, public and third sectors, as well as with individuals, Frances seeks practical solutions tailored to the client's situation, organisation and needs. She appears regularly in the Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal. Unusually she has particular experience in managing mass, high value and complex employment litigation in Tribunals across the country.
Importantly Frances brings her own practical experience as a Board member and as a Chair of a Board to bear in advising clients. Recently she was selected as one of 50 international candidates to undertake an intensive 3 month programme at the Anderson Business School which was run in partnership between the University of California, Los Angeles and Banco Santander. This course was designed to identify and prepare the next generation of global women leaders for board directorship, focusing on strategy, negotiation, financial acumen and people management.
Frances is a member of the Equality & Diversity Sub-Committee of the Law Society of Scotland and won the Social Inclusion Initiative in Employment Law Award at the Scottish Diversity Awards 2019.