MacRoberts is now Morton Fraser MacRoberts. As we embark on this exciting journey, rest assured that we will continue to provide the same exceptional service to our loyal clients. Find out more

Law Services for Businesses Employment

The longest-established specialist Employment team in Scotland, praised for our ‘partner-led advocacy’ in Employment Tribunals and the Employment Appeal Tribunal.

A continually evolving
area of law

In an area of law that is continually evolving, MacRoberts’ team of accredited employment lawyers works closely with clients to ensure our proactive advice is tailored for their strategic needs. We have an unrivalled reputation for representing clients in Employment Tribunals and the Employment Appeal Tribunal.

Working with some of the best-known employers across Scotland, including SMEs, national PLCs, utilities companies, charities and local authorities, our employment law specialists advise on all areas of employment law.

yuill and kyle employees having a meeting

Wide-ranging and extensive employment law experience

Our employment lawyers assist clients with the full range of employment law matters, including organisational restructures and TUPE, redundancy, pay and remuneration, equal pay and holiday pay, equality and discrimination claims (and how to avoid workplace discrimination), dismissals, settlement agreements, disciplinary and grievance matters, whistleblowing and employment and worker status.

Our team's wide-ranging and extensive experience means you can be confident that we will be able to understand your issues, anticipate any problems and provide the best possible outcome for you and your organisation.

Partner-led advocacy in Employment Tribunals

We have been praised for our ‘partner-led advocacy’ in Employment Tribunals and the Employment Appeal Tribunal. We work hard to avoid cases reaching the Employment Tribunal, focusing instead on resolving matters out of court. However, if going to Tribunal is necessary, you can be sure that our employment lawyers will prepare your case to the highest standard and argue your case extensively.

Employment law training

Employment law is fast-paced and constantly evolving, so it is vital to keep up-to-date with new requirements and procedures. We provide training sessions on employment law which can be tailored to suit you and your organisation.

Find Out More

Related Services

  • Pensions

    Pensions are seen by many as the most significant employee benefit aside from salary. Our Pensions Group advises a diverse range of clients across private, public and not-for profit sectors on all aspects of pensions law.

  • Share Schemes & Incentives

    We advise on all aspects of employee share schemes, allowing your business to build a successful business with a loyal and motivated workforce.

    Share Schemes & Incentives
  • Data Protection & Cyber Security

    Our team advises clients on the full range of data protection matters to ensure your business is fully compliant with the law.

    Data Protection & Cyber Security
  • Family Businesses

    As a firm that was founded by the MacRobert family in 1861, we have the empathy, understanding and legal expertise to help your family business flourish.

    Family Owned Businesses
  • Food & Drink

    From field to fork, MacRoberts is engaged with every stage of increasingly complex and dynamic supply chains, providing expertise and specialist legal services to businesses across the food & drink sector.

    Food & Drink

Our Awards & Accreditations

  • In 2016, we were one of the first law firms in Scotland to become accredited Living Wage employers.

  • Shortlisted for Firm of the Year at the Scottish Legal Awards 2022.

  • Winners of Corporate & Commercial Team of the Year and Family Law Team of the Year at the Scottish Legal Awards 2020.

  • Our Real Estate team won the Property Team of the Year Award at the British Legal Awards in 2018.

  • Winner of SME of the Year at the Scottish SME Awards 2017, hosted by Scottish Business Insider.

  • Highly Commended for Commercial Team of the Year at the British Legal Awards 2016.

  • In 2019, MacRoberts achieved Cyber Essentials Plus certification, a UK Government entry-level information security standard.

  • MacRoberts holds the ISO 9001:2015 certification for Quality Management, the most widely recognised quality management system standard in the world.

  • Iso 14001 2015 Environmental Management

    MacRoberts holds the ISO14001:2015 certification for Environmental Management, demonstrating our ongoing commitment to environmental awareness.

  • MacRoberts holds the ISO27001:2013 certification for Information Security, an internationally recognised security gold standard.

  • Business continuity is a critical element of the Business Management System at MacRoberts and we hold full accreditation with the ISO 22301:2019.

  • MacRoberts is a member of IP Inclusive, a network of intellectual property professionals working to make our community more equal, diverse and inclusive.

  • We are active members of the PRIME Programme – an organisation that focuses on ensuring a career in law is open to talent from all economic and social backgrounds.

  • MacRoberts supports the Scottish Business Pledge, a values-led partnership between Government and business that is based on boosting productivity and competitiveness through fairness, equality and sustainable employment.

  • We are supporters of the Partnership for Change, a network of organisations and individuals who share a common ambition to improve diversity on boards and in senior leadership.

  • We are a member of the Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion (ENEI), a UK-based not-for-profit organisation which helps employers build and maintain diverse teams and inclusive cultures through our membership, training, and consultancy services.

  • MacRoberts was awarded enei's Silver TIDEMark for 2023. TIDE is enei's self-assessment evaluation and benchmarking tool which measures an organisation's overall approach and progress on diversity and inclusion.

  • MacRoberts is a Disability Confident employer, and are committed to disability equality across our firm.

  • MacRoberts fully supports flexible working practices and supports family-friendly working practices.

  • In 2022, MacRoberts received a Bronze Award in Stonewall's Workplace Equality Index for our commitment to LGBTQI+ inclusivity in the workplace.

  • MacRoberts is a longstanding member of Scotland Food & Drink, the leading trade association for Scotland's food and drink industry.

  • MacRoberts is an Associate Member of SELECT, Scotland's largest construction trade association.

MFMac: Morton Fraser MacRoberts
MacRoberts and Morton Fraser have now merged.

You can still contact us as usual, or find out more about Morton Fraser MacRoberts at