There are many challenges for an organisation approaching a transfer, a redundancy or re-organisation programme. As well as legal aspects, its managers have to deal with the blow to morale which can be felt by its employees.
MacRoberts offers detailed training for managers on motivating and communicating effectively with employees who find themselves within the transfer, redundancy or re-organisation process, together with training on how to lead them through the process.
MacRoberts also offers training on the implementation of such a process, including detailed training on the rolling out of a collective and individual consultation process, and the application of a selection criteria.
The training provides guidance to managers on employment law best practice, as well as practical tips on how to deal with all the challenges faced during such a process, such as identifying pools, applying a selection criteria and considering suitable alternative employment available for those employees remaining.
The training includes mock consultation meetings, the provision of draft selection criteria, provisional selection forms and other papers which are invaluable in such a process.
In 2016, we became one of the first law firms in Scotland to become Living Wage accredited employers.
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.
We are a proud member of the Legal Sustainability Alliance, a network of law firms committed to working collaboratively to reduce our environmental impact
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.
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 22301:2012.
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.
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.
MacRoberts became a member of the Stonewall Diversity Champions Programme in 2018.
MacRoberts is a longstanding member of Scotland Food & Drink, the leading trade association for Scotland's food and drink industry.