Barry Nichol

Barry provides expert and pragmatic professional advice on employment and equality law issues to a wide range of clients across many sectors ranging from individuals to PLCs. Barry has a particular interest and expertise in acting for clients in the education, charity and arts / theatre sectors.

Barry is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a Specialist in Employment Law. He deals with all aspects of employment law both contentious and non contentious. This has ranged from advising clients in respect to disciplinary and grievance matters, restructuring, business transfers, maternity and paternity rights and discrimination issues. He also regularly provides training and workshops on employment law issues. Recent examples have included training on investigating complaints, employment status and bullying and harassment issues.

Barry regularly represent clients in the Employment Tribunal and the Employment Appeal Tribunal and has represented clients (both employees and employers) in a range of cases involving unfair dismissal, discrimination and working time issues. Barry was lead solicitor in a case in the education sector which was heard in the Supreme Court.

With a passion for the outdoors and the preforming arts Barry spends as much time as he can on his bike and seeing shows with his family.

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