Our story

We are experienced employment lawyers who love what we do. For us it is so much more than just a job.

Both originally from large commercial law practices, we first worked together in 2009.

We discovered we share the same approach to client relationships. It is their quality and longevity which is truly rewarding - achieved by putting clients' needs first and pro-actively developing a real insight into their approach to business.

We also realised that we share a vision - to establish an employment law firm where good legal advice reflects the values and culture of the client business, whilst still considering its commercial priorities. 

Our ethos

Of course we want to make a living, but we believe that most businesses are driven by more than just profit.

Our business is about providing the best service we can to our clients. Yes, employment law itself is fascinating - but what really drives us is helping our clients to solve their problems in a way which they are comfortable with, because the advice reflects the values and culture of the business.

We do our best to operate our business in a fair and considerate way. We are always mindful of how we source our supplies. By avoiding a daily commute we lighten our carbon footprint and use the time saved to support our local communities – each being active trustees of local charities that we feel passionately about.

Emma “pre-empts future issues and risks “

legal 500, 2012

Emma Ramsay

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Emma’s warm and responsive approach puts clients quickly at ease and ready to work with her to resolve the issues.

Understanding that the sensitivity with which the law is applied is often as important as the law itself, Emma provides advice which carefully balances the legal and commercial pressures while reflecting the values of the organisation - advice that clients will also be comfortable implementing.

While Emma has worked across all sectors, she has developed a deep understanding of employment law issues within the education sector.

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"...a dynamic, experienced and commercially savvy employment lawyer who takes the time to get to know a business."

Chambers UK 2016

Stephanie Paterson

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Stephanie takes a holistic approach to employment law advice.  She has particular experience in looking beyond the strict legal obligations and giving advice which also weaves in the values and culture of a client organisation.  

With an intuitive understanding of how the style and tone of employee communications, documentation and policies are of key importance to a positive workplace culture and a strong ‘employer brand’, Stephanie attracts clients on the strength of her ability to approach employee issues in a way which fits comfortably with that.

Stephanie’s expertise and engaging approach has led to her being recognised as a leader in in the employment law field by Chambers and Partners legal directory since 2010.

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