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Chris Phillips

Partner | Edinburgh


Accredited Specialist in Employment Law.

Chris is a highly experienced employment lawyer and is based in our Edinburgh office.  He advises HR professionals, senior managers and business owners on the full range of employment law issues. This includes recruitment, preparing contracts and policies, performance and absence management, avoiding discrimination and navigating safely through organisational change in all its forms. Where the employment relationship comes to an end, Chris helps to ensure this is handled carefully and with the minimum of risk. He also assists senior individuals on the negotiation of their contracts, handling disputes and on exit strategies, including settlement agreements.

His clients operate in local government, education, financial services, manufacturing, professional services, healthcare, recruitment, technology and many other sectors.

As well as being an employment specialist, Chris also has extensive experience in professional regulatory law and in the conduct of inquiries, particularly in the public sector. He is also a regular speaker at conferences and training events.

Chris is recognised by clients for his pragmatism, straightforward approach and commercial focus. He is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association, the Scottish Discrimination Lawyers Association and he has been accredited by The Law Society of Scotland as an employment law specialist since 2005. He is also an external examiner in Employment Law for the University of Dundee and chairman of Fife College Foundation.


Accredited by the Law Society of Scotland Ranked in Legal 500 2020

Chris Phillips's Blog Entries

Looking After Remote Workers: An Employer's Duties

Home and remote working have now become a fact of life for many of us, and with access to reliable technology virtual meetings and doing…

Posted on 13th August 2020

Job losses predicted to be worse than previously feared

A recent survey commissioned by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and recruitment company Adecco indicates a…

Posted on 10th August 2020

Coronavirus: Sick pay for the self-employed?

With the first death of a UK patient suffering from Coronavirus, the Government have suggested plans to implement measures which would mean…

Posted on 6th March 2020

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