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Noele McClelland

Partner | Dundee


Accredited Specialist in Employment Law.

As head of Tayside’s largest employment law team Noele is focussed on ensuring her clients receive pragmatic and commercial advice when dealing with HR and employment issues. Her approach is based on really understanding a client at all stages of their business lifecycle and fully understanding their strategy. Her straightforward and friendly approach and ethos of helping to simplify employment law.

Noele advises on all areas of the employment lifecycle from recruitment through to dismissal and regularly advises clients on disciplinary and grievance matters, absence and performance management, discrimination, redundancy and reorganisations and termination of employment. She works hand in hand with our business law team in the employment aspects of business acquisitions, disposals and outsourcing, ensuring a seamless service to clients.

Her particular expertise has involved supporting clients through strategic change and high level disputes, often acting as an extension of her clients management at particularly challenging times for organisations, with her eye always to looking at alternative ways of resolving disputes. She has advised clients in number of high profile disputes at executive level – having acted for organisations and executives – with a keen eye to corporate governance and reputational issues.

Her client base extends from senior executives, to universities, colleges, manufacturing companies, service companies, high-tech companies and SME’s. She has also acted for individuals advising them on discrimination, unfair dismissal, equal pay, redundancy and performance management, representing them in Tribunal to achieve the best outcome for them. Her clients interests are at the heart of what she does.

As a member of the Employment Law Group, Employment Lawyers Association and Scottish Discrimination Law Association she is respected across the profession and speaks at events including the Employment Law Group conference, local faculty of solicitors and is invited to speak at professional bodies.


Accredited Specialist in Employment Law Ranked in Legal 500 2020

Noele McClelland's Blog Entries

The Rates: the National Minimum Wage and the National Living Wage

In this blog, we examine issues related to the National Living Wage (NLW) and how it is different to the National Minimum Wage (NMW). These…

Posted on 5th September 2019

Addison Lee loses legal appeal over courier worker status

On Friday, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) rejected an appeal by car and courier service Addison Lee, in their attempt to challenge an…

Posted on 18th May 2018

When are On-Call Shifts considered working time?

For many workers their job will involve an element of being on-call.  That may be care workers who are on-call or perform “sleeping-in”…

Posted on 2nd March 2018

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