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.
Noele McClelland's Blog Entries
Chambers & Partners 2019
She’s fantastic. She's hugely knowledgeable in terms of employment law and she really understands the practical application of employment law within an organisation.
Legal 500 2019
First-class employment lawyer
Chambers & Partners 2020
Noele McClelland regularly advises housing associations and education sector clients on a range of matters, including senior executive exits, Equality Act issues and unfair dismissal proceedings. One client says: "She turns around work incredibly promptly and is highly knowledgeable. She always explains things simply and clearly and provides a range of options with expert guidance to help us take the right route for our organisation."