Media Release: Harper Macleod to provide legal services to Edinburgh Leisure


FOLLOWING a competitive public procurement exercise, leading law firm, Harper Macleod LLP, has been appointed to supply employment law services to Edinburgh Leisure.

With a turnover of £23 million and 750 employees, Edinburgh Leisure is the biggest sport and leisure provider in the capital, operating a wide range of facilities, including Meadowbank Sports Centre, The Royal Commonwealth Pool and Braid Hills Golf Course.

The not-for-profit organisation will engage Harper Macleod for legal representation in Employment Tribunal claims and also for general employment policy advice, ad-hoc employment incident advice, advice on impact of changes to employment law and routine maintenance for legal matters.

Chair of Harper Macleod, Professor Lorne Crerar, commented: “We’re delighted to be working with such a high-profile organisation which helps the people and communities of Edinburgh to enjoy a healthier and more active lifestyle.

“We see this as an important appointment for our employment law team, adding to our complement of major public sector clients, and we are looking forward to working closely with Edinburgh Leisure’s HR Team.

“Our Employment partner, Lesley Murphy, will lead the project.”

Karen Scott, head of HR at Edinburgh Leisure, said: “Edinburgh Leisure is dedicated to the care and wellbeing of the many staff it employs across a number of venues throughout the city.

“We are delighted to appoint Harper Macleod to supply our employment law services and look forward to working with them as we continue to deliver on this commitment.”

Harper Macleod’s Employment team includes partner, Lesley Murphy, who is a Law Society of Scotland accredited specialist.

Both Lesley and head of Employment, Bruce Caldow, are recognised as leaders in the field of Employment Law by Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession.

Bruce is also recognised as a being a leader in the area of Sports Law, along with three other Harper Macleod partners.

Established in 1988, Harper Macleod has 45 partners, 150 fee-earners and a total complement of over 261 staff based in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Inverness.

The firm is noted for its expertise in key industry sectors, including Banks & Financial Institutions; Energy & Natural Resources; Food, Leisure & Hospitality; Insurance; Property & Construction; Public Sector (including Housing); Retail; Sport; and Family-owned Businesses.

Clients include Clydesdale Bank, William Hill, Heineken UK, RBS Insurance, National Car Parks, Forestry Commission Scotland, The Department for Work & Pensions, The Scottish Government, Arcadia Group, National Car Parks, The Scottish Premier League and Optical Express.


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