Dawn is an Accredited Specialist in Employment Law with over 20 years’ experience of advising employer clients across the private, public and third sectors.
Dawn has significant expertise in advising on the full spectrum of employment law matters, including issues arising from company acquisitions and sales, including workforce due diligence and TUPE matters. She is accustomed to applying her knowledge of employment law to a variety of commercial, corporate and litigation matters and regularly advises on employment status issues and how they may impact upon commercial situations.
A hands-on, practical lawyer, Dawn is often instructed to advise on the management of difficult exits, particularly from senior management/executive director and founder positions.
She is also instructed frequently to advise employee/executive clients on complex employment situations, including those relating to disciplinary, capability and grievance matters and in relation to potential Settlement Agreements.
Dawn is an experienced Tribunal practitioner with experience of appearing in the EAT.
Dawn is a regular contributor to the Journal of the Law Society of Scotland and is regularly quoted in the Scottish media on employment issues. [see Daily Record 26.2.21 and 28.5.21]
Memberships: Employment Lawyers Association; Law Society’s Employment Law Group (ELG); Graduate Member of British Psychological Society; Member of the Employment Lawyers’ Association’s Working Party responding to “Equity in the STEM workforce: Call for Evidence” – December 2020/January 2021 - Dawn was part of a small working party responsible for formulating the Association’s formal response to the UK government’s call for evidence.
Non-executive positions: Current board member of Edinburgh Science (formerly Edinburgh International Science Festival.