TUPE for lawyers

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An interesting story by BBC Scotland about the demise of the well known Glasgow/Edinburgh law firm, Morisons Solicitors LLP. The story primarily concerns aspects of the transfer of an undertaking.

The majority of staff at Morisons are having their employment transferred: Blackadders Solicitors have agreed to take over the Glasgow operations and Thorntons will take over the Edinburgh side of the business.

The movement of former Morisons’ staff to their new employers will, of course, be governed by the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006. This means that the employees in question will have their employment and their core terms and conditions of employment protected by their new employers.

The prospect of staff being made for redundant, as a result of the collapse of Morisons, is not imminent for the time being.

A link to the story can be found below:

Some jobs saved after administrators appointed at law firm

The business of Morisons LLP, which has offices in Glasgow and Edinburgh, will be taken over by two firms.

A link to a video on the ACAS website dealing with TUPE can be found below:

Copyright Seán J Crossan, 31 March 2019

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A legal blog by the author of Introductory Scots Law: Theory & Practice (3rd Edition: 2017; Hodder Gibson) Sean J. Crossan BA (Hons), LLB (Hons), MSc, TQFE I have been teaching law in Higher and Further Education for nearly 25 years. I also worked as an employment law consultant in a Glasgow law firm for over a decade. I am also a trade union representative and continue to make full use of my legal background. I am a graduate and postgraduate of the Universities of Dundee, London and Strathclyde. Please note that this Blog provides a general commentary about issues in Scots Law. It is not intended as a substitute for in-depth legal advice. If you have a specific legal problem, you should always consult a suitably qualified Scottish solicitor who will be able to provide you with the support that you require.

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