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Alistair McArthur

Partner, Head of Employment Law

Alistair is an experienced employment lawyer with particular expertise in advising on and dealing with recruitment practices, terms and conditions of employment, discrimination and harassment, termination of contracts and dismissals, the enforcement of post-termination obligations, transfer of undertakings on acquisition and disposal of businesses, restructuring and redundancies.

With a history of acting for businesses in the construction and property sector, banks, financial institutions and manufacturers as well as companies in the logistics and technology sectors, Alistair is accomplished at providing commercial and pragmatic advice to leading blue chip organisations.

Alistair is commercially astute, with an aptitude for negotiation. He takes on work with enthusiasm and a desire to succeed in all matters. This is, however, with the care to ensure he understands his client’s aims and problems at the outset so that strategies can be developed to obtain the best outcome possible.

Alistair is responsible for leading the Employment Department as it continues to provide high quality and effective advice and assistance.

Experience | Key projects
  • Alistair has helped with a number of high level redundancy and restructure exercises across several clients.
  • Alistair was instructed on a high level disability discrimination claim where the value was in excess of £5m.

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Awards | Accreditations


 

Alistair has been recognised by both Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners for a number of years, and was recently named as a leading individual by the Legal 500:

“Herrington Carmichael’s employment team is exceptional in the area. Alistair McArthur leads a great group of employment lawyers and they have an impressive client list.”
– Legal 500, 2022

Alistair is a “Recognised Practitioner” in the 2019 edition of Chambers and Partners. Chambers  comment that:

“Alistair’s advice is always of the highest quality.  Not only does he take into account the legal aspects of a particular matter, he also considers the personal circumstances of the client and gives pragmatic advice, making them feel valued”.

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