Weightmans welcomes employment team in Scotland

Associate Steven Harte and Partner Ingrid McGhee

UK LAW firm Weightmans has appointed two employment law experts to lead the Employment, Pensions and Immigration Department in Glasgow.

Partner Ingrid McGhee and Associate Steven Harte join from LexLeyton (and previously Biggart Baillie/DWF LLP), adding to Weightmans’ significant presence in the city.

Ingrid is well known for her personable nature and her ability to deliver direct, strategic commercial advice to clients.  She has a wealth of experience in the provision of legal services and was a partner at LexLeyton, responsible for establishing the firm’s multi-national practice north of the border. She is well versed in all areas of contentious and non-contentious employment work and provides specialist employment legal support across many sectors, including Owner Managed Businesses, Retail, Transport and Logistics, Oil and Gas, Construction and Manufacturing.

Steven Harte is an experienced employment law specialist. He provides advice on all aspects of employment law and is known for his professional but down to earth approach and, in particular, his focus on achieving practical as well as legal solutions for clients. An experienced litigator, Steven regularly appears in the employment tribunals and has an excellent track record. In addition to being a solicitor, Steven is a Non-Executive Director of Lifelink, a mental health charity.

Ingrid said:

“Steven and I have a great deal of experience working with businesses exclusively on employment law matters. We understand the human element of any situation can be paramount when advising clients on employment practices and issues, meaning we shape our legal advice to suit both the practical and commercial outcomes required.

“We are delighted to join Weightmans, and are looking forward to working together to provide the excellent service that Weightmans is known for and to develop and grow the employment practice in Glasgow, achieving recognition nationally as a dedicated resource and agent for employment work in Scotland. 

“Weightmans has a fantastic reputation and impressive sector track record and we look forward to enhancing the firm’s offering in Scotland.”

Ben Daniel, Partner and Head of Employment, Pensions and Immigration at Weightmans said:

“Ingrid and Steven are true experts in their field and we are thrilled that they have joined the firm, to offer further strength and depth to our full-service offering in Glasgow.  Weightmans has been in the city for five years and we are proud to have continued to grow, welcoming the finest talent to the team. We’re excited to see the next phase of our strategic growth in action, and delighted to have Ingrid and Steven on board with us.”

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