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Gillian MacLellan

Partner

CMS Cameron McKenna LLP
1 West Regent Street
Glasgow
G2 1AP
United Kingdom
Languages English

Gillian MacLellan is a partner in the Employment Team and advises on both contentious employment matters and transactional work.

The common thread in both areas is her ability and determination to get a great result for her client. Gillian is commercially astute and a strong negotiator in commercial discussions where her tactics were described by one client as “masterful”.

She is particularly experienced in leading clients through major restructurings and change exercises.  Having spent a period on secondment to a client’s employee relations team, Gillian adopts an extremely practical approach. 

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Relevant experience

  • The Scottish public sector on the complex employment issues arising out of its GBP 100m+ wide area network contract with Capita and supporting through competitive bid dialogue.
  • A major energy client on major change project involving the closure of a UK site and transfer of activities to different jurisdictions outside of the UK.
  • Clients on Employment Tribunals across the UK, including a multiparty action arising out of a large scale redundancy exercise, whistleblowing claims, discrimination actions and cases involving alleged breach of financial services regulations.
  • A major financial institution on the TUPE and employment related issues arising out of its GBP 700m datacentre/infrastructure outsourcing to IBM.
  • 9 month secondment to Employee Relations team of HBOS (now LTSB) during period of major organisational change for the client.
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Education

2000 - Dip LP, Glasgow Graduate School of Law, Glasgow

1999 - LLB (Hons), University of Glasgow, Glasgow

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