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Matt Leon

Matt Leon

Senior Associate

Contact
T +44 131 200 7464
CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Saltire Court
20 Castle Terrace
Edinburgh
EH1 2EN
United Kingdom
Languages English

Matt is a Senior Associate based in the Edinburgh office. He has specialised in employment law since qualification and has a particular interest in contentious employment law and matters with a multi-jurisdictional dimension.

He regularly appears in Employment Tribunals throughout the UK and has successfully defended employer clients at full hearing in several complex claims including those involving allegations of discrimination and whistleblowing. Matt also recognises the value of avoiding litigation where possible and he therefore works proactively with clients to achieve commercial and pragmatic solutions to their workforce and HR issues.

Outside of work, Matt is a lover of the great outdoors and can often be found at weekends out and about in his long-standing attempt to climb the Scottish Munros.

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Relevant experience

  • Successfully defending a client in an eight day hearing in relation to race and age discrimination, harassment, victimisation and breach of contract.
  • Conducting advocacy on behalf of a national client in all kinds of Tribunals across the UK.
  • Defending wholesale client in relation to whistleblowing claim from dismissed employee who raised concerns in relation to various health and safety breaches.
  • Supporting a household name client with all its employment law needs including advising on both commercial and general HR issues.
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Education

  • 2012 - Diploma in Legal Practice, University of Glasgow, Glasgow
  • 2011 - LLB, University of Glasgow, Glasgow
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Memberships

  • Employment Lawyer Association 
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Ker­nel: Sum­mer 2020
Wel­come to the latest edi­tion of Ker­nel, our Scot­land food and drink bul­let­in. In Ker­nel, we ex­am­ine cur­rent leg­al is­sues af­fect­ing the Scot­tish food and drink in­dustry and provide bites­ize art­icles on key de­vel­op­ments.
24 November 2020
We­bin­ar: Bey­ond Brexit
As we ap­proach the end of the trans­ition peri­od, what pre­par­a­tions should HR teams be tak­ing to deal with Brexit? In this we­bin­ar we fo­cus on the people man­age­ment side of Brexit plan­ning, look­ing at the new post Brexit im­mig­ra­tion sys­tem, and what as­pect
17 April 2020
Up­date on post-Brexit im­mig­ra­tion sys­tem
In the midst of the COV­ID-19 re­stric­tions, Brexit can seem like a dis­tant memory.  With the cur­rent situ­ation re­quir­ing drastic ac­tion, with a pro­found im­pact on every­day life, the fo­cus of gov­ern­ment...
5 September 2019
Ker­nel: Au­tumn 2019
Wel­come to the latest edi­tion of Ker­nel, our Scot­land food and drink bul­let­in. In Ker­nel, we ex­am­ine cur­rent leg­al is­sues af­fect­ing the Scot­tish food and drink in­dustry and provide bites­ize art­icles on key de­vel­op­ments.