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Executive Advice

Executive Advice

Ronald Mackay

Advice relating to senior executives is an important part of our practice.  We regularly advise senior employees, directors, partners and consultants on their contractual and statutory rights.  Our extensive corporate client base means that we often sit on the other side of the table as well.

Advice relating to senior executives can require a multi-disciplinary team.  We have all of the necessary experts at Burness Paull.

In addition to advice on employees and directors, we have significant experience in the field of partnerships and are increasingly called upon to advise on partnership disputes and discrimination compliance in particular.

Our advice tends to centre on the arrangements at the start and at the end of the relationship.  In addition to handling contractual and statutory rights, we routinely involve specialists to deal with associated shareholdings and share options and to provide tax, pensions, intellectual property and data protection advice.  Establishing employee shareholder status is an increasing trend.

When matters go to court, perhaps involving restrictive covenants, confidential information or IP claims, our dispute resolution team has a specialist division to assist.

Our advice is always holistic.  At a senior level, reputation, speedy resolution of disputes and future relationships are often the main drivers.  We do not lose sight of that.

Despite the range of specialist advice involved, we always ensure a single point of contact within our employment division to ensure that all advice is consistent, joined up and value for money.