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Pinsent Masons adds legal director to Aberdeen employment team
Pinsent Masons has appointed Claire Scott as a legal director in its Employment Law team in Aberdeen.
Ms Scott, who joins from Burness Paull, has years of experience advising international clients in the oil and gas, shipping and aviation industries. She has expertise in resolving sensitive and high profile disputes for blue chip companies, and has acted for clients in employment tribunals across the UK.
As part of Pinsent Masons’ Employment Energy Sector group, she will work with Aberdeen partner Euan Smith who has been advising clients on Brexit-related employment issues.
The firm reports increased client demand for advice on complex projects involving restructuring, outsourcing, data protection, offshore contracting and TUPE matters.
Mr Smith commented: “I am delighted to have Claire on board and her track record in advising on sensitive and complicated areas of employment law will be welcomed by our expanding client base in Scotland and across the UK."
Pinsent Masons' head of Oil & Gas, Bob Ruddiman, added: “Employment law feeds in to almost every aspect of the oil and gas sector which, as one of the most highly regulated industries in the world, faces many challenges. Our clients will value that we have added another first rate legal practitioner in Claire to our already strong international offering.”