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Stephen Miller

Stephen Miller

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Stephen is accredited as a specialist in employment law and in discrimination law by The Law Society of Scotland. He advises on and represents clients in all areas of employment law from discrimination and disciplinary issues and executive exits to reorganisations, redundancies and equal pay issues.

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Stephen is accredited as a specialist in employment law and in discrimination law by The Law Society of Scotland. He advises on and represents clients in all areas of employment law from discrimination and disciplinary issues and executive exits to reorganisations, redundancies and equal pay issues.

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Having represented both private and public sector organisations in a number of high profile tribunals throughout the UK, Stephen is regularly involved in providing strategic advice and training to clients in the local authority, transport, charity and further and higher education sectors.

Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession, in ranking him in its top band of specialists since 1999, has previously described Stephen as having "a good balance between knowing the law and presenting it in a sound and not over-stated way" as well as being "able and well-prepared" and "a leading player" in relation to his employment law expertise.

Chambers 2016, has ranked Stephen as Band 1 and has stated that Stephen, "has a very pragmatic approach, a great depth of knowledge and handles negotiations superbly." Also, he has been recognised as a leading individual by the Legal 500 this year.

Stephen was the recipient of the 'Solicitors Poll - Individual' Award at The Law Awards of Scotland 2009.

Stephen served as President of the Employment Law Group from 2014 to 2019.

Stephen was inducted into the exclusive Legal 500 Hall of Fame in 2018 in recognition of his experience and renown in his practice area.

Experience
  • L v K [2021] SLT 897 (Computers; Dismissal; Indecent photographs of children; Teachers; Restricted powers of appeal tribunal to intervene)
  • Baisley v South Lanarkshire Council [2017] ICR 365 (Rejection of ET1 on submission and ET discretion to accept defective claim)
  • Stephen was the lead external adviser in the negotiated settlement of Glasgow City Council's equal pay liability which has a published value of £580m
  • HBJ Claimants v Glasgow City Council [2017] IRLR 993  (Job Evaluation Scheme challenge)  Stephen acted as junior counsel in the Inner House appeal
  • McCarthy v North Lanarkshire Council no 101122/06 (No injury to feelings damages in equal pay cases)
  • Lynch -v- East Dunbartonshire Council [2010] ICR 1094 (Lis alibi pendens as a plea in the Employment Tribunal)
  • Aegon v Roberts [2009] IRLR 1042 (Unfair dismissal and pension loss)
  • Cannop v Highland Council [2008] IRLR 634 CS (Equal pay and grievances)
  • Highland Council v TGWU [2008] IRLR 272 EAT (Equal pay and grievances)
  • Davidson v Dallas McMillan [2010] IRLR 439 (Restricted reporting orders)
  • Dryden v Greater Glasgow Health Board [1992] IRLR 469 (Constructive dismissal)
  • Reid v Camphill Engravers [1990] IRLR 268 (Unlawful deduction from earnings)
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  • Professional Practices

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  • Commercial Disputes

  • Employment, Pensions & Immigration

  • Regulatory & Investigations

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