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Simon Mayberry

Simon Mayberry

Partner & Head of Employment Law

I am a Partner and Head of Balfour+Manson’s employment law team. I am accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in employment law.

I act principally for employers in a variety of industries, with a large number of clients in hospitality, charities, sports and manufacturing. I provide day-to-day employment law support to clients as well as dealing with litigation. My contentious experience extends to all types of claims in the Employment Tribunal along with defending claims in the Employment Appeal Tribunal and Court of Appeal.

My advice takes a commercially-minded and risk-based approach tailored to each client. This approach helps my clients to achieve the results they want quickly and without unnecessary delays, processes and complications.

I have practiced exclusively in employment and discrimination since qualifying as a Solicitor and am accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in employment law.

I love the fact that employment law involves people and is a fast-moving and practical area of law.  Almost every enquiry is different and requires careful consideration before agreeing on what steps to take.  It’s an enjoyable intellectual challenge.

I also really enjoy the satisfaction of helping clients to make commercially sensible decisions which help achieve real world results.  From training on diversity and inclusion to the huge efforts to maintain staff during the challenges of Covid-19, it is great to see the impact that good advice can have on the workplace.

When I’m not at work you will find me travelling as much as possible to as many places as possible!  I speak fluent Spanish, so this tends to lead to Central and South America.  I’ve recently also graduated from ‘poor’ to ‘mediocre’ at DIY.

  • The Employment Lawyers Association;
  • The Law Society of Scotland;
  • The European Employment Lawyers Association;
  • Board Trustee of Carr Gomm – a large Scottish care charity