Alex Green is the founder and Managing Director of the Law Agency. He is a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales and an enrolled solicitor in Scotland. He conducts litigation in the Scottish and English courts and in the Employment Tribunal and the Employment Appeal Tribunal. He has a broad business law and international litigation practice, specialising in employment law, health and safety law and commercial dispute resolution. For many years he was a partner with a major City law firm. Alex is an employment judge in the Employment Tribunal in England & Wales. Alex is also a judge of the First Tier Tribunal Immigration and Asylum Chamber and the Procurator Fiscal of the Court of the Lord Lyon.
He is an ADR Group accredited mediator and is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a Commercial Mediator. He has been recommended by Chambers and Legal 500 in relation to health and safety law. He is also an Affiliate member of IOSH and is a Teaching Fellow at the University of Aberdeen and at the Robert Gordon University where he teaches on the Post Graduate Diploma in Professional Legal Practice (Employment Law and Practice; Negotiation, Arbitration and Mediation) and the Post Graduate Certificate in Conflict Resolution (Mediation in Practice).
He has defended numerous serious regulatory prosecutions and acted in many Fatal Accident Inquiries. Cases he has managed recently include the loss of G-REDL, a Super Puma Helicopter off the coast of Scotland on 1 April 2009.
He is a member of the Council of Employment Judges, the Council of Immigration Judges and the Institution of IOSH.
He is a contributor to various publications including Tolley’s Workplace Accident Handbook, Tolley’s Health & Safety at Work, and Butterworths’ Employment Law Guide to Europe. He has been commissioned to edit the entry on Lyon Court practice for the Stair Memorial Encyclopaedia of the Laws of Scotland. He holds two law degrees from the University of Aberdeen and degrees in Theology and Scottish History from the University of St Andrews.
Liam Kerr is a consultant with the Law Agency. Liam has specialised in employment and industrial relations law for more than 13 years and is dual qualified in Scotland, and England & Wales. Liam is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in employment law.
Previous experience with some of the biggest firms in the UK and deep sector focus over the previous 13 years enables Liam to provide practical, speedy, pragmatic and tailored commercial advice to clients. In-house experience coupled with real-world pre-law careers, ensures Liam see matters from an employer’s and employee’s point of view rather than any Ivory Tower perspective.
Liam covers all the usual employment-law issues (contracts, policies, TUPE, redundancies, M&A). Liam is fortunate in being able to use his language skills (including fluent French) and extensive international legal experience to assist multinational clients.
Liam has enjoyed much success in tribunal including in the Employment Appeal Tribunal. Contentious work includes issues such as territorial extent of legislation, whistleblowing, disability discrimination, inflexible application of national, Trade Union agreed policy, contractor/worker/employee status, offshore crewing and interim relief against dismissal for trade union reasons.
Specialities: All aspects of employment law with a particular focus on contractors, IR35, TUPE and large scale commercial transactions & redundancies.
Outside employment law, Liam is au fait with data protection legislation and advises frequently on the rights of data subjects and particularly data transfer. Liam advises on the Bribery Act and enforcement of restrictive covenants against exiting senior members of staff. Liam is well versed in corporate matters: leaving aside the running of his own company (the third he has set up and run), Liam sat on the Board of the Aberdeen Foyer for 7 years; a charity with commercial subsidiaries turning over £4.3m per year (2013) with around 100 employees. Between 2006 and 2012 Liam was engaged by Robert Gordon University to write and teach the online degree course “Employment Tribunal Practice and Procedure”.
Liam is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association, the Industrial Law Society and the Franco British Lawyers Society.
Newly ranked Liam Kerr handles the full spectrum of employment law matters, with strong knowledge of judicial mediations, employment tribunals and restructuring procedures.
Chambers & Partners Guide to the Legal Profession 2015