Member of the Week - Munro & Noble
We’ve been looking at various departments within Munro & Noble throughout the week, and today’s focus is on the firm’s Dispute Resolution Department, covering everything from Family Law, Debt Recovery, Employment, and Wills and Executry.
The Family Law Team at Munro & Noble was established in 1984 and since then the team has gone from strength to strength, now providing a wide range of advice and assistance within the field of Family Law.
The Family Law team at Munro & Noble is headed by Court Partner Mary Nimmo, who leads an experienced team of solicitors and paralegals. Mary is also a Bar Reporter for the Courts, a Highland Council Safeguarder, an Accredited Mediator and Collaborative Lawyer.
Munro & Noble prides itself on being an established local firm dedicated to providing an excellent service as it assists clients through the difficulties associated with the breakdown of a relationship.
The firm said:
"Here at Munro & Noble, we have an experienced team who are available to guide you and your family through the unexpected as well as the expected. We are here to help with all family matters and also to assist you in planning for the future.
Contact Siobhan and Jackie in the Dispute Resolution Department who can assist you with any query."
The Debt Recovery team at Munro & Noble was also established in 1984 and advise on a wide range of Debt matters including:
Pre-litigation matters, including demand letters and negotiated settlements;
Court Action for Recovery;
Enforcement of any Court Order; and
Liquidation and Bankruptcy.
Mary leads a professional and knowledgeable team of solicitors and paralegals, with experience of assisting a wide variety of clients from large scale corporations to sole traders and individuals in recovering or managing debt. Calum MacPherson, solicitor, is from Inverness and works within the team. He undertook his traineeship with the firm and has remained post qualification. Since qualifying, he has had some notable successes in recovering significant outstanding corporate debts. The firm’s highly experienced paralegal Angela Knapp has over 30 years’ experience within Dispute Resolution.
The importance of obtaining expert legal advice is becoming more and more commercially prudent in the rapidly evolving area of Employment Law. Munro & Noble’s aim is to provide clear and sensible advice to achieve the best, most efficient outcome for all our clients.
When engaging a new employee, a contract of employment is entered into. Munro & Noble can assist an employer to write an Employment Contract that is both pertinent to your business and that meets current legislation.
Businesses change and evolve, and so do individual staff within these businesses. Regrettably, a business can find themselves having to consider dismissing an employee or indeed employees.
Termination of employment does happen. This could be due to factors such as redundancy, or through the staff member’s lack of capability or qualifications, or indeed their misconduct. If a misconduct situation does occur both the business and the employee should follow the business’s disciplinary policy. Similarly, if an employee perceives they have been treated unfairly they along with the business, would be required to follow the business’s grievance procedure.
No business wishes to be taken to an Employment Tribunal for an alleged unfair, constructive or wrongful dismissal. Early and pro-active legal advice is important to mitigate such a situation occurring. At Munro & Noble we can draft compromise agreements. These agreements follow the termination of employment and are legally binding between each party.
Munro & Noble’s Dispute Resolution department can offer specialist, tailored advice to both employers and employees on a number of employment matters.
Contact Jacqueline Ross in the Dispute Resolution team.
Wills & Executry
Munro & Noble have experienced solicitors who are able to provide advice in relation to a complete range of Private Client matters. Whether you wish to draft a will, investigate the setting up of a power of attorney, or set up a trust, we can provide the necessary advice and prepare the documents required, catering to your individual requirements.
The firm's legal team regularly administer and wind up the estates of individuals that have passed away. It is the firm's aim to be caring and empathetic in their dealings with clients.
The Department is headed by Managing Partner, David Hewitson. David has significant expertise in Trust & Executry Law and is highly regarded by his clients and peers alike.
Morag Campbell joined the firm in 1990 and following specific training by Munro & Noble, provides paralegal support to David Hewitson. She has considerable experience of the administration of both trust and executries.
Fore more information on Munro & Noble, visit the website.