Loch Employment Law’s Edinburgh office was established in 2016. With offices based across England and Scotland, Loch Employment Law is able to answer our clients’ needs countrywide.

Unlike other law firms, we are focused completely on employment issues. Set up by our Managing Partner, Pam Loch, who is dual qualified in Scotland and England, and Chris Phillips, an accredited specialist in employment law in Scotland, our dedicated employment lawyers and HR specialists are some of the most recognised in their field. The team bring you not just a wealth of experience but also pragmatic, realistic and cost effective solutions.

  • Chris Phillips Partner

    Chris Phillips is a highly experienced Lawyer who has acted for employers in private, public and third sectors as well as representing senior employees. 


Loch Employment Law
14-18 Hill Street,
EH2 3JZ,
0131 322 3501

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Employment Lawyer Edinburgh

Our expert employment lawyers can ensure your business is steered safely through the employment law minefield. They can also make sure your contracts and policies provide your business with the best protection.

Our Employment lawyers in Edinburgh are experts in their field with decades of experience in pure employment law practice. We take the time to get to know our clients, so we can tailor all our advice and support to them. By providing a cost effective solution to our clients’ employment law issues we can add value to their business.

The employment lawyers based in Edinburgh are experts in all areas of employment law including drafting workplace policies and employment contracts, advising on disciplinary and grievance issues, restructuring TUPE and redundancies and unfair dismissal claims. These are just a few of the employment law areas we advise on from our office in Edinburgh.

Chris Phillips is our Partner heading up the Edinburgh office. He has over 20 years of experience advising in Employment law acting for a variety of organisation in both the public and private sectors. He also advises senior employees and Directors on employment law queries. He is ranked by Chambers and Partners 2017 and by legal 500 for his expertise in Employment Law.

Chris has also been engaged in in investigations and as a reporter providing professional assessments to local authorities and private companies on very sensitive matters. He has conducted very detailed inquiries on highly confidential and sensitive matters including allegations of maladministration, bullying, harassment and race and disability discrimination. To read more about Chris Phillips’ experience please click here.

What Chambers UK 2017 say about Us:

“The whole team is always incredibly responsive, and they work hard to ensure that the process is as smooth as possible”

Commentary on Pam – “The “intuitive, intelligent and strategic” Pam Loch often serves as an advocate and mediator for clients in contentious employment matters. She also advises on a range of non-contentious issues, including TUPE transfers, restructurings and restrictive covenants”

Commentary on Chris – “One client declares “His knowledge is extensive and we follow his instructions to the letter in full confidence””

Our Edinburgh Employment Lawyers are also regular commentators featured in local and business news as employment law experts. They are also frequently published in trade publications such as Jordans (part of Lexis Nexis publishing) and Personnel Today, recognising their knowledge and capacities. Recent features have been on the “Gig Economy” regarding employment status and rights and the use of CCTV in the workplace, to name a few.

As leading Employment Lawyers, the Edinburgh team are called upon for a wide range of contentious and non-contentious matters. They provide strategic advice on all areas in employment law including whistleblowing and data protection, unfair dismissals, discrimination claims and employment status issues. Loch Employment Law has a wide scope of expertise in various sectors and industries.

While our office is based in Edinburgh, our Employment Lawyers provide support on a nationwide basis and Employment Lawyers frequently deal with clients all over Scotland, including Glasgow and Aberdeen. As part of a wider, nationwide team the Employment Lawyers deliver creative, commercial and practical advice with their clients’ needs always at the forefront.

The Employment Lawyers can assist senior employees and Directors with informal discussion with their employers and advise on how to deal with issues an employee may face during their career. By dealing with an employment issue with our Employment Lawyers you can be assured your career and needs are being looked after.

We work with companies to provide solutions to employee issues and strategic advice on their business in general such as restructurings or TUPE transfers. Loch Employment Law, based in Edinburgh, London, Brighton and Tunbridge Wells, can help you protect your business and ensure your organisation is legally compliant.

Loch Employment Law is part of the Loch Associates Group, founded by Pam Loch, ensuring clients have all the services they need under one roof:

  • Loch Employment Law: Offering legal advice purely in employment law in a flexible and pragmatic manner, tailored around clients’ specific needs.
  • HR Advise Me: professional HR Consultants provide outsourced HR support and advice, depending on clients’ needs. This could be to advise on handling a grievance process appropriately or help creating new contracts with the help of our employment lawyers.
  • Loch Health: Our qualified medical professionals deliver employee wellness health checks and bespoke First Aid training for employers. We have a unique and innovative service, created by Pam, with our HR Medical Specialists who work with employers to manage employee absences.
  • Loch Mediation: CEDR accredited mediation service designed to assist in resolving workplace conflicts and disputes quickly.

The Loch Associates Group works nationwide from offices in London, Edinburgh, Brighton and Tunbridge Wells. To find out more about the Loch Associates Group and the services the Group provides please visit www.lochassociatesgroup.co.uk