Simon Allison
Simon Allison

Partner, Employment Law

Aberdeen Office
6 Bon Accord Square AB11 6XU

01224 588913

01224 581149

Legal Post: AB152

Dundee Office
30 & 34 Reform Street DD1 1RJ

01382 229222

01382 342220

Legal Post: DD108

Simon Allison leads Blackadders' award-winning Employment team. He has specialised in employment law for over 15 years with a particular focus on contentious matters. Simon regularly appears before employment tribunals and the Employment Appeal Tribunal, predominately for employers. He also gives advice in relation to a wide variety of employment law issues from recruitment to performance management right through to TUPE and social media.. Simon is a member of the Employment Law Group and the Employment Lawyers Association. UK Chambers & Partners 2018 states that Simon and his team are “proactive, supportive, dynamic and accessible” and that Simon is “extremely knowledgeable, thorough and able to explain things in a way that is comprehensible” enabling clients to make the best decision.

Work Highlights

  • Successfully resisting various types of claim under the Equality Act 2010
  • Advising and assisting in collective and individual consultations for a large-scale redundancy process.
  • Representing a small employer at employment tribunal and recovering in excess of £3,000 in expenses from the ex-employee claimant.
  • Advising and assisting in relation to various complex claims under the TUPE Regulations.
  • Successfully resisting an unfair dismissal claim at tribunal and recovering in excess of £40,000 in training fees from ex-employee


  • Winner of the Scottish Legal Awards 2018 "Lawyer of the Year Award"
  • Finalist of the Scottish Legal Awards 2018 "Innovation in Practice Award"
  • Accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in Employment Law
  • Ranked in the UK Chambers & Partners 2018 as a Leading Individual
  • Ranked in the Legal 500 2017 as a Recommended Lawyer
  • Winner of the Scottish Legal Awards 2017 “Excellence in Client Care Award”
  • Winner of the Scottish Legal Awards 2016 “Employment Team of the Year Award”



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