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"Karen Harvie has a second to none knowledge of employment law. She is also excellent at a practical level in giving supporting advice in terms of often complex, challenging and sensitive staff issues. In my view Karen is by far and away the best employment lawyer in the field of social housing.
Robert Craig Chief Executive, Ferguslie Park Housing Association
Karen is head of the Edinburgh employment team. She has wide experience acting for employers, particularly in the Social Housing and charity sectors. She has substantial project management expertise, supporting employers through mergers, restructuring and collective redundancies. Karen also has considerable experience representing clients at tribunal, employment appeal tribunal and in court.
Her recent experience includes:-
- representing all transferee social landlords in a large-scale housing stock transfer;
- the employment aspects of merging two prominent social landlords;
- resolving a complex senior staff and committee dispute;
- representing the employer in a complex senior executive unfair dismissal claim.
Before joining Shoosmiths Karen was a partner and head of employment at TC Young.
Karen is a regular speaker at seminars and is often asked to present training for clients, staff and board members.
LLB (Law) ( The University of Edinburgh )