Lachlan Wilson

Year of Call: 1996
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Telephone: 020 7583 8055

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Employment and discrimination

Lachlan is regularly and frequently called upon to advise and represent Claimants and Respondents in disputes before employment tribunals throughout the country, and before the Employment Appeal Tribunal. He specialises in areas of discrimination and public interest disclosure, but his extensive experience in employment litigation includes:

  • Unfair Dismissal claims (substantive and procedural, constructive, automatic)
  • Wrongful dismissal claims
  • Discrimination claims (disability, sex, sexual orientation, racial, religious beliefs, victimisation)
  • Maternity rights
  • Equal Pay claims
  • Public Interest Disclosure claims (whistle-blowing)
  • Redundancy payment claims (statutory and contractual)
  • National Minimum Wage and Working Time disputes
  • Transfer-of-Undertakings (TUPE) disputes
  • Unlawful wage deduction claims
  • Employment Tribunal jurisdiction and procedural disputes
  • High Court and County Court litigation, including:
    - contractual bonus and share issues
    - restrictive covenants
    - employers’ references
    - vicarious liability for professional negligence
    - fiduciary obligations of senior employees and directors.

In addition, Lachlan has advised extensively on the effective drafting of:

  • Contracts of employment
  • Confidentiality clauses
  • Disciplinary and grievance procedures
  • Compromise agreements.

As a trained mediator, Lachlan is also frequently called upon to act as counsel in mediations concerning employment disputes.

Recent cases 

  • Perkin v St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust [2005] EWCA Civ 1174
  • Akhavan-Moossavi v Association of London Government (2005) UKEAT/0501/04
  • Vasquez-Guirado v Wigmore (2005) UKEAT/0033/05

Lachlan is pleased to advise professional clients both informally, and in formal presentations, on latest developments in employment law. Further details can be obtained from the specialist clerk to the Employment Group.


'Highly intelligent and a very effective advocate.'

Legal 500 2014/London.

‘approachable, effective and kind’

Legal 500 2013/London - Education.

'Leading Junior'

Legal 500 2012/London - Education.

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Academic qualifications

  • BA (Oxon) Literae Humaniores (1992)
  • Dip Law, Westminster University (1995)

Professional qualifications & appointments

  • Accredited Mediation Advocate
  • Legal Assessor to the Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • Trained Mediator