Employment law & HR expert expands firm into Scotland

From left - Chris Phillips and Pam Loch (credit Stewart Attwood)

An employment law and HR expert is returning to her roots by launching a specialist practice in Scotland.

Pam Loch, who studied accountancy and business at the University of Dundee and then law at the University of Edinburgh, has opened Loch Associates Group in the Scottish capital.

The entrepreneur founded her business – comprising Loch Employment Law, HR Advise Me, Loch Mediation and Loch Health – in April 2007. The business in Scotland will focus on all aspects of employment law, HR and employee wellbeing.

Her company has a £1.3m turnover and has expanded from its headquarters in Kent to include offices in Brighton and London and now Edinburgh.

Ms Loch, who is a dual-qualified lawyer in Scottish and English Law has brought on board Chris Phillips, an accredited employment law specialist, as a partner to run the new Edinburgh office. He will be joined by HR Consultants from HR Advise Me.

Mr Phillips studied politics and international development at the University of Glasgow before gaining his law degree from the University of Edinburgh.

Pam Loch, Managing Director of the Loch Associates Group, said: “The success of the Loch Associates Group has been due to our range of expertise and services we offer. We are not simply employment law experts, but the team also delivers human resources support and training, employee wellbeing and mediation services – adding value to our clients and often resolving situations before the need for further time consuming consultations or legal action.”

“Securing Chris Phillips to run our Edinburgh office has been a real coup – he brings 20 years of expertise to draw on and is incredibly well respected in the industry.”