We represented Ms. Steedman in relation to a complex claim of disability discrimination against her former employer, East Lothian Council. Matters were contested in the case to the extent that it was even disputed as to whether our client possessed the disability at all.
Through our careful preparation and effective use of medical evidence, we were able to establish that KS was disabled and entitled to the protection that that protected characteristic brings in terms of the Equality Act 2010. Medical evidence was also obtained to show that our client has suffer PTSD due to the treatment she had experienced. Thereafter, at the full hearing about the issue of liability (whether the claim should succeed or not), through our skilled representation of our client’s interests we were able to secure success for her in relation to each of her unfair dismissal, harassment, and two separate grounds of disability discrimination claims. A decision in relation to remedy is awaited with the claim potentially worth several hundred thousand pounds.
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Led by former senior partner Gerard Brown CBE, who continues as a consultant, the firm has built up an enviable reputation for quality of service and client care.
The firm has won various awards over the years. In the 2019 edition of the prestigious Legal 500 rankings Livingstone Brown was ranked as a 'top-tier' firm for general criminal work, and is also recommended for fraud cases. Stuart Munro and Gerard Brown were named as 'Recommended Lawyers'. In the Chambers directory the firm has a Band 1 ranking for criminal work, and Stuart Munro is a ranked financial crime lawyer. The firm was named Criminal Defence Firm of the Year and Family Law Team of the Year at the Scottish Legal Awards 2019.