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Ann Frances Cooney

Partner, Glasgow

Ann Frances is an employment law specialist with vast expertise handling employment disputes, commercial transactions, workforce restructures and industrial relations.
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Ann Frances advises on a broad range of contentious and non-contentious employment matters including TUPE, redundancy & restructures, industrial relations & strike action, appointment & severance terms (including service and settlement agreements), discrimination & equality, enforceability of post-termination obligations, whistleblowing as well as, dismissal, discipline, absence management, grievance and other day to day HR support issues. She is an experienced litigator, and regularly appears in Employment Tribunals across the UK. 

Ann Frances advises private and public sector employers and she works with a broad range of clients including PLCs, multinational and UK-wide corporations, as well as business start-ups and senior executives. Her expertise spans several commercial sectors including aviation, financial services, hospitality, logistics, retail, e-commerce and technology. 

Ann Frances has represented clients in several complex, high value disputes and she has extensive experience of advising on transactions, including large scale outsourcings, mergers & acquisitions and business insolvencies. 

Ann Frances is an experienced employment law trainer and regular speaker at specialist seminars for business leaders, HR professionals and in-house lawyers. 


  • Law Society of Scotland
  • Employment Lawyers Association


"Ann Frances Cooney truly understands the industry and what her clients need. Her advice is sound, concise and easy to follow". Legal 500