Iain Skinner advises clients based in the UAE and Middle East region on all aspects of the employment relationship. His practice covers a variety of different sectors with a particular focus on Technology, Life Sciences, Energy and Resources, and Infrastructure, Construction and Transport.

He regularly advises clients on non-contentious matters such as assisting in the transfer of employees, reviewing contracts of employment and handbooks and advising on the recruitment of employees into the Middle East region. Iain also assists clients with senior executive terminations and exit strategies and has particular experience in the areas of restrictive covenants, protecting client's confidential information, workplace harassment, workplace investigations, the use of social media and employee incentives.

On contentious matters Iain has been involved in both free zone and onshore UAE labour disputes and litigations, covering all types of employment (and criminal) claims. Iain also appeared regularly before the Scottish Courts and employment tribunal prior to relocation to UAE. In addition to the above, Iain is an experienced trainer and presenter.