Paul McGrath advises clients across a broad range of industry sectors in all areas of contentious and non-contentious UK employment law.

His practice covers all aspects of UK employment legislation and day-to-day employment matters, including appointments and terminations, employment status and worker classification issues, employee handbooks and policies, employee data privacy, disciplinary and grievance issues, and restructuring and redundancy exercises.

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  • Advising a client in the food industry in respect of a significant asset purchase that involved an extensive TUPE information and consultation exercise concerning more than 1000 employees
  • Advising a US health care client in respect of the share acquisition of multiple businesses in the UK
  • Advising a variety of clients in respect of executive terminations, including pre-termination negotiations and the conclusion of settlement agreements

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  • Legal 500 UK 2016, 2017. Paul is recommended in Human resources – Employment and is described as ‘pragmatic and knowledgeable’


  • Employment Lawyers Association (ELA)
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)


University of Leicester, LLM, Employment Law, Distinction, 2012
Nottingham Law School, LPC, Distinction, 2005
Durham University, LLB, (Hons), 2004
Certified Information Privacy Professional / Europe (CIPP/E), 2016

The Law Society of England and Wales, 2008

Paul McGrath

Insights & Events / Media

UK Employment Alert / March 15, 2017

UK Employment Alert / March 2, 2017

UK Employment Alert / January 5, 2017

UK Employment Alert / November 7, 2016

UK Employment Alert / July 1, 2016

Employment Law Journal / June 2014

What’s the secret?

Employment Law Journal / May 22, 2014

Discrimination Questionnaires - Gone But Not Forgotten?

International News / Spring 2014

UK Employment Alert / March 11, 2014