Paul McGrath - McDermott Will & Emery


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

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  • Advising a media client in respect of sexual misconduct allegations
  • Advising a food industry client on the employment aspects of the acquisition of a leading sports nutrition brand
  • Advising a performing arts client on #MeToo and employment status issues

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  • Chambers and Partners UK, 2021 – 2023. Ranked Lawyer – Band 5 for Employment: Employer. Sources state: “He is detailed, efficient, and brings a wide spectrum of knowledge and experience to each situation. He provides timely responses delivered with clarity, providing reliable support for our business.” “He is fantastic; he’s accessible, completely on top of the technical detail, always pragmatic and provides consistently clear and commercial advice.”
  • The Legal 500 UK 2017 – 2023. Paul is recommended in Employment: Employers and has been described as ‘pragmatic and knowledgeable,’ his ‘skillset and eye for detail is at the high end.’
  • The Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom, Employment Law, 2022 – 2024
  • Chambers and Partners UK 2019, 2020. Ranked Lawyer – “Recognised Practitioner” for Employment: Employer


  • 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