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Nigel Mackay

Associate solicitor

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I had every confidence in you as you have been helpful and supportive. So I thank you very much for achieving this amount for me. – Employment client of Nigel
I went through some very difficult processes and found Nigel most supportive – Employment client of Nigel

Nigel Mackay is an experienced employment and discrimination lawyer.

Nigel’s clients come from a broad range of sectors, including financial services, media, real estate, hospitality, healthcare and the public sector.  His approach throughout a case is to achieve the best possible result at the least cost.

Nigel advises employees on all areas of employment law, including discrimination claims, unfair dismissal and redundancies, whistleblowing, TUPE transfers, confidentiality obligations, post-termination restrictions and employee competition.  He also acts for clients in the County Court bringing discrimination claims under the rules applying to service providers.

Nigel’s recent experience whilst at Leigh Day includes:
  • successfully representing the claimant in the Court of Appeal in Methuen v Community Law Clinic Solicitors
  • advising a client working in the hospitality industry relating to claims of constructive dismissal and age discrimination and harassment
  • acting for a disabled client concerning claims of unfair dismissal, disability discrimination and failure to make reasonable adjustments
  • acting for a number of employees following their dismissals for redundancy from financial services institutions, including relating to claims of sex and pregnancy discrimination
  • advising an agency worker concerning her rights under the Agency Workers Regulations 2010 and her resulting employment tribunal claim
  • representing the claimant in an employment tribunal claim for sex discrimination arising from the employer’s failure to agree to a flexible working application
  • advising a number of clients in relation to potential breaches of post-termination restrictive covenants

Nigel has a wealth of previous experience acting for both employees and employers.  Unlike many claimant lawyers, Nigel has the advantage of having obtained the commercial experience and understanding that comes from having acted for global corporate clients while working for a major City firm.  This is knowledge and experience which he now regularly uses to achieve great results for his clients. Together with Elizabeth George he has recorded a podcast called Sex Discrimination in the City – Improving the Chances of a Successful Claim. With Jasmine Patel he has recorded a podcast, Essential employment law developments. He  is co-author of an article written in ELA Briefing November 2013, Zero. hours: employment status. Nigel has also recorded a podcast on Zero hours. His clients value his tenacity, tactical knowledge, fighting spirit and supportive but frank advice.

What Nigel's clients say

"As an HR person I have worked with several lawyers but none so fabulous as Nigel. He is great technically of course but his manner and the support are also brilliant."

Nigel Mackay in the news

Religion in the workplace ELA Briefing April 2013

Solicitor overlooked for job after becoming pregnant wins discrimination case Telegraph 19.5.13

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