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Paul McAleavey

Paul McAleavey

Senior Solicitor

Office: 0203 828 0350
Direct: 0203 828 0358

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Paul qualified as a solicitor specialising in employment in 2008 and joined BDBF in September 2015.

Paul has advised both household name employers and senior employees and partners.

Paul’s experience in advising both sides means that he is well-placed to identify those points of particular concern to an opponent and advantage to his client.

Within the City he has advised senior bankers and partners in law firms assisting them in obtaining high-value exit packages that protect their financial position and professional reputations. He has advised senior employees who are facing potentially career-threatening disciplinary proceedings and investigations, whether with their employers or by regulatory bodies such as the Financial Conduct Authority and the General Medical Council.

He has also acted for leading figures within television and the fashion industry.

On the employer side he has advised an equity derivatives fund, train operating companies, professional service firms, a world-famous non-governmental organisation and charities.

He has acted in cases ranging from the Employment Tribunal to the High Court and has been involved in the obtaining of several high-profile injunctions restraining industrial action. He has a particular interest in cases involving misuse or theft of employers’ confidential information.

Paul advises employers on avoiding conflict at work as well as drafting staff policy documents, contracts and handbooks. Paul enjoys conducting lectures and training for clients on employment law developments and has delivered training sessions in-house to the HR functions of large well-known companies.

He is a published author in employment law and frequently writes articles for or is invited to comment to the press, including the Financial Times, City A.M., Bloomberg, Reuters and The Times.

Paul is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association.

In his spare time, Paul enjoys eating out and steam locomotives. He is a supporter of Tottenham Hotspur FC.