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Michael Burns, Partner

Michael Burns


Practice areas

  • Employment law

Practice notes

Michael is a partner in our Human Resources Practice Group.

He has over 25 years' of experience as an employment lawyer and advises on all aspects of both contentious and non-contentious employment law for clients in a variety of sectors including manufacturing, telecoms, nuclear, retail, facilities management, BPO, construction and legal.

Michael has particular expertise in large scale restructurings and the application of TUPE in both acquisitions/sales and outsourcing. He regularly advises employers of both unionised and non-unionised workforces on a variety of issues including NMW, data privacy, redundancy, variation to terms of employment (including pension entitlement), and applications for compulsory recognition.

He also deals with contested cases in both the Employment Tribunals and the High Court and is a regular speaker at a both public and internal training courses on a variety of employment topics.

He has been mentioned in both the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners for many years. In the Legal 500 he has been praised for his ability to “make the complex understandable” and described as providing “a robust backbone in challenging situations”. In Chambers and Partners he is rated Band 1 and has been referred to as "a leading light in the field".

Michael is a member of the Employment Lawyer's Association

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