Dr John McMullen

Dr John McMullen

About Dr John McMullen

Dr John McMullen is a Visiting Professor of Law at Leeds University Business School, Centre for Employment Relations, Innovation and Change and an Employment Partner at Spencer West LLP. 

He has over 25 years of experience in employment law and is noted as being both a strategic thinker and leader in his field as well as being a practical hands-on lawyer. By peer acclaim he is one of the leading lawyers in the UK with national and international reputation.

Legal 500 has described John as “one of the country’s highest profile employment lawyers” and Chambers & Partners Guide to the Legal Profession stated that John “inspires tremendous confidence”. John is regarded as the leading expert in the UK on Transfer of Undertakings and he also has an international reputation in that field. He is the author of Business Transfers and Employee Rights, the leading work on transfers which also contains a chapter on transfer law and practice in Ireland. The Fourth Edition of his highly acclaimed, ‘Redundancy: The Law and Practice’ is due to be published in the Autumn. 

An all-round employment advisor, he is an editor of Harvey on Industrial Relations and Employment Law.  He handles a wide range of equality claims across all protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010. He frequently advises on disability issues and in particular the duty to make reasonable adjustments in work.

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