Ian Machray

About Ian Machray

Ian is a partner and leads the employment and business services teams. He specialises in complex TUPE matters, post-termination restrictions and high value or technical tribunal litigation.

Ian has a reputation for providing clear, concise and pragmatic advice and has extensive experience on advising on all aspects of employment law. Ian has brought cases before the Employment Appeal Tribunal and the Court of Appeal and has a proven track record of achieving successful outcomes in employment litigation. He enjoys assisting employers with their obligations under TUPE arising from corporate transactions and outsourcing. Ian also helps insolvency practitioners or potential buyers on TUPE obligations arising out of restructuring or insolvency scenarios.

He has recently successfully defended age discrimination and constructive unfair dismissal claims following an eight day tribunal hearing and advised a client on the legal implications of closure of part of a high-profile business affecting in excess of 1,500 employees.

He is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association.

"Ian is an experienced employment lawyer and provides superb advice with a strategic approach, even on the most intricate issues. He has the unique ability to cut through the complexities of UK law and provide clear, concise commercial advice."
Sarah Pollock, Director, Employment Counsel EMEA, VMware
"Ian and his team take time to understand our business and their advice mirrors the reality of employment at BMG. This integrated approach allows us to manage and direct our employees with clarity and confidence."
Rachel Walton, Managing Director, Business Moves Group
"Ian Machray is practical, commercially oriented and responsive. He gives thorough advice in an easily understandable communication style. Ian's strength is his business-centred approach - he knows our business and tailors his advice accordingly."
"He is a very impressive employment lawyer and also easy to work with."
"Ian has a pragmatic, knowledgeable and supportive approach to any challenge thrown his way."
"He is very helpful and gives fast responses."
"Very knowledgeable."
"Ian Machray really stands out as someone who has great knowledge and experience in his field. He is able to explain matters in a straightforward and coherent way."
Legal 500 UK
"Identifies the risks and evaluates the best course of action."