Ian Machray

About Ian Machray

Ian is an employment Partner and is also the Head of our Business Services team, which encompasses all of our regular “business as usual” services including commercial contracts, dispute resolution, employment, immigration, intellectual property and notarial services.

As Head of Business Services he ensures that we offer a joined-up approach which transcends traditional legal practice areas and focuses uncompromisingly on our clients’ needs.  Ian has a reputation for building strong and enduring relationships and for creating bespoke solutions for each client’s unique circumstances.

As an employment Partner Ian 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 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, Internal Counsel, Nutanix
"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."