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Matt McBride

Matt McBride


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Matt trained at Freeths and qualified as a solicitor in 2001.  Since then he has worked exclusively on employment law issues, advising a wide range of clients in the public and private sector.  Matt has provided employment law advice on large and complex commercial transactions and has extensive experience in the Employment Tribunals.  He also provides training to clients on the whole range of employment issues, with examples of recent sessions covering TUPE, managing sickness absence and a proactive approach to defending Tribunal claims.

Matt is listed as a Recommended Lawyer in the Legal 500 (2019 Edition).

Legal Services


Recent Work

  • Working alongside the HR Departments of a number of large organisations in the public and private sector. Matt provides immediate and practical solutions to their day-to-day employment problems, as well as working with them to reach longer term strategic solutions.
  • Providing regular advice to businesses without HR Departments by giving practical, commercial assistance and guiding them through exercises such as disciplinary and grievance hearings, redundancies and TUPE transfers.
  • Helping a variety of employees and employers to resolve Employment Tribunal claims. The resolutions achieved depend on the circumstances and range from negotiated settlements to contested Tribunal hearings. Matt offers commercial and pragmatic advice from the outset, ensuring that the costs do not become disproportionate to the issues.
  • Providing bespoke training to a number of organisations. This ranges from technical legal updates to in-depth practical training on key employment skills such as managing disciplinary and grievance hearings.
  • Advising on TUPE issues arising from contracting-out exercises in the public sector.
  • Advising on the employment and TUPE aspects of corporate and property transactions, including the sale of a portfolio of assets for £272 million resulting in the transfer of 800 employees.



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To contact Matt or for more information…

Call: 0345 274 6949
Mobile: 0771 758 1853
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“Matt McBride is quick to respond and always thorough in his advice. The training we have received from Matt is of immense value and greatly assists and supports our employment practice. Matt is friendly and approachable. His knowledge and experience means that we can be confident in bringing difficult queries to him for help untangling them.”

(The Legal 500, 2023)

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