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).
- 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.
- Carers Rights – Ideas for employers
- Reforms to WTR record-keeping, holiday pay and TUPE
- Interpretation of resignation given “in the heat of the moment”
- Bonus clawback provision was not an unlawful restraint of trade
- Changes to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act
- Duty for employers to take reasonable steps to prevent workplace sexual harassment
- Defending Employment Tribunal Claims
- World Menopause Day – some questions for employers
- Mind the Gap – an important holiday pay decision
- Domestic Violence Awareness Month – what could employers be doing?
- Losses flowing from whistleblowing detriment
- Determining the date of TUPE transfers is a complex scenario
- Inclusion: A challenge that technology can help address?
- Reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process
- Gender pay gap reporting
- Rights under a share incentive plan transfer under TUPE
- Importance of notifying employees of gross misconduct rules
- Freeths Employment Team: In-person mock Employment Tribunal in conjunction with Hays HR
- Temporary ability to engage agency workers during strikes comes to an end
- Multiple postponements of a decision to terminate employment
- Employment Relations (Flexible Working) Act 2023
- Are employers ready for the Women’s World Cup?
- Perception discrimination is a necessary element of harassment
- Applying the proportionality test where there is a controversial manifestation of protected characteristics
- The importance of understanding whistleblowing for employers
- Calculation of holiday pay within a relevant agreement
- The Employment ‘Allocation of Tips’ Bill received Royal Assent
- The sunset of EU-derived law is cancelled, but there may be some reform of employment law
- New family friendly legislation: three government-backed Private Members Bills received Royal Assent
- Employment Law Bulletin – May 2023
- Employment Law Update – April 2023
- Employment Law Update – March 2023
- Employment Law Update – February 2023
- Employment law webinar: How to convert a loss into a win – remedies in the Employment Tribunal
- Employment law webinar: Holidays and holiday pay in 2023
- Employment Law Update – January 2023
- HR Matters – HR New Year’s Resolutions 2023 – Derby
- HR Matters – HR New Year’s Resolutions 2023 – Nottingham
- Employment Law Update – December 2022
- The World Cup: why is this time different for employers?
- Employment Law Update – November 2022
- Employment Law Update – September 2022
- Bank holiday announced for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s State Funeral – The impact for employers
- Employment Law Update – July 2022
- Employment Webinar: Redundancies and Restructures
- Employment Law Seminar Update: Did I miss anything important?
- Employment Webinar Series January – March 2022
- National Inclusion Week Webinar Series
- HR Seminar: Tribunal Claims – is attack the best form of defence? – Nottingham- 7 November 2019
- HR Seminar: Tribunal Claims – is attack the best form of defence? – Derby – 9 October 2019
- Employment Law Review – May 2019
- Employment Seminar: Performance Management – Derby – 27th March
- Employment Seminar: Performance Management – Nottingham – 7th March
- Employment Review: September 2017
- Freeths employment specialist to speak at IOSH event
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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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