Alistair McArthur

Partner, Head of Employment Law

Alistair is an experienced employment lawyer with particular expertise in advising on and dealing with recruitment practices, terms and conditions of employment, discrimination and harassment, termination of contracts and dismissals, the enforcement of post-termination obligations, transfer of undertakings on acquisition and disposal of businesses, restructuring and redundancies.

With a history of acting for banks, financial institutions, manufacturers, retailers as well as companies in the hospitality, logistics and technology sectors, Alistair is accomplished at providing commercial and pragmatic advice to leading blue chip organisations.

Alistair is commercially astute, with an aptitude for negotiation. He takes on work with enthusiasm and a desire to succeed in all matters. This is, however, with the care to ensure he understands his client’s aims and problems at the outset so that strategies can be developed to obtain the best outcome possible.

Alistair is responsible for leading the Employment Department as it continues to provide high quality and effective advice and assistance to both employers and employees alike.

 

Key Experience | Projects

Recent
  • Alistair helped achieve a positive result for a group of former employees of the London arm of what was King & Wood Mallesons. The 288 claimants in this case were bold to take on a claim like this and they have been very successful. King & Wood Mallesons failed to carry out a necessary legal process to consult with staff before redundancies were made, and we were confident that the former employees had a strong case for compensation through the Employment Tribunal.
Recognised by

Alistair has been recognised by both Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners for a number of years, and was recently named as a leading individual by the Legal 500: 

 Alistair McArthur is ‘brilliant‘ in advising on enforcement of post-termination obligations and TUPE. ” – Legal 500, 2020

 

Alistair is a “Recognised Practitioner” in the 2019 edition of Chambers and Partners. Chambers  comment that:

” Alistair’s advice is always of the highest quality.  Not only does he take into account the legal aspects of a particular matter, he also considers the personal circumstances of the client and gives pragmatic advice, making them feel valued”

Interests and Hobbies

Outside of work Alistair is married with three young children.

Alistair McArthur

Partner, Head of Employment

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Practice head Alistair McArthur is widely lauded, with reviewers recommending him as an ‘exceptionally bright and discerning lawyer’, ‘commercially savvy and decisive’, ‘always making himself available’ and ‘possessing strong business acumen’. 

- Legal 500, 2019

Alistair is always on hand to give practical, commercial advice on the various employment queries we have. Support is always provided in an effective commercial manner and with a smile.

-Jennifer Hunt, Group HR Director, Tech 21 Limited

I am always pleased with the support and assistance provided by Alistair and Katie, and the employment team at Herrington Carmichael. I rely on Herrington Carmichael to be readily available to give advice relevant to our issue and our business.

- Sue Ruston, Head of HR, Courtiers Investment Services

Alistair McArthur of Herrington Carmichael’s “advice is always of the highest quality.  Not only does he take into account the legal aspects of a particular matter, he also considers the personal circumstances of the client and gives pragmatic advice, making them feel valued”

- Chambers UK Guide, 2019

I am delighted to recommend Alistair and the employment team at Herrington Carmichael. As a business we have had a variety of complex employment related matters in recent times. Alistair and Robert are always able to provide advice and guidance on the legal considerations and commercial practicalities of the situations we are faced with.

– Vicky Beckwith, Head of HR, Bovis Homes Limited

Alistair and his team at Herrington Carmichael continue to provide us with the highest level of support on the various employment law issues which have arisen. I would highly recommend them and the services that they provide

- Philip Gater, Head of Human Resources, Crediton Dairy Limited

Accreditations and awards

Articles Written by Alistair McArthur

Employment Law Update – September 2019

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Employment Law Monthly Update – August 2019

We are pleased to provide you with the Herrington Carmichael LLP employment law update for August 2019. This is a key note summary of some of the main developments in employment law in the last month. Self-employed statusOn 11 July 2019, the Government published draft...

Employment Law Monthly Update – July 2019

We are pleased to provide you with the Herrington Carmichael LLP employment law update for July 2019. This is a key note summary of some of the main developments in employment law in the last month. Holiday Pay: Long-Term Back pay ClaimsA Northern Ireland Court of...

Employment Law Update – June 2019

We are pleased to provide you with the Herrington Carmichael LLP employment law update for June 2019. This is a key note summary of some of the main developments in employment law in the last month. Shared Parental Leave PayThe cases of Ali v Capital Customer...
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