Michael Newman - Leigh Day
Michael Newman
Areas of practice:
  • Employment Law
Leigh Day

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Michael is a discrimination and employment law specialist and advises in a wide-range of cases: from unfair dismissal against small employers, to large and complex discrimination hearings against public institutions with hearings lasting several weeks. Several of Michael’s recent cases have received support from the Equalities and Human Rights Commission.

Michael is instructed by both individuals and trade unions, and has conducted litigation in the employment tribunal, employment appeal tribunal, high court and Court of Appeal. Michael also acts in relation to compromise agreements upon the employment relationship ending, and has advised individuals in relation to six-figure settlements.

He graduated from Worcester College, Oxford with a double first in law, followed by a distinction in the Bachelor of Civil Law at Merton College, Oxford.

Michael trained as a barrister, and was called to the Bar in 2007. He completed his pupillage at a leading employment and discrimination set of chambers, with experience of advising and representing clients for claims of discrimination under all protected characteristics, as well as general employment matters. Michael cross-qualified as a solicitor in 2011. This offers clients the advantage of an adviser well acquainted with the litigation process, and Michael continues to undertake occasional advocacy in the employment tribunals.

Michael is currently a Director of the Discrimination Law Association (DLA), a charity committed alleviating disadvantage caused through discrimination, and the provision of education in discrimination law. Michael regularly contributes to Briefings, the DLA’s quarterly publication.

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