Michael has spent 30 years based in the City of London, advising a wide range of clients on all aspects of employment law. He is recommended by the latest edition of Chambers UK Guide, which has described him as "excellent, with a great deal of experience".
Michael has an extensive knowledge of the employment issues arising on business transfers. He acts both on the procurement side - for Government and for multinational companies - and for service providers, advising on the TUPE implications of outsourcing and major infrastructure projects. The second edition of his book "TUPE: Law & Practice" was published in April 2014.
Michael gives strategic advice regularly across a range of employment law topics from boardroom disputes to labour relations issues, often with an international flavour. He advised Serco in the landmark discrimination case of Serco v Redfearn, which went to the Court of Appeal.
Michael Ryley looks at the decision of McDonalds to fire their CEO for having a relationship with an employee.
Michael Ryley looks at the recent case of Hare Wines v Kaur where a buyer’s reluctance to inherit a difficult working relationship led to an unfair…
If you have ever dealt with a TUPE transfer, you’ll be aware of the restrictions on making changes post-transfer.
The rise of the gig economy has led to intense media and political focus on the rights of flexible workers.