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 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.
Recent reports that star fund manager Neil Woodford is to scrap bonuses at his new firm, replacing them with an increased basic salary and long-term…