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Malcolm Gregory


T: 01793 847 719 (DDI)
T: 01793 847 777

Malcolm is a Royds Withy King partner and heads up the Employment team. He is frequently recognised for his talent in providing clients with practical commercial advice in his specialist area of employment law.

A very friendly diligent and thorough service provided at short notice. Thank you.
Geoffrey Stone

About Malcolm

Clients value Malcolm’s ability to “dispel complexity and reduce challenging scenarios to simple and ordered next steps” and he is praised for his business acumen and pragmatism.

Malcolm is independently recognised as a “Leader in the field” by legal directories Chambers & Partners UK and The Legal 500 UK, the latter of whom also described him as “efficient and knowledgeable” in 2017.

Recognised widely as an excellent public speaker, Malcolm frequently delivers seminars and training sessions to clients, HR professionals and businesses on a wide range of topics.

Malcolm handles all aspects of employment law and is a keen Tribunal Advocate. His recent work includes:

  • advising on three linked multiparty Employment Tribunal claims valued at around £1m brought by 70 Claimants involving complicated TUPE and trade union issues
  • assisting a global technology leader for biomedical and industrial applications in defending claims for race discrimination and unfair dismissal
  • guiding a large US company with a restructure of its European subsidiaries, including assessing the impact of the proposals and risk assessing the potential outcomes
  • advising on the strategic restructure of a business following an acquisition by venture capitalists with a view to exit involving TUPE transfers, large scale redundancies and careful positioning with a trade union.

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I love doing deals - especially those where my clients say to me that the result for them was outstanding and better than expected.

Malcolm Gregory

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If you are injured and wish to seek compensation, you may increasingly feel that an imbalance of power weighs against you. Changes to our justice system mean that many people injured through no fault of their own, have been unable to bring claims due to concerns about how they can fund the process.

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In writing this article the morning after the vote, I asked employment lawyers across the country – from our soon to be colleagues – (see our merger news here if you haven’t already) at Royds in the City of London to rural-based colleagues what employment law will look like in five years’ time in the UK.

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Annual Swindon ‘Meet the Team’ evening a resounding success

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