About Michael Duggan QC

Michael primarily specialises in employment law. His details can be found at www.dugganqc.com.
He regularly appears in the tribunals and EAT as well as County and High Court. He advises on contentious and non contentious matters and deals with all areas of discrimination, wrongful and unfair dismissal, redundancies and dismissals/variation of employment contracts arising out of reorganisations. He has particular experience of large scale wrongful dismissals. commercial agency cases and restrictive covenant cases in the High Court and discrimination, harassment, trade union law including labour disputes and whistle blowing and disability and stress cases in the Courts and Tribunals.
Michael also practices in commercial law including applications for interim injunctions and freezing orders and building and construction law, health and safety, regulatory/disciplinary issues concerning medical profession, sports and financial services, commercial agency, education including SENDIST.
Recognised consistently by the legal directories, clients favour Michael for his first rate advocacy as well as being an "excellent adviser who will readily go to town on the right case”. Michael "impresses clients with his excellent preparation and common sense approach”.
Before taking Silk he was singled out as a "leading junior with excellent writing skills” who is "well known for his writings on unfair dismissal issues” and who "combines his commercial and employment based practice with construction law”.
 Since taking Silk in April 2014, the directories have commented:
Chambers and Partners 2018 
"Brings expertise in business protection and commercial law to bear in his employment practice. He advises on dismissal and discrimination cases and has a growing reputation for handling restrictive covenant matters"
 Strengths: "Technically brilliant. He inspires confidence in cases.” "It is a genuine pleasure to work with Michael.”
Recent work: Successfully acted for Michael Thornton in response to an application by Bartholomews Agri Food for an injunction to restrain him from working for a competitor.
 Chambers and Partners 2017 
"Provides expertise in disciplinary, commercial and employment law to employers facing all employment conflicts, including unfair dismissal, restrictive covenants and injunctions. He is known for his specialism in social media law."Impressive in employment matters for his breadth of knowledge and effective advocacy. He has great instincts and is very user-friendly.
The Legal 500 2016
Employment: "A true delight and a very gifted practitioner"                 
The Legal 500 2015    
Employment: "Vastly experienced and undeniably sage”
Chambers & Partners 2014
"Stands out for his expertise in complex High Court litigation, including cases relating to restrictive covenants and team moves. He is an expert on all areas of employment law and is particularly strong on wrongful dismissal and discrimination claims."
"Good for appellant and high-level work".   
"He is very client-friendly. He gives clear opinions in the cases he is working on and provides tremendous support."
Other  commendations have included:  
Chambers & Partners 2013
"Has huge knowledge and gives practical advice": 
Chambers & Partners 2012 
"Always willing to go the extra distance and make himself available... He impresses sources with his practical advice and guidance, particularly on wrongful and unfair dismissal cases, and large-scale collective redundancy cases": 
Chambers & Partners 2011 
"Thorough, reliable and down-to-earth”   
The full breadth of Michael's practice can only be taken in by reading his full curriculum vitae: Click Here