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Leeds: 0113 244 6100

Sheffield: 0114 267 5588


Wrigleys are experienced in dealing with trade union issues within the Further Education and Higher Education Sectors.

Collective Bargaining and Industrial Action

We have particular expertise in the field of local and national collective bargaining and also the management of industrial action.

Further Education

In addition to an understanding of national and local collective bargaining in UK Further Education, we are also experts in employee involvement and have much experience in connection with the setting up of works councils, works forums and information and consultation procedures across many organisations.

Higher Education

We have experience of the framework for the modernisation of pay structures in HE and the work of JNCHES and “New JNCHES”.

In the context of industrial action we have experience of advising not only individual universities but national associations and employers associations.

We have experience of advising on the protection of the student experience, the effect of industrial action on the employment contract and the legal effect of industrial action on pay for incomplete performance of the employment contract.

Article on "the changing landscape of collective redundancy law" (September 2013)
Article on "the differing interpretations of collective bargaining" (October 2013)

Of Dr John McMullen, Chambers commends his:

"knowledge and expertise" and acknowledges that "He is very thorough and has a no-nonsense approach"

Trade Union Issues

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Dr John McMullen


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Dr John McMullen


Review of Paying for Residential Care: A Guide for Private Client Practitioners (Third Edition): Austin Thornton

Published by ARK Group £345.00 Review by Caroline Bielanska, TEP, Solicitor, Independent Consultant, trainer and author

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Abolition of event fees

What could this mean for co-housing & community-led housing?

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Property fraud: Taking steps to help safeguard against forgery

In this article we look at what action can be taken to specifically safeguard against forgery of documents relating to ownership of your property.

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Employment Breakfast Briefing: Redundancy Handling: A practical guide - 17 April 2018

Date: 17 Apr 2018

Venue: Radisson Blu, Leeds

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Date: 25 Apr 2018


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Employment Law Update for Charities 2018

Date: 26 Jun 2018

Venue: Hilton Leeds City, Neville Street, Leeds

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