John McMullen


Solicitor, Director of Employment Law


Dr John McMullen is a partner at Stone King LLP and a Visiting Professor of Labour Law at Durham University. He has over 25 years of experience in employment law and is noted as being both a strategic thinker and leader in his field as well as being a practical hands-on lawyer. By peer acclaim he is one of the leading lawyers in the UK with a national and international reputation.

Legal 500 has described John as 'one of the country’s highest profile employment lawyers' and Chambers & Partners Guide to the Legal Profession stated that John 'inspires tremendous confidence'. John is regarded as the leading expert in the UK on Transfer of Undertakings and he also has an international reputation in that field. He is the author of Business Transfers and Employee Rights, the leading work on transfers which also contains a chapter on transfer law and practice in Ireland, along with his new book, Redundancy: Law and Practice. As well as being a writer and commentator on mergers and acquisitions and out-sourcing, he advises the public, private and third sectors on the subject of staff transfers. This includes wide experience in mergers and acquisitions, out-sourcing, franchising and complex re-structuring.

An all-round employment adviser, he is an editor of Harvey on Industrial Relations and Employment Law. He is an expert on the contract of employment and corporate governance in relation to employment issues.

Contact details

0113 244 6100

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Year Qualified



Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts
Visiting Professor of Law, Durham University
Fellow of the Society for Advanced Legal Studies
Fellow of the Association of University Administrators
European Employment Lawyers Association
Executive Committee Member of the Industrial Law Society
Employment Lawyers Association
International Bar Association