Ben McFeely LL.B (Hons)

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Ben is a Senior Partner and our Head of Employment. He is a specialist Employment lawyer recognised by the Legal 500 as an expert in the field of Employment Law and Human Resources. Ben has over 10 years’ experience in employment work, working solely in this area since he qualified and has helped hundreds of businesses and individuals on employment matters.

He began his legal career in 2006 and joined MKB Solicitors in April 2010 upon qualification from a large commercial legal practice in Hull.

Ben undertakes work acting on behalf of both employers and employees, but particularly specialises in the commercial aspects of Employment Law. Ben deals regularly with executive disputes, TUPE issues, redundancy and restructuring and contractual/policy matters. Ben has also carved out a niche as an expert in data protection matters, consulting the business community on this developing area of law following the implementation of GDPR.

In 2017, Ben was highlighted by the Legal 500, a prestigious legal directory, as a “Next Generation Lawyer”, one of only 8 lawyers across the entire Yorkshire region in his field. He demonstrated through excellent feedback from his strong commercial client following that he is part of the next generation of Yorkshire’s leading lawyers.

Ben’s reputation was then enhanced further when he was nominated for the Rising Star award by the Yorkshire Legal Awards in 2019.

Ben has substantial experience in all aspects of contentious and non-contentious Employment Law including:

– Unfair and Constructive Dismissal

– Disciplinary and grievance matters

– Discrimination

– Whistleblowing

– Pregnancy/Adoption/Maternity/Paternity

– Preparation for and Advocacy at the Employment Tribunals

– Restrictive Covenants and Fiduciary Duties

– Settlement Agreements

Ben’s clients include numerous local SME’s and organisations within the charitable and not-for-profit sector.

Ben regularly represents clients before the Employment Tribunal and has advocacy experience in the High Court. He commentates on Employment Law matters in a variety of forums, often presenting legal updates to the business and HR community.

Ben is a graduate of the University of Hull where he obtained a Bachelor of Laws LLB (Honours) degree before going on to achieve a postgraduate diploma in Legal Practice from BBP Law School in Leeds.

Ben is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association and the Industrial Law Society.

Client Comments: –

“Ben talks you through everything stating the risk and costs several times. He has an open approach and will make you aware of the risks, doesn’t hide anything”

“Thank you for everything over the last 19 months. Your professional help and support has got me through something I thought I would never have to. I am so grateful for your constant support and your words of wisdom when I was in doubt!”

“I would like to say a massive thank you to you personally for your assistance with this matter. You helped me through what’s been the most difficult period in my career and aside from the expert knowledge that you clearly possess, you made me feel supported throughout the whole process”.

My sincerest thanks for the professional advice given along with showing great empathy and care.  A truly first class service”.

“Thank you again for your support and attention to detail in this matter, I will not hesitate to recommend you to others who may be in need of advice in the future”

“I just wanted to once again say thank you for your support during a very difficult time, thank you for taking this on for me and fighting my corner”.

“I was always kept informed.  Ben was very professional and understanding.  Would recommend and use myself in the future”.

 “The overall service provided by Ben was to a very high standard and completed within a very efficient timeframe”. 

“Very efficient service which inspired confidence in the advice received”. 

“I don’t honestly think you could get any better than you are and would like to say thank you again to Ben McFeely for everything he did for me and my friend”.

“Thank you for your help and support over the past few months and helping us get through a very difficult time”.

“May i just take this opportunity to say that you have been fantastic in  supporting me to make the right decisions to move forward in this matter and made sure that cost has always been in your mind not many solicitors would do that i will recommend your services to anyone I feel may need any form of legal advice and thank you for everything you have done for me”