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Jacqueline McGuigan

Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales

Recent Accolades:

  • The Times Lawyer of the Week – 2 March 2017​

  • Shortlisted for Solicitor of the Year 2017 by the Law Society.

  • Shortlisted for Sole Practitioner of the Year 2018 by the Law Society.

  • Winner Boutique Law Firm of the Year 2019 by Modern Law Awards.

  • Listed as 2019 Hot 100 Lawyer (Litigator) by The Lawyer.


Running through wheatfields with my dog, Bud the Boxer …!


Employment Law, Civil and Commercial High Court, Human Rights, Regulatory investigations and advice, Professional negligence actions, Judicial Review.


2006 - to date Principal and co-founder of TMP Solicitors LLP


2001 to 2006 Partner Grant Saw Solicitors LLP

1996 Fellow Institute of Legal Executives


1999 to 2001 University of Westminster Law Society Finals.

Jacqueline has extensive experience of advising employers and employees on employment rights and other business-related matters. She has represented an impressive portfolio of clients ranging from public institutions to senior executives. She also brings a whole array of knowledge and experience to her job role. She is a tough negotiator and expert tactician.  She leaves no stone unturned when acting in the best interests of her clients.

Jacqueline deals with the full range of employment matters for employers and employees, including:

  • Sensitive HR issues, including boardroom disputes, executive appointments and departures, bonus and discrimination issues;

  • Advising on recruitment and termination of employees/executives including employment status, consultancy arrangements;

  • Bringing and defending all aspects of discrimination and unfair dismissal claims in the Employment Tribunal and County/High Court;

  • Bringing and defending claims in the appellant courts such as Employment Appeal Tribunal, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court;

  • Advising on business transfers and outsourcing including the implications of TUPE;

  • Negotiating settlement packages for employers and employees/senior executives;

  • Advising on all aspects of disciplinary investigations and hearings;

  • Dealing with the management of long term sickness absences;

  • Dealing with sensitive HR issues, including boardroom disputes, executive appointments and departures, bonus and discrimination issues;

Jacqueline’s legal experience extends into many other areas. A passionate believer in access to justice.


Jacqueline has specialist knowledge and expertise in dealing with stress claims.  She advises employees on bringing compensation claims for stress and depression caused by unlawful discrimination or bullying and harassment in the workplace. Jacqueline also advises employers on defending stress claims.


Jacqueline is an expert in court and tribunal rules and is able to bring or defend claims using her extensive practical knowledge and experience on procedural rules.



Judicial Review is a procedure in English Law whereby courts supervise the exercise of power, often by a public. A person who feels that an exercise of power is unlawful may apply to the Court for judicial review of a decision. If the court finds the decision unlawful it may have it set aside (quashed) and possibly award damages.

In 2016 Jacqueline successfully represented Miss M in her judicial review claim against the Secretary of State for not following legal process when making a decision about Miss M’s human rights.

Notable Cases



Miss M: 
Thank you so much and you have been so so wonderful every time I spoke and cried to you. You were so attentive and accommodative Not even one day of all consultations did I feel you were fed up with me since this case took so long to conclude. You are so professionally gifted and to me you were not judgemental. You have a very excellent personality and your warm welcoming smiles really made me comfortable and I felt positive although it was stressful, but with all the advice and guidance, I learnt a lot from you about how to treat a person. Your hard work has taken off a lot of strain and stress. 


Mr SP:
Once again thank you so much for your help and assistance throughout my trial time. I'll recommend your service to all and sundry when they need you at any point in time for your professionalism and integrity. You are a star!

Mr P:
Thank you for all your support, your belief in his case, your conviction to it and the flexibility you were so willing to afford us to see justice done. We are so very appreciative of all of those things and of course your skilful application of the law. 

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