Guy Guinan


Gateley Legal

  • London
  • t: 0207 653 1689
  • m: 0780 158 5749


Guy has extensive experience of both contentious and non-contentious employment law. He acts for a broad range of national and international clients in the corporate, retail, leisure and public sectors.

Guy is qualified as a solicitor in the UK as well as in the Republic of Ireland. He holds a Masters’ Degree in employment and trade union law and has particular experience in advising clients on mergers, acquisitions and restructuring together with the effect of TUPE.

Guy advises in respect of all other forms of trade dispute and frequently appears as an advocate in the Employment Tribunals dealing with unfair dismissal, discrimination and other employment litigation. Guy takes a proactive approach to dispute resolution and his practice is focussed on being innovative and finding a commercial solution to disputes prior to litigation becoming necessary. Guy’s forte is in providing pragmatic advice to in-house counsel and HR professionals alike.

Guy is part of the Employment team’s training program and regularly provides bespoke training to clients. He often speaks at public seminars and has been invited to speak as an expert by Central law Training at a number of their programmes. Guy has also contributed to various publications including Personnel Today, Estates Gazette, Financial Times and other mainstream daily newspapers. He is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association.

How do you help clients?

I deal with the full range of contentious and non-contentious employment law issues, including: strategic recruitment, redeployment and restructuring and redundancies. Employment disputes in the Tribunal and High Court; TUPE and outsourcing; equal opportunities and diversity; issues in relation to confidential information and post-termination restrictive covenants, together with the people aspect of mergers, acquisitions, disposals and company administrations, the auto-enrolment regime; Conduct of Employment Agencies and Businesses Regulations; recruitment issues with social media. Drafting, reviewing and updating employment contracts, handbooks, policies and procedures and Agency Worker Regulations.


  1. Advising the London Borough of Hackney in relation to its establishment of ‘The Learning Trust’.
  2. Participating in the Fitness For Work Scheme initiative proposed by the Department of Health and the Department of Work and Pensions in conjunction with Kensington and Chelsea Chamber of Commerce.
  3. Advising a major Plc based in Canada in regard to the employment aspects of several acquisitions reinforcing its position as the number one supplier in its business sector.
  4. Advising a private company in a PFI deal for property construction and the outsourcing of services from a local authority for a 25-year period.

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