Michael Black, Director is the head of the Employment & Immigration department at Cleaver Fulton Rankin. His team work with private, public and third sectors providing advice on the full range of employment issues, both contentious and non-contentious.

Michael is also a Chartered Member of the CIPD and is head of the HR consultancy team, CFR HR, which offers bespoke HR consultancy advice, support and training to a wide range of organizations. Michael also leads the e-Learning team offering training on a wide number of topics such as GDPR and equality law.

Michael maintains his practicing certificate for England and Wales and Northern Ireland and can work with clients these locations.

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  • Michael Black leads the firm’s employment and immigration team and assists with a broad range of contentious and non-contentious employment matters. Sources describe him as an “excellent communicator with a great ability to analyse complex situations.”  “He is an excellent advocate, very knowledgeable and extremely efficient.”

  • Michael has acted for clients in the Fair Employment and Industrial tribunals, particularly in equality and discrimination litigation. A client notes, “on a number of occasions it was necessary to contact Michael outside of working hours e.g. evenings, weekends. The advice, knowledge and assistance provided by Michael Black regarding a extremely difficult employment issue was exceptional.”

  • Michael Black leads the team and is praised for his “supportive approach, particularly in challenging situations.” “Michael and his team including Aisling Byrne, responded to all queries and issues raised in a knowledgeable, timely and efficient manner.”

  • Michael Black “gets to the nub of the issue very quickly and provides very prompt and useful advice,” according to one client. He has a large and varied client base drawn from both the public and private sectors.

  • Head of practice Michael Black is known to be a “skilled adviser” and “wise counsellor” with “gravitas in court,” among market commentators. His expertise extends to all employment issues, including discrimination and harassment, TUPE, redundancy and tribunal conflicts.

  • Michael is rated as “highly strategic and helpful” and his team “provide good client service and deals with matters extremely quickly” Chambers & Partners UK