Debbie Mactaggart

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Debbie Mactaggart

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' I know I can trust her when I need advice on difficult issues.'  Jackie Spendlove, Head of HR at GCI.

What she's best at:

Debbie has over 25 years' experience in dealing with disputes.  She has worked in-house, prepared cases involving tens of thousands of documents and as a professional support lawyer developing web services for clients and providing training for clients and other lawyers.  In the last 5 years she has specialised in employment working with SMEs and HR professionals.  Her particular strengths include good relationships with clients, empathy and people skills.

Who she works for:

  • MDs and Directors
  • Business owners and managers
  • HR directors and consultants


'Debbie has advised me on many occasions over the last 3-4 years. She provides practical and commercial advice on all aspects of employment law.  I know I can trust her when I need advice on difficult issues.'  Jackie Spendlove, Head of HR at GCI.

"We retained Debbie to help with a difficult employee situation in a voluntary organisation I help run and found her absolutely superb. I would thoroughly recommend her to anyone needing a good and realistic employment lawyer." Neil F Liversidge Owner / Managing Director of West Riding Personal Financial Solutions Ltd and Finance Director of The Motorcycle Action Group.

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Key Achievements:

  • Providing corporate support on business sales and acquisitions
  • A successful sexual harassment case recovering significant compensation following incidents of grooming.
  • Acting for a local authority following an unsuccessful outsourcing contract concerning their fleet management where the new provider had underpriced the contract and were not able to provide the service.
  • Speaking on BBC radio including '5 Live' concerning the Jeremy Clarkson affair
  • Developing and delivering training for clients and lawyers covering complex legal issues and making the content accessible for the audience.
  • Developing the content for an online HR advice service operated by a major law firm


  • Article - Disciplinary action and Care Workers Tolleys Employment Law Service May 2015.
  • Article Recent case law affecting Workers Tolleys Employment Law Service November 2015.

Previous Law Firms:

  • Nabarro
  • Walker Morris
  • Cobbetts
  • Irwin Mitchell

Previous Businesses:

  • Senior Solicitor, British Coal


  • University of Birmingham (LLB)

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