Andy McGrath - Monaco Solicitors

Andy McGrath

Senior Employment Barrister

"I hope to bring some reassurance at such troubling times with a sympathetic ear and clear advice based upon extensive experience."
Email: Main areas of practice: Employment, High-value litigation, Wrongful dismissal , Constructive dismissal, Breach of contract and bonus disputes, Discrimination, TUPE, Whistleblowing Regulated by: Solicitors Regulation Authority - (See Monaco Solicitors' page here)

About Andy McGrath

I am a specialist employment barrister with more than 25 years’ experience of advising predominantly employees and also employers from the public and private sectors; including those in the financial services industry, local authorities, NHS trusts, charities and trade unions. I continue to practice from chambers and joined Monaco for the opportunity to focus on assisting employees in need. Having worked on both sides of employment disputes I have a good understanding of the factors which cause employment disputes and influence effective settlements. Having a litigation and negotiation background has enabled me to develop the necessary skills to ensure that all avenues are investigated in order to achieve a satisfactory settlement and, in particular to ensure that employees receive their full entitlement when their employment terminates.

Notable cases/Key achievements

  • Bird v Stoke on Trent PCT - [UKEAT/0074/11] involving suitability of alternative employment in a redundancy case.
  • Rustamova v Governing Body of Calder High School - [UKEAT/0592/11] a controversial case involving the misconduct dismissal of a teacher
  • Matwiewich v North Staff NHS Trust (following success in her breach of contract claim in the County Court and having recovered over £57k in damages and costs against the Trust).

Career history

  • April 2018 – Monaco Solicitors
  • 1989 to present – Member of No5 Chambers
  • 1985-1989 - Employed in local government
  • 1983 - Called to the Bar

What our clients say…

"Excellent service"

Excellent service. The solicitor provided me with the best service I have ever had . Well recommended. The situation I found myself needed the best solicitor I could get and I certainly got it at Monaco Solicitors.


The friendly advise given to me throughout my settlement agreement process was second to none. No question was a silly question, always pickled up the phone, always made time for me outside of office hours. Truly greatful for the co-operation 2nd proffesionalism Highly recommended


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