Worthingtons Solicitors

Niall is a Partner with our Employment Department and qualified as a solicitor in September 2008.  He has 11 years’ experience in employment law.  He advises both public and private sector organisations in contentious and non-contentious areas of law.  Niall has represented clients at Tribunal, in all aspects of employment matters to include, Public Interest Disclosure, Part Time and Flexible Working Detriment and discrimination claims.  He has also acted for a number of clients in the civil jurisdiction in respect of negligent misstatements (specifically employment references) and breach of restrictive covenants.  He is a member of the Employment Lawyers Group, sits on the steering committee of the Employment Lawyers Association, is a regular speaker at Legal Island event and writes in local publications, such as the Belfast Telegraph and Ulster Tatler, in relation to employee related topics.

Niall has been recognised as a Recommended Lawyer by Chambers UK for his expertise in human resources.

I can highly recommend Worthingtons and Niall McMullan for legal advice. The advice given was great and not completely in legal jargon allowing me to understand the decisions I had to make. The support and attitude of the whole team in Worthingtons was second to none and put me completely at ease. I couldn’t have asked for better. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Niall McMullan and Worthingtons in the future.

Career Highlights

  • Acts as principal employment advisor to some of Northern Ireland’s biggest employers including South Eastern Regional College, Northern Regional College, Southern Regional College, Firstsource Solutions, Mid Ulster District Council, Merchant Warehouse trading as Cayan and Age NI.
  • Appeared on BBC Radio Ulster for attaining maximum award on behalf of Claimant for being unfairly dismissed on the grounds of requesting dependency leave; Richard Vance – v- Charles Hurst  NIIT 2011;
  • Successfully defended Court of Appeal cases; Praxis Care – v- Geraldine Hope NICA 2012; Ankaa – v – Firstsource Solutions NICA 2014 & Hynds -v-South Eastern Regional College & Or. NICA 2017;
  • Defended High Court actions in relation to injunctive actions and ex parte Anton pillar orders;
  • Conducts seminars and advises commercial businesses on non-contentious areas of law such as drafting and reviewing contracts of employment, disciplinary, dismissal and grievance policies and procedures, absence management, restrictive covenants, redundancies, recruitment processes, harassment and bullying, Transfer of Undertakings and negligent mis-statements;
  • Advocacy in Industrial Tribunal matters to include Case Management Discussions for Orders and Issues, Pre-Hearing Reviews and Review hearings.

Areas of Expertise


Niall McMullan's latest article

Strict rules apply on redundancy consultation process with staff

Whilst the country continues to slowly make its way out of lockdown, with restrictions being relaxed on an almost weekly basis in Northern Ireland, unfortunately lockdown, as a result of the...

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