Deborah Hely - DAC Beachcroft

Deborah Hely



Deborah Hely qualified as a barrister in 1988 and trained as a solicitor in London.

She advises on a wide range of employment law issues including TUPE, large scale redundancies, disability discrimination claims, unfair dismissal, High Court injunctions, restrictive covenants, data protection, and race and sex discrimination and Doctor's issues. 

She has represented clients at mediations and is an experienced advocate before employment tribunals. 

In addition, Deborah advises a number of NHS Trusts and major corporate clients on all aspects of employment law.

Also, Deborah leads the Manchester Employment Health team. She also advises clients such as global logistics supplier DHL. 

Deborah was a part-time lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University in Employment Law and contract law and is Chair of the Employment and Skills Committee which is set up through the Manchester Chamber of Commerce and Industry. She has also taught advocacy to trainee solicitors on behalf of Manchester Law Society. She also regularly runs practical training sessions on employment law issues.

In addition, Deborah has taught advocacy to trainee solicitors on behalf of Manchester Law Society. She has also appeared on TV programmes for Granada and the BBC, where she advised on employment and contract matters.


"Deborah Hely has a strong grasp of matters such as discrimination, unfair dismissals and restrictive covenants. She also regularly holds lectures and seminars on employment law." Chambers and Partners UK 2015 Edition, Employment

"Employment, North West Deborah Hely's versatile practice covers a variety of employment law issues." Chambers and Partners UK 2014 Edition, Employment, North West

"The ‘professional and extremely knowledgeable’ Deborah Hely acts for public and private healthcare sector clients." Legal 500 UK 2013 Edition, Employment, Manchester

"Deborah Hely has ‘a good understanding of the NHS’." Legal 500 UK 2013 Edition, Public Sector, Health, Manchester




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