Paul Johnstone is an established and recognised expert in the field of employment and discrimination law. He acts for a broad range of public and private sector clients. He has 20 years' experience in advising on a wide range of complex and sensitive employment and equality issues. Prior to joining Collingwood Legal, Paul was a partner with Muckle LLP.
He is a popular and respected speaker at seminars and conferences.
Paul advises on the full range of employment and equality law issues and has a highly successful track record in defending and prosecuting claims at Tribunal. He is an expert in advising on the Equality Act, organizational change, restructuring programmes, TUPE and outsourcing contracts, executive severance, complex whistleblowing and discrimination claims. He advises on all aspects of dispute resolution and the management of performance, grievance and disciplinary hearings. He has acted in cases taken to the Employment Appeal Tribunal and the Court of Appeal.
Paul is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association and is an advisor to Equality North East and a lay member of Newcastle University's Diversity Committee.
Paul's skill and experience has been recognised by both the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners. He is listed as a “notable practitioner” being “particularly adept in equality and diversity law and well thought of in the field”.
Paul is “very knowledgeable, a brilliant employment lawyer. He's straight, direct and to the point.” (Chambers and Partners 2017)