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William (Bill) McKay has been involved in vocational legal training for several decades, including in civil litigation and related skills such as drafting and advocacy. He also teaches on the employment law elective course, being a committee member on The Law Society’s influential Employment Law Committee. This committee is actively involved in reviewing and promoting reforms and developments in employment law and practice and in the tribunal system as well as in promoting the role of solicitors practising in employment law.
Bill’s background in practice as a solicitor was focussed on conducting employment law and civil litigation cases, He qualified in 2000, after completing the Legal Practice Course with commendation at Nottingham Law School and having completed his training contract with P.R Hanna. Solicitors in New Malden, Surrey. He then headed up an employment and civil litigation team at that firm and has conducted a variety of employment law matters, acting for both employers and employees. Since then he has acquired extensive experience in providing legal training with a range of providers in London and is co-author of ‘Legal English’, second edition (McKay, Charlton & Barsoum), published by Pearson Education (Longman). He has undertaken mediation training at Pepperdine University in California and worked for several months in a trial lawyer’s office in California, USA.
Bill has a specific interest in the field of mediation, being involved in the mediation community in London. He also retains a consultancy with a law firm in London through which he does fairly occasional consultancy work for clients.
Memberships of committees
- Employment Law Committee of The Law Society, Jul 2019 – Aug 2024
Publications by category
- McKay, W., Charlton, H.E. and Barsoum, G. (2011). Legal English How to Understand and Master the Language of Law. Pearson Higher Ed. ISBN 978-1-4082-2611-7.