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Jacques Algazy QC

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Practice Areas

Jacques Algazy practices in employment, commercial, regulatory, European and public law.

Jacques represents major institutions, business entities, NHS Trusts, local authorities. individuals, sportsmen and sports bodies. Experience of large multi-party actions.

Appeared and advised in cases involving the whole gamut of commercial/employee impropriety: restrictive covenants, confidentiality, fiduciary duty and economic torts.

Jacques' employment practice embraces Tribunal, High Court and appellate work covering all areas, including TUPE, discrimination and whistleblowing. Successfully defended the Sunday Express in a discrimination claim. Acted for the British Council, defeating a discrimination claim. Particular expertise in Territorial Jurisdiction and Financial Services sector.

International, multi-jurisdictional and cross-border litigation involving statutory, contractual and tortious claims.

Acted in substantial claims in the medical field for Doctors and NHS Trusts.

Commercial litigation practice covers a broad range of commercial matters, especially cases with an international/EC dimension, including commercial agency, sale of goods and services and international arbitrations e.g partnership arbitration (injunction) arising out of a team move in Russia. Successfully acted for minority shareholders suing purchasers of business who "flipped" company at a substantially higher price shortly after. In a company dispute, Jacques succeeded in setting aside a transfer of shares on grounds of duress.


Fee Paid ET Judge and Recorder.

Bar of Northern Ireland.

EU Commission


Articles on EC and employment law. Provides training and lectures in UK and abroad. Including ELA on international employment, Equality bodies in Budapest and European judges in Latvia and Brussels, lecturing for ILS and Council of Employment Judges AGM.