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Jacques Algazy practices in employment, commercial, European, and public law. His robust advocacy wins praise in the directories. He regularly appears for major institutions, NHS Trusts and local authorities, as well as appearing for individuals and trade union clients. He has experience of multi-party actions involving large numbers of litigants. Jacques’ employment practice embraces tribunal, High Court and appellate work and covers all areas of employment law, especially discrimination and whistleblowing. Jacques successfully defended a national newspaper against claims of sexual orientation discrimination. He specialises in multi-jurisdictional (e.g. tribunal and High Court) and cross-border litigation. High Court cases include restrictive covenants, confidentiality, database rights and fiduciary duty. Known for his expertise in the international aspects of employment law, statutory and contractual. Jacques has appeared in a number of significant cases in the area of territorial jurisdiction including the seminal Lawson v Serco. Jacques also acts in cases in Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands. Jacques has appeared in a number of substantial claims in the medical field acting both for doctors and NHS Trusts, including successfully defending a 26-day race claim. Jacques also practices discrimination law in the field of goods and services. Jacques is a fee-paid Employment Tribunal judge. His commercial litigation practice covers a broad range of commercial matters, especially cases with an international/EC dimension, including commercial agency and sale of goods and services. Jacques also acts in international arbitrations. Jacques acted in a partnership arbitration (injunction applications in England) arising out of a team move in Russia. He successfully acted in a groundbreaking case in which the minority shareholders of a company sued the majority, who had bought them out and then sold the business on three weeks later at a substantially higher price. In a company dispute, Jacques succeeded in setting aside a transfer of shares on grounds of duress. Jacques’ public law and regulatory work includes judicial review.


Part-time Employment Tribunal Judge; called to Bar of Northern Ireland; Gray’s Inn/ELBA advocacy trainer; former lecturer in European and Company Law and legal adviser at European Commission (DGVI). Jacques has published articles on EC law and employment law. He is regularly invited to provide training and lectures in the UK and abroad. This includes sessions for the ELA on international employment, a talk to equality bodies in Budapest, training for European judges in Latvia, presenting a paper at a Colloquium for judges in Brussels, lecturing for the ILS and speaking at the Council of Employment Judges AGM.




Reading University (LLB Hons); Centre European Universitaire, Universite de Nancy II (DESEu).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Employment

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 4

Jacques Algazy QCCloistersExcellent negotiator and brilliant advocate – ruthless in cross-examination but so charming with it.