Paul McFarlane, BSN Director

Paul is a partner at Weightmans LLP with extensive experience advising on both contentious and non-contentious employment work including: drafting policies, procedures and contracts of employment; advising on pensions; conducting seminars on employment law; advising on all types of discrimination disputes e.g. race, sex, disability and age etc; advising on industrial relations law and practice. Paul handles instructions on behalf of both the private sector and public sector clients including several police forces, law enforcement agencies and NHS Trusts, and advises on senior executives/management terminations (both employer and employee).

Paul is a member of the Industrial Law Society and the Employment Lawyers Association (ELA). In May 2016 was appointed as Chair of the ELA’s L&P Committee. This Committee is responsible for monitoring legislative and other developments in employment law which are being consulted about or which require ELA intervention on behalf of its members. They also engage with government and other key stakeholders e.g. the judiciary to discuss reforms to employment law and practice. He also regularly comments on employment law issues in the HR, legal, national press and with broadcasters e.g. BBC and Sky.

Paul is a serving director of BSN.


The BSN works with a range of partners and associates which include; corporate law firms, banks, and government institutions, here and abroad. Additionally we also work with smaller niche companies and organisations to ensure that a wide range of members' needs can be supported at any one time.

As a network we feel it is important to continue to meet and engage with new and diverse organisations, and so always invite and welcome approaches from potential new partners.

If you have an idea, arrangement or project that you feel might benefit our members, please do not hesitate to contact us, as we are always happy to explore new possibilities and work with new partners.

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