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A small firm with big cases

Mariel Irvine Solicitors is a boutique firm based in London. We specialise in data protection, employment, stress at work, inquests and inquiries. 


Acting for British Transport Police at the London Bombings Inquests and advising the force in connection with the Leveson Inquiry. BTP retained us for the Manchester Arena Inquiry also.

Providing one of the first drafts of the Scrap Metal Dealers bill. Since then we have been advising various industry parties, including the BMRA and insurers, on the meaning and effect of the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013.

Writing A Practical Guide to Vicarious Liability (2018) and A Practical Guide to the Scrap Metal Dealers' Act 2013 (2019). A third book on data breach litigation is under way.

Advising insurers on vicarious liability in assault claims and on policy coverage issues relating to "deliberate acts".

Bringing and defending bullying and stress at work claims for psychiatric injury, many on behalf of senior managers and executives. We have acted in claims arising out of prisons, schools, care homes, a secure children’s home and a private psychiatric hospital.

Defending numerous liability claims arising out of building sites in London on behalf of project policy lead insurers. We were nominated solicitors on the insurance policy for the Rugby Football Union’s south stand at Twickenham.

Responding to instructions from police staff associations in a number of cases concerning the Government's reform of public service pensions, including judicial review proceedings arising out of the Government's unlawful consultation on reform: R (Police Superintendents' Association) v HM Treasury [2021] EWHC 3389.

Successfully bringing and defending claims for compensation for data protection breaches and breach of the article 8 right to privacy. Mariel is a qualified data protection practitioner and the outsourced DPO for a multi national online retailer.

Advising corporate executives on how to instigate and progress exit negotiationsso as to secure a good financial settlement. 

Issuing proceedings in the Employment Tribunal for disability, sex, race and age discrimination. We have recovered compensation in most, if not all, these cases.

Contributing to the first Parliamentary Review on the legal profession which aims to share best practice among government, policy makers and business leader.

Regularly presenting at external conferences and seminars and delivering training to clients in-house.


Mariel Irvine featured alongside a small number of outstanding organisations in a document that looks back over a year in the legal sector and Westminster.

The main aim of the inaugural Parliamentary Review for Law and Justice is to showcase best practice as a learning tool to the public and private sector. The articles in the Review act as both a blue print for success and a template for reform.

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