Employment & Equality

In employment law Matthew has experience of a wide range of cases in the Employment tribunal, county court and High Court covering claims in TUPE, Discrimination, Equal pay, constructive unfair dismissal. Matthew also regularly acts in restraint of trade cases, advising in and responding to applications for interim injunctions.

During pupillage he assisted on numerous matters including acting for the respondent employer defending claims brought by 16 claimants framed in unfair dismissal, redundancy and TUPE, and for a claimant in a maternity/pregnancy discrimination claim against a NHS Trust.

Matthew acts for both Claimants and Defendants.

Selected Cases

  • Acted for Respondent firm successfully resisting allegations of direct disability discrimination, harassment and victimisation.
  • Advised his senior executive client on her redundancy, against a background of potential actions for sexual harassment and direct sex discrimination.
  • Appeared in the Queen’s Bench Division resisting an application for an interim injunction in a restraint of trade matter, Matthew successfully resisted the making of an injunction and negotiating an order compromising the entire action on terms that allowed his client to continue his business.
  • Assisted in negotiations on behalf of a former female CEO of an international investment corporate entity against the chair of the entity’s group, in her claims which involved sex discrimination.
  • Acted for the Respondent accountancy firm in respect of an equal pay claim.
  • Advised a firm of solicitors on a restraint of trade matter, concerning their proposed employment of an employee from a competing firm
  • Acted for a former police officer who brought claims of negligent misstatement against his former employer in relation to his security clearance.
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