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We are a leading employment set on the south coast, with Members advising and representing a diverse range of clients in both the private and public sectors.
We have experience of representing employees and employers across a diverse range of industries and professions including a range of local authorities and governmental bodies. We have current members on the Attorney General’s Civil Panel (GLD) panel, representing the government on employment and related matters. In addition, one of our Members is a fee paid Employment Tribunal Judge.
The Employment & Equality Group is part of Chambers’ civil team providing broad expertise in the commercial context.
We have expertise in the following areas of practice:
- Equality law in the context of the provision of goods and services and the operation of equality duties and have experience of bringing and defending claims for damages as well as injunctions;
- All forms of Equality Act claims in the field of employment and occupation including equal pay;
- Claims relating to employment status;
- Unfair and wrongful dismissal in breach of contract including injunctive relief;
- Part-time, fixed-term, and agency workers’ rights;
- A full range of employment-related corporate governance issues including directors’ duties, restraint of trade, fiduciary relationships, employee theft, fraud, breach of confidence, database rights, data protection, shareholders’ disputes, and partnership issues;
- Advising on the Commercial Agents (Council Directive) Regulations 1993;
- Transfer of Undertakings (TUPE);
- Redundancy claims including selection, consultation, contractual, and statutory entitlements
- Maternity and parental rights;
- All forms of contractual claims, unlawful deduction from wages, bonus claims;
- Advising on training and modern apprentice scheme issues including termination and compensation;
- Claims under the Working Time Regulations (WTR);
- Pension schemes in both private and public sector;
- Whistle-blowing and Public Interest Disclosure claims;
- Representation and conduct of internal proceedings including inquiries, disciplinary hearings and appeals (especially MHPS);
- Long-term ill health, stress at work and bullying claims;
- Industrial relations and trade union rights including consultation, recognition, industrial action ballots and the rights of Trade Union members;
- Professional negligence claims in respect of employment law advisers;
- Human rights within an employment context.
For information on our team based in London, please click here.
Stuart Wright looks at Online Mediations : Do they really work? - Sep 2020
Catch up on our latest Civil Law Seminar on housing possession claims and civil procedure amendments - Aug 2020
Sutton Trust Pathways to Law Annual Virtual Conference with 1COR barristers - Jul 2020
Setting Aside Judgment for Fraud and The Disclosure Pilot with Paul Ashwell & Kate Richmond - Jul 2020
Hope Spalding shares her experience as a Second Six Pupil in The Times - May 2020
Tips and Tricks we’ve learnt from Remote Recorded Hearings - May 2020
(Remote) Life at the Bar with the Sutton Trust - Apr 2020
COVID-19 Outbreak – Information for Clients - Mar 2020
Open for Business! 1COR’s Richard Ager supports the University of Brighton’s Legal Clinic launch - Dec 2019
Welcome to our new pupils Anogika Souresh and Hope Spalding - Oct 2019
Matthew Withers instructed to resist an urgent injunction relating to restraint of trade at the Royal Courts of Justice - May 2019
Lauren Godfrey in high profile multi-jurisdictional set of claims which featured #MeToo sexual harassment in the international board-room - Jan 2019
Delighted Abha Pandya joins 1COR as a new tenant - Jul 2018
Martin Downs joins judges at the second LSE Featherstone Sexual Orientation and Identity Moot - Mar 2017
Martin Downs in case on first anniversary of Modern Slavery Act - Aug 2016
Martin Downs speaks on the future of employment law at SJ Live 2016 - Mar 2016
Legal Directories give Crown Office Row a series of top marks - Dec 2015
David Lewis-Hall successful in taxi licensing appeal in High Court - Nov 2015
Lauren Godfrey and Scott Storey successfully defend large protracted TUPE dispute - Mar 2018
Matthew Heywood successfully secures senior prison officer’s job and pension - Aug 2017
Emma Harris comments on the Supreme Court’s ruling in the case of Birmingham v Abdulla & Others  UKSC 47 - Nov 2012
Jane Peckham successfully defends County Council against claim for damages by injured teacher - Mar 2010