Matthew Heywood represented a senior ranking prison officer on appeal who had been improperly...
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 government 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 Treasury Solicitors’ (TSOL) 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;
- All forms of employment discrimination including equal pay;
- 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 Act (PIDA);
- Representation and conduct of internal proceedings including inquiries, disciplinary hearings and appeals;
- Long-term ill health, stress at work and bullying claims;
- Industrial relations and trade union rights including consultation, recognition, and industrial action ballots;
- Professional negligence claims in respect of employment law advisers;
- Human rights within an employment context.
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
Decision in Wendy Outhwaite QC’s Supreme Court employment case - Dec 2011
Jane Peckham successfully defends County Council against claim for damages by injured teacher - Mar 2010