The Supreme Court has granted leave to hear the case of Darnley v Croydon Health Services, which...
Chambers has a small but strong group of practitioners with expertise in employment law, who represent both Claimants and Respondents/Defendants. One of our members sits as a part-time Employment Tribunal Judge.
They litigate in high profile cases involving the police, NHS, central and local government and the armed forces (among others) and appear in Employment Tribunals, the EAT and the civil Courts.
Areas covered include:
- Unfair and wrongful dismissal
- Public Interest Disclosure (whistleblowing)
- Breach of Confidence & Data Protection problems
- Restraint of Trade
- Transfer of Undertakings
- Redundancy (information & consultation)
- Maternity / paternity rights
- Part-time, fixed-term & agency workers
- Professional discipline & injunctions
Chambers’ current clients are a diverse group. They are instructed by central Government Departments, the NHS, local government and other public bodies as well as banks, insurers, trade unions, small businesses, individual Claimants and not-for-profit entities.
Chambers’ unique strength in this area centres on its interface with the large volume of medical and healthcare work which chambers undertakes, particularly in the disciplinary field. Members of the team represent clinicians and/or NHS Trusts in internal hearings as well as in ETs, the EAT, and Court of Appeal but also in injunctive proceedings in the High Court and County Courts.
The team is also strengthened by its complementary expertise in Human Rights and public law, as many workplace disputes raise privacy, free speech, confidentiality and data protection issues, which engage variously Articles 8 and 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights.
The team is formally known as the Employment and Equalities team. Much of the equalities work is in the employment sphere but it also covers discrimination in the provision of goods and services and the application of the Public Sector Equality Duty.
Members of Chambers are qualified Mediators. Workplace mediation is an area which Chambers proposes to develop during the coming months.
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Adam Wagner successfully represents 24 teachers sacked after North London school closure - Aug 2014
Richard Mumford successful in Employment Appeal Tribunal - Mar 2014
Alasdair Henderson represents Claimant in a whistleblowing claim on pay increases for a CEO and other senior managers - May 2013
Richard Mumford successful in £4.45m hospital consultant Employment Tribunal case - Dec 2011