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Members of our employment and equality group have expertise in a wide range of problems and are able to assist by way of advice, representation, mediation and arbitration. One of our members is an EHRC Commissioner and another sits as an Employment Tribunal Judge. Our team are experienced advocates from the Employment Tribunal to the Supreme Court.
Our barristers have particular experience of employment problems which involve other areas of law such as Health Law and Professional Regulation, Tax, Information and Data, Local Government, Police and safeguarding. A particular strength is their experience with employment problems with medical professionals (including by way of representation at internal hearings) and injunctive proceedings in the High Court.
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, 10 and 14 of the European Convention on Human Rights.
Members of Chambers are qualified Mediators. Workplace mediation is an area which Chambers proposes to develop during the coming year.
Areas covered include:
- Employment Status and atypical workers
- Unfair and wrongful dismissal
- Equality Act claims – including against professional regulators
- Public Interest Disclosure (whistleblowing)
- Breach of Confidence & Data Protection problems
- Restraint of Trade
- Transfer of Undertakings
- Redundancy (information & consultation)
- Maternity / paternity rights
- Judicial Review (especially concerning Equality Duties)
- County Court actions for damages for discrimination (and appeals)
Chambers’ current clients are a diverse group. They are instructed by central Government Departments, the NHS, Police, local government and other public bodies as well as banks, insurers, trade unions, small businesses, individual Claimants and not-for-profit entities.
For information on our team based in Brighton, please click here.
Join us at the Bar Council Pupillage Fair 2019 - Oct 2019
Read through some of the highlights of 2019 in the 1COR Bundle - Sep 2019
The 1COR Quarterly Medical Law Review – Summer 2019 – Issue 2 - Aug 2019
Michael Paulin successful in interim relief and employment status case involving taxi company - Jul 2019
The 1COR Quarterly Medical Law Review – Spring 2019 – Issue 1 - May 2019
Jeremy Hyam QC in important case on NHS consultant employment contracts concerning suspension of pay - Mar 2019
Owain Thomas QC judges at the 2019 LSE-Featherstone Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Moot - Feb 2019
1 Crown Office Row remains a ‘Band 1 Set’ according to Chambers & Partners - Nov 2018
Elizabeth-Anne Gumbel QC and Robert Kellar win in the Court of Appeal regarding an employer’s vicarious liability in Barclays Bank v Various Claimants - Jul 2018
Jeremy Hyam QC is successful in employment injunction - Jun 2018
1COR proud to announce that Alasdair Henderson has been appointed an Equality and Human Rights Commissioner - May 2018
Michael Paulin successful in Olubando v Secretary of State for Justice - May 2018
Michael Paulin successful in EAT in interim relief case - May 2018
Sydney Chawatama to participate in ‘It’s ok to talk about race! Experiences to help unlock BAME legal talent’ panel discussion - May 2018
Jeremy Hyam QC successful in obtaining healthcare employment/disciplinary injunction - Mar 2018
Supreme Court will hear case involving the liability of the NHS for Hospital Receptionists - Oct 2017
Elizabeth-Anne Gumbel QC and Robert Kellar succeed in establishing vicarious liability of bank for sexual assaults - Aug 2017
Oliver Sanders QC in Supreme Court equality case about probation hostels for women - May 2017
Jim Duffy in Successful Unfair Dismissal Claim - Mar 2017
Martin Downs speaks on the future of employment law at SJ Live 2016 - Mar 2016
1 Crown Office Row supports LGBT Freebar - Feb 2016
Oliver Sanders successful in Court of Appeal challenge over probation hostels for women - Apr 2015
Adam Wagner successful for MoJ in human rights/EU Charter damages claim brought after trial collapse - Feb 2015
Oliver Sanders acts for Ministry of Justice in judicial review about probation hostels for women - Jan 2014
Martin Downs co-authors Same Sex Marriage book - May 2014
1COR ranked fourth in 2013 Diversity League Table - Nov 2013
Adam Wagner on Newsnight and in The Times commenting on the ‘Poundland’ back-to-work schemes decision - Feb 2013
Decision in Wendy Outhwaite QC’s Supreme Court employment case - Dec 2011
One Crown Office Row wins role in Pro Bono legal support service for Olympic and Paralympic Games - Jul 2011
William Edis QC wins important discrimination appeal against the GMC - Mar 2016
Jim Duffy in TUPE unfair dismissal win - Oct 2015
Adam Wagner successful in disability discrimination claim for totally blind man - Jun 2015
Kate Beattie and Adam Wagner appointed as counsel to the Equality and Human Rights Commission - Feb 2015
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