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Broadway House Chambers

Chambers of Rodney Ferm

1 CITY SQUARE, LEEDS, LS1 2ES, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0113 246 2600
Fax:
Fax 0113 246 2609
DX:
26403 LEEDS PARK SQUARE
Email:
Web:
www.broadwayhouse.co.uk
Bradford, Leeds
Broadway House Chambers (Chambers of Rodney Ferm), Adam Willoughby, Leeds, ENGLAND

Adam Willoughby

Tel:
Work 0113 246 2600
Email:
Broadway House Chambers (Chambers of Rodney Ferm)

Position

Specialist in employment and commercial law. Employment law expertise includes, but is not exclusive to, the following areas: unfair dismissal; TUPE; discrimination; whistleblowing; equal pay; restrictive covenants and collective consultation. Represents claimants and respondents throughout the United Kingdom at first instance and in the appellate jurisdictions. Highly praised in cases involving TUPE and whistleblowing cases. Commercial Law expertise includes, but is not exclusive to, the following areas: trusts, including TLATA and breach of trust; wills, probate, and administration of estates, including family provision; real property, including title, boundaries, easements, restrictive covenants, land contracts, adverse possession and Land Registry adjudications; partnership, including breaches of partnership agreements and fiduciary duties, partnership property and winding up; all aspects of landlord and tenant, including business and agricultural tenancies; equity, including undue influence, equitable estoppel, equtable remedies, and confidentiality; professional negligence; and individual and corporate insolvency. Recent significant cases – employment: Jones v G4s Secure Solutions [UKEAT/0533/13/RN] (whether the claimant had been dismissed/whether there was a so-called 'vanishing dismissal'); Bland v Caremark (whistleblowing case concerning allegations of patient abuse); Boyce v Dawnferesh (Scotland) (whisteblowing claim concerning allegations of breach of health and safety on fishing farms in the North Sea); Anderson v Vital Resources Ltd (multiple claims action concerning transfer of share options on a TUPE transfer); Cherry v Utilitywise [UKEAT/0450/14/RN] (whether the claimant should have been compensated for share options); Thomas v Ladbrokes Betting and Gaming Ltd [EAT] (whether Burchell Test had been wrongly applied). Recent significant cases – Commercial: Larbey & ors v Grimwood & ors (high-value (£1m) claim brought against siblings under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependents) Act 1975); Fearn v Fearn (high-value TOLATA claim following breakdown of relationship); Bird v MNA Ltd (professional negligence claim against solicitors for failure to insert relevant tax term into contract); Re: Mukandu (£2.5m professional negligence claim for overvaluation of warehouses); Re Brain (claim of devastavit including claims money transferred out of jurisdiction); and Re: Johnson (Smith Farm) (claim concerning boundary dispute between farming properties and adverse possession claims).

Career

Called 2011, Middle Temple. Tenant 9 St John Street 2012-14, tenant Broadway House Chambers 2014-date.

Member

Employment Lawyers Association; Industrial Law Society; Employment Law Bar Association; Chancery Bar Association; Professional Negligence Bar Association.

Education

University of Hull (LLB Law First Class Honours); BPP Law School (BPTC).

Leisure

Rugby, cycling, hiking and flying aircraft.

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