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No5 Barristers Chambers

Chambers of Mark Anderson QC

FOUNTAIN COURT, STEELHOUSE LANE, BIRMINGHAM, B4 6DR, ENGLAND
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Work 0845 210 5555
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Fax 0121 606 1501
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Birmingham, Bristol, Leicester, London

Richard Hignett

Tel:
Work 0845 210 5555
Email:
No5 Barristers Chambers (Chambers of Mark Anderson QC)

Position

Richard practises exclusively in the field of employment and discrimination law. He is instructed by a wide range of clients in both the public and private sectors. He is a firm believer that the Bar must see itself as a service-provider and is strong on client relationships and litigation strategy. His approach is client-led and orientated towards solutions. Richard is listed in ‘Who’s Who of Employment Law Practitioners’, ‘The Legal 500’ and ‘Chambers & Partners’. Practice and experience include: 10 years plus experience of advising and acting for clients on employment law matters; undertakes all aspects of employment law with an emphasis on discrimination; standing counsel to an international logistics company, a brewery chain, a car manufacturer, a constabulary, an NHS trust and several large local authorities; regularly appears in Employment Tribunals up and down the country; High Court and Court of Appeal experience; presents to solicitors and heads of HR on a wide range of employment law related issues; trains managers in equal opportunities practices; licensed to undertake public access work. Particular areas of expertise include: national minimum wage legislation; pregnancy discrimination; sexual harassment; disability discrimination; dress code cases; professional disciplinary tribunals; ministers of religion; contractual disputes; flexible working. Particular sector experience include: retail, fashion, banking, leisure, healthcare, manufacturing, police, fire and rescue, NHS, local authority. Notable cases: employment contracts and scope of PILON clauses: T&K Limited v Skilton [2000] IRLR 595 CA; sexual harassment: Loosley v Moulton & Norfolk Probation Board [2005] ALL ER (D) 64; EAT/0468/04; dispute resolution, what constitutes a grievance?: Shergold v Fieldway Medical Centre [2006] IRLR 76; ALL ER (d) 357; EAT 0526/05; statutory dismissal procedure: Dixon v Homeserve Emergency Services Limited [2007] ALL ER (D) 478; EAT/0127/07; judicial discretion: Degama v HSBC [2008] EAT 0532/08; constructive dismissal: Muschett v Parkwood [2008] EAT/0361/08; statutory construction: Allen and ors v Murdoch [2009] EAT/0361/09; pregnancy discrimination and risk assessments for pregnant women: O’Neill v Buckinghamshire County Council [2009] UKEAT/0020/09. TUPE and collective rights: Alemo-Heron and Others v Parkwood Leisure Limited [2010] IRLR 298.

Career

Called 1995.

Member

Employment Lawyers Association; Employment Law and Bar Association; Industrial Law Society; Employment Law Advice & Assistance Scheme.


Regional Bar : Midland Circuit

Employment

Within: Employment – Leading juniors

Richard Hignett - No5 Barristers Chambers ‘A devastatingly sharp blade in a velvet holster.’

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