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Chris Jeans QC
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Specialist in employment law; major recent-cases include: Coulson v News Group (Compromise of employment claims, High Court); Proactive v Rooney (Restraint of t rade of footballer, Court of Appeal); Williams v British Airways (working time for aircrew, European Court, Supreme Court and below); Wardle v Calyon (EAT and CA - damages for discrimination) Audit Commission v Haq (equal pay and justification, EAT and CA); Law Society v Office for Legal Complaints (TUPE, High Court); Keegan v Newcastle United (constructive dismissal of football manager, Arbitration Tribunal); Stringer, Ainsworth and others v HMRC European Court and House of Lords, Stringer, Ainsworth and Others v HMRC (interrelation of holiday pay and sick pay rights, European Court and House of Lords); Abbey National v Chagger (compensation for discrimination, CA and EAT); Slack & ors v Cumbria County Council (CA and below, time limit for equal pay claims); Surtees v Middlesborough Council (genuine material factor defence and its application to pay protection for downgraded staff on the introduction of job evaluation schemes, CA and below); O'Hanlon v HMRC (reasonable adjustments in disability discrimination, CA); Grundy v British Airways no 1 and no2 (degree of adverse impact required to raise a case of indirect discrimination and the test of justification CA and EAT); House of Lords, St Helens MBC v Derbyshire and others (discrimination by victimisation, House of Lords and CA).
Called 1980; Gray's Inn; lecturer City of London Polytechnic 1981-83; joined chambers 1983; member Employment Lawyers Association management committee throughout its early years; took silk 1997; Gray's Inn bencher; employment tribunal chairman/employment judge 1998-2008; recorder 2009 to date. President, Commonwealth Secretariat Arbitral Tribunal 2011 to date.
Basic French and German.
Employment Law Bar Association.
Minchenden (Comprehensive) School; King's College, London (1977 LLB); St John's College, Oxford (1979 BCL).
Cricket, football (Spurs fan), tennis, swimming, theatre, cinema, Arctic and world travel.