Employment in Regional Bar
3PB's employment specialists are instructed on behalf of all parties across a range of employment disputes, including TUPE, discrimination, constructive dismissal, and protected disclosures. Craig Ludlow recently represented a London bus company, which was one of three respondents to a large-scale claim for unauthorised deductions from wages brought by 55 employees, which related to non-payment of a historical meal allowance. In another highlight, Sarah Clarke acted for a respondent in an unfair dismissal case which also involved issues of protected disclosure, successfully defending against all 29 claims.
Key areas of work for Guildhall Chambers' employment specialists include TUPE, discrimination, whistleblowing, and appeal tribunal work. Of note, Debbie Grennan recently represented 15 claimants in a complex TUPE claim featuring five respondents. The set was recently strengthened with the arrival of Kerry Gardiner from Queen Square Chambers in June 2019.
No.18 Barristers Chambers is home to Barnaby Large, who is instructed in a wide range of matters for claimants and, more notably, respondents. In a recent highlight, Large represented the respondent picture framer in a discrimination, unfair dismissal, and victimisation claim brought following the dismissal of an employee for breach of confidentiality.
Old Square Chambers is home to several specialist employment barristers, providing good coverage across all aspects of employment law. Whistleblowing specialist Jack Mitchell acted as junior to Simon Gorton QC in the Supreme Court case Royal Mail Group Ltd v Jhuti, in addition to representing both respondents and claimants in several separate tribunal cases also concerning whistleblowing.
Members of Pump Court Chambers are instructed on a wide range of employment cases for both claimants and respondents, with experience in complex whistleblowing claims, direct and indirect discrimination cases, TUPE, and equal pay disputes.
Members of Queen Square Chambers are instructed on behalf of both respondents and defendants at both first-instance and appellate stages. Particular areas of expertise include disability discrimination and constructive dismissal. James Bromige represented the respondent school in a multi-faceted claim by a former teacher, who accused the trust of religious discrimination, constructive dismissal, and protected disclosure detriments, where the claimant is alleged to have bullied and misgendered a transgender student. Kerry Gardiner departed the set in June 2019 for Guildhall Chambers.