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Cloisters Chambers
Cloisters
1 PUMP COURT, TEMPLE
LONDON
EC4Y 7AA
England

Living Wage

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Position

Barrister specialising in in employment, discrimination and equality, personal injury, and clinical negligence. Also a trained mediator and appears on behalf of participants in mediations. Regularly appears in the Employment Appeal Tribunal and Employment Tribunals. Notable recent cases include: Birmingham City Council v Abdulla [2012] UKSC 47; [2012] ICR 1419; [2013] IRLR 38; [2012] EqLR 1147 junior to Paul Epstein QC and Louise Chudleigh in a Supreme Court appeal concerning the ability of the High Court to strike out equal pay claims brought in that forum; Williams v Ministry of Defence [2013] EqLR 27 (EAT) appeal concerning the jurisdiction of tribunals to hear discrimination cases under ss.120-121 Equality Act 2010 which also included the issue of whether regulations relevant to the armed forces internal complaints procedure breached Article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights 1950. The case is cited in ‘Harvey on Industrial Relations & Employment Law’ (Division Q at [1533]); Lemonious v Church Commissioners [2013] All ER (D) 199 (Jun) appeal and cross-appeal concerning possibility of a finding of 100% contributory conduct and costs. The appeal before the EAT is summarised in ‘Harvey on Industrial Relations & Employment Law Bulletin 418’ (May 2013) and the case is cited in IDS Employment Law Handbook on Unfair Dismissal (at [18.132] and [18.135]); Eastman v Tesco Stores Ltd [2012] All ER (D) 264 (Nov) EAT case that establishes cases can be struck out for no reasonable prospect of success if evidence has been heard at a pre-hearing review even where there is a central core dispute of facts. This case is in ‘Harvey on Industrial Relations & Employment Law Bulletin 413’ (December 2012) and the case is cited in ‘Harvey on Industrial Relations & Employment Law’ (Division R at [2064]); Commission for Equality and Human Rights v Griffin [2010] EWHC 3343 (Admin); [2011] EqLR 290 – junior to Robin Allen QC in the Commission’s application for committal to prison of representatives of the BNP; and Clinical negligence cases have involved ones involved issues of steroid induced cataracts and delays in carrying out septoplasty, as well as a more complex cerebral palsy case on which he was junior to Simon Taylor QC.

Career

Called 2009; Gray’s Inn. Publications including contributing author to ‘Termination of Employment’ (Julian Yew ed, Bloomsbury Publishing); authored Chapter C2 ‘Procedures on Dismissal’ (available as looseleaf and on PLC website); contributor to Emplaw Online (www.emplaw.co.uk).

Languages

French.

Memberships

ILS; ELBA; ELA; PIBA; AvMA; FRU.

Education

Harrow School; Nottingham University (LLB Hons 2(1)).

Leisure

Tennis, theatre, bridge.