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Tom Coghlin QC
Employment, common law (general).
Tom Coghlin QC specialises in employment and discrimination law. He is sought-after for his expertise in handling sensitive and important employment-related litigation both at first instance and on appeal. His outstanding client list includes an array of public bodies and leading companies, banks, NHS Trusts, universities and individuals. He sits as a part-time Employment Judge. Recent clients include individuals, banks, law firms, police authorities, train operating companies, universities, local authorities and the BBC. Regularly instructed in high-value and important first instance and appellate litigation. Cases of interest include: Fox v British Airways Nos 1 and 2 UKEAT/0315/14/RN and  ICR 51 (EAT and CA) (death in service benefits); Hackney v Sivanandan  ICR 672;  IRLR 408; 2 All E.R. 940;  Eq L.R. 249 (apportionment of compensation for discrimination); ‘Pray and Display’ – Porteous-Wood v Woking Borough Council; CLC Solicitors v Methuen  EqLR 880 (CA) (strike-out of age discrimination claims); Sheffield Forgemasters v Fox  ICR 333 (incapacity benefit and compensation); the Chagos Islanders Group Litigation (QBD, CA and ECtHR); Vince-Cain v Orthet  EWCA Civ 1613 (compensation for discrimination); BCCI v Ali  1 AC 251 (HL) (settlement agreements).
Called 1998;employment judge (fee-paid), Birmingham region.
Discrimination Law Association; Employment Law Bar Association; Employment Lawyers’ Association; Human Rights Lawyers Association.
Worcester College, Oxford (MA; BCL).
Following the England and Sussex cricket teams; spending time with his four daughters.