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Outer Temple Chambers (Chambers of Michael Bowes QC, Christopher Gibson QC and Andrew S), Andrew Short QC, London, ENGLAND

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Andrew Short QC

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Outer Temple Chambers (Chambers of Michael Bowes QC, Christopher Gibson QC and Andrew S)


Barrister specialising in employment, discrimination and pensions. Cases include: Airbus Ltd v Webb [2008] EWCA Civ 49 (whether employer ever entitled to rely upon an expired warning); Wright v MGN Pension Trustees [2007] EWCA Civ 1247 (construction of pension deed); Regent Security Services Ltd v Power [2007] EWCA Civ 1188 (whether employee can rely upon contractual terms improved by reason of a TUPE transfer); Grundy v British Airways [2007] EWCA Civ (indirect discrimination, establishing disparate impact); Smith v Churchills Stairlifts [2005] EWCA Civ 1220 [2006] IRLR 41 (disability discrimination, reasonable adjustment); Roads v Central trains [2004] EWCA Civ 1541 (disability discrimination, goods and services, reasonable adjustment);O’Sullivan v RBKC [2003] EWCA Civ 371, CA Articles 8 and 14 of ECHR (nature of duty upon public authorities to remedy historical sex discrimination); Surrey Police v Marshall [2002] IRLR 843, EAT (DDA and expert evidence); Titchener v Secretary of State for Trade and Industry [2002] IRLR 195, EAT (guarantee payments); AEEU v GE Caledonian [2001] TUR1/120, CAC (admissibility, disclosure of documents and bargaining unit); Dunlop Tyres Ltd v Blows [2001] IRLR 629 CA (construction of employment contract).


Called to Bar 1990, Gray’s Inn; lectured on employment and discrimination law and advocacy on behalf of CIPD, Shelter, FRU, Overseas Development Administration, Westminster Foundation for Democracy, Commonwealth TUC and the National Union of Namibian Workers; publications: ‘Challenging Disability Discrimination’ (Institute of Employment Rights 2000); ‘Disability Discrimination: the Law and Practice, FT Law and Tax’ (1996).




Dartford Grammar School; Bristol University (1989 LLB Hons).



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Within: Employment – Leading silks

Andrew Short QC - Outer Temple Chambers ‘A brilliant silk who is unafraid to take a stance.’

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Within: Pensions – Leading silks

Andrew Short QC - Outer Temple Chambers ‘He is measured, determined and unafraid to give decisive guidance.’

Within: Pensions

Outer Temple Chambers ‘has a number of frighteningly bright barristers to call upon’ for its pensions work and often ‘bridges the gap between pensions law and wider issues’. Recent case highlights include several members acting in the Project Waltz proceedings (IBM UK and IBM Holdings v Dalgleish and others) in the Court of Appeal; Andrew Short QC acting in Safeway v Newton and another in a substantial equalisation claim; and Nicolas Stallworthy QC handling the Box Clever Pension Scheme proceedings.

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