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Chambers of James Goudie QC and John Cavanagh QC

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11KBW (Chambers of James Goudie QC and John Cavanagh QC), Richard Leiper QC, London, ENGLAND

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Richard Leiper QC

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11KBW (Chambers of James Goudie QC and John Cavanagh QC)

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Barrister specialising in employment law and commercial litigation with wide experience both in the High Court and Employment Tribunal. High Court litigation includes cases involving confidential information, post-termination restrictions, team moves, fiduciary duties and penalties, with considerable involvement in interim applications. Employment work encompasses complicated discrimination and whistleblowing cases as well as multiple equal pay litigation. Cases include: Cavendish v Makdessi [2013] EWCA Civ 1539 (penalty) and 1540 (committal); Farnon v Devonshire Solicitors [2011] EWHC 3167 (QB); Rabobank v Docker [2011] EqLR 580; Lonmar Global Risks Ltd v West [2011] IRLR 138; Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council v Bainbridge [2009] ICR 133; Commerzbank AG v Keen [2007] ICR 623; Laing v Manchester City Council [2006] ICR 1519; IGEN Ltd v Wong [2005] IRLR 258.

Career

Called 1996; Gray’s Inn.

Member

Chair, Employment Law Bar Association; Employment Lawyers Association; Industrial Law Society.

Education

Elizabeth College, Guernsey; University of Birmingham (1994 LLB); Keble College, Oxford (1995 MJur).


London Bar

Employment

Within: Employment – 2017 silks

Richard Leiper QC - 11KBWA brilliant communicator in and out of court.

Within: Employment

As ‘an elite set for employment work’, 11KBW includes both ‘members who are current stars of the arena and stars of the future’. Recent work highlights saw Sean Jones QC acting for Tesco employees in equal pay litigation, Richard Leiper QC representing the respondents in ‘gig economy’ case Gascoigne v Addison Lee Ltd, and Amy Rogers acting in group bonus action arising from the US government bailout of AIG.

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11KBW (Chambers of James Goudie QC and John Cavanagh QC)

  • Possession Proceedings 28 August 2012

    The lower courts continue to clarify the position following the decisions of the Supreme Court in Manchester City Council v Pinnock [2010] UKSC 45; [2011] 2 AC 104 and Hounslow London Borough Council v Powell [2011] UKSC 8; [2011] 2 AC 18 on the application of Article 8 ECHR to defend possession proceedings.
    - 11KBW

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