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Chambers of James Goudie QC and Daniel Stilitz QC

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11KBW (Chambers of James Goudie QC and Daniel Stilitz QC), Chris Jeans QC, London, ENGLAND

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Chris Jeans QC

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11KBW (Chambers of James Goudie QC and Daniel Stilitz QC)

Position

Specialist in employment law; major recent-cases include: ST v CD (maternity leave and surrogacy – European Court); X v Mid-Sussex CAB (whether volunteers are ‘workers’, Supreme Court); Geys v Soc Gen (termination of employment contracts at common law, Supreme Court); Keane v Sunderland Football Club; Coulson v News Group (compromise of employment claims, High Court and CA); Proactive v Rooney (restraint of trade of footballer, Court of Appeal); Williams v British Airways (working time for aircrew, European Court, Supreme Court and below); Wardle v Calyon (EAT and CA – damages for discrimination); Audit Commission v Haq (equal pay and justification, EAT and CA); Law Society v Office for Legal Complaints (TUPE, High Court); Keegan v Newcastle United (constructive dismissal of football manager, Arbitration Tribunal); Stringer, Ainsworth and others v HMRC European Court and House of Lords, Stringer, Ainsworth and Others v HMRC (interrelation of holiday pay and sick pay rights, European Court and House of Lords); Abbey National v Chagger (compensation for discrimination, CA and EAT); Slack & ors v Cumbria County Council (CA and below, time limit for equal pay claims); Surtees v Middlesborough Council (genuine material factor defence and its application to pay protection for downgraded staff on the introduction of job evaluation schemes, CA and below); O’Hanlon v HMRC (reasonable adjustments in disability discrimination, CA); Grundy v British Airways no1 and no2 (degree of adverse impact required to raise a case of indirect discrimination and the test of justification CA and EAT); St Helens MBC v Derbyshire and others (discrimination by victimisation, House of Lords and CA).

Career

Called 1980; Gray’s Inn; lecturer City of London Polytechnic 1981-83; joined chambers 1983; member Employment Lawyers Association management committee throughout its early years; silk 1997; bencher Gray’s Inn; employment tribunal chairman/employment judge 1998-2008; recorder 2009 to date. President, Commonwealth Secretariat Arbitral Tribunal 2011 to date.

Languages

Basic French and German.

Member

Employment Law Bar Association.

Education

Minchenden (Comprehensive) School; King’s College, London (1977 LLB); St John’s College, Oxford (1979 BCL).

Leisure

Cricket, football (Spurs fan), tennis, swimming, theatre, cinema, Arctic and world travel.


London Bar

Employment

Within: Leading Silks

Christopher Jeans QC - 11KBWHe is a very approachable and easy to deal with QC, whilst being technically strong and providing clear and easy to follow advice.

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11KBW (Chambers of James Goudie QC and Daniel Stilitz 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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