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Old Square Chambers

Chambers of Mark Sutton QC

10-11 BEDFORD ROW, LONDON, WC1R 4BU, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7269 0300
Fax:
Fax 020 7405 1387
DX:
1046 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.oldsquare.co.uk
Bristol, London
Old Square Chambers (Chambers of Mark Sutton QC), John Hendy QC, London, ENGLAND

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John Hendy QC

Tel:
Work 020 7269 0300
Email:
Old Square Chambers (Chambers of Mark Sutton QC)

Work Department

Industrial relations, employment, professional discipline and public inquiries.

Position

Predominantly in the field of industrial relations and trade union law in the RCJ and SC. Also represents international clients in the ECtHR and other international supervisory bodies, recently for the Irish Congress of Trade Unions, Swedish Transport Workers’ Union, Norwegian Dockworkers’ Union  and the Latvian Air Traffic Controllers’ Union. Consultant to the International Trade Union Confederation. Standing Counsel to a number of UK unions. Legal 500 Employment Silk of the Year for 2013; Lifetime Achievement Award from Chambers & Partners in 2017.  Chambers & Partners Directory: 'Recognised as the leading silk at the Employment Bar when it comes to handling industrial relations cases’. Recent cases include: in the ECtHR: UNITE v UK [2017] IRLR 438 (collective bargaining); in the CA: R (Boots) v Central Arbitration Committee, PDAU  [2017] IRLR 355 (collective bargaining); in the HC: Ministry of Justice v POA [2017] IRLR 621 and [2017] IRLR 1121 (strike); Merseyrail v RMT [2017] EWHC 515 (QB) (strike); Royal Mail Group Ltd v CWU [2017] EWHC 2548 (QB), 167 NLJ 7766.

Career

Called: 1971; in practice 1977; silk: 1987. Honorary professor at UCL.

Publications:

‘Industrial Action’ in Bullen & Leake & Jacobs Precedents of Pleadings, Sweet & Maxwell 2018;  The Holship Case [2018] 47 ILJ 315 with Tonia Novitz

Member

Industrial Law Society, Employment Law Bar Association; Institute of Employment Rights (Chair).


London Bar

Employment

Within: Leading Silks

John Hendy QC - Old Square Chambers ‘ He is a Rolls-Royce amongst the senior echelons of the Bar. ’

Within: Employment

Old Square Chambers' 'expertise in employment law issues is second to none and it has good coverage at all levels', say instructing solicitors, who also note how members are 'very knowledgeable about the NHS and the health sector'. Mark Sutton QC represented the appellant in the Agarwal v Cardiff University regarding the scope of the Employment Tribunal's jurisdiction in unpaid wages claims. Among John Hendy QC's highlights was the high-profile gig economy case of R (IWGB) v Central Arbitration Committee and RooFoods in which a judicial review was sought on the grounds that denial of the opportunity for Deliveroo couriers, who have been found to not be workers, to bargain collectively is a breach of Article 11 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

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