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Old Square Chambers

Chambers of Mark Sutton QC

9 QUEEN SQUARE, BRISTOL, BS1 4JE, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0117 930 5100
Fax:
Fax 0117 927 3478
DX:
78229 BRISTOL
Email:
Web:
www.oldsquare.co.uk
Bristol, London

Michael Ford QC

Tel:
Work 0117 930 5100
Email:
Old Square Chambers (Chambers of Mark Sutton QC)

Work Department

Employment, personal injury.

Position

Main areas of practice are employment law (including equal pay, working time, pensions, industrial action, and trade union law), public law, human rights. Many appearances in ECJ, European Court of Human Rights, Supreme Court, House of Lords, public inquiries. Recent cases include: R (UNISON) v Lord Chancellor, SC (tribunal fees); Lock v British Gas, ECJ, CA (holiday pay); Griffiths v DWP, CA (disability discrimination); ISS v Mediclean (strike injunction); Bear Scotland v Fulton, EAT (working time); Chandhok v Tirkey, EAT (caste discrimination); RMT v United Kingdom, ECtHR (right to strike); British Airways v. Williams, SC, ECJ. On Equality and Human Rights Commission ‘A’ Panel of Counsel; advisor to BEIS inquiry into workers’ rights.

Career

University of Bristol, LLB 1st Class; BSC (Hons) 1st class. Solicitor, Slaughter and May (1987-89). Lecturer University of Manchester (1990-92), Birkbeck College (1996-98). Called to Bar 1992. Fee-paid Employment Judge 2003. Employment Junior of Year 2012. QC 2013. Professor of Law University of Bristol 2015. Employment Silk of Year 2015.


Publications:

Redgrave's Health and Safety and many others in e.g. Industrial Law Journal.

Languages

French (fluent), Spanish (good)

Member

ILS, Institute for Employment Rights, ELA, ELBA

Education

Gravesend Grammar School; University of Bristol (LLB Hons 1st class); University of Sheffield (MA distinction); Law Society Finals (1st class).

Leisure

Former member of Great Britain road cycling squad.


Regional Bar : Western Circuit

Employment

Within: Employment – Leading silks

Michael Ford QC - Old Square ChambersHe has an incredibly incisive eye; no legal problem daunts him.

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