TweetI am delighted and humbled to say that Chambers and Partners Guide to the Legal Profession has again rated me as leading Junior barrister in the employment law field. Feedback from clients is that I am “a fantastic advocate with first class client skills” and that “his advice is strategic, commercial and pragmatic and he…

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TweetI am delighted to say that I have again been listed in the Legal 500 as a leading junior barrister in employment law. this is now the sixth-year running I have been rated as such and its humbling to know people are impressed by what I do when working with them on their cases. Many…

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TweetAn annual tradition for employment lawyers occurs on 6th April 2019 when the new employment tribunal compensation limits come into effect. From that date: the cap on the unfair dismissal Compensatory Award raises to £86,444; “a weeks’ pay” raises to £525.00. Click here to read the The Employment Rights (Increase of Limits) Order 2019. Please…

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Tweetand other odd laws have been identified by the Law Commission in their Legal Oddities post here! Topically these include it being illegal to slide on ice in the street. However, thankfully, you can be within 100meters of the monarch without wearing socks! Please feel free to share this post:

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Tweet In two different cases in different courts and tribunals the same issue has arisen: what to do with a witness who, during a break whilst they are giving evidence, talks about their case in disregard to the judge’s prohibition to do this. The Employment Appeal Tribunal addressed this issue in Chidzoy v BBC; whereas…

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TweetIn The UK and Northern Ireland Late last year papers were full of decision in Lee v Ashers Baking Company and others. In this case the Supreme Court determined that a Northern Irish baker did not directly discriminate against a gay male when it refused to bake a cake bearing the message “Support gay marriage”.…

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TweetI am pleased to announce i have been appointed to Sports Resolution‘s Integrity and Discipline, and Equality and Discrimination panels, which provide independent and binding decisions to disputes within the sporting world. The appointment runs until 2021. Please feel free to share this post:

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TweetIt’s that time of year again when new changes are rolled out for employment law. this year we have: increases in SSP to £92.05 a week; increases in “a weeks pay” for tribunal compensation where the statutory cap applies in unfair dismissal, this rises to £83,682 or one-year’s salary, whichever is the lower; increases in…

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