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Court of Appeal to consider landmark Covid unfair dismissal case

In what is thought to be the first appellate case of its kind, the Court of Appeal will today hear the case of Mr D Rodgers v Leeds Laser Cutting Ltd, where they will consider whether a Coronavirus related absence dismissal was automatically unfair...


Seminar: “Anti-vaxxers” are they protected under the Equality Act?

We are pleased to confirm that our rescheduled “Anti-vaxxers” seminar will now take place, via Zoom, on 9th December at 0930 and be hosted by Ed Beever and Bruce Frew. Topic: “Anti-vaxxers” are they protected under the...


New probationary tenant for our employment group

We would like to offer a warm welcome to Adèle Akers, called 2017, who has joined Chambers’ employment group as a Probationary Tenant bringing with her a wealth of legal experience. On commencing her time at St Philips Adèle commented, “I am...


Bruce Frew successfully represents John Lansdown in unfair dismissal case

Specialist employment law barrister Bruce Frew, instructed by Consilia Legal, has successfully represented John Lansdown the only seafarer to reject a payoff from P&O following the mass sackings that took place in March 2022, in his unfair...


Heatwaves are something we’ll have to get used to

In association with Birmingham Law Society, specialist employment barrister Julie Duane recently contributed to the HRDIRECTOR in an article titled “Heatwaves are something we’ll have to get used to” discussing employer responsibilities and...


Sarah Harty joins Chambers’ Employment Group

We are delighted to welcome Sarah Harty to Chambers as a tenant within our employment group. Sarah came to the Bar after a successful first career in the public sector, culminating in Assistant Director posts in three London boroughs. She has also...


Petar Starcevic secures victimisation compensation for Claimant

Petar Starcevic won a hard fought racial and age discrimination claim against a national casino chain. The win has attracted national publicity in newspapers and radio because one of the allegations of discrimination found was being ostracised from a...


First EAT consideration of a Covid-19 related dismissal

In what is believed to be the first Appellate consideration of a Coronavirus related dismissal the EAT (HHJ Tayler) upheld the judgment of the Leeds Employment Tribunal (EJ Anderson) that the Claimant’s Coronavirus related absence dismissal was not...