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Sophie Garner

Fernandes v DWP – test in relation to time limits in failure to make reasonable adjustments claims clarified

Sophie Garner represented the Respondent in this case, in which the Claimant had appealed the ET’s decision to strike out their claim of failure to make a reasonable adjustment. The failure had involved an omission, and so the appeal dealt with...

Tamsin Sandiford

Tamsin Sandiford successfully defends Respondent in unfair dismissal claim in the employment tribunal

The Claimant was dismissed on the grounds of gross misconduct in respect of abusive and threatening messages he had sent to a junior colleague. He brought a claim of unfair dismissal on the basis that there were alternatives to dismissal and that the...

St Philips Chambers Atrium

Employment Law Conference, 13 September & 12 October 2023

We are delighted that St Philips Employment annual conference is back! This highly popular event, taking place in both Birmingham and Leeds, has returned and this year features some highly topical subjects, ranging from use of WhatsApp and Privacy...

Ashannay Davis 10000 Black Internship

Welcoming Ashannay Davis as an Intern at Chambers

This week we are delighted to host Ashannay Davis in Chambers as part of the 10,000 Black Interns. Ashannay will be spending a busy week shadowing barristers from across our specialist employment group to gain a full insight into what life at...

Julie Duane

Julie Duane acts for the Respondent in successfully defending all 4 grounds of appeal

On 27 June 2023 the Employment Appeal Tribunal (Judge Susan Walker) handed down Judgment in A v Carers Trust South East Wales [2023] EAT 80, which provides useful clarification as to how a tribunal is to approach claims for whistleblowing, disability...

Tamsin Sandiford

Tamsin Sandiford acted pro bono for the Claimant in a successful amendment application in the employment tribunal

Tamsin Sandiford acted pro bono for the Claimant in a successful amendment application in the employment tribunal. The Claimant had brought claims of breach of contract and failure to deal with a flexible working request in a reasonable manner. She...

Bruce Frew

Bruce Frew represents whistleblower

Bruce Frew represents consultant surgeon Krishna Singh, a whistleblower who claims he lost his post after raising concerns about patient safety at Royal Sussex County Hospital.  Mr Singh’s employment tribunal has been adjourned whilst 40 hospital...

Junior Employment Group

Fasttrack Employment Law Seminar Series

Our Junior Employment Group is running a series of in-person seminars across the coming months, addressing some key employment law topics. WHERE: St Philips Chambers, 55 Temple Row, Birmingham B2 5LS TIMINGS: Seminar 1730-1830, followed by...