Employment Articles

Jonathan Meichen appointed as an Employment Judge

Jonathan Meichen

We are proud to announce that The Queen has appointed Jonathan Meichen to be a Salaried Employment Judge of the Employment Tribunals (England and Wales) on the advice of the The Lord Chancellor, The Right Honourable David Gauke MP. Jonathan Meichen will be assigned to the Midlands West Region in the principal hearing centre Birmingham with effect from 16th September 2019. St...

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St Philips shortlisted for ‘Chambers of the Year’ at Yorkshire Lawyer Awards

Yorkshire Legal Awards

We are delighted to announce that St Philips Chambers has been shortlisted for ‘Chambers of the Year’ at the Yorkshire Legal Awards 2019. We would like to thank all of our referees for providing feedback during the initial nominations. The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony at New Dock Hall, Leeds on Thursday 10th October 2019.

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Sophie Garner successfully defends third appeal at the EAT by a serial litigant

Sophie Garner

Appearing on behalf of Dudley MBC at the Employment Appeal Tribunal on Friday, Sophie was successful in having the third appeal by Mr Herry – a serial litigant and former teacher in Dudley – dismissed by HHJ Eady, QC. The issues in the Appeal related to the strength and type of evidence required to prove disability where there are two...

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The Employment Group is delighted to announce the arrival of Barry Harwood-Ferreira as a door tenant

Barry Harwood-Ferreira

Barry is a senior Employment law Barrister, and pupil supervisor. He specialises in all aspects of Employment law and has done so for over 20 years. Barry has appeared in the Legal 500 for the last 4 consecutive years,commended for his employment law discrimination expertise. He has held senior academic and equality and Diversity positions as a University Governor. In...

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From Cakes to Cohabitation: Lee v Ashers Baking Co Ltd Applied to the Workplace – Joel Wallace

Joel Wallace

Joel Wallace discusses Gan Menachem Hendon Limited v De Groen (EAT, 12th February 2019). Relevant subjects include: protected characteristics, direct discrimination, indirect discrimination, and religious belief. Introduction Last year’s Lee v Ashers Baking Co Limited [2018] 3 WLR 1294, concluded the UK’s incarnation of the right-v-right battle involving bakeries’ refusals, on religious grounds, to make cakes which promote or support...

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Four nominations for St Philips at the Birmingham Law Society Legal Awards 2019

We are proud to announce that four of our members have been shortlisted for awards at the Birmingham Law Societys Legal Awards 2019. In the category of ‘Barrister of the Year’, Employment specialist, Elizabeth Hodgetts along with Business & Property Group members, Anthony Verduyn and Iqbal Mohammed, have all been named in the final five nominees for this prestigious award....

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Russell Bradley joins St Philips as a Door Tenant

The Employment Group is delighted to announce the arrival of Russell Bradley as a Door Tenant. Russell was admitted as an advocate on 1st June 2012. Prior to that, he was in private practice as a solicitor for over 20 years. In the latter 10 years, he worked exclusively in the employment field as partner and head of the Scottish employment...

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Ed Williams QC joins St Philips Employment Team as a Door Tenant

The Employment Group is delighted to announce the arrival of Ed Williams QC as an employment Door Tenant. Ed may already been known to many of you having been a pupil and subsequently a tenant at St Philips between 2000-2006, when he then made the move to Cloisters in London to specialize in employment related commercial law and in discrimination law. He...

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St Philips dealt a full house of “Band 1” listings in Chambers UK Bar 2019

Chambers UK 2019

Thank you to all of our clients for your support during the past year, with a particular thank you to those who participated in the feedback process and gave us such glowing reports. 14 Silk (QC) and 45 Junior rankings were achieved by our members, along with a full house of “Band 1” listings in our ranked disciplines. Chambers &...

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Theodora Hand and Alexander Barbour become tenants at St Philips

Theodora and Alex

St Philips are delighted to announce that Theodora Hand and Alexander Barbour have both become tenants following the successful completion of the pupillages; Theodora in general common law and Alex in crime, including regulatory. Director of Clerking, Joe Wilson said: “We welcome Theodora and Alex as tenants. They have both have shown an aptitude for advocacy and will be excellent...

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