Pragmatic & proactive
We provide proactive pragmatic general day to day advice on all employment issues.
Practical & responsive
Our solicitors have all gained considerable experience working for major UK law firms. The fact that we are a niche practice allows us to respond flexibly, sympathetically and in a more cost effective way.
We are experienced in advising both partners and partnerships particularly in relation to retirement of partners or members. We seek to deal with such matters in a practical and sensitive way.
We advise our employer clients on all aspects of business related immigration to assist them with hiring, relocating and retaining staff who are subject to UK immigration control.
This week saw the second reading of the Retained EU Law (Revocation & Reform) Bill. This Bill seeks to enable the government to more easily repeal, amend or replace any Retained EU Law, which was incorporated into the UK’s legal system following the end of the transition period. ... read more
In Mackereth v Department of Work & Pensions and anor, the EAT held that a doctor who refused to adopt the preferred pronouns of transgender service users was not discriminated against. ... read more
In Department for Work and Pensions v Boyers, the EAT held that the procedure leading to dismissal is not irrelevant to the assessment of proportionality in a claim of discrimination arising from disability, provided the ET properly carried out the balancing exercise required, with reference to the employer’s legitimate aims. ... read more
In Allen v Primark Stores Ltd, the EAT examined the proper pool for comparison in an indirect sex discrimination case. ... read more
In White v HC-One Oval Ltd the EAT held that the ET was wrong to strike out a claim for unfair dismissal where voluntary redundancy had been requested. ... read more
Compensation limits and minimum awards will increase where a claim arises on or after 6 April 2022. The changes include: ... read more
The CA has held, in Kocur v Angard Staffing Solutions Ltd & anor, that the Agency Worker Regulations 2010 give agency workers the right to be notified of any vacancies by the hirer, but not the right to be able to apply and be considered for them during any period of priority given to permanent employees. ... read more
In Smith v Pimlico Plumbers Ltd, the CA has held that the right to payment for annual leave carries over from year to year when holiday is taken, but was unpaid. ... read more
In Hope v British Medical Association, the EAT upheld an ET’s decision that a dismissal for raising numerous vexatious and frivolous grievances was fair. ... read more
In Slade and anor v Biggs and ors, the EAT upheld an ETs decision to apply a 25% uplift to awards for injury to feelings and aggravated damages. ... read more
In Gray v University of Portsmouth, the EAT held that ETs must carry out a critical evaluation of any objective justification defence raised by a respondent and that it is not sufficient to say that the position is “obvious”. ... read more
The CA has held, in Stuart Delivery Ltd v Augustine, that a courier with the ability to release a delivery slot to another courier, was still obliged to personally perform services and therefore satisfied the definition of worker under 230(3)(b) ERA 1996. ... read more
The SC has confirmed, in Royal Mail Group Ltd v Efobi, that the introduction of section 136(2) of the Equality Act 2010 did not change the burden of proof requirements in discrimination claims. A claimant must establish a prima facie case before the burden of proof transfers. ... read more
In Mhindurwa v Lovingangels Care Limited, an ET has held that a reasonable employer would consider furlough under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme before dismissing an employee by reason of redundancy. ... read more
The EAT, in Secretary of State for Justice v Plaistow, has upheld an ET’s decision to calculate compensation for discrimination and harassment on the basis that the employee had sustained career-long losses. ... read more