Employment and discrimination
Charlotte accepts instructions from Claimants and Respondents across the full spectrum of employment law, including the following types of claim:
- Breach of restrictive covenants
- Whistleblowing and other detriment claims
- Discrimination claims
- TUPE, particularly those with an insolvency element
- Equal pay
- Unfair dismissal
- Working Time Regulations
- Breach of contract/unlawful deductions
She is frequently instructed on behalf of both Respondents and Claimants in complex discrimination/detriment cases, and has extensive experience of cases involving direct/indirect discrimination and/or victimisation and harassment; whistleblowing, equal pay, and detriment to part-time workers.
Charlotte has a particular interest in TUPE cases, especially those involving insolvency issues.
Charlotte has also represented clients charged with disciplinary offences before professional regulators. She has particular insight into the operation of disciplinary panels thanks to her experience as a Legal Assessor for the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
The crossover between Charlotte’s education practice and her employment practice, means that she is ideally placed to act in employment claims by teachers. She has extensive experience of acting on behalf of local authorities, schools and teachers in employment claims.
On the non-contentious side, Charlotte is available to advise on the drafting and interpretation of contracts of employment, disciplinary and grievance procedures, and compromise agreements.
- Morgan Motor Co Ltd v Morgan (2015) UKEAT/0128/15 (factors to be taken into account when considering an application for relief from sanction)
- Harris v Academies Enterprise Trust  IRLR 208 EAT (whether employment tribunals are bound by Mitchell case management principles)
- Crystal Palace FC Ltd and Anor v Kavanagh & Ors  IRLR 139 CA (whether an administrator can dismiss for an ETO reason)
‘A diplomatic advocate with great interpersonal skills.’
Legal 500 2017/Leading Individual - London Bar – Education
- LLB (Hons)
- LLM, London School of Economics
Professional qualifications & appointments
- Accredited Mediation Advocate
Charlotte Hadfield is qualified to accept instructions directly from members of the public and professional clients under the Direct Public Access scheme.More Information
Alex Line and Charlotte Hadfield education law barristers provide in house training
On 14th April Alex Line and Charlotte Hadfield of the 3PB's education law team provided training to Somerset County Council on school admissions law. The talk i...Read more