Daniel is a barrister specialising in Employment and Discrimination cases and Professional Regulation matters. He has represented individuals in a wide range of Employment Tribunal (‘ET’) and Employment Appeal Tribunal (‘EAT’) hearings and his regulatory experience includes cases from across the spectrum of fitness to practise concerns including: misconduct, lack of competence, criminal convictions/cautions, ill health and insufficient knowledge of the English language.
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Daniel undertook a unique pupillage scheme which involved spending six months at the Free Representation Unit (‘FRU’), representing Claimants in Employment and Discrimination claims, prior to undertaking a more conventional 12 month pupillage that covered a range of practice areas including Employment and Professional Regulation.
This grounding enabled Daniel to develop expertise across a wide range of ET claims, from unfair dismissal and unpaid wages, to whistleblowing, multi-day discrimination and TUPE related claims. Daniel also has experience of representing groups of Claimants and handling claims against multiple Respondents.
In addition to a number of Rule 3(10) hearings, Daniel has appeared in the following full hearings before the EAT:
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust v Dearing & Others UKEAT/0344/16/LA
Daniel represented three Claimants in an appeal concerning the law on victimisation (section 27 Equality Act 2010). The appeal was brought by the Respondent against three successful claims. The EAT dismissed the appeal in respect of one of the claims and remitted the other two claims back to the same ET.
Stanmore Ltd v Holden (judgment not transcribed)
Daniel represented the Claimant (both in the ET and EAT) who was successful in claiming compensation in respect of 12 years of unpaid annual leave. The Respondent’s appeal against the ET’s judgment was dismissed by Kerr J.
Beaumont v Costco Wholesale UK Ltd UKEAT/0080/15/DA
Daniel represented the Claimant in an appeal against the ET’s judgment dismissing his unfair dismissal claim. The EAT allowed the appeal and ordered a fresh hearing of the unfair dismissal claim before a differently constituted ET.
Dr Rajaratnan v Care UK Clinical Services Ltd UKEAT/0435/14 & UKEAT/0076/15
Appeal involving various legal issues including indirect sex discrimination and costs.
Thomas v Samurai Incentives and Promotions Ltd UKEAT/0006/13/RN
Appeal concerning the principles governing applications to amend an ET1.
Daniel has had the following employment law articles published:
- Overview, Employment law (2015) 6 UK Supreme Court Yearbook 370
- Overview: Employment law (2015) 5 UK Supreme Court Annual Review 318
- Overview: Employment law (2014) 3(1) UK Supreme Court Review (Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law) 272
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Through a secondment at the Nursing and Midwifery Council (‘NMC’), Daniel has gained experience of all types of fitness to practise related hearings including: interim order applications, substantive order reviews, restoration hearings and registration appeals as well as substantive hearings. Daniel has been instructed by the NMC in a number of lengthy and complex cases which have involved multiple nurses/midwives, death or serious patient harm, dishonesty, failing care homes and a wide range of other issues.
Daniel also has experience of defending in regulatory proceedings, having represented a social worker at a hearing before the Health and Care Professions Council (‘HCPC’) which involved multiple allegations of dishonesty. No dishonesty or misconduct was proved. Daniel has also advised a doctor in relation to a General Medical Council (‘GMC’) investigation.
- LLB (Hons) University of Nottingham
- BPTC Nottingham Law School – Very Competent
- Shoosmiths’ Prize (2010) – awarded by the University of Nottingham for an outstanding contribution to the School of Law
- Employment Law Bar Association
- Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers
- Member of the British Fencing Disciplinary Panel
Daniel Brown is qualified to accept instructions directly from members of the public and professional clients under the Direct Public Access scheme.More Information