Faizul Azman

Year of Call: 2018
Email Address: faizul.azman@3pb.co.uk
Telephone: 020 7583 8055

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Overview

Faizul is a pupil barrister in 3PB’s London centre and is undertaking a civil pupillage with a particular interest in all areas of employment, education and public law.  He completed his first six pupillage under the supervision of employment and discrimination barrister Mark Green and is currently supervised by Emma Waldron.

Faizul comes to the Bar having had an unconventional background. Having served in the British Army and later holding a number of senior management positions in the Civil Service, Faizul has a wealth of experience which he invests into his cases.

Prior to pupillage, Faizul was an Assistant Director in the Home Office leading on the Northern Ireland EU Exit strategy.  He worked full time whilst finishing the Bar Professional Training Course.

Faizul had a varied career in the Civil Service.  He represented the UK during negotiations in Brussels and the United Nations, managed departmental appeals at the Court of Appeal, Supreme Court and European Court of Human Rights, and represented the Home Office as a government advocate in the Immigration and Asylum Tribunal.

Faizul’s core values are founded on his military background.  Having served in the infantry, his abilities and experience are underpinned by receiving a Queen’s Commendation for Valuable Service following an operational tour in Iraq.

Faizul accepts instructions in all areas of civil law, with a particular interest in employment, education and public law.

Expertise

  • Employment and discrimination
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    Faizul completed his first six months of pupillage under the supervision of 3PB’s Employment and Discrimination Barrister Mark Green.  As a pupil, Faizul observed a range of Mark’s specialist areas in the Employment Tribunal, County Court and the Court of Appeal.

    As a second six pupil, Faizul has been instructed on a number of employment matters both nationwide and overseas.  He has acted for both Claimant and Respondent.  His recent work includes:

    • Conducting pre-action disclosure in over 100,000 documents for an international organisation in response to a claim worth US$5m for constructive unfair dismissal of a CEO;
    • Successfully representing a Respondent in resisting a claim for unpaid holiday pay where the Claimant (on a variable hour’s contract) accrued holiday pay whilst on long term sick leave after having worked for the Respondent for 9 weeks;
    • Representing a Claimant at a remedy hearing following his former employer went into liquidation and advising on what monies owed could be obtained through the National Insurance Fund.

    Faizul has an interest in all areas of employment law, but has a particular interest and experience within the following:

    • Unfair dismissal including constructive unfair dismissal
    • All areas of discrimination
    • Contractual claims (unlawful deduction of wages, holiday pay etc)Protected disclosures

    Faizul’s unconventional background having served in the British Army and holding a number of senior management positions in the Civil Service, where he led teams of various sizes and structures, provides him with an in-depth understanding of HR and workplace matters.

Recommendations

Feedback from those who have instructed Faizul say:

“… I must say that he was excellent, and the help he provided assisted greatly in a positive result.  His notes were excellent and his involvement during the hearing cross checking etc. under considerable pressure was well beyond that which you would expect from his level of qualification” Partner, regional solicitors

“Many thanks for the update and your assistance – a great result” Solicitor

“Thank you for your counsel yesterday, X is pleased with the outcome of the hearing” Solicitor

Academic qualifications

  • LLB (Hons) Law Accelerated Route – 2:1
  • BPTC (The University of Law, London) – Very Competent

Scholarships

  • The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Scholarship, Major Award, Middle Temple