Lachlan Wilson

Year of Call: 1996
Email Address: lachlan.wilson@3pb.co.uk
Telephone: 020 7583 8055

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Employment and discrimination

Lachlan is regularly and frequently called upon to advise and represent Claimants and Respondents in disputes before employment tribunals throughout the country, and before the Employment Appeal Tribunal. He specialises in areas of discrimination and public interest disclosure, but his extensive experience in employment litigation includes:

  • Unfair Dismissal claims (substantive and procedural, constructive, automatic)
  • Wrongful dismissal claims
  • Discrimination claims (disability, sex, sexual orientation, racial, religious beliefs, victimisation)
  • Maternity rights
  • Equal Pay claims
  • Public Interest Disclosure claims (whistle-blowing)
  • Redundancy payment claims (statutory and contractual)
  • National Minimum Wage and Working Time disputes
  • Transfer-of-Undertakings (TUPE) disputes
  • Unlawful wage deduction claims
  • Employment Tribunal jurisdiction and procedural disputes
  • High Court and County Court litigation, including:
    - contractual bonus and share issues
    - restrictive covenants
    - employers’ references
    - vicarious liability for professional negligence
    - fiduciary obligations of senior employees and directors.

In addition, Lachlan has advised extensively on the effective drafting of:

  • Contracts of employment
  • Confidentiality clauses
  • Disciplinary and grievance procedures
  • Compromise agreements.

As a trained mediator, Lachlan is also frequently called upon to act as counsel in mediations concerning employment disputes.

Recent cases 

  • Perkin v St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust [2005] EWCA Civ 1174
  • Akhavan-Moossavi v Association of London Government (2005) UKEAT/0501/04
  • Vasquez-Guirado v Wigmore (2005) UKEAT/0033/05

Lachlan is pleased to advise professional clients both informally, and in formal presentations, on latest developments in employment law. Further details can be obtained from the specialist clerk to the Employment Group.

Publications

  • 30th Nov 2018

    3PB barristers Lachlan Wilson and Sarah Bowen analyse the latest employment law cases, covering:
    •Harassment – Evans v Xactly Corporation Ltd UKEATPA/0128/18LA
    •Whistleblowing: Timis & Sage v Osipov [2018] EWCA Civ 2321
    •Direct Discrimination – Lee v Ashers Baking Company Ltd and others [2018] UKSC 49
    •Good faith/Bad faith - Saad v Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust UKEAT/0276/17/JOJ
    •Amendments – Pruzhanskaya v International Trade Exhibitors (JV) Ltd (2018) UKEAT/0046/18/LA
    •Philosophical Belief – A Gray v Mulberry Co (Design) Ltd (2018) UKEAT/ 0040/17/DA
    •Practice and Procedure - X v Y Ltd (2018) UKEAT/0261/17/JOJ
    •Vicarious liability – Bellman v Northampton Recruitment Ltd [2018] EWCA Civ 2214

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Recommendations

Head of the Public and Regulatory Law Group at his set, he has an active practice encompassing a multitude of education issues. He is frequently instructed by individuals, institutions and school governing bodies connected with primary, secondary and tertiary education provision.
"He brings huge amounts of knowledge and personality to a situation. His common sense and affable matter in and out of court are great weapons to have on your side."
Chambers UK 2019/Education - Band 4

Strengths: "Lachlan is a well-rounded education law barrister with a strong focus on higher education law, and a particular interest in internal and disciplinary matters." "He is utterly charming and deals very well indeed with clients. They leave purring."
Chambers UK 2018/Education - Band 4

"He is superb with clients and has the ability to instil confidence. He is super bright, quickly gets to the nub of the issue and is a really good strategist."
Chambers UK 2017/Education

'Highly intelligent and a very effective advocate.'
Legal 500 2014

‘approachable, effective and kind’
Legal 500 2013/Education.

'Leading Junior'
Legal 500 2012/Education.

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Academic qualifications

  • BA (Oxon) Literae Humaniores (1992)
  • Dip Law, Westminster University (1995)

Professional qualifications & appointments

  • Accredited Mediation Advocate
  • Legal Assessor to the Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • Trained Mediator

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