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Part-time music teacher wins landmark Court of Appeal case confirming the method of calculating holiday pay for ‘part-year’ workers

Music teacher Lesley Brazel, supported by the Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) and ARAG who provide legal expenses insurance to the ISM’s members, turned to Nottinghamshire law firm Hopkins Solicitors LLP and counsel Charlotte Hadfield, Lachlan Wilson, and Mathew Gullick from 3PB, to bring her holiday pay claim to court. Mrs Brazel, who was employed […]

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Criminal law and child cruelty QC joins 3PB

3PB’s Head of Chambers David Berkley QC is delighted to announce that criminal law barrister and child cruelty Silk, Ms Jo Martin QC, has joined 3PB as a door tenant. Jo qualified as a solicitor in 1996 before being called to the Bar in 2005 and becoming a QC last year. Prior to moving to […]

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Part-time music teacher wins landmark Court of Appeal case for better holiday pay

Music teacher Lesley Brazel, supported by the Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) and their legal expenses insurers ARAG, turned to Nottinghamshire law firm Hopkins Solicitors LLP and counsel Lachlan Wilson and Mathew Gullick from 3PB to bring her holiday pay claim discrimination case to court. For more details click here .

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Judge and family barrister Kushner returns to private practice with 3PB

Family barrister Martine Kushner has joined national chambers 3 Paper Buildings (3PB) after a two year contract as the resident judge in the Falklands Islands. She had previously spent 36 years as a busy family lawyer doing multi-day and complex cases from her Birmingham-based Chambers. She has considerable experience of analysing and interpreting complex expert […]

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Enhanced protection from redundancy for pregnant women and new parents – Joseph England explains the changes announced

The government has announced changes as part of its Good Work Plan that will provide protection from redundancy dismissals being extended to 6 months after a mother has returned to work. In addition, the government intend to extend redundancy protection for those taking adoption and shared parental leave, alongside the current protection available to new […]

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Employment Law: five government consultations launched this month - Joseph England explains

The start of the summer break and the end of Theresa May’s tenure has marked a bumper launch of consultations by the government. Such consultations can be very insightful as to future developments and trends that will subsequently appear in legislation. Joseph England explains about five consultations launched in the field of employment and discrimination […]

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A practical guide to ET preparation and procedure: Stephen Wyeth gives talk for the ELA

Last month fee paid Employment Judge and employment law specialist, Stephen Wyeth gave a talk for the Cardiff ELA to an audience of employment law solicitors.   The talk entitled “Employment Tribunal Hearings: preparation and procedure – a practical guide” was, by its namesake, a very practical course focusing on tactics and tips for bringing and […]

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Cost awards in Tribunals: Karen Moss successful in the EAT

Dr Gosalakkal v University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust  UKEAT/0114/18/DA In a judgment handed down on 4 July, Karen Moss represented the successful appellant who challenged a detailed assessment of costs of over £80k in the employment tribunal. HHJ Richardson gave the judgment of the EAT which found that the employment judge had misunderstood the […]

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