• Employment and discrimination law newsletter - November 2023

      Employment and discrimination newsletter - November 2023

      Welcome to our November 2023 employment and discrimination law newsletter, in which we celebrate more rankings in the latest Chambers and Partners edition and call for applications for talented employment law barristers to join our team. Edited by Charlotte Hadfield, our newsletter features analysis from Charlotte, Head of Group Craig Ludlow and Alex Leonhardt - covering the following cases: Omar v Epping Forest District Citizens Advice (EA-2021-000595-JOJ), Steel v Spencer Road LLP [2023] EWHC 2492 (Ch), ONEA v Contingent and Future Technologies Ltd [2023] EAT 125, and Virgin Active Ltd v Hughes [2023] EAT 130.

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      Employment and discrimination newsletter - October 2023

      Welcome to the 53rd Newsletter from 3PB’s Employment and Discrimination Group edited by Stephen Wyeth, celebrating our Specialist Group being ranked Tier 1 in both the Western and South Eastern circuits by the Legal 500 due to our expertise in this field of law.

      Thanks to our contributors: Karen Moss (Group Deputy Head), Rising Star (Legal 500) Grace Nicholls, Alex Leonhardt, Joseph England and Andrew MacPhail and first rate commentary from Mathew Gullick KC on the very recent Supreme Court decision of Agnew. Given that Mathew successfully appeared for Mrs Brazel in the Supreme Court (supported by our very own Lachlan Wilson and Naomi Webber) who better to provide his take on this most recent decision involving holiday pay?

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    • Mark Green promoted to Attorney General's London A Panel

      Chambers is delighted to announce employment and national security law barrister Mark Green's promotion to the Attorney-General’s London A Panel for a period of five years, commencing on Friday 1st September 2023. He had been on the London B Panel since September 2019. Mark Green, pictured here, frequently appears for both claimants and respondents, dealing with claims in the Employment Tribunal, Employment Appeal Tribunal, Court of Appeal, High Court and County Court. Mark has a...

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      Mathew Gullick KC appears in the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights

      On Wednesday 5th July, 3PB's public and employment law silk Mathew Gullick KC, pictured here, appeared (with James Strachan KC of 39 Essex Chambers) as counsel for the UK Government at a hearing before the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. The case of Nealon & Hallam v United Kingdom concerns claims that refusals of compensation under the statutory compensation scheme for miscarriages of justice in England and Wales involved...

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    • Employment and discrimination newsletter - 50th edition

      Employment and discrimination newsletter: our 50th! - July 2023

      Welcome to the 50th edition of our employment and discrimination law newsletter, edited by Simon Tibbitts and featuring team news with contributions from head of group Craig Ludlow, Jo Laxton, Colin McDevitt, Stephen Wyeth and Alex Leonhardt.

      Case analysis is provided by Simon Tibbitts, Katherine Anderson, Joseph England and Alex Leonhardt and covers the following cases: Mrs Kristie Higgs v Farmor’s School (The Archbishop’s Council of the Church of England intervening) EA-2020-000896-JOJ; Phipps v Priory Education Services Ltd [2023] EWCA Civ 652; Greasley-Adams v Royal Mail Group Limited [2023] EAT 86 and Mrs N Moustache v Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust: [2022] EAT 204.

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    • February 2023 employment and discrimination newsletter out now!

        Welcome to February's newsletter  February brings you a bumper issue of the 3PB Employment and discrimination newsletter! The group have been busy analysing and discussing a vast range of cases: Andrew MacPhail looks at the case of Ellis v Bacon and Advanced Fire Solutions Ltd [2022], in which an appeal was allowed by the EAT against the original Employment Tribunal’s ruling that an employee was discriminated against due to her marital status. The counsel team for...

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    • Celebrating 3PB role models on International Men’s Day 2022

      International Men’s Day, celebrated worldwide since 1999, focuses on six key pillars, including honouring positive male role models in all walks of life, celebrating men’s contributions to family and community, as well as addressing the need to focus on men’s mental and physical wellbeing. While there are far too many achievements to note, International Men’s Day 2022 (19 November) gives us the chance to celebrate just some of the accomplishments of the men at 3PB...

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      The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) final report published today

      Four 3PB education and public law barristers (pictured top left to bottom right) acted for Ofsted throughout various strands of the IICSA Inquiry, which was chaired by Professor Alexis Jay OBE. Mathew Gullick KC Alice de Coverley Faizul Azman Gabriel Adedeji 3PB reported in March this year on the earlier findings from IICSA of "shocking failings" and "blatant hypocrisy" in the way major UK religious groups handle child sex abuse allegations and that some were...

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    • Our August 2022 employment law newsletter is out now!

      The past 30 days have provided much for the employment law world to write about, starting with the success of 3PB’s Mathew Gullick QC, Lachlan Wilson and Naomi Webber in the Supreme Court in The Harper Trust v Brazel case; and Mathew Gullick QC earning the accolade of the Times’ “Lawyer of the Week” in the process.

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      Mathew Gullick QC named as Lawyer of the Week by The Times

      3PB's Mathew Gullick QC has been named as Lawyer of the Week by The Times today, following the landmark judgment in favour of his client Mrs Lesley Brazel by the UK Supreme Court. Mathew Gullick QC acted for Mrs Brazel, a school music teacher, in the Supreme Court. Mrs Brazel claimed that her employer was wrong to give her fewer days of paid annual leave because she worked only during the school terms.  The UK's...

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      Part-time music teacher wins landmark case on calculating holiday pay for ‘part-year’ workers

      3PB barristers Mathew Gullick QC, Lachlan Wilson and Naomi Webber from 3PB's Employment and Discrimination Group - saw today a landmark judgment in favour of their music teacher client Mrs Lesley Brazel by the UK Supreme Court. This decision today follows her case being heard before an employment tribunal (in 2017), the Employment Appeal Tribunal (in 2018) and most recently the Court of Appeal (in 2019). The UK's highest court confirmed the rights of part-year...

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    • December 2021 employment law newsletter out now

        Welcome to December's employment law newsletter Our last newsletter of 2021 reports 3PB's appearance in the Supreme Court on a holiday pay appeal. We consider the latest developments at Yorkshire County Cricket Club following the allegations of racial harassment and bullying made by Azeem Rafiq and look at Mark Green’s recent training session on discrimination for the ELA. Case law analysis is provided by - Naomi Webber on discrimination in pregnancy with R (the Motherhood Plan & Anor) v Her Majesty's Treasury...

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