• Employment and discrimination law - January newsletter out now

    This month's newsletter is packed full of employment law news, case analysis and useful information written by our team of expert employment barristers.
    In this edition we bring you the news of a forthcoming new Silk appointment in our team, the latest employment news as well as our articles.
    We have a podcast recording on PI claims arising out of discrimination claims as well as an employment law update in video and podcast form.
    Finally, we invite you to register for our first live employment law webinar of 2021, due to take place on 18 February.

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    Brexit and employment law

    On 24 December 2020 the UK and EU reached three agreements setting out the future relationship between the parties. Those three agreements comprise of the trade and co-operation agreement, the security of classified information agreement and finally the Euratom UK nuclear co-operation agreement. For the purposes of UK employment law practitioners, the key agreement is the trade and co-operation agreement. On 31 December 2020 the future relationship agreements were published, subject to final revisions. The...

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    Coronavirus and employment law - latest news

    Furlough With news that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has been extended to 30 April 2021, employers would be wise to check the updated guidance on Gov.UK with regards to the current furlough arrangements and who can be included within the scheme. Click here to view the guidance. The Tribunals Late last week, and following the announcement of a third national lockdown, the Presidents of the Employment Tribunals in England and Wales and Scotland confirmed...

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    Podcast out now for PI and employment law webinar

    3PB employment barristers Sarah Clarke and Grace Nicholls provide an overview of personal injury claims arising out of discrimination. This podcast includes: • the legal test applicable • interaction with other forms of non-pecuniary loss • practical considerations/valuation; and • the Employment Tribunal v the County Court?

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  • December employment law case update out now

    This month's round up of all the latest employment case law is now available in both podcast and video form! Craig Ludlow and Katherine Anderson take you through their analysis:

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    Mathew Gullick appointed to the rank of Queen’s Counsel (QC)

    3PB’s Employment & Discrimination Group is delighted to announce that Mathew Gullick (Call 2003) will be appointed to the rank of Queen’s Counsel (QC) in March 2021 following the recent announcement of the results of the 2020 QC competition. Mathew was a pupil at 3PB and joined as a tenant in October 2004. He has practised in employment law since pupillage and is due to appear in the UK Supreme Court in November 2021, together...

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    3PB sees two new Silks announced

    It is with great pleasure that 3PB Barristers announces that, on the recommendation of The Lord Chancellor, Her Majesty The Queen has announced her intention to appoint family barrister Lucy Hendry and public and employment law barrister Mathew Gullick as Queen's Counsel in the Ministry of Justice's new Silk appointments published today, 17 December 2020. Lucy Hendry was called to the Bar in 1988 and is a family barrister and accredited mediator who specialises in...

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    Matthew Curtis edits the Employment and Discrimination team's December newsletter

    Matthew Curtis welcomes you to our last Employment and Discrimination newsletter of 2020 and thanks this month's contributors: Stephen Wyeth, Karen Moss, Colin McDevitt, Sarah Bowen, Lachlan Wilson, Andrew MacPhail and Joseph England. You will find this month’s newsletter packed full of 3PB news, analysis and case law updates, as well as our opening hours over the Christmas period. You are also invited to register to attend our 10 December webinar on 'Personal injury claims...

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  • Joseph England reviews the whistleblowing case of Dray Simpson v Cantor Fitzgerald

    3PB’s specialist employment and discrimination law barrister Joseph England, who last year authored a book on whisteblowing, provides an article examining the Court of Appeal's judgment on the case of Simpson v Cantor Fitzgerald Europe. This case revisits wide-ranging issues of various fundamental whistleblowing concepts across its seven grounds of appeal. The judgment and the earlier EAT judgment provide a useful summary and discussion about key components of whistleblowing legislation and are a comprehensive read for...

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    November employment law update out now!

    3PB employment and discrimination barristers Stephen Wyeth and Lachlan Wilson talk about the latest rules on furlough, Vaughan v Modality Partnership, and Remote Hearings - Practice Direction and Open Justice. Bring yourself right up to date with the latest in employment law by watching this recording coming in at just over an hour:

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    Colin McDevitt and Karen Moss present an update on whistleblowing

    3PB employment barristers Colin McDevitt and Karen Moss presented employment law webinar on 'Whistleblowing: key concepts, injunctions and updates on procedure' on 12th November. Topics covered include "Key concepts, interim injunctions and recent cases" and “Whistleblowing: latest procedural considerations; and what is a detriment?", including a number of key cases. You can watch the webinar on demand here:  

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    Sarah Bowen interviewed by Central TV about legal issues and the furlough scheme

    3PB employment barrister Sarah Bowen was interviewed by Bob Warman of Central TV News yesterday about holiday leave during furlough, a scheme that is likely to last until the Spring of 2020. Speaking as a member of the Birmingham Law Society, Sarah has advised that employers should not assume that forced holiday leave is the answer. Specifically, the COVID guidance on holiday entitlement states that it is necessary for an employer requiring an employee to take...

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