• March 2022 employment law newsletter out now!

    Welcome to March's newsletter In this edition of our employment law newsletter, our news section considers the impact of the lifting of the last Covid restrictions on employers; updated Acas guidance for bereavement and the Home Office's postponement of the digital right-to-work checks.  Legal analysis is provided by our members: - Alex Leonhardt looks at the limits of “firing and re-hiring”, with his analysis of USDAW & Ors v Tesco Stores Limited [2022] EWHC 201 (QB); - Andrew...

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  • Craig Ludlow

    Craig Ludlow on Industrial Action: the present limitations on the ability of trade unions to call industrial action

    Craig Ludlow, Head of 3PB’s Employment & Discrimination law team, analyses the present ability of and limitations on Trade Unions to call industrial action. To read Craig’s article, click here. View Craig Ludlow's profile here. The article will feature in the employment law group’s next monthly newsletter. If you would like to discuss this article further, subscribe to the newsletter or to instruct Craig, please contact his clerk Russell Porter on russell.porter@3pb.co.uk.

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  • February 2022 employment law newsletter out now!

      Welcome to February's employment law newsletter In our February newsletter, our news section considers the final decision in the case of Lee v Ashers Baking Company Ltd and ors; the latest Covid-19 legal requirements and the government's likely decision to scrap the jabs for NHS staff policy.  Case law analysis is provided by - Alex Leonhardt on the CoA decision on vicarious liability and “horseplay” in the workplace in Chell v Tarmac Cement and Lime Ltd [2022] EWA...

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  • January 2022 employment law newsletter out now!

      Welcome to January's newsletter I would like to wish you all a happy, healthy and prosperous new year on behalf of all of us at 3PB's Employment and Discrimination Law team. Our first newsletter of 2022 is packed full with employment law news, including a new Practice Direction on the neutral citation of EAT judgments, guidance from ACAS on hybrid work/working from home and how to make changes in employment contracts; a government consultation on the Bill of...

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  • Stephen Wyeth

    Stephen Wyeth successful in COVID-19 unfair dismissal health and safety case

    Employment law barrister Stephen Wyeth was successful in the ET acting for the claimant in Mr C Preen v Coolink Ltd and Mr R Mullins: 1403451/2020 in an automatic unfair dismissal claim for a health and safety reason under s100 of the Employment Rights Act 1996 involving COVID-19. The claimant, Mr Preen had been employed since 1 April 2019 by the respondent as an air conditioning and refrigeration engineer, providing routine servicing, maintenance and emergency...

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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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  • November 2021 employment law newsletter out now

      Welcome to November's employment law newsletter Our team has much to celebrate this month yet again, with Mathew Gullick's formal appointment at the Queen’s Counsel Appointment Ceremony in Westminster Hall on Monday. This comes hot on the heels of Chambers and Partners announcing a record 11 of our employment juniors ranked in 3 circuits, following equally outstanding results in the Legal 500 back in October. Case law analysis is provided by - Grace Nicholls on the importance of case...

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  • Chambers and partners 2022

    3PB Employment law team awarded a record 12 individual rankings by Chambers and Partners 2022

    3PB Barristers are delighted to announce yet another record performance for its employment and discrimination law team in the latest edition of Chambers and Partners UK Bar directory published today. The directory lists 12 individual rankings for our team, up from 9 last year. Eleven of our 23 employment juniors are now acknowledged for their expertise in the directory. The team retains its band 2 ranking in Western, has consolidated its offering in South Eastern...

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    3PB Barristers raises over £1000 for the South West Legal Support Trust

    On Thursday 30th September, 3PB Barristers joined the rest of the Bristol legal community on the Bristol Legal Walk 2021. 3PB Barristers, staff, and 3 ½ year old Basset Fauve De Bretagne, Mabel (pictured here with Tom Cox, Lachlan Wilson and Richard Tyson) walked 10km around Bristol City Centre and raised over £1000, all of which will go to help  free legal advice charities in and around Bristol. To find out more about the South...

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  • October 2021 employment law newsletter out now

      Welcome to October's Employment law newsletter October rewards 3PB with four new fee-paid, part-time Employment Tribunal Judges as well as a record number of rankings for our team in the Legal 500 2022. Case law analysis is provided by - Andrew MacPhail on redundancy process best practices in Gwynedd Council v S Barratt & I Hughes [2021] EWCA Civ 1322; - Katherine Anderson on proportionality assessment with The Chancellor, Masters and Scholars of The University of Oxford v Professor Paul...

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  • Employment Judge Announcement 3PB Barristers

    Three 3PB barristers appointed part-time employment judges

    3PB is delighted to announce that three of its members Matthew Curtis,  Joseph England and Tom Horder (pictured here, right to left) have all been appointed as fee-paid, part-time Employment Tribunal Judges in England and Wales. All barristers will continue to maintain their busy practices. Matthew and Joe have been assigned to London South and Tom has been assigned to the South West region. The appointments were confirmed on 1 October 2021. Craig Ludlow, Head...

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  • Legal 500 2022

    Legal 500 2022: another record number of rankings for 3PB’s employment law team

    3PB Barristers are delighted to announce another strong performance of its employment and discrimination law team in the Legal 500 2022 edition published on wednesday. With 11 of its 23 juniors now ranked in the directory, the team has attracted a total of 18 individual rankings. The team, who remains top tier in the South Eastern Circuit and tier two in Western, has further strengthened its recognition in London with another 2 rankings and is...

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