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Central Manchester University Hospitals v Browne

Judgment was handed down today at the Employment Appeal Tribunal in the case of Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust v Browne. Mr Browne who was represented by Andrew Short QC and Andrew Allen at the EAT, was successful in resisting the Trust’s appeal.

News 10 Feb, 2012

Ben Bradley obtains injunctive relief against builder

Ben Bradley successfully represented Lisa Brown at trial in claims for breach of contract and harassment, against a builder who performed refurbishment works to her new physiotherapy practice in Gosport.

News 9 Feb, 2012

United States v Christine Nolan: Mark Mullins represents sacked GMB workers in Luxembourg hearing

Outer Temple barrister Mark Mullins represented GMB union member Mrs Christine Nolan at an oral hearing before a five judge chamber of the Court Of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in Luxembourg on January 18th 2012.

News 7 Feb, 2012

Outer Temple Pupil wins claim for sleep-shifts at National Minimum Wage

Pupil barrister Miranda de Savorgnani recently represented a worker with a complex holiday/ National Minimum Wage claim in Hall v Care One Ltd. Miranda was instructed by the Free Representation Unit. Ms Hall was a residential care worker who worked three regular 10 hour “sleep-overs” during which she carried out evening duties, tended to residents or slept. She was paid the minimum wage for day shifts but only a £25 allowance for each sleep-over. Ms de Savorgnani successfully argued that the nightshifts should have been paid at the NMW rate, distinguishing a recent case in which the EAT had held that a ‘sleeping’ night shift did not attract the NMW. She also persuaded the tribunal that Ms Hall’s average wage…

News 2 Feb, 2012

Bennett v Stephens: Periodical Payments and the MIB

In January 2012 the long-running saga of Anthony Bennett’s claim came to an end. After many twists and turns Anthony can now enjoy the security shared by so many other claimants of knowing that his care and case management needs will be met by periodical payments. A passenger in a vehicle involved in a road traffic accident, his multi-million pound claim was settled on a conventional basis in early 2010. The problem was that the relevant Insurer was not covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme and there was an issue whether the continuity of the proposed PPs would be reasonably secure within the meaning of s.2 of the Damages Act 1996. The Defendant argued that the financial stability of the Insurer and…

News 26 Jan, 2012

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