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Andrew Allen KC

Watch the Seminar: After Forstater: Sex and Gender in the Workplace

Outer Temple’s Andrew Allen KC and Naomi Cunningham presented at our ‘After Forstater: Sex and Gender in the Workplace’ seminar on 21st September 2022. The slides and full video of the talk are now available. Barristers Andrew Allen KC and Naomi Cunningham, who both specialise in Employment & Discrimination, spoke at the recent ‘Sex and Gender in the Workplace Seminar’. This event provided advice for both employers and employees on how to approach the current gender critical debate in the workplace by focussing on recent case law and the practical measures that employers can or must do. The Discussion Andrew Allen KC, joining remotely, opened the event with a short tour of the Gender Recognition Act 2004 and the Equality…

Employment Webinars, Webinars & Vlogs 7 Oct, 2022

Andrew Allen KC to speak at 22 KCs event

Andrew Allen KC will be speaking at the upcoming Michael Rubenstein event entitled ’22 KCs on the Hot Employment Law Issues 2022 – 23′. This will be held on the 29th – 30th September 2022. Michael Rubenstein Conferences, a company who organise high-level employment and discrimination law conferences, will be holding the upcoming conference ’22 KC’s on the Hot Employment Law Issues 2022 – 23′. The event will involve 22 hot topics being explored by 22 of Britain’s top employment and discrimination law silks. Outer Temple’s Andrew Allen KC, who specialises in employment and discrimination law, will be speaking at this event on 30th September, on the topic of ‘Recent Cases on Privacy, restricting Publicity and Anonymity’. Please click here to…

Events, Employment 21 Sep, 2022

Event: After Forstater: Sex and Gender in the Workplace- 21st September 2022

Join Outer Temple Chambers and guests for an upcoming seminar hosted by Andrew Allen QC and Naomi Cunningham named ‘After Forstater: Sex and Gender in the Workplace’. This will take place on Wednesday 21st September 2022. You are invited to join Outer Temple Chambers for a discussion hosted by Andrew Allen QC and Naomi Cunningham on sex and gender in the workplace and employment law. Within the talk, Andrew and Naomi will analyse recent legal developments and provide practical tips and advice. This event will be useful for both claimant and respondent solicitors. The event is hybrid and will take place at Outer Temple Chambers in London on Wednesday 21st September 2022 from 6 pm – 7:30 pm as well…

Events, Employment 22 Jul, 2022

Andrew Short QC and Andrew Allen QC speaking at ’22 QCs on the Hot Employment Law Issues 2021 – 22′

Andrew Short QC and Andrew Allen QC will be speaking at Michael Rubenstein’s ’22 QCs on the Hot Employment Law Issues 2021 – 22′ on 30 September & 1 October 2021. Andrew Short QC and Andrew Allen QC will be Michael Rubenstein and 17 of Britain’s other top employment law and discrimination silks over the annual 2-day seminar. Andrew Allen QC will be presenting on fair and unfair dismissal on Thursday 30 September 2021 at 2:15pm. Andrew Short QC will be presenting the latest cases in disability discrimination on Friday 1 October 2021 at 1:45pm. Registration You can register for the event here. Find out more Andrew Short QC is a leading employment law silk, ranked in the directories and…

News 2 Sep, 2021

Hearings by electronic communication – updated to reflect the changes made on 8 October 2020 to the 2013 ET Rules

What can be achieved via electronic means within the 2013 Employment Tribunal Rules? Andrew Allen QC has updated his earlier article to reflect the changes to the 2013 ET Rules made on 8 October 2020? Hearings by electronic means Following the changes to the 2013 ET Rules made on 8 October 2020, Andrew Allen QC has updated his article analysing the practical issues faced by Employment Judges in considering, within the parameters of the 2013 ET Rules, whether to list hearings that are to be conducted by electronic communication. You can view the article here. Find out more These extraordinary circumstances bring new perspectives on employment law and the existing rules. Please contact Nick Levett on 020 74274905 or Adam Macdonald on 020 7353 6381…

Covid-19, Legal Blog & Publications, Employment during Covid-19, News 9 Oct, 2020

Employment Webinar: Watch Andrew Allen QC discuss Whistleblowing

Andrew Allen QC presents an Employment Law Webinar on Whistleblowing.  As part of the 28 barristers – 14 day Employment Law Series, Andrew Allen QC presents a Q&A Webinar on whistleblowing. Andrew recently presented this webinar in a series of employment law seminars put together by Outer Temple’s Daniel Barnett. This webinar covers claims for whistleblowing and whether the law on whistleblowing has served its purpose. Andrew also looks at the interplay between whistleblowing law and discrimination law and also the relationship between whistleblowing and human rights law. Andrew Allen QC is the Head of the Employment Workgroup at Outer Temple. His most recent Whistleblowing case was Jesudason v Alder Hey in the Court of Appeal which explored disclosures to…

Employment Webinars, Webinars & Vlogs 29 May, 2020

A practical guide to interim relief in the Employment Tribunal

Employment Tribunals may well face an increase in interim relief applications arising from concerns from those returning to work after lockdown. Andrew Allen QC provides a practical guide for both employees and employers. There has been considerable speculation about the potential for applications in the employment tribunal for interim relief to continue the employment contract, being brought by employees who have raised concerns about the safety of returning to their workplace after lockdown and who have been dismissed. Andrew Allen QC provides a practical guide to the situations in which an employee can and cannot make such applications and sets out the legal tests and hurdles to be overcome for those making and defending such applications. Introduction Sections 128 to…

Legal Blog & Publications, Employment 18 May, 2020

Andrew Allen Is Formally Named Queen’s Counsel

Outer Temple Chambers is very proud of Andrew Allen who is formally sworn in today as a member of Queen’s Counsel at the QC Appointment Ceremony 2020.   Some of the finest legal minds awoke today eagerly anticipating the QC Appointment Ceremony that will formally give them silk status, including Outer Temple’s Andrew Allen. Whilst the celebrations have understandably been scaled down, we are giving Andrew a virtual celebration to recognise his achievement and will get together to raise a glass as soon as we can. Silks Day The 2020 QC Appointment Ceremony, colloquially known as ‘Silks Day’, is the culmination of a rigorous application process to demonstrate excellence in advocacy in the higher courts. It is made to advocates…

News 16 Mar, 2020

Andrew Allen successful in disability discrimination claim in the Court of Appeal

Andrew Allen successfully resisted an appeal in the Court of Appeal handed down today in a case where a sickness absence dismissal took place before the resolution of a late grievance. Lady Justice Simler’s judgment rejected the argument that a PCP applies to every act of unfair treatment of a particular employee. She held that to test whether the PCP is discriminatory or not it must be capable of being applied to others because the comparison of disadvantage caused by it has to be made by reference to a comparator to whom the alleged PCP would also apply. The full judgement can be read here. Andrew Allen was instructed by Eversheds Sutherland LLP. Andrew’s employment and discrimination practice encompasses TUPE, contractual disputes, discrimination – including within partnerships,…

News 7 Feb, 2020

Andrew Allen to be appointed Queen’s Counsel

Outer Temple Chambers is delighted to announce that Andrew Allen has been successful in his application to be appointed Queen’s Counsel. He will officially be sworn in during a ceremony at Westminster Hall before the Lord Chancellor on Monday 16 March 2020. Following his call to the Bar in 1995, Andrew specialised in Employment and Discrimination Law. He is regularly instructed by claimants, respondents and defendants in matters concerning TUPE, contractual disputes, discrimination – including within partnerships, equal pay, restrictive covenants, unfair dismissal, redundancy, working time, minimum wage, breach of contract, parental and carers’ rights, remuneration and bonuses. He is also one of the few UK-based experts in Islamic and Middle Eastern Law. Recent landmark cases have included: Antuzis and Others v…

News 16 Jan, 2020

High Court rules on the Personal Liability of a Director and Company Secretary

Andrew Allen recently appeared in the High Court, leading Mark Greaves, on behalf of the First, Second and Third Defendants in Antuzis & Others v DJ Houghton Catching Services Ltd & Others [2019] EWHC 843 (QB), in proceedings concerning an application for summary judgment and trial of a preliminary issue. Judgment for the Claimants was handed down on 8 April 2019, when the Defendants were represented by Carin Hunt of Outer Temple Chambers. Summary Judgment: Breaches of Contract The Claimants were Lithuanian nationals who had been employed by the First Defendant, a registered company, to catch chickens at various farms in order that they could be transported for slaughter. They alleged that they were paid below the minimum wage; that…

News 8 Apr, 2019

Tim Nesbitt QC and Andrew Allen appointed as Recorders

Outer Temple Chambers is pleased to announce that, as of today, Tim Nesbitt QC and Andrew Allen are appointed as Recorders. Tim Nesbitt QC has over 20 years’ experience acting as an advocate and adviser in a number of areas of commercial, regulatory and public law. Tim is now a Criminal Recorder for the Western Circuit. Andrew Allen appears in employment, discrimination and other civil matters in the ET, EAT, County Court, High Court and Court of Appeal as well as in internal and professional disciplinary and regulatory disputes. Andrew has been appointed a Recorder for the North Eastern Circuit.

News 22 Mar, 2018

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