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Courtney Step-Marsden

Baldwin v Cleves School and ors - Courtney Step-Marsden successful in EAT appeal

Baldwin v Cleves School and ors – Courtney Step-Marsden successful in EAT appeal

Courtney Step-Marsden successful in EAT appeal regarding the liability of individually named respondents under Section 110 Equality Act 2010. Naming individual employees as respondents to employment tribunal proceedings is a common issue, particularly in circumstances where the employer is not seeking to run the defence as outlined in s,109(4) Equality Act 2010.  However, the recent judgment of Baldwin v Cleves School reminds us that, on a correct construction of s.109 and s.110, an employment tribunal does not have discretion to find that the named respondents are not liable for their own acts of discrimination.  The EAT has recently handed down judgment in Baldwin v Cleves School and ors [2024] EAT 66 in which Courtney Step-Marsden, instructed by Elizabeth McGlone and…

News 7 May, 2024

Outer Temple's Courtney Step-Marsden and Gerard Airey of Kilgannon & Partners LLP were successful in statutory redundancy pay claim for the Claimant against Guys and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust.

Courtney Step-Marsden successful in statutory redundancy pay claim

Outer Temple’s Courtney Step-Marsden and Gerard Airey of Kilgannon & Partners LLP were successful in statutory redundancy pay claim for the Claimant against Guys and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust. Courtney Step-Marsden was instructed in this case which reinforces the importance of suitability in alternative employment offers during redundancy. Courtney Step-Marsden and Gerard Airey were successful in the claim and achieved a significant victory for the Claimant against Guys and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust. The Claimant was employed by Guys and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust, initially as a general manager (grade 8c role). He then engaged in a number of secondments over a period of 9 years in which he was working as a Programme Director (‘PD’) a grade…

News 28 Mar, 2024

Following successful appeals before the Islamic Development Bank Group Administrative Tribunal (“IsDBGAT” or “Tribunal”) in 2022 (see below), members of OTC’s International Organisations Team have been instructed in four cases before the IsDBGAT.

Outer Temple barristers appear in four cases before the Islamic Development Bank Administrative Tribunal

Following successful appeals before the Islamic Development Bank Group Administrative Tribunal (“IsDBGAT” or “Tribunal”) in 2022 (see below), members of OTC’s International Organisations Team have been instructed in four cases before the IsDBGAT. The team have been instructed before the IsDBGAT in its October docket (11th to 23rd).  The Tribunal will sit en banc with judges from Tunisia, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Senegal and Malaysia. Victoria Brown represents the Applicant in a case against the Islamic Development Bank (“IsDB”) Alex Haines and Victoria Brown represent the Applicant in a case against the Islamic Corporation for the Insurance of Investment and Export Credit (“ICIEC”). Alex Haines and Victoria Brown represent the Applicant in a case against the Islamic Corporation for the Development…

News 3 Oct, 2023

Outer Temple's Daniel Barnett (general editor) has published the latest edition of the Employment Law Handbook, with contributions from Jeremy Scott Joynt, Courtney Step-Marsden (both of Outer Temple) and Nicholas Bidnlell - Edwards. The book covers every aspect of employment law, and is available now to order.

The 9th Edition of the Employment Law Handbook by Daniel Barnett, Jeremy Scott Joynt, Courtney Step-Marsden and Nicholas Bidnell now available to order

Outer Temple’s Daniel Barnett (general editor) has published the latest edition of the Employment Law Handbook, with contributions from Jeremy Scott-Joynt, Courtney Step-Marsden (both of Outer Temple) and Nicholas Bidnell – Edwards. The book covers every aspect of employment law, and is available now to order. Outer Temple Chambers are proud to share the publishing of the 9th edition of the Employment Law Handbook. The book written by experts in this field (Daniel Barnett, Jeremy Scott-Joynt, Courtney Step-Mardsen and Nicholas Bidnell-Edwards), is authoritative, clear and reader-friendly. The new edition of this invaluable handbook provides a comprehensively updated overview of employment law. Fully revised and rewritten, it covers: Employment status Unfair and wrongful dismissal Discrimination Redundancy Transfer of undertakings Health &…

News 31 Jul, 2023

Jeddah Skyline

Alex Haines and Courtney Step-Marsden secure a win in the first ever hearing before the IsDBG’s newly established Administrative Tribunal

Earlier this Summer, Alex Haines and Courtney Step-Marsden were instructed in an action against the Islamic Corporation for Development of the Private Sector (ICD) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Ahead of filing full Applications on the merits, Alex Haines and Courtney Step-Marsden lodged – through Provisional Applications – requests to suspend management’s decision to terminate the employment of five Staff Members. Following the IsDBG Administrative Tribunal’s first ever hearing on Saturday 13 August 2022, the Tribunal agreed that the discretionary power of the management in international organisations is neither an absolute nor an arbitrary power and it remained subject to judicial review by the Tribunal. It consequently declared its jurisdiction to examine the case and the President of the Tribunal issued the…

News 31 Aug, 2022

Alex Haines and Courtney Step-Marsden instructed in mini-class action against the Islamic Corporation

Alex Haines and Courtney Step-Marsden have been instructed in a mini-class action against the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector before the Islamic Development Bank Group Administrative Tribunal. The newly established Islamic Development Bank Group Administrative Tribunal (IsDBGAT or Tribunal) is based in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and hears cases brought by international civil servants who work at the Islamic Development Bank Group (IsDBG). The IsDBG is comprised of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), Islamic Research & Training Institute (IRTI), Islamic Corporation for Development of the Private Sector (ICD), Islamic Corporation for Insurance of Investment and Export Credit (ICIEC), and International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC). The IsDBG is a regional Multilateral Development Bank (MDB) whose mission includes the promotion…

News 12 Jul, 2022

Court of Appeal Rolls Building

Will Young and Courtney Step-Marsden instructed in “Whistleblowing” case to appear in the Court of Appeal re: Kong v Gulf International Bank (UK) Ltd

Will Young and Courtney Step-Marsden are instructed (by Didlaw) on behalf of the Appellant (the Claimant) in an appeal concerning automatic unfair dismissal for “whistleblowing”. This will be held on Thursday 26th May in the Court of Appeal. Will Young and Courtney Step-Marsden are instructed on behalf of the Appellant (the Claimant) in an appeal concerning automatic unfair dismissal for “whistleblowing”. More specifically, the case concerns the extent to which an employer can legitimately dismiss a whistleblowing employee for conduct associated with her protected disclosures without it being found that the disclosures are the reason for dismissal. Ms Kong, Head of Financial Audit for the Respondent international bank, made protected disclosures in the course of her employment. She was subsequently…

News 24 May, 2022

Courtney Step-Marsden and Joshua Cainer offered tenancy

We are delighted to offer tenancy to our outstanding pupils, Courtney Step-Marsden and Joshua Cainer, from 1st September. After twelve months of hard work and excellent feedback at Outer Temple Chambers, we are delighted to announce that Courtney Step-Marsden and Joshua Cainer will join Chambers on 1st September, following pupillage. Chief Executive Rebecca Priestley said “Many congratulations and a warm welcome to Courtney and Joshua, who join Outer Temple after demonstrating exceptional standards of excellence during their pupillages. They have faced the unprecedented challenge of a global pandemic shutting down the courts and turning the working world upside down with calm equanimity and resilience. I am sure they will meet all the challenges thrown at them during their no doubt glittering careers…

News 20 Aug, 2020

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