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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

Daniel Barnett raises £12,920 for the Teenage Cancer Trust through an employment law seminar

On 6th October 2022, Daniel Barnett presented an online lecture entitled ‘Retained EU (Revocation and Reform Bill)’. 646 delegates attended via Zoom, paying £20 each, with all the proceeds being donated to the Teenage Cancer Trust. Within the online lecture, ‘Retained EU (Revocation and Reform Bill)’, Daniel Barnett provided a simple and practical explanation of the government’s plans to repeal and replace all EU law by the end of 2023. Please click here if you would like to find out more about Daniel’s lecture. Find out more Daniel Barnett is a leading employment and commercial barrister. With 25 years’ experience representing business, he has acted for international airlines, FTSE-250 companies, NHS Trusts, many hundreds of SMEs and a Royal Family. As the co-founder and past COO…

Events 20 Oct, 2022

Daniel Barnett to hold 30 employment law webinars to raise £30,000 for FRU

Daniel Barnett will be holding 30 employment law webinars over 3 weeks from 1st – 19th March 2021 to raise £30,000 for the Free Representation Unit. Daniel Barnett’s webinars will raise funds for the FRU, which has been providing representation in social security and employment tribunals for those who are not eligible for legal aid and cannot afford legal fees since 1972. Our members will be joining Daniel’s webinars to discuss the following topics: Health and Safety with Gus Baker Monday 1 March 2021 at 3:30pm ACAS Early Conciliation with Andrew Short QC Thursday 4 March 2021 at 3:30pm Employee Data, Monitoring and Privacy with Jeremy Scott-Joynt Friday 5 March 2021 at 9:30am Changing Terms and Conditions with Lydia Seymour Monday…

News 2 Mar, 2021

Resolving Grievances

Daniel Barnett has published a new book on Resolving Grievances, aimed at employers, HR Professionals and employment lawyers. By raising a formal grievance an employee is indicating dissatisfaction with some aspect of work or the workplace. Resolving grievances promptly and effectively can minimise the damage and disruption, and limit an employer’s exposure to employment tribunal claims. This book shows you how to define, manage and resolve a grievance. It covers: the Acas Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures the employer’s initial response when receiving a grievance conducting an investigation holding a grievance meeting the right to be accompanied deciding and issuing the grievance outcome the appeal process follow-up after the grievance has ended tricky grievance situations getting it…

News 29 Dec, 2020

Daniel Barnett appears in leading agency workers’ case

Daniel Barnett acted for the Claimant in Angard & Royal Mail v Kocur, a decision of the Employment Appeal Tribunal handed down in December 2020. Mr Kocur was an agency worker, supplied to the Royal Mail by its wholly owned subsidiary employment agency Angard Staffing Solutions.  He brought a number of claims, which have previously been ruled upon by the EAT and Court of Appeal.  This latest appeal rolls up multiple legal issues on the rights of agency workers under the Agency Worker Regulations 2010. In a 72 page judgment spanning eight legal issues on the rights of agency workers, the EAT held (amongst other things): the rights of agency workers to be informed about permanent vacancies does not extend…

News 15 Dec, 2020

New edition of Employment Law Handbook

Daniel Barnett and Jeremy Scott-Joynt have updated the market-leading Employment Law Handbook. First published in 1999, the eighth edition of the Employment Law Handbook provides a comprehensively updated overview of employment law.  Lord Neuberger, past President of the Supreme Court, says in his foreword: “This book makes employment law simple… I commend it as a reliable, user-friendly and clear guide to anyone with an employment law problem.” The latest 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 & safety at work Remedies and compensation Tribunal procedure For more information and to purchase a copy, please visit About the Authors Daniel…

External Publications 3 Nov, 2020

Zoom Across the Atlantic

Daniel Barnett and Gerard McDermott QC feature in the inaugural Zoom Across the Atlantic event on Thursday 12 November at 5:30pm UK Time (12:30pm EST). It is an exciting, transatlantic video discussion about the similarities and differences between the American and United Kingdom legal systems. The event is organised by the Barney Masterson American Inn of Court, and is chaired by the Honourable Judge William Burgess. The other panellists on the UK side are barristers Matt Jackson and David Hughes.  The US panellists are retired Florida Appellate Court Judge Chris Alternbernd, Federal District Court Judge the Hon. Mary S. Scriven, and US litigator Robert Persante. For an invitation to the Zoom event (no charge), please email Find out more You can…

Events 20 Oct, 2020

Daniel Barnett to present own Legal Hour show on LBC Radio

Tune in to LBC Radio at 9pm on Saturday evenings to hear Outer Temple’s Daniel Barnett present his brand new show, ‘The Legal Hour with Daniel Barnett’. Daniel has been known for the last 10 years as LBC’s legal expert, appearing regularly on ‘The Legal Hour with Clive Bull’ to discuss consumer rights, debt problems, employment law and neighbour disputes amongst other issues. Following the success of his appearances, Daniel has now been given his own Saturday evening show. During the show, Daniel will continue to provide general legal advice and thoughts to callers in order to help them navigate their way through legal issues that we may all face in day-to-day life. The Legal Hour with Daniel Barnett Good…

News 11 Sep, 2020

Barristers offer Zoom Discussion for BPTC students over recent exam problems with BSB and Pearson VUE

An independent group of barristers are providing a forum, chaired by OTC, for BPTC students to discuss and get advice about the difficulties encountered taking their exams this summer. The Bar Standards Board (BSB) exams have not gone well so far this year, first being postponed due to Covid-19, then suffering technical problems during the online exams. Back in May, the BSB announced that the centralised assessments on the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) and the Bar Transfer test (BTT) would be offered as computer based exams in August after the April exams had to be cancelled. Pearson VUE’s OnVUE secure global online proctoring solution was supposed to enable students and transferring qualified lawyers to sit the exams remotely. However…

Events 13 Aug, 2020

Daniel Barnett Tops the Amazon Business Law Book Chart

Daniel Barnett’s Employment Law books are at positions #1, 2, 3 and 4 on the Amazon Business Law Book Chart. Daniel’s books are currently at the top of the Amazon book chart: Changing Terms and Conditions (Employment Law Library Book 6) Employee Investigations: How to Conduct – and train others in Conducting – Grievance and Disciplinary Hearings (Employment Law Library Book 1) Deconstructing TUPE (Employment Law Library Book 5) Kindle Edition Preventing & Defending Employee Stress Claims: An Employer’s Guide (Employment Law Library Book 3) Daniel commented: “I publish two small books in the Employment Law Library each year.  They’re designed as a guide for HR Professionals, to give a solid grounding in a subject which they won’t learn about through…

News 21 Jul, 2020

Daniel Barnett hosts Q&A with the President of Employment Tribunals

Daniel Barnett recently chaired a Q&A webinar with the recently appointed President of Employment Tribunals, Judge Clarke. Just three weeks into his new role as President of Employment Tribunals in England & Wales, Judge Barry Clarke, explained how tribunals are managing during lockdown and answered a range of questions from lawyers, employers and unions. Questions and topics included: How are tribunals managing? Issue of fees What are employment judges doing with their time when they are not judging cases? Will cases beyond June be delayed? The situation with listings in 2021 – will they be moved to accommodate unheard 2020 cases? The webinar attracted over 1,000 viewers and is now available to watch online. This webinar was in response to,…

Webinars & Recordings 3 Jun, 2020

Daniel Barnett discusses CJRS on the Jeremy Vine Show

Daniel Barnett discusses employee and worker rights on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme on the Jeremy Vine Show. Daniel Barnett has been providing regular updates to help decipher the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme since its launch in March. Daniel’s expertise prompted Jeremy Vine to invite Daniel on to his weekday morning show on Wednesday 13 May to discuss the scheme in advance of the Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s update announcement. Daniel discussed employee rights regarding returning to work and answered viewers’ questions on workers rights.   Watch the Jeremy Vine interview Find out more Daniel Barnett is also the resident legal expert on LBC Radio. You can hear him on DAB Radio, FM 97.3 or via the GlobalPlayer App from 9pm…

Webinars & Recordings 14 May, 2020

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