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Patrick Tomison named The Times ‘Lawyer of the Week’

Patrick Tomison has been named ‘Lawyer of the Week’ by The Times after acting for a dyslexic Marks and Spencer worker made redundant over mistakes in emails.

The Times has named Patrick Tomison ‘Lawyer of the Week’ after he acted for an employee in a high profile disability discrimination case employment tribunal.

Patrick acted for Rita Jandu, who worked for Marks and Spencer for more than 20 years and was made redundant because of mistakes in her emails. Jandu, who is dyslexic, claimed disability discrimination and unfair dismissal. The central London employment tribunal awarded her more than £50,000, ruling that her employers ignored the impact that dyslexia had on her work.

“We had to prove the impact of her dyslexia on her work”, Patrick commented, “The meticulous preparation of my instructing solicitor and the compelling evidence of my client meant that my job was straightforward. The lesson from this case: don’t make assumptions about the impact of a disability on a person. Everyone is different.” 

Read his full interview here (available to The Times subscribers).

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Patrick has developed a broad commercial practice, with a particular focus on commercial litigation, pensions, financial services, information law and employment.

He has appeared before the High Court, County Court, First-tier Tribunal (Information Rights), Employment Appeal Tribunal and Employment Tribunal. Patrick also has experience in group litigation with a professional negligence and fraud focus.

He acts for both Claimants and Respondents in preliminary and final hearings in all areas of employment and discrimination law, in addition to providing written advice and drafting pleadings. Patrick has experience in appellate matters, including being instructed on appeals in Employment Appeal Tribunal and assisting with appeals in the Court of Appeal.

To find out more or to instruct Patrick, please contact Nick Levett on +44 (0)20 7427 4908 or Adam Macdonald on +44 (0)20 7427 4906 for a confidential discussion.

News, Employment 8 Dec, 2022


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