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Nick Levett nominated for Pro Bono Chambers’ Professional of the Year at Bar Pro Bono Awards 2020

Outer Temple is delighted that Nick Levett has been nominated for Pro Bono Chambers’ Professional of the Year at the upcoming Bar Pro Bono Awards 2020. Nick has a real commitment to pro bono work as clearly demonstrated by his work with Advocate, by his coordinating role for Chambers’ participation in ELAAS in the EAT and ELIPS in the ET, and his involvement with FRU, including our ongoing FRUpillage. Sponsored by Lexis Nexis and with the support of The Bar Council, the Bar Pro Bono Awards are an annual ceremony held in recognition of outstanding commitment to pro bono work by barristers or chambers. See here for the list of nominees. We wish Nick every success at the 2020 Bar Pro Bono Awards…

News 27 Oct, 2020

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

MyTaxi

Peter Linstead successfully defends MyTaxi in Employment Tribunal

Peter Linstead recently appeared in the Employment Tribunal for the Respondent in Mr Christopher Johnson v MyTaxi Network Ltd 2303018. The background The Claimant in this action worked full-time as a Black Cab driver in London between 2014 and 2016. In February 2017, the Claimant downloaded the driver version of “Mytaxi”, a mobile application that connects Black Cab drivers and passengers. Excluding the “odd trip” in April, the Claimant didn’t actively use the app until the end of July 2017 and made no further trips after 18th April 2018. The claim The Claimant in this action claimed protected disclosure detriment, holiday pay, unlawful deduction of wages and failure to pay the national minimum wage. The two preliminary issues to be…

News, Employment 27 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,…

Covid-19, Employment Webinars, Employment during Covid-19, Webinars & Vlogs 3 Jun, 2020

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