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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, Employment 24 May, 2022

Andrew Short QC and Peter Linstead win status appeal involving apps for London taxis

Representing the Respondent operators of the Mytaxi app (now called Free Now), Andrew Short QC and Peter Linstead have successfully opposed the Claimant’s appeal to the EAT of a decision that a London Hackney carriage driver using the taxi app was not a ‘worker’ when using the app to source and transport passengers. Introduction In a decision handed down on 18 January 2022 in Christopher Johnson v Transopco UK Ltd [2022] EAT 6, the EAT upheld the decision of the employment tribunal, where Peter Linstead appeared unled for Transopco, that although the driver had an obligation of personal service, the operator was a ‘client or customer’ of the driver’s business for the purposes of s.230(3) of the Employment Rights Act…

News, Employment 24 Jan, 2022

Employment Webinar: Watch Lydia Seymour Discuss Pension Claims in the Employment Tribunal

Lydia Seymour presents an Employment Law Webinar on Pension claims in the Employment Tribunal. As part of the 28 barristers – 14 day Employment Law Series, Lydia Seymour presents a Q&A Webinar on Pension claims in the Employment Tribunal. Lydia recently presented this webinar in a series of employment law seminars put together by Outer Temple’s Daniel Barnett. In this webinar Lydia Seymour looks at pensions cases in the Employment Tribunal focussing particularly on auto-enrolment and discrimination.  She discusses the new employment rights which have been introduced along with the auto-enrolment regime, and how these rights may become more frequently litigated as a result of the pensions implications of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.  The second part of the webinar…

Employment Webinars, Webinars & Vlogs 5 Jun, 2020

Webinar: Watch the full recording of ‘An Update on Abuse Claims’

Outer Temple’s recent lunch-time briefing update on abuse claims is now available online, presented by  James Counsell QC, Patrick Sadd and Paul Livingston. James Counsell QC, Patrick Sadd and Paul Livingston recently hosted a lunch-time briefing update and practice points review on the subject of abuse claims. Topics included: Reviewing two High Court decisions: DSN v Blackpool Football Club and BXB v Watchtower Costs: the impact of the Defendants’ approach before and during trial Limitation climate: is it possible to forecast? Consequence for vicarious liability following Supreme Court decisions in Barclays and Morrisons Watch the full webinar here: The Speakers James specialises in acting for claimants in historical and more recent sex abuse claims against religious organisations, schools, the scouts…

News, Webinars & Vlogs, Personal Injury 4 Jun, 2020

Emily Gordon Walker appointed fee-paid Employment Judge

Outer Temple is proud to announce that Emily Gordon Walker has been appointed as a fee paid Employment Judge, sitting at London Central Employment Tribunal. Her appointment brings the total number of appointed fee paid Employment Judges at Outer Temple to three, with her joining Keith Bryant QC and Andrew Allen QC in this position. This is a part time position that runs alongside her existing practice. Find Out More Emily Gordon Walker has a specialist employment and discrimination law practice. She is ranked as a leading junior in the employment field in both Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500, which identify her as “a fantastic up-and-coming barrister” who “cuts straight to the pertinent issues, however complex the case”. To find out more…

News, Employment 2 Jun, 2020

Employment Webinar: Watch Gerard McDermott QC & Will Young discuss PI Claims in Employment Tribunals

Gerard McDermott QC & Will Young Present an Employment Law Webinar on Personal Injury Claims in Employment Tribunals. As part of the 28 barristers – 14 day Employment Law Series, Gerard McDermott QC & Will Young present a Q&A Webinar on Personal Injury Claims in Employment Tribunals. Gerard and Will recently presented this webinar in a series of employment law seminars put together by Outer Temple’s Daniel Barnett. Gerard and Will spoke and answered questions about personal injury claims in the Employment Tribunal – when such claims can be made, and the particular issues that often arise. Much of the discussion focussed on the difficult questions of causation that such claims often involve, as well as the medical evidence required…

Employment Webinars, Webinars & Vlogs 1 Jun, 2020

Employment Webinar: Watch David Grant talk on Proceedings in Different Fora

David Grant presents an Employment Law Webinar on Proceedings in Different Fora. As part of the 28 barristers – 14 day Employment Law Series, David Grant presents a Q&A Webinar on Proceedings in Different Fora. David recently presented this webinar in a series of employment law seminars put together by Outer Temple’s Daniel Barnett. This webinar covers claims for work related psychiatric injury in the High Court and County Court. David looks at the concept of concurrent litigation — different proceedings in different places — when it might occur, how it might be managed and best controlled and what principles arise from the different circumstances in which concurrent litigation can arise.   Free Representation Unit The webinars raised £15000, which was…

Employment Webinars, Webinars & Vlogs 1 Jun, 2020

Employment Webinar: Watch Sarah Crowther QC talk on Territorial Jurisdiction

Sarah Crowther QC presents an Employment Law Webinar on Territorial Jurisdiction. As part of the 28 barristers – 14 day Employment Law Series, Sarah Crowther QC presents a Q&A Webinar on Territorial Jurisdiction. Sarah recently presented this webinar in a series of employment law seminars put together by Outer Temple’s Daniel Barnett. This webinar covers claims for Territorial Jurisdiction. Increasingly employment relationships have an international element. Sarah Crowther QC discusses how the tribunals have handled difficult questions about whether those whose work takes them outside Great Britain can still enjoy the protections of employment statutes including the Employment Rights Act 1996 and the Equality Act 2010. She explains how these issues are not the same as jurisdiction and applicable law…

Employment Webinars, Webinars & Vlogs 29 May, 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

Employment Webinar: Watch Peter Linstead discuss Civil Claims for Stress & Harassment

Peter Linstead presents an Employment Law Webinar on Civil Claims for Stress and Harassment. As part of the 28 barristers – 14 day Employment Law Series, Peter Linstead presents a Q&A Webinar on Civil Claims for Stress and Harassment. Peter recently presented this webinar in a series of employment law seminars put together by Outer Temple’s Daniel Barnett. This webinar covers claims for work related psychiatric injury in the High Court and County Court. Civil Claims for Stress and Harassment Peter Linstead explains the basic building blocks and tactical considerations in a stress claim, the different considerations in a bullying claim and claims under the Protection from Harassment Act. Free Representation Unit The webinars raised £15,000, which was donated to the…

Employment Webinars, Webinars & Vlogs 28 May, 2020

Employment Webinar: Watch Paul Livingston talk on Harassment

Paul Livingston presents an Employment Law webinar on Harassment   As part of the 28 barristers in 14 days Employment Law Series, Paul gave a webinar on harassment in the workplace. Paul specialises in Employment and Discrimination and has considerable experience in acting in claims for harassment, as well as advising organisations about their approach to reducing and responding to harassment in the workplace. He advised on the foundation of www.talktospot.com, an AI tool to assist employees with recording and reporting harassment and discrimination and to assist employers in responding to such allegations. Paul’s experience as Counsel to public inquiries also puts him in a perfect position to advise on and carry out internal investigations. Free Representation Unit The webinars raised £15000, which…

Employment Webinars, Webinars & Vlogs 28 May, 2020

Employment Webinar: Watch Bianca Venkata discuss Dismissal or Resignation

Bianca Venkata presents a webinar on ‘Dismissal or Resignation?’, one of a series of Q&As recorded at the recent 28 Barristers – 14 Days Employment Law programme. As part of the 28 Barristers – 14 Days Employment Law Series, Bianca Venkata presented a Q&A webinar on ‘Dismissal or Resignation?’. Bianca outlined key principles in this area followed by an analysis of three recent court cases. She then answered live questions from the audience. Watch the Employment Law Webinar Free Representation Unit Industry professionals were charged a small fee to participate in the live webinars and £15,000 was donated to the Free Representation Unit, helping to train future generations of advocates and supporting vulnerable litigants. Find out more This webinar was part…

Employment Webinars, Webinars & Vlogs 27 May, 2020

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