Employment Articles

Q & A: Today’s Supreme Court Decision on Tribunal Fees – Lorna Badham

R (on the application of UNISON) (Appellant) v Lord Chancellor (Respondent) [2017] EWCA Civ 935 What has been decided? The Employment Tribunals and the Employment Appeal Tribunals Fees Order 2013, the Statutory Instrument giving rise to the fees charged to bring and have employment cases heard, is unlawful. The Supreme Court found that the Order prevented access to justice and...

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BLS Barrister of the Year 2017- Ed Pepperall QC

Ed Pepperall QC

We are delighted to announce that Ed Pepperall QC has been named as Birmingham Law Society’s “Barrister of the Year” at the BLS 2017 Legal Awards. Ed received his award from journalist and author John Sergeant at the ceremony on 9th March at The ICC in Birmingham. Other winners on the night were: Trainee Solicitor of the Year Matthew McDonald –...

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Dr Mirza Ahmad wins Lawyer of the Year at the Finance Monthly Law Awards 2017

Mirza Ahmad

St Philips Chambers congratulates Dr Mirza Ahmad LLD (Hon) on his latest national achievement as Lawyer of the Year 2017 in Finance Monthly’s category of UK Government and Public Services. The Finance Monthly Law Awards 2017 recognises the achievements of barristers and law firms, from across the world, having a proven track record in delivering results for their clients over...

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Employment Barrister of the Month: February

Anthony Johnston

This months Barrister of the Month is Anthony Johnston, called in 1993. What caused you to want to specialise in Employment Law? I think it has the twin attractions of being both an interesting and constantly developing area of the law and one which impacts upon people’s daily lives. Above all else, though, it is the human element that appeals –...

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Tariq Sadiq has been short-listed for the Barrister of the Year

Tariq Sadiq

We are delighted to announce that Tariq Sadiq has been short-listed for the Barrister of the Year award. The Birmingham Law Society Legal Awards have been showcasing the very best of the region’s legal talent since the inaugural event in 2002. Now in their 16th year, the Awards have become a permanent fixture in the legal and business calendar, with...

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Mock Employment Tribunal Hearing – Training Demonstration and Exercise

Introduction  St Philips Chambers employment team provides a full employment final hearing demonstration. The members of the employment team will conduct the respective roles for the full hearing: judge, counsel for claimant and counsel for respondent. The employment team at St Phillips is lucky enough to have a number of part-time employment judges who can provide the level of realism...

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Employment Barrister of the Month: January

Rosa Dickinson

This months Barrister of the Month is Rosa Dickinson, called in 2006. What caused you to want to specialise in Employment Law? I love the mix of complex/fast moving law with a considerable human element. What was your worst / most embarrassing moment in Court or Tribunal? When I was a baby barrister and still doing family, I appeared before...

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How Easily Can the Bubble of Pre-Termination Negotiations Burst?

Sophie Garner

As an employment relationship runs out of steam, employers and employees often start to negotiate exit terms in the expectation that their conversations will be held in a bubble of confidentiality. But since Faithorn Farrell Timms LLP v Bailey[1], and latterly in Greco v General Physics Ltd[2], both of which considered the protection given to such conversations by s.111A of the Employment Rights...

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Employment Barrister of the Month: December

Liz Hodgetts

This months Barrister of the Month is Elizabeth Hodgetts, called in 1998. What caused you to want to specialise in Employment Law? The cocktail: the potent mix of the human drama, viewed through the illuminating glass of the law. Describe the legal issues / challenges of a recent case. Advising and representing a senior employee claiming (1) he had been...

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St Philips Employment Team raises £1902 for Midlands Air Ambulance

Midlands Air Ambulance

St Phillips employment group hosted the Midlands ambulance charity at a hotly contested pub quiz on 22nd September, when 18 legal teams pitted their wits against each other in a highly entertaining iPad based pub quiz. John Cottrell of the charity explained the vital work of the ambulance service which relies entirely upon donations from the public. With thanks to our...

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