Pump Court Chambers

Annual Southampton Employment & Commercial Law Seminar 2024

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Pump Court Chambers Employment and Commercial teams are delighted to invite you to their Annual Southampton Employment & Commercial Law Seminar on Tuesday 25th June 2024 from 1.00pm – 5.00pm, at the Southampton Harbour Hotel, 5 Maritime Walk, Ocean Village, Southampton SO14 3QT.

Members of our Employment and Commercial Law teams will cover the following topics:

“The Times They Are A-Changin’” – Human Rights developments in discrimination law – a look at how human rights arguments are being deployed in discrimination cases. (Slides)
Speaker: Fergus McCombie (1999 call)

Fergus specialises in employment law and commercial litigation, with additional expertise in cyber, technology and data cases. His practice spans the full range of employment matters, from statutory tribunal claims for dismissal, detriment or discrimination, through to High Court business protection work and intra-company disputes.  It encompasses confidentiality and restrictive covenant infringement, partnership and LLP breakdown, collective rights and professional regulation.

“His knowledge of the law is first class and his ability to get to the crux of the issues whilst remaining commercial was refreshing.”  Testimonial

“Here Comes the Sun” – Getting the most out of the PH / applications to amend / responding to awful pleadings. (Slides)
Speaker: Emma Sole (2005 call)

Emma specialises in employment law, representing both employee and employer clients in a wide variety of claims, including unfair dismissal, Equality Act claims (including all forms of discrimination) and “whistle-blowing” matters.

“Very easy to work with and approachable, amazing attention to detail and very knowledgeable about the law. A brilliant and tenacious advocate, who is client friendly, sympathetic, and fantastic at drafting.” – Legal 500

“Don’t Leave Me This Way” – Ending partnerships, breach of contract, springboard injunctions and post termination restrictions. (Slides)
Speaker: Daniella Gilbert (2007 call)

Daniella has been recognised as a leading junior in employment law in the Legal 500. She undertakes work in all areas of employment law and has particular expertise in: unfair dismissal; discrimination; whistleblowing; restrictive covenants; injunctions; TUPE transfers; holiday pay disputes; national minimum wage disputes; and costs. Daniella’s practice involves an even spread of both claimant and respondent work.

“I have to say her advocacy and written skills are first class. The clarity and concise nature of her written submissions is impressive. She is also a tenacious advocate who is razor sharp and a credit to her chambers.” – Legal 500

“Year 3000” – future proof settlement agreements, compromising future claims and making payments efficient. (Slides)
Speaker: Naomi Gyane (2010 call)

Naomi has a diverse employment practice advising companies, individuals and local authorities on all aspects of employment law, discrimination, whistleblowing and contractual disputes. Naomi represents both Claimants and Respondents and has represented in complaints of discrimination and harassment on the grounds of / related to sex, race, age, disability, sexual orientation and religion. She has represented in victimisation claims, unfair and automatically unfair dismissals, whistleblowing detriments and TUPE transfers.

“Naomi consistently demonstrates an impressively high level of specialist technical knowledge. She is extremely sharp, and puts clients at ease whilst being quick-thinking and robust” – Legal 500

“That Don’t Impress Me Much” – 10 ways to impress your Judge. (Slides)
Speaker: Oliver Foy (2016 call)

Oliver Foy has a broad and busy common law practice covering all areas of Chambers’ work. Ollie has been exposed to the full spectrum of employment work and appears regularly in the Employment Tribunal and has a budding paperwork practice, which includes written advice and drafting.

“He gives straightforward advice that clients can easily understand. His drafting is strong and he is a convincing advocate.” – Testimonial


Registration and a buffet lunch will take place from 1:00pm, plus there will be an opportunity for networking over drinks after the seminar.

Attendance from the clerking team will include James Wackett (Senior Civil Clerk) and Dean Cunniff (1st Junior Civil Clerk).

If you have any questions in advance of the event or any special dietary requirements, please don’t hesitate to contact Andrew Grosvenor via email: a.grosvenor@pumpcourtchambers.com or by telephone on 020 7353 0711.



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