Pump Court Chambers

News & Events: Employment

News 23rd January 2023

Louisa Simpson joins Pump Court Chambers

Chambers is delighted to welcome Louisa Simpson as a tenant following the successful completion of her Third Six. Louisa is looking forward to working in the civil team and has a specialist focus, interest and experience in employment and regulatory work. During pupillage, Louisa specialised in employment law – specifically in cases involving discrimination, harassment, […]

News 31st October 2022

Louisa Simpson successfully defends COVID-19 dismissal claim

Mr James Dunbar -v- Abellio London Ltd 2307750/2020    The Claimant, Mr Dunbar, claimed that he was unfairly dismissed on 24 July 2020. As he did not have the requisite two years’ ‘qualifying period’ of employment, he claimed automatic unfair dismissal contrary to ss. 100(1)(d) and (e) Employment Rights Act 1996 (“ERA”). Mr Dunbar claimed […]

News 20th October 2022

Pump Court Chambers Rankings in Chambers & Partners UK Bar Guide 2023

Chambers & Partners UK Bar Guide 2023 has been launched today and we’re delighted to have been recognised once again as a ‘Top Ranked’ set, with 23 members ranked across the areas of criminal, employment, ecclesiastical, family: matrimonial finance and children law, health & safety and inquests and inquiries. Our “Market leading” Band 1 Family […]

News 7th July 2022

Louisa Simpson commences third six pupillage

We are delighted to welcome Louisa Simpson who joins Pump Court Chambers as a third six pupil with immediate effect. Louisa is commencing her Third Six in our Civil Team, having completed her pupillage training under Suzanne McKie QC at Farore Law. Louisa specialised in employment law – specifically in cases involving discrimination, harassment, whistleblowing and […]

News 4th July 2022

Adam Gadd appointed as Chair of Irish Football Association Disciplinary Committee

Pump Court Chambers are proud to announce Adam Gadd has been appointed as Chair of the Irish Football Association’s Disciplinary Committee with immediate effect. Mr Gadd has been appointed for a 3 year term. The IFA Disciplinary Committee is responsible for disciplinary matters arising from breach of the IFA’s Articles of Association, Disciplinary Code and […]

Blog 21st April 2022

Can you sack someone in order to avoid paying them the National Minimum Wage?

Can you sack someone in order to avoid paying them the National Minimum Wage? Perhaps unsurprisingly, the answer is a straightforward “no”. Suppose that I employ a number of individuals, all of whom are entitled to receive the National Minimum Wage. Business has been hard during the pandemic, and so I want to make costs savings. Staff […]

Past Events
14th Jun 2022, 12:30 to 13:30

Sexual orientation discrimination update

Discrimination or harassment is totally unacceptable from a moral and legal standpoint – in society and at work. Despite this, it continues to be an issue that clients, employers and solicitors see time and time again. In this free lunchtime webinar to coincide with LGBTQ+ Pride Month, counsel Daniella Gilbert and Ezra Macdonald will provide […]

News 13th December 2021

Christmas Opening Hours 2021

We will be operating with reduced hours over the festive period. Our Chambers Christmas and New Year opening hours are as follows:- Thursday 23rd December – 8.00 am – 6.00 pm Friday 24th December – 9.00 am – 1.00 pm Saturday 25th December – closed Sunday 26th December – closed Monday 27th December – closed […]

News 1st November 2021

Pump Court Ranked recognised as Top Ranked Set in Chambers & Partners Guide

Pump Court Chambers has once again been recognised as a Leading Set within the latest edition of the Chambers and Partners Guide. The highly respected annual guide, released today, ranks both counsel and chambers based on the research of more than 170 full-time editors and researchers who talk to lawyers and clients all year round, […]

News 6th October 2021
Ezra MacDonald

Ezra Macdonald appointed fee-paid judge of the Employment Tribunals

We are thrilled to announce Ezra Macdonald has been appointed a fee-paid judge of the Employment Tribunals (England and Wales) and will be deployed to Wales. Called to the Bar in 2012, Ezra maintains a broad employment practice, at both first instance and appellate levels, and has a particular interest in the interaction between employment law and his […]

News 27th September 2021

Mark Dubbery, Heather Platt and Paul Mertens appointed Deputy District Judges

Pump Court Chambers is delighted to announce that Mark Dubbery, Heather Platt and Paul Mertens have been appointed as Deputy District Judges, on the advice of the Lord Chancellor and the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales. Heather and Paul have been appointed to sit on the South Eastern Circuit, with Mark sitting on […]

Past Events, Webinar Archive
23rd Sep 2021, 12:30 to 13:30

An Introduction to Employment Law

In An Introduction to Employment Law, counsel Alice Scott and Oliver Foy, will provide an introduction to the basics of bringing an Employment Tribunal claim. They will give you an insight into what needs to be prepared, time limits, what to expect from hearings and an overview of the relevant legislation. The webinar is aimed at […]

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