Pump Court Chambers

News & Events: Employment

Events
20th May 2021, 12:30 to 13:15
Ezra MacDonald

How to claim constructive dismissal

Pump Court Chambers Employment law team are pleased to announce their annual round of webinars, providing a valuable and in-depth update seminar for all practitioners at intensive lunch time sessions. In ‘How to claim constructive dismissal‘ Ezra Macdonald will review notable recent decisions and provide practical analysis and advice designed to give an up to date overview of […]

News 11th March 2021

Former lecturer secures £168,000 payout

A former university lecturer represented by Heather Platt has been awarded £168,000 at remedy hearing before the Central London Employment Tribunal.  Heather was instructed by Mohamed Bangura of Neal Turke Rochfort solicitors. They have worked together on numerous cases over 20 years. The award was made to Elizabeth Aylott, a former lecturer at BPP law […]

Blog 2nd March 2021
Alice Scott

A short delay and the ‘just and equitable’ test

The Court of Appeal has provided important guidance in Adedeji on the exercise of the tribunal’s discretion to extend the period in which a claim for discrimination can be presented under s.123(1)(b) ERA. It also warned against treating the factors in s.33 Limitation Act as a checklist or rigid framework to reach a decision. A […]

Blog 17th February 2021

Anti-discrimination and harassment training

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has recently prescribed annual booster / refresher training for employers on Equality and Diversity in order to ensure that it is effective in eliminating harassment in the workplace. The EAT drew an analogy with the Covid-19 vaccination programme – ‘we are interested not only in whether the vaccine will be effective […]

News 10th February 2021
Naomi Gyane

Claimant is awarded over £140,000 for indirect age discrimination and unfair dismissal

Naomi Gyane has successfully represented the Claimant in her Tribunal claim for indirect age discrimination and unfair dismissal. The Claimant worked as a teacher in an independent co-educational prep school. She worked for the school for 17 years. The school introduced a new requirement that all teachers needed to obtain a degree or a Level […]

News, Blog 15th January 2021

Claimant awarded £45,000 in constructive unfair dismissal claim

Heather Platt has won £45,000 compensation for a direct access client who resigned from his job at HMRC after being accused of money laundering and benefit fraud. Heather represented the Claimant, Mr Hussain, in an unusual case of constructive unfair dismissal.  Mr Hussain placed £10,000 in cash in the basement of HMRC building where he […]

Past Events
21st Jan 2021, 18:00 to 19:00

Pupillage Open Evening

  Pump Court Chambers invites prospective pupillage applicants to join us via Zoom for an informative Pupillage Open Evening. Date: Tuesday 21st January 2021 Time: 18:00 until 19:30 The evening will comprise of the following short presentations: The application process, how pupillage is structured and what we look for in our tenants; Recent pupils’ experiences […]

News 22nd October 2020

Chambers and Partners 2021

Pump Court Chambers are delighted to see our hard work and dedication to our clients has been recognised once again within the Chambers and Partners 2021 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 […]

News 1st October 2020

38 members ranked in Legal 500 2021 Edition

We are proud to announce that Pump Court Chambers has been recognised as a ‘Top Tier Set’ in the Legal 500, 2021 Rankings. Described as the ‘go-to‘ set on the Western Circuit, 38 of our members have been recognised across a number of practice areas including: Chancery, Crime, Employment, Family and Children Law, Personal Injury and […]

News 29th September 2020
Oliver Foy

Oliver Foy Joins Pump Court Chambers

Pump Court Chambers is pleased to welcome Oliver Foy to chambers following successful completion of his pupillage. During his pupillage he undertook work across Chambers’ core areas and gained specific experience in Employment, Criminal and Family law under the supervision of Heather Platt, Eleanor Fargin and Claire Fox respectively. Tony Atkins; Senior Clerk said: “We’re delighted […]

News 22nd June 2020

Heather Platt successful in discrimination claim for autistic Lecturer

Heather Platt successfully represented the Claimant at the London Central Employment Tribunal in her claims of discrimination arising from disability and constructive unfair dismissal. The Claimant has Autistic Spectrum Disorder (“ASD” formerly known as Asperger’s) and anxiety and depression.   The Tribunal held that: The Claimant’s managers were aware that she had a difficult home […]

News 18th June 2020

Health and Safety in the Workplace during a Global Pandemic

Employers are grappling with the new normal as we slowly emerge from lockdown. This is an overview of employees’ rights and employer’s responsibilities regarding health and safety in the workplace and a section of the Employment Rights Act 1996 that has been waiting for its moment in the sun. The Employment Rights Act 1996 requires […]

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