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News & Events: Employment

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 […]

News 15th May 2020
Gary Self successful in Court of Appeal

Gary Self successful in Court of Appeal

Judgment was handed down today (15 May 2020) in the case of Morton v Eastleigh Citizens Advice Bureau for whom Gary has acted throughout, instructed by Laurence Dunn of DC Commercial. The original Tribunal dismissed the Claimant’s assertions re the scope of her asserted disability and that Judgment was upheld by Lavender J in the […]

Blog 29th April 2020

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – further guidance

As expected, the government has issued further guidance in relation to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (“the Scheme”). This article will summarise the key updates since the guidance issued on 4 April 2020. The government has produced a number of documents to assist both employers and employees: Guidance for employers – https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-for-wage-costs-through-the-coronavirus-job-retention-scheme Step-by-step guide on […]

Blog 29th April 2020
Ezra MacDonald

Remote hearings and witness evidence

Remote hearings come with particular difficulties. One obvious difficulty is that the parties cannot see each other as well as they might in the courtroom. But how much of a problem is this? If the demeanour of witnesses (or indeed parties) is relevant to an issue to be decided by the Court, then restrictions on […]

Blog 22nd April 2020
Oliver Foy

Re Carluccio’s Limited (in administration)

Re Carluccio’s Limited (in administration) [2020] EWHC 886 (Ch) – first piece of judicial guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. It should be noted from the outset that Snowden J’s judgment in Re Carluccio’s is not binding. There were no representative employees or interested parties during the remote video hearing so the judgment does […]

Blog 14th April 2020
The impact of Covid-19 on some high-profile businesses so far

The impact of Covid-19 on some high-profile businesses so far

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the UK government has introduced the following range of business support measures: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (furloughing); Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme; Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme; Self-employment Income Support Scheme; Business Rates Holiday for Retail, Hospitality and Leisure (England only); Cash Grant for Retail, Hospitality and Leisure […]

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