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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 on Remote hearings and witness evidence

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 xplores Re Carluccio’s Limited (in administration) [2020 EWHC 886 (Ch) – first piece of judicial guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

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 […]

Blog 4th April 2020

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (“the Scheme”) was announced by the government on 20th March 2020. The government’s published guidance states that “it is designed to help employers whose operations have been severely affected by coronavirus (COVID-19) to retain their employees and protect the UK economy.” The Scheme allows all UK employers to claim a […]

News 1st April 2020
Jesse Cook discusses discusses the potential legal issues to within football due to the Coronavirus epidemic with TalkSport

Potential Legal Issues Within Football due to the Coronavirus Epidemic

Sports Law Barrister & Director of 4D Sports Group Jesse Cook joined TalkSport – Weekend Sport Breakfast on Sunday 29th March to discuss the potential legal issues within football due to the Coronavirus epidemic. To listen to the discussion please click here. For further information on Jesse’s practice please contact Jonathan Cue on 020 7353 0711 or via […]

Past Events
15th Oct 2019, 13:30 to 16:30

Employment Law Seminar – Reading

Pump Court Chambers Employment team is pleased to announce our annual Reading Employment Law Seminar providing a valuable and in-depth update for all practitioners. Venue Crowne Plaza, Caversham Bridge, Richfield Avenue, Reading, RG1 8BD Topics Time limits – how to prepare cases whatever the situation Remedies in the ET a look at injury to feelings, Polkeyand […]

Past Events
7th Nov 2019, 13:30 to 16:30

Poole Employment Law Seminar

Pump Court Chambers Employment team is pleased to announce our annual Poole Employment Law Seminar  providing a valuable and in-depth update for all practitioners. Venue Harbour Heights Hotel, Haven Road, Sandbanks, Poole, Dorset, BH13 7LW Topics Time limits – how to prepare cases whatever the situation Remedies in the ET a look at injury to […]

Blog 24th March 2020

Employment Team – COVID-19 Coronavirus Update

These are unprecedented times and Chambers is seeing a significant increase in questions being raised by workers, employees, and employers alike. This post is intended to provide some outline guidance for the position as we see it, with links to useful information. It is not a substitute for formal legal advice – and if you […]

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