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News & Events: Employment

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 […]

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 […]

News 5th July 2021
Gary Self successful in Court of Appeal

Gary Self appointed Judge of the Employment Tribunals

Pump Court Chambers is delighted to announce that Gary Self has been appointed a Salaried Employment Judge of the Employment Tribunals (England and Wales). He will be taking up his full-time appointment on Monday 5th July 2021 and has been assigned to the London South and South West Regions.Gary was already one of the leading Employment juniors on the Western […]

Webinar Archive 1st July 2021

No Jab, No Job

In ‘No Jab, No Job’, Daniella Gilbert and Siân Beaven will provide practitioners with a valuable and in-depth update on the law, practice and procedure.     Topics include: – Employment Contracts – Discrimination – Recruitment Why should you watch this webinar? What will they learn?  Whether existing and future employees can be required to have a COVID-19 vaccine. […]

Webinar Archive 29th June 2021

Gross Misconduct Dismissals

In Gross Misconduct Dismissals Richard Wayman will look at the main challenges employers face when dismissing for gross misconduct and provide practical guidance as well as reviewing recent case law in this area.   Topics include: • What is a reasonable investigation? • Procedural fairness in practice • Framing the charge – the importance of precision […]

Past Events
29th Jun 2021, 12:30 to 13:15

Gross Misconduct Dismissals

Pump Court Chambers Employment law team are pleased to announce our annual round of webinars, providing a valuable and in-depth update seminar for all practitioners at intensive lunch time sessions. In ‘Gross Misconduct Dismissals’ Richard Wayman will look at the main challenges employers face when dismissing for gross misconduct and provide practical guidance as well […]

Past Events
10th Jun 2021, 12:30 to 13:30
Naomi Gyane

Applying for Costs in the Employment Tribunal

Pump Court Chambers is pleased to invite you to our forthcoming Employment Team Webinar ‘Applying for Costs in the Employment Tribunal’. Naomi Gyane will provide practitioners with a valuable and in-depth review of the law and procedure related to costs in the Employment Tribunal. Topics will include: Procedure for applying for costs Unreasonable conduct Interests of justice […]

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