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News, Blog 16th May 2023

Striking a Balance? Industrial Action & Employment Law Update

In today’s climate it is unsurprising the UK is facing the highest rates of industrial action in many decades, across many sectors and professions. Strike is the word on everyone’s lips. As an employee you will want to know what protection you have, and as an employer what action you can and should be taking, […]

News, Webinar Archive 4th May 2023
Domestic Abuse during COVID-19

Employment Law Webinar

In the latest edition of our series of Employment Law webinars, Heather Platt speaks to Richard Wayman about the case of McQueen v General Optical Council and Section 15 of the Equality Act.   For further information on Heather or Richard’s practice, or to discuss any of the issues raised within this webinar, please contact […]

Past Events
27th Jun 2023, 13:00 to 17:00
Domestic Abuse during COVID-19

Southampton Employment Law Seminar

Please join us for an Employment Law Seminar in Southampton on Tuesday 27th June 2023 from 1pm. The members of our Employment Law team will cover the following topics: Industrial Action in 2023 – Heather Platt (slides) Discrimination/TUPE update – Daniella Gilbert (slides) Long COVID – the state of play – Ezra Macdonald (slides) Costs […]

News 31st March 2023
Domestic Abuse during COVID-19

Pump Court Chambers welcomes members of Stour to create southern super set

A major, multi-practice chambers reaching across London, Kent, Hampshire and Wiltshire, has emerged after Pump Court Chambers welcomed the members of Stour Chambers in Canterbury. The former members of Stour Chambers will be joining Pump Court Chambers from 3 April 2023, creating a combined membership of 120 barristers and 24 members of staff spread across […]

News, Webinar Archive 15th March 2023

Employment Law Webinar

Heather Platt, Oliver Foy and Louisa Simpson explore two recent employment law cases: Dunbar v Abellio London Ltd 2307750/2020 in which Louisa Simpson represented the successful employer at London South Employment Tribunal: this was a Covid related dismissal claim involving health and safety at work and the provisions of section 100 Employment Rights Act 1996; […]

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 law and regulatory work. During pupillage, Louisa specialised in employment law – specifically in cases involving discrimination, […]

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 […]

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