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Think you’ve got a busy week? Chances are it’s nothing compared to Old Square Chambers silk John Hendy QC.
The London barrister will take centre stage this week on two of the UK’s largest current trade union battles - against British Airways and Royal Mail (see story).
As we report today, on Friday will appear for the Communication Workers Union in an attempt to stop Royal Mail from employing 30,000 agency workers while its members are on strike.
By then he’ll have already performed a similar task for Unite to stop BA from introducing new employment contracts for its 14,000 cabin crew that the union considers constitute a breach of contract.
Hendy was head of chambers at Old Square until April but it looks as if he’s still managing to keep busy. Same silk, similar rows, one day apart. Nice work if you can get it.
Meanwhile, the members he represents will simply be hoping he can manage to keep them in work.
Incidentally, Hendy looks like a shoo-in for the bar category in next year’s The Lawyer Hot 100. The Lawyer editorial team is starting the research process for next year’s run down of the market’s great and good. Contact email@example.com with your nominations.