Employment

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Judge wins landmark whistleblowing case in Supreme Court

A judge who claims she was “bullied, ignored and undermined” by her peers has won a landmark case in the Supreme Court, which ruled she should be classed as a worker and granted the same legal protections as whistleblowers. After a range of cost-cutting reforms were announced by the Ministry of Justice in 2010, District […]

Offices

Squires exits continue as partner joins tech business

Squire Patton Boggs has lost another London partner this year, this time to an in-house role. Employment partner Natalie Bellwood is leaving the firm to become global head of employment law at technology services powerhouse DXC Technology. She will be based in the London office of the US company, which is a strategic provider for […]

No5 welcomes Dr Neil Shastri-Hurst to the Clinical Negligence & Personal Injury Groups

By Dr Neil Shastri-Hurst No5 Barristers’ Chambers are pleased to announce that a former medical practitioner has joined its ranks after successfully completing his pupillage. The now dual-qualified Dr Neil Shastri-Hurst, who started his medical career in the Royal Army Medical Corps, practising in both the Army and in the civilian world, will practise from […]

Linda Woolley

Kingsley Napley seals first acquisition in two decades

Kingsley Napley has acquired an employment boutique, as the criminal defence specialists seek to build out its employment practice in its first bolt-on deal since the mid-90s. Archon Solicitors will join Kingsley Napley’s offices and cease to operate as an independent firm at the end of September. This merger comes on the back of a […]

BNP

Simmons fails to secure victory for BNP Paribas in discrimination suit

An employment tribunal judge has ruled a female BNP Paribas broker faced sexual discrimination and victimisation from male colleagues at the bank. Stacey Macken brought a £4m sexual discrimination and victimisation suit against the bank, alleging she was paid less than her male counterparts and subjected to sexist behaviour, that included colleagues leaving a witch’s […]

A&O targets Simmons again with employment hire

Three years after raiding Simmons & Simmons’ IP litigation team, Allen & Overy (A&O) has picked up another partner from the firm; this time hiring one of its senior employment lawyers. Simmons partner and Vicky Wickremeratne, who featured in this year’s The Lawyer’s Hot 100 2019, will be joining A&O. Wickremeratne re-joined Simmons & Simmons […]

Allen & Overy

A&O partner given new hearing date over Weinstein NDA

An Allen & Overy employment partner will appear before the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) later this year, following an investigation into the drawing up of a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) for film producer Harvey Weinstein. Mark Mansell’s case management hearing had originally been scheduled for 3 June but will now be heard on the 5 December, […]

No5 barrister appointed as a Midlands Recorder

No5 are delighted to announce that Esther Gamble has been appointed by the Queen as Recorder, on the advice of the Lord Chancellor, The Right Honourable Robert Buckland QC MP, and the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, The Right Honourable The Lord Burnett of Maldon. Esther has been deployed to sit on the […]

Barrister from No5 set appointed to be a Circuit Judge

By Samantha Crabb The Queen has appointed a member of the Crime Group at No5 Barristers’ Chambers to be a Circuit Judge, on the advice of the Lord Chancellor and the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales. Samantha Crabb was appointed on the advice of the Lord Chancellor, the Right Honourable Robert Buckland QC […]

No5 barrister appointed as a Employment Judge

An experienced employment advocate at No5 Barristers’ Chambers has been appointed as an Employment Judge by The Lord Chancellor, The Right Honourable Robert Buckland QC MP. Richard Adkinson will take up the role of a Salaried Employment Judge of the Employment Tribunals (England and Wales) from Monday, September 16. He will be assigned to the […]

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