Employment

Cadwalader successfully defends discrimination claim in tribunal

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft has successfully defended a discrimination claim in the Employment Tribunal, which was brought against the firm by an associate. Ana Maria Knott brought a claim against the firm for indirect sex discrimination. It concerned her return to work in 2018, and whether Cadwalader’s policy of not reducing its billable hours target […]

Two counsel from No5 Barristers’ Chambers to be appointed Queen’s Counsel

Two barristers from No5 Barristers’ Chambers, the UK’s largest set of chambers, are to be appointed to Her Majesty’s Queen’s Counsel by the Lord Chancellor at a ceremony taking place at Westminster Hall on Monday 16th March. No5 has welcomed the news that Peter Goatley and Henry Pitchers will be appointed QCs, taking the number […]

Experienced financial services barrister joins No5 Barristers’ Chambers

No5 Barristers’ Chambers is delighted to welcome Gurprit Mattu to the Business and Property Group. Gurprit Mattu, called to the Bar 2007; and the British Virgin Islands (BVI) 2019 specialises in contentious banking and finance matters, shareholder disputes, contentious trusts, insolvency and regulatory matters. She has particular expertise in financial services regulation, litigation and corporate […]

bbc

Matrix secures victory over BBC in Samira Ahmed’s discrimination claim

Reed Smith has failed to secure a win for the BBC in the employment tribunal, as judges sided with news presenter Samira Ahmed in a discrimination claim against the corporation. Ahmed, instructing Thompsons Solicitors, argued that the BBC owed her almost £700,000 of backpay because of the difference in pay between her show Newswatch and […]

Mayer Brown promotes three in London in 2020 partnership round

Mayer Brown has promoted three lawyers to partnership in London as part of a 27-strong global round. The three lawyers made up in the City are employment and benefits lawyer Miriam Bruce, who trained at the US firm; banking and finance lawyer Charles Thain, who joined as a senior associate from DLA Piper in 2015; […]

Barrister appointed to prestigious new role

By Neil Chawla No5 Barristers’ Chambers’ Neil Chawla has been selected as the first Master of the Midland Circuit of Lincoln’s Inn. His appointment follows shortly after he was elected as a Bencher of Lincoln’s Inn – one of the youngest elected in recent years. Master of the Midland Circuit is a new position, created […]

Dentons

Dentons continues lateral hiring spree with Stephenson Harwood swipe

Stephenson Harwood has lost a partner to Dentons, marking the third departure at the firm since it saw two exits to US firms. Employment partner Purvis Ghani is joining Dentons after spending four years at Stephenson Harwood. Having entered the UK firm as partner in 2015, Ghani has developed a focus on employment issues in […]

Dr Chelvan appointed Independent Reviewer for the IAGCI

By Dr Chelvan No5 Barristers’ Chambers Dr Chelvan has been successfully appointed as an Independent Reviewer by the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration to provide a review of the coverage of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Issues in Country Policy and Information Notes (CPINs) produced by the Country Policy and Information Team, UK Home […]

Supreme Court London

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 […]

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