Uni students begin group claim over Covid-19 disruptions

The High Court will hear applications today in the first stage of a group action brought by students over Covid-19 and strike-related disruptions. Over 105,000 students have signed up to seek compensation from British universities in a case run by Harcus Parker partner Ryan Dunleavy and Asserson partner Shimon Goldwater. The case today (Wednesday) is […]

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Hogan Lovells awarded £4,000 costs in ex-staffer dispute

A former employee at Hogan Lovells has been ordered to pay the City firm £4,000 in costs after he accused the firm of being “liars and scammers.” Hogan Lovells had sought £20,000 in costs from Mr Donskoi, the claimant and an ex-staffer at the firm after he made “numerous attacks on the professional integrity” of […]


Lewis Silkin hires Knights partner for Leeds launch

Lewis Silkin has further expanded its presence in the north of England by opening an office in Leeds, The Lawyer can reveal. The firm has hired Knights employment partner James Keogh to kickstart the operation. Keogh has worked at Knights for three years now, having joined from Squire Patton Boggs in 2020 when the listed […]

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Adecco GC takes on new global expansion role

Accurate Background, which acquired UK arm Vero Screening last year, has appointed a new associate general counsel. Gavin Tagg joins as SVP associate general counsel from human resources specialist Adecco Group. This is a new role for Accurate, having branched into the UK last year with its acquisition of Vero Screening. The role has been […]

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Rosenblatt’s ex-CEO accused of using racial slur in discrimination claim

Listed law firm RBG Holdings, which incorporates the businesses of Rosenblatt and Memery Crystal, has failed to strike out a race discrimination claim by its former head of employment. According to an Employment Tribunal (ET) judgment for a preliminary hearing, the firm’s former CEO Nicola Foulston made racial comments at a dinner party in which […]


UK Twitter staff seek out legal advice after Musk’s global job cuts

National firm Winckworth Sherwood is set to represent a group of UK Twitter employees, after new owner Elon Musk announced last week that 3,700 staff were to be laid off globally. The Lawyer understands that a substantial number of employees have approached Winckworth for legal advice since the announcement, with numbers continuing to mount up. […]

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Squires fends off dispute over 2020 redundancy process

Squire Patton Boggs has fended off an unfair dismissal claim by a former associate, who was made redundant in 2020 after low levels of work in its disputes team. A judgment released by the Employment Tribunal noted how Maria Davies was a level one associate in the law firm’s London office along with four others. […]

Garden Court to pay barrister £22,000 in gender-critical dispute

The Employment Tribunal has found that Garden Court Chambers did discriminate against its criminal defence barrister Allison Bailey because of her gender-critical beliefs.  Bailey brought the discrimination lawsuit against Garden Court and LGBTQ+ charity Stonewall. The chambers has been ordered to pay Bailey compensation, including aggravated damages, of over £22,000. In December 2018, Bailey had […]

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Pinsents gears up for onslaught of claims after P&O’s mass firings

Pinsent Masons is on call for longstanding client P&O Ferries as it looks set to be hit with potential employment claims arising from its decision to sack 800 staff last week, The Lawyer understands. The National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers, advised by Thompsons, is gearing up for legal action against P&O Ferries […]

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SRA drops case against former Freshfields partner

The Solicitors Regulation Authority has dropped an investigation launched into one of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s employment partners. The regulator started a review into a case handled by Caroline Stroud, who retired from Freshfields’ partnership last spring. The review related to a matter involving Freshfields’ client UBS and how the bank handled an alleged rape incident. […]

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Addleshaws leads on employment claim against accountancy firm

The Court of Appeal has sided with accountancy business MSR Partners, formerly known as Moore Stephens, in a claim brought by a former equity partner. Philip Parr filed a claim against the company, as well as seven individuals including former managing partner Simon Gallagher. He wished to work beyond his normal retirement age, but in […]