Employment

P&O Ferries

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 […]

Caroline Stroud

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. […]

Central London County Court

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 […]

Menopause and disability discrimination

On 18 October 2021 we marked World Menopause Day. It is, therefore, timely that, this month, the Employment Appeal Tribunal has provided one of the few binding rulings on this topic. It has considered whether employees experiencing severe menopause symptoms can be protected from disability discrimination.

New plans for the UK immigration system

The Government has published its first statement setting out its vision for legal migration and border control as part of the new plan for immigration. This article summarises the key goals that form part of the vision.

Senior Deliveroo lawyer to rejoin former firm

Deliveroo senior lawyer Tarun Tawakley is set to return to Lewis Silkin after four years building up the legal function at the food delivery app. Tawakley joins Lewis Silkin as a partner in the employment team where he will continue to work on big ticket litigation (team moves and confidential information litigation, and other high […]

Irwin Mitchell duo to set up employment boutique

Two of Irwin Mitchell’s most highly-regarded employment partners are to launch their own firm, adding to the blossoming number of boutiques in the City. Shazia Khan and Emilie Cole will go it alone as ColeKhan LLP from 2 May 2021. The pair had previously worked together at Bindmans before moving to Irwin Mitchell in 2018, […]

Solicitors Regulation Authority

A&O partner’s SDT case halted on medical grounds

Allen & Overy partner Mark Mansell’s hearing before the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) has been stayed on the basis of a “significant risk” to his health. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) published its findings today (14 January) in relation to two applications brought by employment partner Mansell. In the findings, the SDT said it had […]

Andrew Chamberlain

Osborne Clarke and Addleshaws duo launch employment venture

Two employment partners from Osborne Clarke and Addleshaw Goddard have left their respective firms to join forces for a new boutique. Osborne Clarke partner Andrew Chamberlain and Addleshaw Goddard partner Jamie Hamnett have set up an employment-focused firm called Chamberlain Hamnett. Chamberlain recently concluded a two-year stint at Osborne Clarke. He joined in 2018 from DWF, […]

Are retailers ready for post-Brexit immigration rules?

From 1 January 2021, a new immigration system will come into force in the UK, marking one of the biggest changes to the UK’s immigration system in recent history. Our latest research among the UK’s top 100 retailers suggests that there are still preparations needed to ensure a strong pipeline of talent and comply with […]

Madrid

US firm Littler launches in Spain through merger

Employment specialist firm Littler has launched in Spain through a merger with Spanish firm Abdón Pedrajas, its third European tie-up this year. The merger will give the US firm two offices in the region – Madrid and Barcelona, and 39 lawyers in Spain. The latest expansion marks the 10th European jurisdiction where Littler has a […]

Berlin

Dentons Berlin team defects to German independent

Dentons’ employment co-head in Germany Utz Andelewski has left the firm with a seven-strong team to join independent outfit Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek. Andelewski has returned to Heuking’s Berlin office as an equity partner, a firm where he started his legal career. He is joined by his team consisting of salaried partner Christopher Wiencke, senior […]