3PB Direct

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I started as a barrister in 2011 and specialise in employment law and commercial law. I find the two areas complement each other and often overlap, enabling me to provide advice and representation from a practical and holistic perspective. I’m very experienced in both fields and I’m trusted with important and complex cases by clients.

Legal Expertise

My commercial and business work focuses on matters of company and partnership law, insolvency and trading and financing.

In the field of company and partnerships law I’m often instructed in cases involving an overlap between the two specialisms, such as matters involving TUPE transfers or County and High Court claims for matters arising out of employment.

Example cases include:

  • Claims to enforce restrictive covenants and/or claim damages following a breach of contract
  • Defending an employer from claims of Harassment, Deceit and Negligence brought by their dismissed in-house Counsel
  • Defending a claim by a contractor against an outsourcing company for profits between the outsourcing company and end user
  • Disputes over bonuses, commission, wages, pensions, references and a number of cases involving commission payments relating to agency work
    Within my experience of company law, I have extensive knowledge of insolvency law, having appeared in a wide range of hearings in both the High Court and County Court, including:
  • Successfully obtaining High Court Injunctions to prevent the presentation of winding up certificates
  • Applications to wind up companies, take carriage of winding up petitions, rescind winding up orders, make bankruptcy orders and annul bankruptcy orders
  • Making and resisting applications to set aside statutory demands
  • Restoring companies to the Register for the purposes of future litigation.

Finally I have a solid grasp of contract and tort law and frequently appear in commercial trials, covering the full range from small to multi-track, at appellate level and first instance and in consumer contracts and between businesses. I have a particular strength in cases of professional negligence and have advised on numerous disputes, including cases involving legal advice (often overlapping with my employment law expertise), building work, surveyors, architects, tax advisers, vets and even boat repairers.

My busy employment law practice has ensured that I have in-depth experience of a wide variety of areas and all types of employment claim. My practice benefits from representing and advising both sides of employment disputes and I’ve been instructed in cases at the Court of Appeal, EAT and at a wide range of final and preliminary hearings in tribunal and court.

My areas of expertise include:

  • Unfair dismissal
  • Whistleblowing (I am the author of NHS Whistleblowing and the Law)
  • Discrimination
  • Restrictive Covenants and Employee Competition
  • Transfer of Undertakings (TUPE)
  • Restrictive Covenants and Employee Competition
  • Remuneration, Bonuses, Notice Pay
  • Professional and disciplinary matters
  • Working time, holiday, sickness.

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