3PB Direct

How much experience do you have in this area?

I qualified as a barrister in 2005 so have over 14 years’ experience across a wide range of cases and scenarios.

Legal Expertise

As an employment law specialist I appear for both claimants and respondents in the Employment Tribunal and the Employment Appeal Tribunal.

I have experience of the following types of claims:

  • Unfair and wrongful dismissal
  • Sex discrimination
  • Race discrimination
  • Disability discrimination including failure to make reasonable adjustments claims, discrimination arising from disability and direct discrimination
  • Sexual orientation discrimination
  • Maternity discrimination
  • ‘Whistleblowing’ claims
  • Unlawful deduction from wages/ holiday pay claims
  • Claims under the National Minimum Wage Regulations 2015
  • Illegal contracts of employment
  • TUPE
  • Equal pay.

I also have substantial experience in relation to interim injunction applications in the High Court to enforce restrictive covenants.

My commercial practice includes advising, drafting and representing clients in a range of general contractual and commercial matters. As well as conducting trials I have extensive in the following matters:

  • Applications for relief from sanction
  • Interim injunctions
  • Strike out applications
  • Summary judgment applications
  • Applications for pre-action disclosure
  • Costs and case management hearings.

Whilst I have a general commercial practice, I also have specific expertise in the following areas:

  • Contractual disputes
  • Misrepresentation
  • Credit hire contracts and subrogated claims on behalf of insurers (acting for claimants and defendants)
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Sale of goods and consumer credit (with a niche practice in package holiday regulations)
  • Bonus payments.

I also have an extensive employment practice which gives me an invaluable insight and skill set when dealing with cases involving employer/employee disputes. In particular, I’ve gained considerable experience in matters involving restraint of trade, and regularly advise on the enforceability of restrictive covenants and whether or not an interim injunction should be sought.

Typical recent and on-going cases include:

• Advising an accountancy partnership in relation to breach of contract and interim injunction proceedings against a former partner.
• Acting for a hairdressing salon in relation to breach of non-compete and non-solicitation clauses.
• Advising a dental practice in relation to a breach of agreement claim regarding non-poaching of employees and repudiatory breach of contract. One of the issues was whether or not the covenants were too wide.
• Acting for a former employee of a high-end dating site in a matter involving alleged breach of confidentiality.

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