Employment

What we do

Employment law lies on the fault line between UK and European law and in recent decades has risen to become one of the most complex and dynamic areas of practice. Straightforward workplace disputes often now require specialised legal representation to reach a successful resolution.

With one of the finest Employment Law teams in the North of England, Broadway House barristers provide high-quality bespoke advice to a full range of clients, from individual and group Claimants to small businesses, public sector bodies and multinational corporations. They regularly appear in Employment Tribunals across the country (including in Scotland and Northern Ireland) and at appellate level from the EAT to the Supreme Court. The team is able to offer first-class representation across the full spectrum of employment issues, including:

  • Unfair Dismissal, Constructive Dismissal and Redundancies
  • Discrimination in the workplace
  • Equal Pay
  • Contractual matters and Unauthorised Deductions from Wages
  • Restrictive Covenants
  • “Family-Friendly” provisions and Working Time
  • Trade Unions and Industrial Action
  • TUPE
  • Pensions

Our expertise

The calibre of Broadway House’s employment barristers is reflected by the number of cases in which our members have appeared which have gone on to become important precedent-setting authorities familiar to all employment law practitioners. These include:

  • Palmer v RBS (2014, EAT)
  • Hershaw & ors v Sheffield City Council (2014, EAT)
  • G4S Secure Solutions v Jones (2014, EAT)
  • Yeung v Capstone Care (2014, EAT)
  • Cyprien v Bradford Grammar School (2014, EAT)
  • Thomas Cook Airlines v Wolstenholme (deceased) (2013, EAT)
  • Barlow v Stone (2012, Court of Appeal)
  • Homer v Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police
    (2012, Supreme Court)
  • Capita Hartshead v Byard (2012, EAT)
  • Akintola v Capita Symonds (2010, Court of Appeal)
  • Sakharkar v Northern Foods t/a Fox’s Biscuits
    (2010, EAT)
  • Radecki v Kirklees Metropolitan Council
    (2009, Court of Appeal)
  • Bainbridge v Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council
    (2008, Court of Appeal)
  • Smart Interiors v Thomas (2007, EAT)
  • Willow Oak Developments v Silverwood
    (2006, Court of Appeal)
  • Madden v Preferred Technical Group
    (2005, Court of Appeal)
  • Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police v A
    (2004, House of Lords)
  • Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police v Vento
    (2003, Court of Appeal)
  • Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police v Khan
    (2001, House of Lords)

For further information about any of our members or to enquire as to availability please visit the individual members’ profiles and speak to our dedicated Civil Clerking Team.

Broadway House Chambers ‘always offers an excellent array of employment barristers’, who cover the full spectrum of employment matters including unfair dismissal, discrimination, TUPE, restrictive covenants, whistleblowing and equal pay.

LEGAL 500, 2016