Field Court offers specialist advice and representation to employees and employers in all areas of employment law. Our Employment Group’s competitive advantage lies in its cost-effective, highly skilled team of talented practitioners who give excellent commercial advice at all levels of call. Members are sought-after for their client-friendly, flexible, competitive and practical approach to all manner of employment disputes.
Our notable successes cover a broad range of employment law and related cases that include:
- Bonus disputes
- Benefits (such as health insurance and phantom share schemes)
- Compromise agreements
- Contract claims
- Directors’ duties and disputes
- Disciplinary procedures
- Discrimination claims (including age, disability, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation)
- Drafting service agreements
- Employment agencies
- Employment status
- Equality and equal pay
- European Law
- Human Rights Law
- Injunctions (inc restrictive covenants, issues of confidentiality)
- Parental rights
- Pensions Quasi employment relationships such as those under the Commercial Agents (Council Directive) Regulations 1993.
- Restrictive covenants
- Trade Union Law
- Vicarious Liability (employer)
- Working Time Regulation
Many team members are qualified Direct Public Access barristers.
The Employment Group also includes outstanding accredited mediators with experience in conducting mediations across a wide range of disputes.
Our CPD-accredited training courses, workshops and seminar programmes are highly regarded and well attended. Members of the Employment Group can deliver bespoke in-house training to law firms and professional bodies at their premises.
If you are interested in discussing our training programmes please email seminars.
The Employment Group produces a quarterly e-bulletin – The Employment Law Newsletter – that provides updates on key cases, legislation, members’ news and Chambers’ upcoming seminars and events. For a free subscription please contact Adam Lewis
- A -v- B & C (UKEAT/0092/13/RN) – appeal as to the admissibility of pre-dismissal compromise negotiations
- Jessemey v Rowstock Ltd & Anor  EWCA Civ 185
- Rowstock Ltd and another v Jessemey UKEAT/0112/12/DM, Unfair dismissal – Polkey deduction – age discrimination – post-employment victimisation.
- Aubrey Lilly v CA Sperati (2012) – Resisting the former managing director’s claims. MD breaching fiduciary duty through taking ‘bungs’ and jurisdiction issues, s.97 (2) ERA.
- Cs v OldCo & CoA & CoB (2012) – TUPE, corporate structure, transfer of an economic entity and service provision change.
- Beedles v Guinness Northern Counties Ltd  EWCA Civ 442 – claim under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, Section 24C.
- Bebbington v Palmer (t/a Sturry News)  UKEAT 0371 – Appeal concerning employment status of 15 year old paperboy.
- Mark Staggs v London Borough of Southwark (2010) – Challenge to a gross misconduct dismissal re: safeguarding vulnerable adults.
- LB of Tower Hamlets v Wooster  IRLR 980 – Age discrimination in dismissal for redundancy prior to the early retirement watershed.
- Ratcliffe Duce & Gammer v (1) L Binns (T/A Parc Ferme) (2) N McDonald (2008) EAT, LTL 21/5/08 – Clarifying test for the making of wasted costs orders in the Employment Tribunal.
- Chouglay v EJEF Ltd  All ER (D) 292 (Jun) – Dismissal by reason of redundancy –Employee making protected disclosure – Whether redundancy for legitimate reasons.
- T-Systems Ltd v Raju & Anor  UKEAT 0633 – Complex Sex Discrimination Act 1975 case involving contract workers.
- C, R (on Application of) v Secretary Of State For Health  EWCA Civ 49 (21 February 2000) – Challenge to the right of the Secretary of State to keep a blacklist of individuals considered to be unfit to work with children.