Employment Law Newsletter

July 1, 2011

Welcome to the Summer 2011 issue of Field Court Chambers‟ Employment Law Newsletter.

Chambers‟ Employment Team has strengthened in the last few months with the addition of Francis Hoar (formerly of Clarendon Chambers) and the return of Victoria Flowers from her stint working for the Lord Chief Justice at the Court of Appeal. Profiles of both new members of our team can be found below. The employment team has also announced the date of its next employment seminar – a mock tribunal focusing on redundancy – to be held on 22 September 2011, which will doubtless provide for a fun and informative event, and an excellent opportunity for solicitors old and new to acquaint or reacquaint themselves with Tribunal procedure and some of the intricacies of redundancy law.

Also in this issue of the newsletter, we have articles on the new public sector equality duty and the Agency Worker Regulations 2011, as well as case summaries on cases including Sue Shoesmith‟s successful appeal against her on-air dismissal by Ed Balls, and Allen v Hounga, which the ET described as “probably one of the saddest cases that has come before this Tribunal”.

As always, we hope you find this quarter‟s newsletter informative and we welcome your feedback.