Employment


Law firm unfairly dismissed long-serving staff member

19 April 2024

A police station representative at a North-East law firm was unfairly constructively dismissed after having problems with the partner who supervised her.


Former trainee fails in bid to recoup SQE fees from law firm

16 April 2024

A one-time trainee solicitor has failed in her bid to recoup from her former firm the fees she paid to study for and sit the Solicitors Qualifying Exam.


Solicitor apprentice showed “utter disrespect” to tribunal

10 April 2024

A judge has dismissed a claim from a solicitor apprentice who showed “utter disrespect, bordering on contempt” to an employment tribunal and her former employer, Mishcon de Reya.


Tribunal throws out solicitor’s claim based on sale of practice

2 April 2024

An employment tribunal has struck out a solicitor’s breach of contract claim based on an agreement to transfer his practice to another firm, which was then to employ him.


Solicitor’s claim against firm reinstated over its failure to copy him in

21 March 2024

A solicitor has had his employment claim against his former firm reinstated in large part because it failed to copy him into its correspondence with the tribunal.


Campaign group calls on lawyers to join push for NDA law reform

4 March 2024

A campaign group has urged the legal profession to support legislative reform to stop the abuse of non-disclosure agreements.


SRA takes action in 24 cases of alleged NDA misuse

29 February 2024

The Solicitors Regulation Authority has taken action of differing levels of severity in 24 cases where misconduct in relation to non-disclosure agreements was alleged, it has emerged.


Law-hungry PE house adds employment business to portfolio

23 February 2024

Private equity business Inflexion has made its latest investment in legal services by acquiring one of the largest employment law businesses in the country.


Solicitor criticised as tribunal rejects discrimination claim against JAC

21 February 2024

An employment tribunal has criticised the conduct of a solicitor in bringing a race discrimination claim after not making it through the sift stage for a judicial appointment.


Solicitor constructively dismissed over return to work after giving birth

19 February 2024

An associate solicitor has won her claim for unfair dismissal over the way her then law firm employer handled her return to work after maternity leave.


Ex-managing partner ordered to pay costs for misleading tribunal

5 February 2024

A former managing partner has been ordered to pay costs for trying to mislead an employment tribunal in his claim against his firm.


MoJ brings back employment tribunal fees to “incentivise” settlement

30 January 2024

The Ministry of Justice has launched plans to bring back “modest” employment tribunal fees of £55 per case, seven years after the Supreme Court ruled that a previous scheme was unlawful.


EAT rejects barrister’s appeal over £3m claim against chambers

11 January 2024

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has rejected an appeal from a barrister expelled from chambers after posting a tweet about a “stroppy teenager of colour”.


Barrister who caused assistant’s “collapse” must pay £155,000

9 January 2024

A barrister who caused her assistant to suffer a mental and physical “collapse” has been ordered to pay her over £155,000 in compensation by an employment tribunal.


Tribunal doubles costs award against “unreasonable” CIty firm staffer

5 January 2024

A former employee of City giant Hogan Lovells tried to cause “maximum disruption” to the law firm in bringing employment tribunal proceedings, “perhaps as some form of revenge”.

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