Expert Employment Tribunal solicitors

Representing you at every stage

Blake Morgan is a law firm with expert employment tribunal solicitors and barristers offering a nationwide service out of our offices in London, Oxford, Cardiff, Southampton, Reading and Portsmouth.

Blake Morgan’s advocacy services are just one part of the comprehensive legal and HR support we provide to our clients to enable them to deal appropriately and pragmatically with HR issues with a holistic approach. This teamwork extends to our representation of our clients as expert employment tribunal solicitors using both our own experienced advocates and tried and tested barristers’ chambers.

Main Areas Of Practice


Representation at Employment Tribunal

Our employment tribunal solicitors and barristers are experienced in representing clients against a number of claims including on unfair dismissal, discrimination, whistleblowing, breach of contract, unlawful wage deductions, equal pay, TUPE and trade union related claims.

High Court litigation

Our expert employment tribunal solicitors are experienced in injunctive relief and enforcing post termination restrictions.

Trade union claims

Representing clients in CAC in relation to claims for recognition by trade unions.

Mediation

Our experienced team can offer mediation services to help resolve workplace disputes.

Our Clients


Our employment tribunal solicitors represent a wide range of employers including SMEs, national and multinational businesses, local authorities, government bodies, NHS Trusts, regulatory authorities, charities, schools and higher education institutions, having achieved national recognition for our work in these fields.

"As a large firm, they're always courteous, accurate and very timely in their advice."
- Chambers UK A Client's Guide to the Legal Profession 2019


"Quick to respond, has excellent strength-in-depth and a pragmatic and sympathetic approach to problem resolution."
- The Legal 500 2019


"They believe relationship management is important and they work hard on it."
- Chambers UK A Client's Guide to the Legal Profession 2019


Highlights


Successfully defending a university and its pension trustees from the Employment Tribunal to the Supreme Court in a high profile and leading authority on "unfavourable treatment" in disability discrimination. The Supreme Court ruled that ill-health retirement on part-time hours made as a reasonable adjustment was not unfavourable treatment.


Successfully representing NHS Trusts, a Police Authority, Housing Associations and a national charity in the Employment Appeal Tribunal.


Successfully acting for a global technology company defending claims brought by 39 claimants for breach of contract, unfair dismissal, TUPE related dismissal and age discrimination following imposing changes to their terms and conditions of employment by dismissal and offer of re-engagement on new terms.


Our Experts


Matthew
Smith
Partner

Cardiff

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Tim
Forer
Barrister

Southampton

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Rajiv
Joshi
Partner

Reading

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Paula
Kathrens
Partner

Cardiff

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William
Downing
Partner

Oxford

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Oliver
Weiss
Partner

London

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Awards and Accolades


BM Insights


Articles

Employment law expert Ian Jones looks at a case that should sound an alert for companies looking to dismiss staff for spurious reasons, especially in the context of whistleblowing. This...

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Covert surveillance in the workplace has always been a thorny issue for employers with case law placing strict conditions on when and where it can be used. Many employers will,...

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The Charity Commission recently published its annual report into the whistleblowing disclosures it received between 1 April 2018 and 31 March 2019 and included a significant change to its whistleblowing...

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The law around references is complex, particularly after the implementation of the GDPR. Employment Law Associate Holly Cudbill discusses what employers need to know in an article that first appeared...

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Newsletters

A warm welcome to Blake Morgan's Autumn newsletter, keeping you informed of the latest developments in Employment Law. It has been an eventful few months, from the unlawful suspension of...

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Where an Employment Tribunal finds that there has been discrimination it can award unlimited compensation for actual and future financial losses arising from the discriminatory treatment. In addition, it can...

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