Employment tribunals

“As a large firm, they're always courteous, accurate and very timely in their advice.”

Chambers and Partners 2019
Blake Morgan's advocacy services are just 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 successfully extends to our representation of our clients before the Employment Tribunals.

Our advocacy supports all the sectors in which the firm has an established reputation including public sector, retail and leisure, manufacturing, health and social care, corporates, charities, owner managed businesses, construction, financial services and education.

We also provide the option of a fixed fee insurance backed service, Vigil.

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Main areas of practice

Our dedicated advocacy team represents our clients throughout the United Kingdom in the Employment Tribunals and also before the Employment Appeals Tribunal defending claims such as:

  • Unfair dismissal
  • All types of discrimination
  • Whistleblowing
  • Breach of contract
  • Unlawful deductions from pay
  • Trade union related claims
  • TUPE related claims

Clients

Our team represents a wide range of employers including owner managed businesses, national and multi-national businesses, local authorities, Welsh Government, NHS Trusts, charities, schools and higher education institutions having achieved national recognition for our work in this field.

Significant experience

  • Successfully defended claims of unfair dismissal, whistleblowing and discrimination made in separate proceedings against two independent schools securing costs awards of £15,000 against the claimants in each case.
  • Successfully representing NHS Trusts, a Police Authority, housing associations and a national charity in the Employment Appeal Tribunal.
  • Successfully acted for an international security company in defending 36 separate claims, brought in quick succession, encompassing a wide range of allegations including whistleblowing, breach of contract, disability, sex and race discrimination and unlawful deduction of wages.
  • Acted for an international facilities management company in the Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal in a case involving the contentious areas of service provision change within TUPE, widely reported in the legal press.
  • Acted for a nationally known retailer in successfully defending claims for unfair dismissal and whistleblowing following dismissal of an employee for abusing its grievance procedure by submitted in excess of 100 grievances in a period of one week.
  • Successfully acted 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.
  • Utilised the firm's marine and navigational expertise in successfully defending claims against a major ferry operator.

Other expertise

  • High Court litigation – injunctive relief and enforcing post termination restrictions.
  • Representing clients in CAC in relation to claims for recognition by trade unions.
  • Defending High Court proceedings from contractors based overseas seeking expenses.
  • All types of mediation

“It is easy to get bad advice on education and employment issues, but this firm has given excellent advice, and we have been guided extremely well. The lawyers are terrific; very helpful, know what we need and are tremendously reassuring”

Chambers UK A Client's Guide to the Legal Profession 2016

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