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The Thomas More Chambers Employment Law Team advise and represent clients in all areas of employment law.
The Employment Law Team regularly appear in the Employment Tribunals representing employers, employees and former employees in relation to all aspects of Employment Tribunal litigation. This includes presenting and defending claims relating to unfair dismissal, wrongful dismissal, breach of contract, unlawful deduction of wages, public interest disclosure/
whistleblowing and all types of discrimination.
The Employment Law Team advise and represent former employers, departing employees and new employers in relation to the enforcement of or defence against post termination restrictive covenants, breach of directors’ duties and misuse/misappropriation of confidential information. Members of the Employment Law Team regularly appear in the High Court in relation to injunctive proceedings to enforce such contractual provisions and rights or to challenge their enforceability. Members of the Team also have experience in handling final hearings relating to such contractual provisions and rights, often in the context of a speedy trial.
Regulatory/Fitness to Practise Proceedings
Members of the Employment Law Team act for both regulators and individuals in a variety of Fitness to Practise proceedings. Members are regularly instructed to appear before healthcare tribunals, including the General Medical Council (GMC), the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC), and the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Members are also regularly instructed to appear before the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT). Members are also instructed to appear on behalf of Social Work England (SWE) and the Teaching Regulatory Agency (TRA). Members also appear in the High Court on appeals from decisions of Fitness to Practice Tribunals. The Team also has expertise in providing advice for regulators, including drafting Codes of Conduct, Policies and Disciplinary Regulations. One members is a legally qualified chair who sits in both healthcare and social work proceedings.