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Serco Limited v Mr Dahou UKEAT/0027/14/JOJ

Serco employed Mr Dahou for approximately two years before he was dismissed for gross misconduct. Mr Dahou claimed that the real reason for his dismissal was his membership and/or participation... Read More

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Michelle Fynes v. St George’s Hospital NHS Trust

Mark Sutton QC and Louise Chudleigh win case regarding classification under MHPS type procedures as between conduct and health:   A decision was handed down by the High Court today... Read More

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Lu v. Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

Facts The Claimant, Mr John Lu, is a consultant cardiac surgeon employed by Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust (“the Trust”). In July 2009, a cluster of cases of an infection... Read More

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Dr Chhabra v. West London Mental Health NHS Trust (Supreme Court)

Can the Court intervene to restrain an employer from requiring an employee to face a charge of potential gross misconduct at a disciplinary hearing if the conduct complained of is... Read More

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West London Mental Health Trust v. Dr Chhabra

Counsel for Dr Chhabra: Mark Sutton QC leading Betsan Criddle Counsel for the Trust: Jane McNeill QC leading Louise Chudleigh   On 25 January 2013 the Court of Appeal handed... Read More

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Kerslake v. North West London Hospitals NHS Trust

Does Maintaining High Professional Standards in the Modern NHS prevent an NHS employer from considering dismissal of a doctor for some other substantial reason? The answer from the High Court... Read More

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Edwards v. Chesterfield; Botham v. Ministry of Defence

In this conjoined appeal (with Botham v. Ministry of Defence), the Supreme Court considered whether an employee could claim damages at common law for breach of a contractual disciplinary procedure... Read More

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Lim v Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust

An NHS trust would be in breach of a doctor's contract of employment by conducting a hearing about his capability without first referring the matter to a National Clinical Assessment... Read More

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X v Surrey & Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

The court considered the contractual status of a doctors' disciplinary procedure which mirrored the terms set out in "Maintaining High Professional Standards in the Modern NHS", and whether an NHS... Read More

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Chagger v. Abbey National

Mark Sutton instructed by DLA Piper UK LLP.   A landmark decision concerning stigma damages and calculation of future loss of earnings in race discrimination complaints.... Read More

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Optare Group Ltd v. Transport & General Workers Union

Where an employer had made 20 employees redundant, three of whom had applied for voluntary redundancy, the latter, despite volunteering, had still been "dismissed" so as to trigger the statutory... Read More

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Palmer v. East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust

An NHS trust had acted in breach of contract by withdrawing from a process whereby a surgeon was being assessed by the National Clinical Advisory Service. The applicant consultant surgeon... Read More
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