Claire Bowsher-Murray

Year of call 2007

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Claire is an employment law specialist with wide ranging experience including all forms of discrimination, unfair dismissal, maternity and paternity rights, part-time and fixed-term working, whistleblowing, TUPE and industrial action.

Claire regularly acts in Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal matters, for both claimants and respondents, in cases involving health service bodies, police forces, local authorities, higher education institutions, large commercial respondents, and others.  She appears before professional and regulatory bodies and has experience of internal disciplinary hearings and mediation.   Claire is developing a practice in doctors’ disciplinary matters.

Claire is a contributing author to the Institute of Employment Rights Labour Law Review, and a member of ELA and ILS.

  • Junior counsel to Mark Sutton QC in a matter navigating the boundary between misconduct and SOSR dismissals in the doctors’ disciplinary context;
  • Representing a former police officer claiming indirect sex discrimination and less favourable treatment of a part-time worker;
  • Representing the successful NHS Trust in an unfair dismissal claim involving serious health and safety failings;
  • Instructed on behalf of the successful respondent, as junior counsel to Jennifer Eady QC, in a complex discrimination and victimisation claim involving four claimants and in excess of 100 allegations heard over the course of nine weeks;
  • Advising a former employer of a nanny in relation to pregnancy related discrimination and constructive dismissal allegations.
  • Instructed on behalf of the successful respondent, as junior counsel to Jennifer Eady QC, in a complex discrimination and victimisation claim involving in excess of 100 allegations heard over the course of nine weeks;
  • Achieved settlement for a claimant almost equal to the statutory cap in a constructive dismissal claim brought by a teacher against a prestigious school;
  • Obtained a substantial costs award on behalf of a police authority on the grounds that a victimisation claim had no reasonable prospects of success;
  • Represented the successful local authority in a lengthy whistleblowing and disability discrimination claim, involving allegations of serious financial mismanagement;
  • Successfully represented a church organist in an unfair dismissal claim involving a novel point on employee status;
  • Representing a highly-paid investment banker in a stress claim due to overwork in a high pressure environment.  Substantial and favourable settlement achieved despite the other side’s initial refusal to negotiate.

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Claire is an employment law specialist with wide ranging experience including all forms of discrimination, unfair dismissal, maternity and paternity rights, part-time and fixed-term working, whistleblowing, TUPE and industrial action.

Claire regularly acts in Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal matters, for both claimants and respondents, in cases involving health service bodies, police forces, local authorities, higher education institutions, large commercial respondents, and others.  She appears before professional and regulatory bodies and has experience of internal disciplinary hearings and mediation.   Claire is developing a practice in doctors’ disciplinary matters.

Claire is a contributing author to the Institute of Employment Rights Labour Law Review, and a member of ELA and ILS.

  • Junior counsel to Mark Sutton QC in a matter navigating the boundary between misconduct and SOSR dismissals in the doctors’ disciplinary context;
  • Representing a former police officer claiming indirect sex discrimination and less favourable treatment of a part-time worker;
  • Representing the successful NHS Trust in an unfair dismissal claim involving serious health and safety failings;
  • Instructed on behalf of the successful respondent, as junior counsel to Jennifer Eady QC, in a complex discrimination and victimisation claim involving four claimants and in excess of 100 allegations heard over the course of nine weeks;
  • Advising a former employer of a nanny in relation to pregnancy related discrimination and constructive dismissal allegations.
  • Instructed on behalf of the successful respondent, as junior counsel to Jennifer Eady QC, in a complex discrimination and victimisation claim involving in excess of 100 allegations heard over the course of nine weeks;
  • Achieved settlement for a claimant almost equal to the statutory cap in a constructive dismissal claim brought by a teacher against a prestigious school;
  • Obtained a substantial costs award on behalf of a police authority on the grounds that a victimisation claim had no reasonable prospects of success;
  • Represented the successful local authority in a lengthy whistleblowing and disability discrimination claim, involving allegations of serious financial mismanagement;
  • Successfully represented a church organist in an unfair dismissal claim involving a novel point on employee status;
  • Representing a highly-paid investment banker in a stress claim due to overwork in a high pressure environment.  Substantial and favourable settlement achieved despite the other side’s initial refusal to negotiate.

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