Cyril Adjei

Year of call 1995

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Cyril joined Old Square Chambers in 2016 and previously practised at Five Paper, where he was head of the Employment Team. He practices exclusively in the following areas:

  • Employment

  • Health and safety

  • Professional regulatory and disciplinary

 

He is regarded as a persuasive and approachable advocate and is qualified to accept instructions directly from members of the public.

Cyril is a graduate of the London School of Economics (LLB), Cambridge University (LLM) and the European University Institute in Florence (PhD). He was awarded an Inner Temple Major Scholarship and a Duke of Edinburgh Entrance Award. He also speaks French and Italian.

He is a member of the following professional associations:

  • Employment Lawyers Association

  • Employment Law Bar Association

  • Health Safety Lawyers Association

  • London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association

 

Employment & Discrimination

Watson v London Metropolitan University [2015] All ER (D) 257 (Jan) EAT
Trade union detriment

Warner v Armfield Retail & Leisure [2014] ICR 239, [2014] Eq.L.R. 122
Disability discrimination  and the doctrine of frustration

Health and Safety

Wilcox (One of Her Majesty’s Inspectors of Health & Safety) v Survey Roofing Group
Ltd [2016] EWHC 868 (Admin), LTL 21st April 2016, [2016] All ER (D) 119 (Apr)
Health & safety prohibition notice – incorrect approach on appeal  – working at height

MWH UK Limited v Victoria Wise (HM Inspector of Health of Safety) [2014] A.C.D. 96,
LTL 3rd March 2014, [2014] All ER (D) 104 (Mar)
Appeal – power to modify a health & safety improvement notice – construction - asbestos

Professional Regulatory and Disciplinary

Raja v Care Quality Commission [2016] UKFTT (HESC) 25th March 2016
Appeal against imposition of condition on registration – care home

Audreson (Mindsets Foundation) v Care Quality Commission [2016] UKFTT (HESC) 17th February 2016
Appeal against cancellation of registration – drug addiction clinic

Oulton Medical Practice v Care Quality Commission [2015] UKFTT (HESC) 7th December 2015
Appeal against cancellation of registration – GP medical practice

 


He has expertise in the full range of traditional employment law areas, but his practice has a particular emphasis on discrimination, whistleblowing and restraint of trade. He is instructed by a broad range of private and public sector clients, particularly in the logistics, health and education sectors.

Recent work:

Kuteh v Dartford & Gravesham NHS Trust Ashford ET 5.4.17
Christian nurse - religious discrimination - proselytising at work

Watson v London Metropolitan University [2015] All ER (D) 257 (Jan) EAT
Trade union detriment

Warner v Armfield Retail & Leisure [2014] ICR 239, [2014] Eq.L.R. 122
Disability discrimination – doctrine of frustration

Ishaq v London Borough of Ealing [2014] Eq Opp Rev 245:23 ET
Race discrimination – recommendations

Andorful v London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham [2012] UKEAT 0410/11/1104
Race discrimination – immigration & costs

Slade & others v TNT UK Limited LTL 13th Sept 2011 EAT
Unfair dismissal – variation of contract

Okoro & Okenwa v Taylor Woodrow & ors (EAT) LTL 17th December 2012
Contract workers – race discrimination – continuing acts

Condor Marine Crewing Services Limited v Diggins [2010] ICR 213, [2010] IRLR 119 CA
Unfair dismissal – international jurisdiction - mariner’s claim

Diggins v Condor Marine Crewing Services Limited [2009] ICR 609 EAT
Unfair dismissal – international jurisdiction - mariner’s claim

 

Publications of note in employment and discrimination law include:

Employment Appeal Tribunal: Costs - Westlaw Insight June 2014

Out of Character: Disability discrimination comparators - New Law Journal (2010)
Vol.160 No.7434 pp1281-1282


Cyril also has extensive experience of appeals against Care Quality Commission decisions regarding health care providers and professionals that are heard in the first instance in the First-tier tribunal.

He has been instructed in emergency applications to cancel the registration of health care providers’ licences, which are heard in the Magistrates’ court.

Cyril also has expertise in representing teaching professionals before the National College for Teaching and Leadership and nurses before the Nursing and Midwifery Council in disciplinary matters.

Recent work:

Adastra Treatment Centre Ltd v Care Quality Commission [2017] UKFTT 266 (HESC) 5.4.17
Appeal against cancellation of registration - drug addiction clinic

Raja v Care Quality Commission [2016] UKFTT (HESC) 25th March 2016
Appeal against imposition of condition on registration – care home

Audreson (Mindsets Foundation) v Care Quality Commission [2016] UKFTT (HESC) 17th February 2016
Appeal against cancellation of registration – drug addiction clinic

Oulton Medical Practice v Care Quality Commission [2015] UKFTT (HESC) 7th December 2015
Appeal against cancellation of registration – GP medical practice


For over 15 years Cyril has been instructed in appeals against Health and Safety Executive enforcement notices, which are heard in the first instance in employment tribunals. He has acted for the HSE and duty-holders and has been appointed to the List of Specialist Regulatory Advocates in Health and Safety and Environmental Law (List A) specifically to conduct this specialist work for the HSE. Cyril has also been instructed to act for the Office of Rail and Road (formerly the Office of Rail Regulation).

As a result of this work, Cyril has a wide breadth of experience of health and safety regulation, including: construction, work at height, asbestos, waste management, specified animal pathogens, fire safety, agriculture, diving, oil rigs and pipelines, mines and traffic routes.

Recent work:

TNT v Agha (One of Her Majesty's Inspectors of Health and Safety) Croydon ET 9.10.17
Improvement notices - traffic routes - unreasonable investigation

TMF Dordon Ltd v Nayar (One of Her Majesty's Inspectors of Health and Safety) Birmingham ET 26.5.17
Prohibition notice - working at height - safe system of work

Wilcox (One of Her Majesty’s Inspectors of Health & Safety) v Survey Roofing Group Ltd [2016] EWHC 868, LTL 21st April 2016, [2016] All ER (D) 119 (Apr) Admin
Health & safety prohibition notice – incorrect approach – working at height

MWH UK Limited v Victoria Wise (HM Inspector of Health of Safety) [2014] A.C.D. 96, LTL 3rd March 2014, [2014] All ER (D) 104 (Mar) Admin
Appeal – power to modify a health & safety improvement notice – construction - asbestos

Cyril regularly provides training and publishes in this area:

  • Health and safety notices: appeals - Westlaw Insight July 2014
  • How to Appeal Against a Health and Safety Notice – MBL seminars

 


Cyril has many years’ experience drafting contracts of employment (including service agreements), workplace policies, staff handbooks and settlement agreements. In addition, he regularly reviews and advises on these.

Cyril has also been instructed to conduct workplace disciplinary and grievance investigations.

He has acted for a range of clients, including dental practices, schools, colleges of further education, motor dealerships and IT consultancies. Much of this work has come directly from the public under the Public Access scheme.

pAwards

Cyril joined Old Square Chambers in 2016 and previously practised at Five Paper, where he was head of the Employment Team. He practices exclusively in the following areas:

  • Employment

  • Health and safety

  • Professional regulatory and disciplinary

 

He is regarded as a persuasive and approachable advocate and is qualified to accept instructions directly from members of the public.

Cyril is a graduate of the London School of Economics (LLB), Cambridge University (LLM) and the European University Institute in Florence (PhD). He was awarded an Inner Temple Major Scholarship and a Duke of Edinburgh Entrance Award. He also speaks French and Italian.

He is a member of the following professional associations:

  • Employment Lawyers Association

  • Employment Law Bar Association

  • Health Safety Lawyers Association

  • London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association

 

Employment & Discrimination

Watson v London Metropolitan University [2015] All ER (D) 257 (Jan) EAT
Trade union detriment

Warner v Armfield Retail & Leisure [2014] ICR 239, [2014] Eq.L.R. 122
Disability discrimination  and the doctrine of frustration

Health and Safety

Wilcox (One of Her Majesty’s Inspectors of Health & Safety) v Survey Roofing Group
Ltd [2016] EWHC 868 (Admin), LTL 21st April 2016, [2016] All ER (D) 119 (Apr)
Health & safety prohibition notice – incorrect approach on appeal  – working at height

MWH UK Limited v Victoria Wise (HM Inspector of Health of Safety) [2014] A.C.D. 96,
LTL 3rd March 2014, [2014] All ER (D) 104 (Mar)
Appeal – power to modify a health & safety improvement notice – construction - asbestos

Professional Regulatory and Disciplinary

Raja v Care Quality Commission [2016] UKFTT (HESC) 25th March 2016
Appeal against imposition of condition on registration – care home

Audreson (Mindsets Foundation) v Care Quality Commission [2016] UKFTT (HESC) 17th February 2016
Appeal against cancellation of registration – drug addiction clinic

Oulton Medical Practice v Care Quality Commission [2015] UKFTT (HESC) 7th December 2015
Appeal against cancellation of registration – GP medical practice

 


He has expertise in the full range of traditional employment law areas, but his practice has a particular emphasis on discrimination, whistleblowing and restraint of trade. He is instructed by a broad range of private and public sector clients, particularly in the logistics, health and education sectors.

Recent work:

Kuteh v Dartford & Gravesham NHS Trust Ashford ET 5.4.17
Christian nurse - religious discrimination - proselytising at work

Watson v London Metropolitan University [2015] All ER (D) 257 (Jan) EAT
Trade union detriment

Warner v Armfield Retail & Leisure [2014] ICR 239, [2014] Eq.L.R. 122
Disability discrimination – doctrine of frustration

Ishaq v London Borough of Ealing [2014] Eq Opp Rev 245:23 ET
Race discrimination – recommendations

Andorful v London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham [2012] UKEAT 0410/11/1104
Race discrimination – immigration & costs

Slade & others v TNT UK Limited LTL 13th Sept 2011 EAT
Unfair dismissal – variation of contract

Okoro & Okenwa v Taylor Woodrow & ors (EAT) LTL 17th December 2012
Contract workers – race discrimination – continuing acts

Condor Marine Crewing Services Limited v Diggins [2010] ICR 213, [2010] IRLR 119 CA
Unfair dismissal – international jurisdiction - mariner’s claim

Diggins v Condor Marine Crewing Services Limited [2009] ICR 609 EAT
Unfair dismissal – international jurisdiction - mariner’s claim

 

Publications of note in employment and discrimination law include:

Employment Appeal Tribunal: Costs - Westlaw Insight June 2014

Out of Character: Disability discrimination comparators - New Law Journal (2010)
Vol.160 No.7434 pp1281-1282


Cyril also has extensive experience of appeals against Care Quality Commission decisions regarding health care providers and professionals that are heard in the first instance in the First-tier tribunal.

He has been instructed in emergency applications to cancel the registration of health care providers’ licences, which are heard in the Magistrates’ court.

Cyril also has expertise in representing teaching professionals before the National College for Teaching and Leadership and nurses before the Nursing and Midwifery Council in disciplinary matters.

Recent work:

Adastra Treatment Centre Ltd v Care Quality Commission [2017] UKFTT 266 (HESC) 5.4.17
Appeal against cancellation of registration - drug addiction clinic

Raja v Care Quality Commission [2016] UKFTT (HESC) 25th March 2016
Appeal against imposition of condition on registration – care home

Audreson (Mindsets Foundation) v Care Quality Commission [2016] UKFTT (HESC) 17th February 2016
Appeal against cancellation of registration – drug addiction clinic

Oulton Medical Practice v Care Quality Commission [2015] UKFTT (HESC) 7th December 2015
Appeal against cancellation of registration – GP medical practice


For over 15 years Cyril has been instructed in appeals against Health and Safety Executive enforcement notices, which are heard in the first instance in employment tribunals. He has acted for the HSE and duty-holders and has been appointed to the List of Specialist Regulatory Advocates in Health and Safety and Environmental Law (List A) specifically to conduct this specialist work for the HSE. Cyril has also been instructed to act for the Office of Rail and Road (formerly the Office of Rail Regulation).

As a result of this work, Cyril has a wide breadth of experience of health and safety regulation, including: construction, work at height, asbestos, waste management, specified animal pathogens, fire safety, agriculture, diving, oil rigs and pipelines, mines and traffic routes.

Recent work:

TNT v Agha (One of Her Majesty's Inspectors of Health and Safety) Croydon ET 9.10.17
Improvement notices - traffic routes - unreasonable investigation

TMF Dordon Ltd v Nayar (One of Her Majesty's Inspectors of Health and Safety) Birmingham ET 26.5.17
Prohibition notice - working at height - safe system of work

Wilcox (One of Her Majesty’s Inspectors of Health & Safety) v Survey Roofing Group Ltd [2016] EWHC 868, LTL 21st April 2016, [2016] All ER (D) 119 (Apr) Admin
Health & safety prohibition notice – incorrect approach – working at height

MWH UK Limited v Victoria Wise (HM Inspector of Health of Safety) [2014] A.C.D. 96, LTL 3rd March 2014, [2014] All ER (D) 104 (Mar) Admin
Appeal – power to modify a health & safety improvement notice – construction - asbestos

Cyril regularly provides training and publishes in this area:

  • Health and safety notices: appeals - Westlaw Insight July 2014
  • How to Appeal Against a Health and Safety Notice – MBL seminars

 


Cyril has many years’ experience drafting contracts of employment (including service agreements), workplace policies, staff handbooks and settlement agreements. In addition, he regularly reviews and advises on these.

Cyril has also been instructed to conduct workplace disciplinary and grievance investigations.

He has acted for a range of clients, including dental practices, schools, colleges of further education, motor dealerships and IT consultancies. Much of this work has come directly from the public under the Public Access scheme.

pAwards

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