Frederic Reynold QC

Year of call 1960 Silk 1982

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Freddy Reynold specialises in employment law and related areas, commercial/contract law and public law. He has appeared in several landmark House of Lords cases concerning employment law issues and contracts of employment. In the course of his career he has advised the Equal Opportunity Commission, the BMA (on contractual and disciplinary issues concerning consultants and doctors), and the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (in respect of professional standards and practice).

Memberships

  • Master of the Bench of Gray's Inn (1991-)
  • Industrial Law Society

The landmark decision of the Court of Appeal in English v. Thomas Sanderson Limited on the interpretation of the Equality (Employment) Sexual Orientation Regulations 2003, in which he successfully represented the Appellant.

Notable House of Lords cases:

  • Rhys-Harper v. Relaxion Group (jurisdiction to consider post-employment discrimination claims);
  • Nassé v. Science Research Council (disclosure of confidential documents in discrimination cases);
  • Polkey v. Dayton Services (unfair dismissal);
  • Scally v. Southern Health Social Services and Hughes v. London Borough of Greenwich (cases on implied terms in employment contracts);
  • Most recently, he appeared for the appellant in Botham v. Ministry of Defence (conjoined with Lawson v. Serco, concerning the territorial jurisdiction of the Employment Rights Act 1996).


Leading employment cases in the Court of Appeal include:

  • English v. Thomas Sanderson Limited (a landmark descision on the interpretation of the Equality (Employment) Sexual Orientation Regulations 2003, in which he successfully represented the Appellant);
  • Bliss v. South Eastern Thames RHA, (implied term as to the mutual trust and confidence and whether contract of employment has been affirmed despite a repudiatory breach).
  • He appeared in Cable & Wireless plc v. Muscat (concerning status of agency workers) and Krasner v. McMath (employers insolvency; whether protective awards are priority debts).

 
Has also appeared in leading cases in the area of Trade Union law, notably:

  • BBC v. Hearn CA (meaning of "trade dispute"),
  • Cheall v. Apex, House of Lords (implementation of decision of a TUC Disputes Committee);
  • Rothwell v. TUC & APEX (challenge to legality of a Disputes Committee's decision).
  • Edwards v. Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust; Botham v. Ministry of Defence

    The reasoning in Johnson v Unisys Ltd [2001] UKHL 13, [2003] 1 A.C. 518 was a bar to a claim for damages by an employee for loss arising from the...

  • Polkey v AE Dayton Services Ltd

    Van driver's appeal against dismissal of his claim for unfair dismissal where the industrial tribunal had found that even if the employer's decision to dismiss was not reasonable at the...

  • Stephen English v. Thomas Sanderson Limited

    On 19 December 2008, the Court of Appeal handed down judgment in Stephen English v Thomas Sanderson Limited [2008] EWCA Civ 1421 (CA). Frederic Reynold QC, leading Marcus Pilgerstorfer, represented...

  • Krasner v McMath

    The administrators of two companies (X) and the employees of a company in administration (Y) in two appeals appealed against decisions regarding the priority to be attached to protective awards...

  • Relaxion Group PLC v. Rhys-Harper & Ors

    The employment tribunal had jurisdiction to hear discrimination complaints after the termination of employment as long as the alleged discriminatory conduct had sufficient connection with the employment relationship. Appeals by...

  • Scally & Ors v Southern Health & Social Services Board & Anor

    Employer's duty to explain rights in superannuation scheme. Appeals by Northern Ireland Health Boards from decisions allowing their employees' appeals against dismissal of claims for damages for breach of an...

  • See all cases

     

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Freddy Reynold specialises in employment law and related areas, commercial/contract law and public law. He has appeared in several landmark House of Lords cases concerning employment law issues and contracts of employment. In the course of his career he has advised the Equal Opportunity Commission, the BMA (on contractual and disciplinary issues concerning consultants and doctors), and the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (in respect of professional standards and practice).

Memberships

  • Master of the Bench of Gray's Inn (1991-)
  • Industrial Law Society

The landmark decision of the Court of Appeal in English v. Thomas Sanderson Limited on the interpretation of the Equality (Employment) Sexual Orientation Regulations 2003, in which he successfully represented the Appellant.

Notable House of Lords cases:

  • Rhys-Harper v. Relaxion Group (jurisdiction to consider post-employment discrimination claims);
  • Nassé v. Science Research Council (disclosure of confidential documents in discrimination cases);
  • Polkey v. Dayton Services (unfair dismissal);
  • Scally v. Southern Health Social Services and Hughes v. London Borough of Greenwich (cases on implied terms in employment contracts);
  • Most recently, he appeared for the appellant in Botham v. Ministry of Defence (conjoined with Lawson v. Serco, concerning the territorial jurisdiction of the Employment Rights Act 1996).


Leading employment cases in the Court of Appeal include:

  • English v. Thomas Sanderson Limited (a landmark descision on the interpretation of the Equality (Employment) Sexual Orientation Regulations 2003, in which he successfully represented the Appellant);
  • Bliss v. South Eastern Thames RHA, (implied term as to the mutual trust and confidence and whether contract of employment has been affirmed despite a repudiatory breach).
  • He appeared in Cable & Wireless plc v. Muscat (concerning status of agency workers) and Krasner v. McMath (employers insolvency; whether protective awards are priority debts).

 
Has also appeared in leading cases in the area of Trade Union law, notably:

  • BBC v. Hearn CA (meaning of "trade dispute"),
  • Cheall v. Apex, House of Lords (implementation of decision of a TUC Disputes Committee);
  • Rothwell v. TUC & APEX (challenge to legality of a Disputes Committee's decision).
  • Edwards v. Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust; Botham v. Ministry of Defence

    The reasoning in Johnson v Unisys Ltd [2001] UKHL 13, [2003] 1 A.C. 518 was a bar to a claim for damages by an employee for loss arising from the...

  • Polkey v AE Dayton Services Ltd

    Van driver's appeal against dismissal of his claim for unfair dismissal where the industrial tribunal had found that even if the employer's decision to dismiss was not reasonable at the...

  • Stephen English v. Thomas Sanderson Limited

    On 19 December 2008, the Court of Appeal handed down judgment in Stephen English v Thomas Sanderson Limited [2008] EWCA Civ 1421 (CA). Frederic Reynold QC, leading Marcus Pilgerstorfer, represented...

  • Krasner v McMath

    The administrators of two companies (X) and the employees of a company in administration (Y) in two appeals appealed against decisions regarding the priority to be attached to protective awards...

  • Relaxion Group PLC v. Rhys-Harper & Ors

    The employment tribunal had jurisdiction to hear discrimination complaints after the termination of employment as long as the alleged discriminatory conduct had sufficient connection with the employment relationship. Appeals by...

  • Scally & Ors v Southern Health & Social Services Board & Anor

    Employer's duty to explain rights in superannuation scheme. Appeals by Northern Ireland Health Boards from decisions allowing their employees' appeals against dismissal of claims for damages for breach of an...

  • See all cases

     

pAwards

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