Professor Robert Upex

Year of call 1973

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William Meade
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Robert Upex is interested in all aspects of Employment Law, particularly employment contracts, unfair and wrongful dismissal, transfers of undertakings and discrimination law.

Present Positions
  • Head of Employment Law Faculty of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development 2002 -
  • Member of barristers' chambers at Old Square Chambers (Joint Heads of Chambers: Jane McNeill QC and Nigel Cooksley QC) 2006 -
  • Adjunct Professor on Law Programmes of the Notre Dame Law School (USA) in London, teaching European Union Labour Law 2007 -
 
Previous Appointments
  • Chair of Inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the dismissal of an employee of the States of Jersey and the implications for the employment policies, procedures and practices of the States 2008;
  • Chair of the International Labour Office's Joint Panel for the Resolution of Internal Disputes and Grievances 2002 - 2006;
  • Employment Judge (fee paid) 1985 - 1996;
  • Chairman of Social Security Appeal Tribunals (part-time) 1988 - 1991;
  • Foundation Professor of Law at the University of Surrey 2000 - 2007 (Head of Law 2000 - 2005) (appointed Emeritus Professor December 2007);
  • Head of the School of Law at Kingston University 1986 - 1996, Professor of Law 1989 - 2000;
  • General Editor of Sweet & Maxwell's Encyclopaedia of Employment Law 1990 - 2006;
  • Visiting Professor (Professeur Invité) in English Law at the Université Jean Moulin, Lyon 3 (France) 1992 - 2007;
  • Member of the Advisory Council of the Institut de Droit Comparé, Université Jean Moulin, Lyon, France 1990 - 2007.
 
Publications
  • The Law of Termination of Employment (8th Edition, Jordans, 2012)
  • Employment Law, 3rd edition, Oxford University Press, 2008 (with co-authors)
  • TUPE: Law and Practice (2nd edition, Jordans, 2014, with Michael Ryley)
  • "The Concept of the Employment Contract in European Union Private Law" (joint) (2006) International and Comparative Law Quarterly, volume 55, pages 587-608
  • Employment Law for Business Students (Sage Publications 2006, with Stephen Hardy)
 
Memberships
  • Industrial Law Society
  • Employment Law Bar Association
  • South West Trains Ltd v. Wightman & Others

    Collective agreement on pension rights between employees and employers following restructuring of working practices and remuneration binding on individual employees. Following the privatisation of British Rail, the new Railways Pension...

  • See all cases

     

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Robert Upex is interested in all aspects of Employment Law, particularly employment contracts, unfair and wrongful dismissal, transfers of undertakings and discrimination law.

Present Positions
  • Head of Employment Law Faculty of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development 2002 -
  • Member of barristers' chambers at Old Square Chambers (Joint Heads of Chambers: Jane McNeill QC and Nigel Cooksley QC) 2006 -
  • Adjunct Professor on Law Programmes of the Notre Dame Law School (USA) in London, teaching European Union Labour Law 2007 -
 
Previous Appointments
  • Chair of Inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the dismissal of an employee of the States of Jersey and the implications for the employment policies, procedures and practices of the States 2008;
  • Chair of the International Labour Office's Joint Panel for the Resolution of Internal Disputes and Grievances 2002 - 2006;
  • Employment Judge (fee paid) 1985 - 1996;
  • Chairman of Social Security Appeal Tribunals (part-time) 1988 - 1991;
  • Foundation Professor of Law at the University of Surrey 2000 - 2007 (Head of Law 2000 - 2005) (appointed Emeritus Professor December 2007);
  • Head of the School of Law at Kingston University 1986 - 1996, Professor of Law 1989 - 2000;
  • General Editor of Sweet & Maxwell's Encyclopaedia of Employment Law 1990 - 2006;
  • Visiting Professor (Professeur Invité) in English Law at the Université Jean Moulin, Lyon 3 (France) 1992 - 2007;
  • Member of the Advisory Council of the Institut de Droit Comparé, Université Jean Moulin, Lyon, France 1990 - 2007.
 
Publications
  • The Law of Termination of Employment (8th Edition, Jordans, 2012)
  • Employment Law, 3rd edition, Oxford University Press, 2008 (with co-authors)
  • TUPE: Law and Practice (2nd edition, Jordans, 2014, with Michael Ryley)
  • "The Concept of the Employment Contract in European Union Private Law" (joint) (2006) International and Comparative Law Quarterly, volume 55, pages 587-608
  • Employment Law for Business Students (Sage Publications 2006, with Stephen Hardy)
 
Memberships
  • Industrial Law Society
  • Employment Law Bar Association
  • South West Trains Ltd v. Wightman & Others

    Collective agreement on pension rights between employees and employers following restructuring of working practices and remuneration binding on individual employees. Following the privatisation of British Rail, the new Railways Pension...

  • See all cases

     

pAwards

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