Menu
Close
Search
Generic filters

"The barristers are reliable specialists in their field who provide high quality legal advice and representation. They also understand their clients."

Chambers & Partners
31/07/2019

Court of Appeal dismisses BA appeal for injunction to prevent industrial action

News

The Court of Appeal has dismissed British Airways’ appeal against the judgment of Mrs Justice Elizabeth Laing, in which she refused their application for an injunction to prevent industrial action by the British Air Lines Pilots Association (BALPA).  That case was heard on 23 July and concerned the statutory construction of various sections of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 and the requirements placed on unions to comply with ballot notices, in particular the interpretation of s.226A.  The Court of Appeal, which handed down judgment on 31 July, accepted BALPA’s argument that the obligation on a union was to provide information about the general categories of employees, which – by providing pilots’ ranks – they had done in this case.  Michael Ford QC, Simon Cheetham QC and Jack Mitchell, instructed by David Hunt and Alice Yandle of Farrer & Co, represented BALPA.

BALPA, BA, union, industrial action, Michael Ford, Simon Cheetham, Jack Mitchell

Key contacts

Michael Ford QC

Michael Ford QC 020 7269 0360 Email

Simon Cheetham QC

Simon Cheetham QC 020 7269 0360 Email

Jack Mitchell

Jack Mitchell 020 7269 0305 Email

The ‘capable, efficient, and helpful’ clerks’ room provides ‘a service-orientated approach and goes above and beyond in trying to ensure you have the right barrister for the job ; you have the utmost confidence in the clerking.”

Legal 500

‘an extremely approachable set of chambers which puts a premium on service delivery.’

Chambers & Partners
0
Shortlist Updated

Out of hours

William Meade (Senior Clerk)

07970 649 755

or

Graham Smith (Deputy Senior Clerk)

07795 023 532