Adam acts for both employers and employees. He regularly appears in multi-week trials, involving allegations of unfair dismissal, discrimination, whistleblowing detriment/dismissal and breach of contract. He is also frequently instructed in cases involving the Agency Worker Regulations, Fixed-term Employees Regulations and TUPE. He has particular experience in healthcare, aviation and local government cases. He frequently succeeds in having Tribunal claims struck out or subject to deposit orders. He has obtained Tribunal costs orders in his clients’ favour, up to the summary assessment maximum of £20,000.
Adam is well-versed in the legal principles and calculation methods in cases involving defined-benefit pension schemes, the “grossing up” of compensation to reflect the incidence of taxation, and holiday pay. He is often instructed to prepare schedules and counter-schedules of loss in high-value claims.
Adam has acquired significant experience for his level of call in the Employment Appeal Tribunal. He represented the claimants in Maguire v London Borough of Brent and PA Finlay & Co v Finlay. Adam has also represented claimants in appeals concerning the approach that Employment Tribunals should take when determining a claim under Section 15 of the Equality Act 2010 and when dealing with a “last straw” in constructive unfair dismissal cases.
Adam was led by Giles Powell in Agarwal v Cardiff University and Cardiff & Vale University Health Board in the Court of Appeal and is often led in large-scale Employment Tribunal litigation.
Adam can accept instructions on a public access basis where appropriate – usually when the work required is drafting or advice. He regularly drafts and advises on settlement agreements.