Alex acts for both claimants and respondents in preliminary and final hearings in all areas of employment and discrimination law. He has experience of employment litigation in the Employment Tribunal, the Employment Appeal Tribunal, and the High Court.
Recent and current work
- Dr Kamalnayan Gupta v Northampton Hospital NHS Trust  EWHC 965 (QB): successfully appeared for the Respondent Trust in the High Court, led by Mark Sutton QC, in its resistance of an MHPS interim injunction requiring the Respondent to reinstate the Applicant and restraining the Respondent from contacting the Applicant’s private work providers in relation to allegations of fraud;
- Reuser v University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Trust UKEAT/0020/19/BA: appeared for the Appellant before the EAT, led by Nadia Motraghi, in a complex serious procedural irregularity appeal and s.103A ERA protected disclosure dismissal cross-appeal;
- Recently successfully defended the Respondent in a multi-day constructive unfair dismissal claim involving the Respondent’s management of the breakdown of relationships between several employees, one of whom was disabled;
- Recently successfully secured strike out of a Claimant’s entire claim on behalf of the Respondent, an NHS Trust, on the morning of the first day of a multi-day final hearing;
- Recently successfully secured a maximum protected award of 90 days in respect of each and every individual in a Claimant group of broadcasting production professionals arising out of the insolvent Respondent’s failure to comply with its obligations of collective consultation under s.188 TULRCA;
- Recently successfully secured on behalf of the Respondent an order for strike out of claims for historic race, age and sex discrimination at an Open Preliminary Hearing on the basis that they had no reasonable prospects of success. The claims were brought variously as complaints of direct and indirect discrimination, harassment, and victimisation, contrary to the EqA;
- Currently instructed on appeal by the Respondent trade union steward resisting the Appellant employer’s appeal against an adverse finding of s.146 TULRCA trade union detriment;
- Currently instructed by the trade union Equity on behalf of a Claimant group of actors, dancers and stage managers seeking to establish s.230(3)(b) ERA worker status and recover backdated holiday pay under the WTR against the world’s largest pantomime production company;
- Currently instructed by the Respondent, an internationally renowned museum, in a claim made by an employee raising complaints of s.13 EqA direct sex discrimination and s.26 EqA unlawful sexual harassment;
Between January and April 2020, Alex was on secondment to the employment team at Capsticks Solicitors LLP, during which time he successfully represented several NHS organisations in a variety of different preliminary hearings, in addition to providing written advice and drafting pleadings.
As a pupil, under the supervision of Rebecca Tuck QC and Katharine Newton QC, Alex gained exposure to high-profile and complex employment litigation and sensitive internal investigations, including leading ‘gig economy’ employment status cases, multi-week discrimination complaints, and industrial action injunction applications.
Alex has a particular interest in employment and discrimination cases which engage the Human Rights Act 1998. Alex was instructed by the British Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (‘BAPIO’), led by Nadia Motraghi, in a judicial review challenging the lawfulness of the Government’s PPE Guidance in the context of the COVID-19 crisis (click here).