Alex acts for both claimants and respondents in preliminary and final hearings in all areas of employment and discrimination law. He appears, for example, in trials relating to claims for unfair dismissal, discrimination, whistleblowing detriment/dismissal, equal pay and breach of contract.
Recent and current work
- 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 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;
- 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 sole Claimant in her equal pay claim against a prestigious champagne house;
- Currently instructed by the Respondent, one of the world’s leading museums, in a claim made by an employee raising various sex discrimination complaints.
Alex has experience of drafting pleadings in addition to advising at first instance and on prospects of appeal – he has been instructed in his own right to draft submissions to the EAT. Alex has also appeared before the EAT, led by Nadia Motraghi, in the case of Reuser v University Hospitals Birmingham NHS trust.
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 is currently instructed by the British Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (‘BAPIO’), led by Nadia Motraghi, who have been named as an interested party to a judicial review challenging the lawfulness of the Government’s PPE Guidance in the context of the COVID-19 crisis.