Conor is regularly instructed in multi-day hearings for both respondents and claimants in all areas of employment and discrimination law, including breaches of the Equality Act 2010, and the full range of statutory employment disputes.
Conor advises across the entire range of commercial employment disputes including on the enforceability of restrictive covenants and breach of contract claims in the civil courts. His strong knowledge of civil litigation from his other areas of practice is invaluable to clients with employment related disputes before the civil courts. He has been instructed in claims relating to commercial agents, including claims for unpaid commission and claims under the Commercial Agents (Council Directive) Regulations 1993.
Conor has been led by senior members of Chambers in urgent injunctive proceedings, most recently involving an injunction to prevent the dissemination of sensitive information by a former employee.
Recent notable cases include:
- A v B and Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust: 2414572/2019 – successfully representing a hospital porter in an 8-day sexual harassment and victimisation claim, which included serious allegations of sexual assault at a work event.
- Successfully representing a Respondent NHS trust in a 5-day hearing against claims of disability discrimination and harassment.
- Successfully representing the Claimant in a 3-day unfair redundancy dismissal which raised questions of whether failure to furlough amounted to a failure to consider suitable alternative employment.
- Advising and representing a senior executive in his claim for breach of contract and failure to pay notice pay worth c.£100,000
Conor is developing his appellate practice and has recently appeared before the EAT where he successfully resisted an appeal in Mr A Agbeze v Barnet Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust EA-2020-000413-VP, a case concerning the entitlement of casual workers to pay while suspended, in particular whether such an implied term for average pay existed.
As well as appearing in Court and Tribunal as an advocate, Conor is regularly instructed to draft pleadings and other documents for use in proceedings. His experience of drafting spans the entire range of employment law causes of action, as well as documents for appeals to the EAT and in the civil courts.