Ian is a recognised leading junior in employment law. He has wide experience of providing advice to and representing both Claimants and Respondents in high-value and complex employment law issues. He has particular expertise in whistleblowing, disability, race and sex discrimination claims and regularly deals with complicated multi-area discrimination proceedings. He also has specialised knowledge of the health service and local government. His range of expertise extends to collective labour law and trade union matters including recognition and is experienced in appearing before the Central Arbitration Committee. His discrimination practice also encompasses cases involving alleged discrimination on grounds related to trade union membership (section 146 TULR(C) A) and other issues related to industrial relations including time off for trade union duties and activities. Ian has also appeared before the Nurses and Midwives Council dealing with disciplinary issues.
In addition to his recent reported work described above, the range of Ian’s abilities and experience is illustrated by the following examples of appeal cases that he has appeared in:
- In Chief of West Midlands Police v. Gardner  Eq LR 20 Ian represented Mr Gardner in the Police Authority’s EAT appeal concerning Mr Gardner’s disability discrimination claim that reasonable adjustments had not been made by the police authority.
- In Dr Salem v. Humber Health NHS Trust. UKEAT/0169/2010 Ian represented the Trust in the Employment Appeal Tribunal dealing with Dr Salem’s appeal concerning the enforceability of his compromise agreement.
- In Tapere v. South London and Maudsley NHS Trust  IRLR 972 Ian appeared for the Trust in a groundbreaking case concerning the interpretation and application of Regulation 4(9) of TUPE 2006 and the effect of a mobility clause post a TUPE transfer.
- In Masterfoods v. Wilson  ICR 370 Ian appeared in the EAT for Masterfoods in a claim concerning contractual rights of appeal.
- In Farrell, Matthews and Weir v. Nina Hansen  ICR 509 Ian appeared in the EAT for the solicitors firm in a claim concerning the right to discretionary bonuses and unlawful deductions from wages.
- In Gill & Others v. Ford Motor Company Ltd  IRLR 840 Ian appeared for Ford Motor Company in a claim whether loss of wages for industrial action were excluded from unlawful deductions claims under the ERA.
- In RMT v. Midland Mainline Ltd. CA  IRLR 813 Ian appeared with John Hendy QC on behalf of the Union concerning the procedural requirements of strike ballots.
- In Care First Partnership v. Roffey. CA  ICR 87 Ian appeared on behalf of Mrs Roffey and others who had blown the whistle about alleged poor standards of care in the residential home.
- In Diakou v. Islington Unison. “A” Branch  ICR 121 Ian appeared for the trade union and successfully resisted the claim of race discrimination against it.