As set out about above, Roz has been instructed in many different types of employment and discrimination claims, dealing with a wide variety of statutory provisions. Appearing in Employment Tribunals almost every week and very often for multiple days, Roz has experience of dealing with final hearings ranging from 1 to 10 days in length.
It is not just Employment Tribunals matters that Roz has appeared in. She has also been instructed in hearings in the Court of Appeal and before the EAT, including an appeal against an order of the Registrar and Rule 3(10) hearings, as well as being led in full hearings (such as Lofty v Hamis and Bamieh v EULEX & Ors). She has undertaken various High Court work including representing a Claimant in a claim for breach of contract pleaded at over £200,000 and acting as junior to Ben Cooper QC in the Police Overtime Claims Litigation. Roz has also represented the Defendant in an application hearing before the High Court in a claim arising out of employment, where there were also associated employment tribunal proceedings and assisted in some of the Blacklisting High Court litigation, including drafting Claimant Specific Particulars of Claim and collating losses information.
Roz represents both Claimants and Respondents. She has significant experience representing both Claimants who are assisted by a Union and those who are pursuing the claim on a private basis. She is very familiar with representing small businesses and large organisations alike and understands the different considerations arising from representing private companies and public bodies, including NHS Trusts.
It is not only advocacy work that Roz undertakes and she regularly completes written work in employment matters. She has experience of: drafting grounds of complaint and grounds of response; producing lists of issues; advising on liability and quantum in employment matters, as well as drawing on her experience of writing opinions in personal injury matters; drafting witness statements including in claims concerning equal pay, unfair dismissal and disability discrimination (including impact statements where the question of whether the Claimant is disabled is in dispute); and formulating applications to the Tribunal.
Since Roz undertakes a mixed practice, she is able to draw upon her experience in personal injury matters where this crosses into the employment realm, particularly in those cases concerning stress or harassment for example.
Roz is also keen to accept instructions in cases involving discrimination in a non-employment context.
Roz was previously co-author of the Westlaw Insight articles on deductions from wages, holiday pay, and gratuities and tips.