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Our internationally recognised employment team routinely advises and acts in domestic cases with an international element in Employment Litigation. These cases can raise issues of conflicts of jurisdiction, conflicts of law, territorial reach of domestic legislation, diplomatic and state immunity and anti-suit injunctions.

Our barristers have been involved in some of the leading cases in this field in recent times:

  • Dhunna v. Credit Sights [2015] ICR 105 CA - territorial reach of unfair dismissal claims
  • Embassy of Brazil v. de Castro Cerqueira [2014] ICR 703, EAT – service of proceedings on foreign states
  • Al-Malki v. Reyes [2014] ICR 135, EAT – state and diplomatic immunity
  • Bates van Winkelhof v. Clyde & Co [2012] IRLR 992, CA – territorial reach of discrimination claims
  • Rinaldi v. Rugby Football League ­(2010) – EU law free movement: rugby and home grown player rules
  • Yugraneft v. Abramovich [2008] EWHC 2613 Comm and Daley v. ERT Plc & Anr [2009] All ER D 241 (CA) - civil fraud, breach of fiduciary duty and company law including OJSC
  • Samengo-Turner and others v. Guy Carpenter [2008] ICR 18 (CA) and Duarte v. Black and Dekker [2007] EWHC 2720 (QB) – injunctions and liability for breach of restrictive covenants
  • Fourie v. Le Roux [2007] UKHL 1 – injunctions in support of foreign proceedings
  • Dadourian Group International Inc v. Simms [2006] EWCA Civ 1745, [2007] 2 All ER 329 – worldwide freezing injunction.

Members of our employment team also provide specialist experience and advocacy skills in Employment Litigation conducted in certain overseas jurisdictions. Recent appearances have been in courts as far and wide as: the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands, the Turks & Caicos Court of Appeal and the DIFC Courts in Dubai (Court of First Instance and Court of Appeal).

Our barristers can gain ad hoc admission to the Bars of other jurisdictions if required for a particular case and are used to working in co-operation with foreign lawyers and experts as part of a substantial legal team. Littleton Chambers is recommended in Chambers UK and members are recommended in Chambers Global.



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