PRACTICE & PROCEDURE
For many clients, the attraction of using Littleton lies in the strong affinity between our employment and commercial law expertise.
Where relationships within a business, or between a business and a former director/employee, have broken down, Littleton is superbly placed to advise strategically.
At Littleton we help our clients to bring the right claims, in the most advantageous forum, with a carefully considered strategy designed to achieve the best possible outcome.
A substantive body of procedural law has developed around the statutory jurisdiction of the ET and EAT. As would be expected from a leading set, Littleton barristers have been involved in many of the leading cases.
Key cases include:
- Johns v Solent  IRLR 88: stays pending determination of reference by CJEU.
- Halstead v Paymentshield Group Holdings  UKEAT 0470_11_0909: principles for when tribunal proceedings should be stayed when there are contemplated High Court proceedings.
- Brunel University v Vaseghi  IRLR 59: without prejudice negotiations.
- Blockbuster Entertainment Ltd v James  IRLR 630: striking out for procedural breach.
- BNP Paribas v Mezzotero  IRLR 508: without prejudice meetings
- Sinclair Roche & Temperley v Heard and Fellows  IRLR 763: striking out.
- McPherson v BNP Paribas  IRLR 588: costs.
- De Keyser v Wilson  IRLR 324: overriding objective, Article 6 ECHR and the ET rules.
- Canary Wharf v Edebi  IRLR 416: EA 2002 grievance procedure.