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Littleton offers experienced barristers at the appropriate level of call for all termination of employment cases, from straightforward unfair dismissal claims to multimillion pound High Court disputes.

Our experience covers:

  • Unfair dismissal and automatically unfair dismissals
  • Disciplinary and dismissal procedures
  • Collective and individual redundancy
  • Contractual entitlements and pay in lieu of notice
  • Injunctive remedies to restrain dismissal
  • Post termination restrictions and confidentiality
  • Compromise agreements, COT 3 and tribunal orders
  • High Court and Employment Tribunal jurisdiction

Key cases include:

  • Johnson v Unisys [2003] 1 AC 518, Dunnachie v Hull CC [2005] 1 AC 226 and GAB Robins v Triggs [2008] IRLR 317 delineatting the "Johnson exclusion area” between breach of contract and unfair dismissal
  • Smith v Chelsea Football Club [2010] All ER (D) 205 dismissal of Chelsea FC’s senior executive
  • Everett v University of East London [2009] EWCA Civ 402 injunction to restrain alleged breach of University statutes in dismissal of a Vice Chancellor
  • Huntington v Imagine Group [2008] All ER (D) 40 (Feb) wrongful dismissal and bonus claim in High court
  • Northgate v Mercy [2008] ICR 410 collective and individual redundancy consultation
  • Foley v Post Office [2000] IRLR 827 (CA) the range of reasonable responses test in unfair dismissal cases

Littleton’s publications include John Bowers QC and Carol Davis "Termination of Employment 2010" (Wildy Simmonds and Hill)

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