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David Reade QC, Niran De Silva KC and Georgina Leadbetter…

Three members of Littleton namely David Reade QC, Niran De Silva QC and Georgina Leadbetter have been named in The Lawyer’s top appeals of 2020 They were successful in overturning, before the Court of Appeal, an EAT decision, following a number of earlier EAT decisions in the Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake [2018] EWCA Civ 1641.

This is a test case on the issue of the national minimum wage and sleeping over workers. The case is being heard in the Supreme Court on 12 and 13 February. The case has wide implications for the care sector, the estimated liability for the industry was £240million if the EAT judgment stood.

The Littleton team are instructed by Simons Muirhead & Burton partner James Davies on behalf of The Royal Mencap Society.

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