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Sir Philip Rutnam Settles Claim with Home Office


Littleton’s Head of Chambers, Gavin Mansfield QC, represented Sir Philip Rutnam in his unfair dismissal claim against The Home Office which settled on 4th March 2021. The claims had been due to be heard at an employment tribunal in September. Sir Philip thanked his legal team for the excellent support he had received during the entire process.

Please see below links to press coverage of the case:

Philip Rutnam: £340k payout to official after Priti Patel bullying claims – BBC News, 4 March 2021

Sir Philip Rutnam: Former top Home Office civil servant settles employment tribunal claim against government – Sky News, 4 March 2021

Priti Patel reaches £340,000 settlement with ex-Home Office chief Philip Rutnam – The Guardian, 4 March 2021

Priti Patel bullying case dropped after civil servant receives undisclosed settlement – The Independent, 4 March 2021

Philip Rutnam, civil servant in Priti Patel bullying row, awarded £340,000 – The Times, 4 March 2021


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