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Employment Barristers Eat Success


In Northumberland Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust v Geoghegan UKEAT/0048/13, Trinity Employment barrister Richard Stubbs appeared at the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) on behalf of the NHS Foundation Trust successfully overturning the Employment Tribunal (ET)’s judgment.

In summary the case involved a claimant who suffered from work related stress resulting in periods of sickness absence from 2003. It was alleged at the Employment Tribunal that the respondent NHS Trust had failed in its duty to make reasonable adjustments and had subjected the claimant to detriment as a result of making protected disclosures. The original Employment Tribunal found for the claimant.

The Employment Appeal Tribunal allowed the subsequent appeal on the grounds of perversity and errors of law in analysis of reasonable adjustment and protected disclosure claims as well as on time points and date of knowledge of disability. Trinity barrister, Richard Stubbs was led by Employment Silk, Adrian Lynch Q.C.

Richard is a member of Chambers’ Judicial ReviewAgriculture,BusinessChancery and Employment Law practice groups. Trinity Chambers’ Employment barristers were recently recognised in the 2013 edition of Legal 500 - "Trinity Chambers’ ‘employment group is a clear leader in the North East’".

Richard is also a member of the Attorney General's Regional and the Equality & Human Rights Commission Preferred Panels of Counsel. As a qualified Civil and Commercial Mediator Richard is a member of Trinity Chambers’ Alternative Dispute Resolution team.

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