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Louise is an employment law specialist who has developed a broad practice covering all aspects of employment law. She is regularly instructed in various aspects of employment litigation including all forms of discrimination, whistle blowing claims, TUPE matters, constructive/unfair dismissal and redundancy. She is also experienced in employment-related international administrative law matters.

Employment & discrimination

Louise is very down-to-earth, and an excellent communicator who provides a very high standard of client care. She is noted by instructing solicitors as having an excellent rapport with judges and lay members, and being extremely client-friendly. During the course of her career at the Bar, Louise has acted for both claimants and respondents, including clients as diverse as cleaners, bus drivers, surgeons, European royalty (including a conference with the client in another language), international institutions not subject to the jurisdiction of English law, large telecommunications companies and a large number of local authorities.

Before joining chambers in August 2016, Louise took a break from the Bar and worked as Head of Employment at Prolegal Solicitors. As a result of this experience, she is particularly sensitive to the needs of instructing solicitors.

Recent cases

Louise is currently involved in a number of EAT appeals:

  • Swissport v Exley & Ors – A recent “category A” appeal to determine the application and scope of costs orders in cases funded by way of damages based agreements. Louise acted on behalf of the 8 respondents and judgment is expected in mid 2017;
  • Brown & Ors v London General Transport Services Ltd & Or – Louise and Paras Gorasia of 1MCB Chambers successfully acted for approximately 50 London bus drivers in an appeal concerning non-payment of allowances following a TUPE transfer;
  • Tabberer & Ors v Mears Ltd – Louise is acting on behalf of a number of electricians in respect of non-payment of a contractual allowance following a TUPE transfer, on a date to be listed.

Pro bono

Louise is a member of the Employment Law Appeal Advisory Service and the Employment Tribunal Litigant in Person Support Scheme (ELIPS).

Education

  • LL.B – University of Edinburgh (Scots Law)
  • LL.M European and Comparative Law – University of Maastricht, The Netherlands
  • CPE – London Metropolitan University
  • BVC – Inns of Court School of Law

Scholarships

  • Lockerbie Scholarship – Fully funded scholarship awarded by Local Authority to spend a year at Syracuse University, USA
  • Hardwicke Scholarship – Lincoln’s Inn

Hobbies & interests

Louise is a frustrated musician who enjoys playing a range of instruments (not as well as she thinks she does). She also enjoys cooking, reading, walking and pub lunches. She is also an unashamed fan of Hull City FC.

Publications

  • ‘Sexual Harassment in the Workplace’ – HR Review
  • ‘Changes to the TUPE Regime 2014’ – Real Business

Seminars

Louise has previously conducted a large number of seminars and mock tribunals. She has also acted as advocacy trainer for the Employment Lawyers Association and the University of Law.

Languages

  • German
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