We are specialist barristers, experienced in advising and litigating in industrial action disputes. We will help you negotiate with unions or employees, and get past any stalemate in negotiations.
And most importantly, we will help you with any injunction applications or claims for damages against the union, if the industrial action is unlawful. Only a small proportion of industrial disputes warrant litigation – most strikes are legal and courts will not interfere – and we can guide you on those that can be challenged through the courts and those which require a different approach.
is a barrister of 20 years’ experience advising and defending companies in employment disputes, who has appeared many times in the High Court on injunction applications. He acts fast, and has flown across the country to give same-day advice on stopping a strike. Daniel is the author or co-author of eight books, including the Law Society Handbook on Employment Law, and is regularly approached by print and broadcast media for his views on employment litigation. His clients range from SMEs to airlines and FTSE-100 companies. Daniel has founded businesses in legal publishing and legal education, the latter of which was sold to Thomson Reuters in 2011.
is experienced in dealing with strike actions and injunctions. He advised on the legality of strike action in numerous matters including the following: P&O v NUMAST, Unison v Ricoh UK, and BALPA v British Airways.
has extensive experience of acting and advising in high profile strike-related matters and in applications for injunctions concerning current or former employees, especially in the High Court and invariably on an urgent basis. David is registered for direct access.