termnination of employment

Littleton offers experienced barristers at the appropriate level of call for all termination of employment cases, from straightforward unfair dismissal claims to multimillion pound High Court disputes. 

Our experience covers:

  • Unfair dismissal and automatically unfair dismissals
  • Disciplinary and dismissal procedures
  • Collective and individual redundancy
  • Contractual entitlements and pay in lieu of notice
  • Injunctive remedies to restrain dismissal
  • Post termination restrictions and confidentiality
  • Compromise agreements, COT 3 and tribunal orders
  • High Court and Employment Tribunal jurisdiction

Key cases include:

  • Johnson v Unisys [2003] 1 AC 518, Dunnachie v Hull CC [2005] 1 AC 226 and GAB Robins v Triggs [2008] IRLR 317 delineatting the “Johnson exclusion area” between breach of contract and unfair dismissal
  • Smith v Chelsea Football Club [2010] All ER (D) 205 dismissal of Chelsea FC’s senior executive
  • Everett v University of East London [2009] EWCA Civ 402 injunction to restrain alleged breach of University statutes in dismissal of a Vice Chancellor
  • Huntington v Imagine Group [2008] All ER (D) 40 (Feb) wrongful dismissal and bonus claim in High court
  • Northgate v Mercy [2008] ICR 410 collective and individual redundancy consultation
  • Foley v Post Office [2000] IRLR 827 (CA) the range of reasonable responses test in unfair dismissal cases

Littleton’s publications include John Bowers QC and Carol Davis "Termination of Employment 2010" (Wildy Simmonds and Hill)