Employment

Chris has heavy experience of Employment work and has been involved in a number of appeals which have amended or clarified the law, and many of his reported cases are cited in leading practitioner works. He has had notable and high-profile successes in the Employment Appeal Tribunal and has appeared at Court of Appeal level (without a leader) in the important case of Bon Groundworks v Foster, which is a leading authority in relation to issues of estoppel and res judicata in an employment law context. Chris also writes extensively on employment law and is a member of the New Law Journal panel of expert authors in the area of employment law. He regularly contributes to that and other legal journals. He has presented a series of seminars relating to employment law and is known for his thorough knowledge of the area and his ability fearlessly to promote the interests of his clients in his oral and written advocacy. He has dealt with cases of unfair and constructive unfair dismissal, wage and holiday pay claims; all forms of discrimination, and, memorably, once acted for 20 truck drivers, who he established were employees rather than self-employed, achieving a composite award in excess of £1/2m. He acts for both employer and employee.

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Notable Cases

  • JP v NP[2014] EWHC 1101 (Fam);
    [2014] WLR (D) 172 (Eleanor King J)
  • Ball v Shepstone[2013] EWCC 7 (Fam)
  • Foster v Bon Groundwork
    [2012] EWCA Civ 252; [2011] ICR 1122; [2012] IRLR 517; [2012] All ER (D) 107 (Mar); [2010] UKEAT/0382/10/SM; [2011] IRLR 645 (EAT)
  • Goodyear v VSG [2011] All ER (D) 68 (Mar); [2010] UKEAT/0307/10/JOJ
  • Watkins v Crouch t/a Temple Bird Solicitors [2011] IRLR 382; [2010] All ER (D) 87 (Sep)
    [2010] UKEAT/0145/10/ZT
  • Thind v Salvesen Logistics Ltd [2010]
    All ER (D) 05 (Sep) [2010] UKEAT/0487/09/DA
  • Brodie v Nicola Ward (t/a First Steps Nursery) [2008] All ER (D) 115 (Feb) UKEAT/0526/07/LA
  • Shrewsbury & Telford Hospital NHS Trust v Dr SKS Lairikyengbam [2010] ICR 66, [2009] UKEAT 0499/02/2108
  • Horsham Properties Group Ltd v Clark and another (Secretary of State for Justice intervening) [2008] EWHC 2327 (Ch); [2008] WLR (D) 307 (At advice stage)
  • Main Practice Areas

    I specialise in all areas of the civil law, and accept instructions from solicitors and directly from members of the public. My main areas of practice include the following (click for more details)

    Contact Me

    Contact me directly or via my clerks using the details below

    Address: Chambers of
     Timothy Raggatt QC
      4 King's Bench Walk
      Temple
      London EC4Y 7DL
    Telephone: 020 7822 7000
    FAX: 020 7822 7022
    E-mail: cxb@4kbw.co.uk


    Hilary: 020 7822 7004
    (property, employment, general civil)

    Vince: 020 7822 7001
    (family, wills and probate, Trusts of Land)

    Sandie: 020 7822 7003
    (Personal Injury)