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We’re Hiring – Do you want to join a dynamic, friendly, fast-growing law firm?

  We are a niche employment law firm. We are ranked as a leading firm for employment law in the Legal 500. We are known for taking on challenging claims and achieving excellent results for clients. We are looking for a Senior Associate and Assistant Solicitor to join our highly successful team in Canary Wharf, […]

Rahman Lowe Solicitors ranked as Leading Firm in Legal 500 2020 Edition

Rahman Lowe Solicitors has been ranked, once again, as a Leading Firm for  employment law. The Legal 500 is an independent guide to the UK legal profession and firms and individuals are recommended purely on merit. The Legal 500’s 2020 edition confirms the following for the firm: ‘Business savvy, responsive and client friendly’, the three […]

The Sunday Times publishes apology to Labour Council Leader, Nesil Caliskan in defamation claim and pays out

Times Newspapers have settled a defamation claim brought by Cllr Nesil Caliskan, the Labour Leader of Enfield Council, about an article by its then journalist Andrew Gilligan, published as a page lead in The Sunday Times on 15 July 2018, and headlined “Enfield Labour council ‘taken over’ by clan”. The article included the statement (emphasis […]

Discrimination to refuse employment because of perceived disability

In Chief Constable of Norfolk v Coffey (2019 EWCA Civ 1061) Ms Coffey, was a police officer in the Wiltshire Constabulary. Ms Coffey suffered from a degree of hearing loss which had not caused her any difficulties at work and did not constitute a disability within the meaning of the Equality Act 2010. In 2013 Ms […]

Do agency workers have the right to be offered the same number of hours as permanent employees?

In Kocur v Angard Staffing Solutions Limited (2019 EWCA Civ 1185) Mr Kocur was employed by Angard Staffing Solutions Ltd (“the company”) a wholly owned subsidiary of Royal Mail’s Leeds Mail Centre where, for the most part, Mr Kocur worked. In 2015 Mr Kocur bought a claim alleging various breaches of the Agency Workers Regulations […]

Restrictive Covenant Victory for Employers

In Tillman v Egon Zehnder Ltd (2019 UKSC 32) the Supreme Court considered the issue of restrictive covenants for the first time in almost 100 years. Ms Tillman started working for Egon Zehnder Ltd (“the company”) as a consultant in January 2004 and in 2012 she became the joint global head of the company’s financial […]

Debate in Parliament on Whistleblowing Law Reforms

  Rahman Lowe Solicitors represent Dr Chris Day in his high profile whistleblowing claim against Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust (“the Trust”) and Health Education England (“HEE”). Background In 2013 and 2014, Dr Day, a brave junior doctor raised patient safety concerns about night staffing levels in an intensive care unit at Queen Elizabeth Hospital […]

The Daily Mail apologises and pays substantial damages to student, Farah Koutteineh

  Rahman Lowe Solicitors successfully represented Ms Farah Koutteineh in her defamation claim against the Daily Mail who apologised, printed a correction, paid Ms Koutteineh substantial damages and agreed to pay her legal costs. A Statement in Open Court was also provided yesterday at the High Court before Mr Justice Nicklin where the paper accepted that […]

Disability Discrimination: Knowledge of disability

In Baldeh v Churches Housing Association, Ms Baldeh was a support worker who was dismissed at the end of her six month probation period over concerns relating to her performance and behaviour. Ms Baldeh appealed her dismissal and at the appeal hearing she told her employer that she had depression, which affected her short term […]

New EU protections for whistleblowers

The European Parliament has approved a new Directive to provide individuals who report wrongdoing greater protection. The new rules set out EU wide standards of protection for whistleblowers who reveal breaches of EU law across a wide variety of sectors. The Directive introduces a variety of obligations for organisations (both public and private), including the […]

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