Going to the employment tribunal can be daunting whether you are an employer or an employee. Most people simply want their cases to be given a fair hearing and to be presented to the Judge in the best possible light. Spencer’s work as a disability discrimination barrister is recognised in both major legal directories:
- Chambers & Partners describes Spencer’s knowledge of disability law as “second to none”
- The Legal 500 lists Spencer as a leading employment barrister and states that no-one has their pulse on disability discrimination like Spencer.
Spencer is also a member of Old Square Chambers (see Spencer’s Profile At Old Square) which is widely regarded as one of the Country’s leading employment law barristers’ chambers.
A large percentage of Spencer’s day-to-day work involves appearing in disability discrimination claims in employment tribunals around the country. He deals with cases of all sizes and complexity and has advised and represented:
- a group of judges seeking advice on their pension rights;
- a volunteer (taking her claim all the way to the Supreme Court);
- a person seeking qualification as a bio-medical scientist (in the Employment Appeal Tribunal);
- a trainee priest in a lengthy and bitter dispute with a bishop (in the Employment Tribunal);
- several police forces, a number of local authorities, NHS Trusts, a variety of small and large companies.
Spencer’s knowledge of disability discrimination is not merely practical. He has an academic interest in discrimination law too. In 2009, Oxford University Press published his book, Disability Discrimination in Employment. In October 2010, the New Law Journal published a special report, written by Spencer, heralding the introduction of the Equality Act 2010 (see the articles page here). Since then he has regularly published articles on disability law in professional journals. He continues to lecture on the employment law LLM course at the University of Leicester.
How can Spencer help?
- give you advice on the prospects of your claim or defence succeeding
- draft a claim form (ET1)
- draft a defence (ET3)
- draft a request for further information
- draft applications
- advise you on tribunal strategy and procedure
What will it cost to instruct a Disability Discrimination Barrister?
- Spencer charges an hourly rate but can offer most of his services at a fixed fee
- his hourly rate is likely to be considerably lower than an equivalent disability solicitor or disability lawyer
Please feel free to contact Spencer to discuss your requirements informally. He does not charge for providing you with a quote.
Types of disability discrimination
Spencer can help you understand and deal with all types of disability discrimination cases. Disability discrimination cases are most often concerned with the following types of discrimination:
- Failure to make reasonable adjustments for a disabled person (s.20 discrimination)
- Discrimination because of something arising in consequence of disability (s.15 discrimination)
- Direct disability discrimination (s.13 discrimination)
- Indirect disability discrimination (s.19 discrimination)
No matter which type of discrimination you are dealing with, Spencer will be able to provide you with pragmatic, focused and expert advice.
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