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Hayley has a broad practice in line with 2TG’s core areas of work. She is an experienced advocate, in addition to undertaking advisory and drafting work. She is a regular speaker at 2TG’s seminar programme.
Hayley regularly undertakes advisory and drafting work in employment matters, and frequently appears in the Employment Tribunal on behalf of both claimants and respondents.
In personal injury, Hayley regularly undertakes drafting and advisory work and has extensive advocacy experience. This includes Highways Act claims, employer’s liability, occupiers’ liability, product liability, road traffic claims, and personal injury claims arising during holidays.
Hayley’s experience also encompasses a wide range of property damage matters (regularly instructed on behalf of insurers of both claimants and defendants), general contractual disputes, insurance and reinsurance, and professional negligence cases.
Hayley regularly undertakes advisory and drafting work in employment matters and frequently appears in the Employment Tribunal on behalf of both claimants and respondents. She has acted for public authorities, NHS Trusts and private employers. Her experience covers unfair dismissal, including constructive unfair dismissal, redundancy, equal pay, discrimination and victimisation, wrongful dismissal and TUPE claims.
Examples of Hayley’s work include:
- Appearing in the EAT on behalf of the John Lewis Partnership, responding to an appeal against a successful costs application by the partnership.
- Acting for a local authority respondent in an age discrimination claim arising from the repeal of the default retirement age.
- Acting for a NHS Trust responding to a claim of unfair dismissal where the employer dismissed on grounds of gross misconduct and the claimant raised gender reassignment as mitigation for his actions.
- Acting for a claimant in her claim for unfair dismissal and disability discrimination against an NHS Trust. The claimant succeeded in her claim for unfair dismissal, received an award in excess of the cap and obtained an award for 95% of her costs up to the decision on liability and 100% thereafter.
- Acting for a respondent NHS Trust at a PHR in which the respondent successfully sought strike out of the claimant’s claim of race discrimination on the ground that the claimant could not point to any reason why he believed his treatment related to his race, or produce any evidence to support such a case.
- Acting for the John Lewis Partnership in a claim of sexual harassment and victimisation where the male claimant alleged that he had been sexually harassed by a 67-year-old female colleague, and that he had been victimised by management as a result of complaining about such behaviour.