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Hayley McLorinan

Call 2008

hmclorinan@2tg.co.uk

+44 (0)20 7822 1200

Practice Overview

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.

Employment

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.
Personal Injury

Hayley regularly undertakes drafting and advisory work in personal injury matters and has extensive advocacy experience in this area. Her experience includes Highways Act claims, employer’s liability, occupiers’ liability, product liability and road traffic claims. She also has experience of personal injury claims arising during holidays.

Hayley’s personal injury work has included work for the Treasury Solicitor, advising the prison service in relation to personal injury claims brought both by employees and prisoners, and claims for false imprisonment (regularly includes human rights issues).

Property Damage

Hayley’s experience covers a wide range of actions including damage arising from flooding/escape of water, and tree roots subsidence. She is regularly instructed on behalf of insurers of both claimants and defendants.

Commercial Dispute Resolution

Hayley has wide experience of general contractual disputes, including claims involving the sale and supply of goods and services. She is regularly instructed in credit hire litigation. She regularly represents the Post Office in claims involving the Postal Services Act 2000.

Hayley was led by Christopher Lundie in the Court of Appeal in Milner v Carnival PLC  [2010] EWCA Civ 389 CA, a landmark Court of Appeal decision on the assessment of damages for loss of enjoyment and diminution of value in holiday claims.

Professional Negligence

Hayley advises, drafts and appears in a range of professional negligence matters. She has experience of actions against various professionals including educational establishments, solicitors, social workers, driving instructors, property managing agents, and building professionals.

Insurance

Hayley has experience of insurance claims including policy interpretation, breach of notification clauses and non-disclosure.