Specialising in Employment law, Lee has over 12 years' experience in the UK Tribunals, representing both Claimants (including lawyers even incorporating those who themselves practise in Employment Law) and a whole array of companies, from small firms to large multi-national organisations. He has dealt with claims in relation to the BBC, ITV, most global high street banks, national supermarkets as well as representing accountancy firms and solicitor firms themselves who faced claims. He deals with all manners of employment cases including non-contentious drafting and advice work to advocacy in the Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal.
Lee is comfortable dealing with anything in the Employment Appeals Tribunal as well as offering national coverage of Employment Tribunals for mediations through to significant multiday cases as shown below. His work has been recognised in the Legal 500 guide and as a result is named as a "key lawyer" for employment litigation in the northwest. He is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association.
Lee is happy to accept direct access instructions in appropriate cases which could save cost as there is no need to pay for a solicitor.
Claimant / Employee Cases
S v NHS Trust
Represented a claimant who had been harassed by colleagues on the grounds of his race whilst working for an NHS Trust. The Judgement referred to Lee as exhibiting a "meticulous cross-examination" ability in dealing with the 8 witnesses the Trust called to give evidence against his client. The matter required delicate handling as Lee's client still shared an office with his colleagues whilst the claim was ongoing. At the Remedies Hearing, Lee successfully persuaded the Tribunal to take the fairly unusual step of awarding aggravated damages in the sum of £2,000 in addition to over £20,000 already awarded to reflect the way the Trust had conducted its own defence to the case.
T & others v FF
Represented a group of some 30 employees against a national manufacturing company who engaged a leading employment law silk (QC) in a contractual redundancy dispute listed for 5 days.
T v B
At a judicial mediation, secured a 6 figure pay out for an employee of a huge international firm who had suffered discrimination on the grounds of his sexual orientation.
V v W
Successfully settled after being instructed to represent around 600 claimants on a mass equal pay claim against a local authority on a 6-week hearing.
T v J
Claimed and secured reinstatement for an employee who had been dismissed for gross misconduct from an international company.
Respondent/ Employer Cases
S v R
Represented one of Manchester's most prominent and well-known restaurants when it faced multiple "whistleblowing claims" brought under the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998. Lee managed to have the majority of the claim struck out at an early preliminary stage to make the claim far more commercially manageable and an outcome is awaited on the small remaining part.
M v H
Defended a well-regarded accountancy firm against a constructive dismissal claim brought by one of their former employees.
H v S
Represented a large regional care provider in bringing proceedings against it to a speedy close for a commercial settlement at judicial mediation.
C v MW
Managed to persuade the Tribunal that an employer's defence to a disability discrimination claim should be accepted out of time and even have the employee withdraw some of her claims before the trial preparation had properly started.