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Charlotte Davies successfully resists application to reinstate claim against First South West Ltd

29th August 2017

Exeter Employment Tribunal sitting at Plymouth Magistrates Court dismissed an application by an ex-employee of First South West Ltd to reinstate his claim for race discrimination under Rule 38(2). The Claimant, a Polish national, had issued proceedings claiming unfair dismissal, indirect and direct race discrimination, and harassment.  The claim for unfair dismissal had already been dis…

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Fundamental Dishonesty finding in PI claim against JD Wetherspoon Plc

25th August 2017

Charlotte Davies successfully acted for JD Wetherspoon Plc in a claim brought by an ex-employee for personal injuries arising out of an alleged incident involving lifting a rubbish bag into a bin. The Claimant claimed to have ongoing symptoms almost three years post accident.   The Claimant was found to have "grossly exaggerated" the weight of the bag, having provided ans…

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Plymouth City Council secures over £9000 in costs due to vexatious Education Act appeal.

10th July 2017

Michael Brown represented Plymouth City Council (the Local Education Authority) in an Education Act appeal lodged by a Litigant in Person.   The case centred around the son of the Appellant and his poor attendance rate at a local school. The Council argued that the Appellant had failed in her duty to ensure an ‘efficient full-time education’ commensurate to his age, ability …

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