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Gareth
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Gareth Price

Called 2009

Gareth practises in the fields of employment law, clinical negligence and personal injury. He acts for Claimants and Respondents/Defendants and provides an excellent level of service both in an advisory capacity and before courts and tribunals. Gareth has also practised in Toronto, Canada as a member of the Law Society of Ontario and is able to assist in matters touching on that jurisdiction.

Gareth is a member of the Workplace Investigation team and is a TCM Accredited Investigator.

Gareth is a visiting Lecturer at BPP University

Direct Access qualified.

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Areas Of Expertise

Areas of Expertise
Employment
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Gareth represents Claimants and Respondents, appearing in the ET and EAT.

In his practice he has advised and acted in matters ranging from;

-         Unfair dismissal, including several matters regarding automatic unfair dismissal claims under TULCRA;

-         Wrongful dismissal;

-         Equality Act 2010 claims for direct and indirect discrimination, harassment and victimisation;

-         Breach of contract, unlawful wage deduction and holiday pay claims;

-         Post-employment obligations and restraint of trade provisions.

Specific cases in which he has acted include:

-         7 day unfair and wrongful dismissal claims; multiple Claimants; allegations of Union-related reasons for dismissal;

-         EAT; Employee classification appeal, post-Van Winkelhof;

-         Indirect age and sex discrimination; 4-day hearing; complex arguments on termination of employment post Geys.

-         Defence of breach of restraint of trade/post-employment terms in multi-million pound action brought by ex-employer;

-         Wrongful dismissal action against the State; obtaining disclosure and costs orders;

-         Negotiated settlement following allegations of sexual harassment, resulting in termination of accused perpetrator.

Clinical Negligence
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Strong experience with a variety of clinical negligence claims. Acting for both Claimants and Defendants (in particular hospital trusts), Gareth has advised and acted in claims concerning pregnancy complications, misdiagnoses, surgical errors and consent.

Personal Injury
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Gareth has acted in all areas of personal injury and fatal accidents, including multi-party actions, fraud, products liability and catastrophic injuries.

He has particular experience arguing costs and case management hearings.

Inquests & Fatal Accidents
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Gareth has appeared before coroners on numerous occasions.

Recommendations
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Legal 500 (2021) Employment - Band 3

Clear and concise. Excellent communication especially with clients explaining the economics vs litigation risk.

Notable Cases
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  • Whistleblowing claim; 5 days; acting for Respondent; health and safety disclosures against background of a hostile work environment;

  • Disability discrimination; acting for Respondent Local Authority; teacher dismissed on ill-health grounds; issues of privilege going to communication with Union;

  • Unfair dismissal; acting for Claimant; dismissal for conduct arising out of use of medicinal cannabis;

  • 7 day unfair and wrongful dismissal claims; multiple Claimants; allegations of Union-related reasons for dismissal;

  • 5 day disability discrimination acting for a Hospital Trust; involving NMC investigation and systemic review of nursing practices; restricted reporting order issues;

  • 5 day sex harassment claim; acting for Respondent; historic allegations with jurisdictional arguments;

  • EAT; Employee classification appeal, post-Van Winkelhof;

  • High Court applications for reinstatement of companies and cross-border enforcement;

  • Indirect age and sex discrimination; 4-day hearing; complex arguments on termination of employment post-Geys.

  • Defence of breach of restraint of trade/post-employment terms in multi-million pound action brought by ex-employer;

  • Wrongful dismissal action against the State; obtaining disclosure and costs orders;

  • Negotiated settlement following allegations of sexual harassment, resulting in termination of accused perpetrator.
Lectures
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Gareth is a visiting Lecturer at BPP University

Personal Details
Education

LLB, LLM

Professional Associations

PIBA, ELA, ILS, ELBA

Gareth's Latest News
Law with Lunch - Employment Team
Events  

21—10—2019

Law with Lunch - Employment Team

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