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Senior Practice Manager
Martin Ellis

Practice Group Clerks
James Ashford
Mitchell Nash
Oliver Lee

Chief Executive & Director of Clerking
Tony McDaid

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Alexander Mellis - Employment

Alexander has been instructed on behalf of both Claimants and Respondents in the Employment Tribunal. This includes claims for unfair dismissal, wrongful dismissal, breach of contract claims including employer’s contract claims, whistleblowing and a wide array of discrimination claims. Alexander has the ability to work with a wide variety of clients, understanding that the needs of a corporate client can differ drastically from that of an individual. 

Preliminary hearings in which Alexander has been instructed have involved issues such as amendments to include determination of employment status, time limits and amendments to claims.

Cases of interest that Alexander has recently been instructed on include:

  • 5-day hearing in a breach of contract claim and employer’s contract counter-claim against a litigant in person, successfully securing damages for the employer following the claimant’s resignation in breach of contract;
  • 4-day unfair dismissal and disability discrimination claim, successfully securing an unfair dismissal finding for a long serving deputy-head teacher who was made redundant when he returned from sick leave;

Whilst always keen to utilise settlement to ensure the best outcome for a client, Alexander is also willing to press on to a hearing where accepting an available offer is simply not to the client’s benefit. 

 
QUALIFICATIONS
BPTC ‘Very Competent’, Kaplan Law School
LLB(Hons) First Class, University Of Durham
 
AWARDS / PRIZES
Harmsworth Scholar, Middle Temple