Viewing: Employment for Oliver Lawrence

Oliver acts for both claimants and respondents in preliminary and final hearings in all areas of employment and discrimination law. He has significant experience of discrimination and whistleblowing cases, as well as unfair dismissal, unlawful deductions, and TUPE.
Oliver successfully represented the claimant in the EAT in Dogra v Acetrip (UKEATPA/0329/18/BA). The judgment has since been reported as a leading authority on the test for out of time appeals. The final hearing involved complicated issues of remedy.
Oliver’s recent and current cases include:
• Successfully represented the Respondent, a specialist tax advice company, in a 7-day hearing against claims of automatically unfair dismissal, whistleblowing detriment and direct disability discrimination.
• Successfully represented the Respondent, a well-known pub chain, in a 3-day hearing against a claim of unfair dismissal. The case turned on findings of racism and sexual obscenity which were upheld by the Tribunal.
• Successfully represented the Respondent, a school, in a 2-day hearing against a claim of unfair dismissal which turned on allegations of conspiracy.
• Represented the Claimant in a 4-day hearing involving claims of unfair dismissal, whistleblowing dismissal and unlawful deduction of wages. Judgment pending.
• Currently instructed by the Respondent, a local authority, in claims of unfair dismissal, race discrimination and disability discrimination.
• Currently instructed by the Claimant in a claim for unfair dismissal against a car dealership. At the preliminary hearing, Oliver successfully argued that relevant communications were not without prejudice and/or covered by s111A ERA.
Notable Cases
Mr A Dogra v Acetrip Limited (ET/3200557/2016)
Oliver successfully brought a claim for unfair dismissal in this whistleblowing case which centred on allegations of dishonesty, extortion and fraud.
Mr A Dogra v Acetrip Limited (UKEATPA/0329/18/BA)
Successful resistance of an application to extend time to appeal.
Mr A Dogra v Acetrip Limited (UKEAT/0238/18/BA).
Remedy appeal on issues of remoteness.
Inner Temple Advocacy Prize 2019 – Runner Up
BA, Philosophy Politics and Economics, Oxford

Latest News & Publications

Oliver Lawrence examines the approach taken by the Sewell report to the concept of institutional racism...

Date: Tue, 13 Jul 2021
Oliver Lawrence joins Richard Kimblin QC to talk through some of the experience to date of virtual hearings, examinations and trials and we look at the upsides, the downsides and how you might want to influence the way in which your case is heard....

Date: Fri, 31 Jul 2020
By now, there may be some who need a gentle reminder that the home is preferable to the office. They need look no further than the Kings Hill decision...

Date: Tue, 05 May 2020