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Paul Scholey

Paul Scholey, Head of Employment Rights Team, Morrish Solicitors

Paul began working for Trades Unions in 1988 when he joined Morrish Solicitors LLP (then Morrish & Co) and was made a Partner in 1992.

He is Head of Morrish Solicitors “Employment Rights Team”.

In October 2010 he was appointed Senior Partner of the firm.

He has represented Unions and their members in many walks of life – from banking to transport, and education to textiles manufacture.

His firm acts for 20 Unions and staff associations across the UK. He handles all types of employment matters but has a particular interest in industrial action law and social media-related cases.

He speaks frequently on employment law issues, was guest lecturer in employment law at Leeds Law School, and for 5 years was until recently Chair of the Leeds Citizens Advice Bureau.

Fantastic Powers, and Where to Find Them: The Investigatory Powers Act 2016

Paul Scholey: Head of Employment Rights Team, Morrish Solicitors

06 December 2016

By Paul Scholey, Head of Employment Rights Team, Morrish Solicitors

We've not had a lot of success, historically, with our Snooping Powers in the UK.

The Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 was a dog's dinner of a statute, described by Justice thus: "Poorly drafted and hopelessly opaque, it was not so much a comprehensive framework for surveillance powers as a crude stitching-together of different regulatory regimes that were each highly complex in their own right and, taken together, lacked all coherence."

Privacy in the Workplace – the Bărbulescu decision

Paul Scholey: Head of Employment Rights Team, Morrish Solicitors
Paul Scholey: Head of Employment Rights Team, Morrish Solicitors

15 January 2016

By Paul Scholey, Head of Employment Rights Team, Morrish Solicitors

In Bărbulescu v Romania, the European Court of Human Rights has rejected an employee’s claim that his firm infringed his right to privacy (under Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights) by intercepting Instant Messages sent on a work computer.

Reported as another sort of “snooper’s charter” the outcome of the case is not altogether surprising, certainly from the perspective of the English legal system’s approach to these things.

Unfair Dismissal Social Media Reputational Damage

2 February 2015

Paul Scholey, Morrish Solicitors

Following his presentations on Social Media and Employment Rights at IER events in Liverpool and London last year, Paul Scholey, Head of Employment Rights at Morrish Solicitors has updated us on a court decision relating to one of the cases he discussed.

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