Case Law Update Feb 2024 – Manchester

An event aimed at exploring the relationship between labour law and the workplace.

29th February 2024 – 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
UNISON Arena Point, Manchester, M3 1UN

About this event

Workers’ rights are governed through two processes: primary legislation – that is, the law as agreed by parliament; and case law – that is, the decisions and rulings made by the court system. Case law is of vital importance to workers’ rights because it clarifies how Acts of Parliament are likely to be interpreted and implemented by judges, while in the case of judicial review it can overturn the law altogether.

Whilst the political world has seen Government curtailments on trade union freedoms and the right to strike, several cases have reasserted the right to collective bargaining (including those involving Jiwanji and INEOS), following the Kostal case. In addition, joint us as the speakers meticulously guide us through significant individual cases relating to disability, religion and belief protections, victimisation, whistleblowing, holiday pay and protection from detriment on trade union grounds.


The event will be chaired by our Deputy Director James Harrison.

Daisy van den Berg, Gareth Deane and Tom Kirk, from the Old Square Chambers team of Barristers.