Ceri Widdett

Call 1994

widdett@exchangechambers.co.uk

‘Highly recommended for discrimination and whistleblowing matters.’

The Legal 500 2018/19
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Employment

Ceri has extensive experience of equality law including sex, race, disability, gender reassignment, pregnancy, marriage and civil partnership, religion or belief, sexual orientation and discrimination in the provision of goods, facilities and services.

She also undertakes all other aspects of employment law including whistleblowing. Ceri has been instructed to advise and act on behalf of numerous Local Authorities and unions including the Police Federation and the MPS. She has advised the Football

Association on the impact of equality law outside the workplace.

Ceri recently appeared in the Court of Appeal and has extensive experience of working with vulnerable clients and high value claims.

Ceri is a national trainer in root cause analyses methodology as a tool for resolving disputes. She offers training to organisations on how to carry out internal grievance and disciplinary hearings, and representing and advice at such hearings.

Employment Cases

Robinson v West Yorkshire Police Court of Appeal

The case involved alleged negligence by police officers whilst carrying out their duties and the relevance of the immunity principle in Hill v Chief Constable of West Yorkshire [1988] 2 WLR 1049. Judgment was handed down in February 2014.

Homer v Chief Constable of West Yorkshire

[2009] ICR 223, [2009] IRLR 262  Ceri represented the Claimant at first instance and in the EAT in one of the first indirect age discrimination claims. She successfully obtained permission to appeal to the Court of Appeal. The Claimant was eventually successful in the Supreme Court.

Campbell v Leeds United AFC

[2009] EW Misc 4 (EWCC) 3 April 2009 Ceri represented the Claimant in direct race and sex discrimination claims. Further represented the Claimant in the High Court in a claim for Occupational Stress at Work. She successfully argued issue estoppel in the Claimant’s favour.

Nationwide Leisure Ltd v Parnham (UKEATPA/0724/09) Successfully argued an extension of time for submission of an appeal.

Girvin v Humberside Probation Trust

(UKEAT/0197/09/DA) Represented the Respondent at first instance and on appeal at the Employment Appeal Tribunal in a claim alleging direct disability discrimination and disability-related discrimination.

Gameplay (GB) Ltd. v McLaughlin

[2003] UKEAT 323 Recoverability of costs in the Employment Tribunal.