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Anisa has an exclusive employment law practice and represents both Claimants and Respondents before the Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal. Anisa practices across the full breadth of employment law and within a wide range of sectors. She has represented a number of the UK’s largest employers and has been instructed in high profile and complex multi-day hearings. She has also been instructed in relation to claims involving multiple Claimants.
Anisa has a passion for employment law and is dedicated to providing outstanding representation to both Respondents and Claimants. She has a particular interest in discrimination, victimisation and whistleblowing claims.
Anisa was called to the Bar in 2004 after completing the BVC at the College of Law in London.
Employment Lawyers Association
Employment Law Bar Association
In David Williams v London School of Economics (Case Number 2205635/2018) Anisa represented the LSE against a claim involving the complex overlap between immigration and employment law. The Claimant was dismissed as he was unable to prove that he had the legal right to work in the UK or provide the relevant documents to enable the LSE to show that he was not being employed illegally. Following Anisa’s submissions and cross-examination, the ET found that the LSE acted reasonably and gave ample opportunity to the Claimant to prove that he had the right to work in the UK. The Claimant’s claim was therefore dismissed.
In Mr. S O’Boyle v Co-operative Bank plc (Case Number: 2411856/2018) Anisa represented the Co-op Bank against a claim of unfair dismissal. The Claimant was dismissed due to a breakdown in his relationship with his managers, such that his managers did not feel able to hold a final dismissal meeting with him and instead dismissed the Claimant in writing with a right of appeal. Despite that procedural error, which lead to a technical finding against the Respondent, the ET upheld the Co-op Bank’s case and found that the relationship had irretrievably broken down and that it was reasonable to dismiss as a result. It was also concluded that the Claimant contributed to his own dismissal and accordingly a reduction of 75% was made to the basic and compensatory awards.
In Lancashire County Council v Kevin MacGregor UKEATPA/0958/18/JOJ Anisa represented the Claimant before the Employment Appeal Tribunal against an appeal by Lancashire County Council. The Respondent pursued three grounds of appeal in relation to the Employment Tribunal’s Remedy Judgment. Anisa successfully defended the Claimant against the appeal and the Respondent’s appeal was subsequently dismissed on all three grounds.
Employment Tribunal, Employment Appeal Tribunal