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Christopher Jeans QC

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2022 Ranked in 1 departments
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Christopher Jeans QC
Christopher Jeans QC acts across all levels of the justice system, handling complex employment issues at the Supreme Court, the High Court and tribunals across the country. He is well known for his expertise in matters concerning equal pay and holiday pay, as well as discrimination and pensions cases. He often acts for high-profile individuals and large organisations.
Strengths: "He is very bright, he is a real fighter and he will leave no stone unturned." "He is an exceptional advocate, he is super bright, he has an encyclopedic knowledge of discrimination and equal pay claims, and he pulls out all the stops for his clients." "He has a huge brain, he is great at devising strategy and the best thing about him is that he is down-to-earth, so clients love working with him, and he can convey complex legal issues in layman's terms."
Recent work: Acted for Deliveroo in the Court of Appeal in resisting the 'worker' definition in a gig-economy context.
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Specialises in employment law and discrimination. Cases include: R(IWGB) v CAC IP Deliveroo; Smith v Pimlico Plumbers (No 2) Addison Lee v Lange; R(IWGB) v CAC IP University of London; Brierley v Asda Stores; Paturel v DB Group Services; CD v ST; X v Mid-Sussex CAB; Geys v Societe Generale; Coulson v News International; Proactive Sports Management v Wayne Rooney and others; Wardle v Credit Agricole; Wiliams v British Airways; Audit Commission v Haq; Keegan v Newcastle FC; Bateman v Asda Stores; Ainsworth Stringer v HMRC; Chagger v Abbey National; Grundy v British Airways; Cumbria County Council v Dow; EB v BA; O'Hanlon v HMRC; Derbyshire v St Helens .Crofts v Cathay Pacific Airways; Powerhouse Retail v Burroughs ; Preston v Wolverhampton Healthcare; BCCI v Ali; Mahmud and Malik v BCCI.

Career

1974-77: LLB King's, London. 1977-79: BCL St John's , Oxford. Called to the Bar 1980. Specialises in employment law and discrimination at 11 KBW (Bencher Gray's Inn (2007). Part time Chairman/ Judge Employment Tribunals 1998-2008. Recorder from 2009. President Commonwealth Secretariat Arbitral Tribunal until tenure expired May 2017.

Professional Memberships

Employment Lawyers Association, ELBA

Personal

Main interests: sport (especially football and cricket), travel, theatre, cinema, Arctic and world travel.

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