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Laura Gould

Manchester, UK UK Bar Guide 2021 Ranked in 1 departments
Ranked in : Employment
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Employment - North Eastern (Bar)

Band 3

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Laura Gould
Cultivates a broad employment law practice encompassing representation of both claimants and respondents. She is praised for her advocacy skills in cases concerning breach of contract, unfair dismissal and discrimination claims.
Strengths: "A highly intelligent and forceful advocate who is very knowledgeable in all things NHS." "She has a particularly commercial approach, which is refreshing. She also takes the time to provide valuable details of the proceedings after the event."
Recent work: Successfully defended a sensitive disability discrimination case brought by a consultant psychologist, which arose from her difficulties at work based on her mental health, dyslexia and dyspraxia.
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Employment - Northern (Bar)

Band 3

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Laura Gould
Particularly noted for her interest and experience in TUPE, pregnancy discrimination and disability discrimination. She is knowledgeable about cases involving mental health impairments. She acts for both claimants and respondents in Employment Tribunal claims and employment-related civil court disputes.
Strengths: "Excellent with clients. She gets on with witnesses and puts them at ease. She is very knowledgeable and practical." "She is strong junior, who has  a really good grasp of the law. She has a commanding presence in court."
Recent work: Acted for Bluestones Medical Recruitment in a successful appeal regarding a techical bonus claim brought by a former senior employee.
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Practice Areas

Laura’s practice encompasses employment, sports, business and property law.

Laura appears in employment tribunals throughout the UK for both Claimants and Respondents including British Airways, John Lewis PLC, Tesco, ASDA, Unite the Union, USDAW, various public healthcare employers including Ambulance Service Trusts and Hospital Trusts and professional bodies such as the BMA.

Additionally, Laura undertakes commercial employment work including issues of breach of confidentiality, restrictive covenants, inducement, conspiracy and conversion. She also deals with overlapping TUPE and insolvency matters.

Laura has experience in a wide range of other commercial work including insolvency proceedings, partnership disputes, contractual disputes and consequent enforcement proceedings including charging orders and orders for sale

Laura’s sports law practice has involved her advising and representing parties on matters such as club to club bonus contractual disputes, contested boxing promotional rights and FA Agents Regulations.

Laura provides regular CPD training and has had articles published in the Financial Times, Personnel Today, People Management Magazine and the Manchester Evening News. She has recorded a podcast for CPDCast entitled ‘A Practical Introduction to Employment Law’.

Career

Called 2009 Lincoln’s Inn

2010-2011 Pupillage 3 Serjeants’ Inn

2011-present Kings Chambers

Professional Memberships

Employment Lawyers Association

Northern Circuit Commercial Bar Association

Publications

Financial Times: What are the main maternity rights of a surrogate mother?

Personnel Today: In sickness and in holiday ANGED v FASGA.

People Management Magazine: Life-long medical condition or disability? Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust v Norris; Permanent health insurance payments and age discrimination Witham v Capita Insurance Service Limited.

Manchester Evening News: Review of TUPE Changes.

‘A Practical Introduction to Employment Law’ CPDCast: http://bit.ly/13fr7XV

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Laura Gould

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