DPP Law Ltd v Greenberg [2021]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
    EWCA Civ 672
  • Legal Body
    England and Wales Court of Appeal (EWCA)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Unfair Dismissal, Tribunal Practice, Procedures and Jurisdictional Issues
Issues covered: Unfair Dismissal; Tribunal Decisions; Appeals

The claimant, a solicitor, was the director and employee of the respondent company.   The issue arising was that he accepted a payment of £150 from the father of a legally aided client.  This was contrary to the respondent’s contract with legal aid which prohibited ‘topping up’.  The respondent company wrote to the claimant outlining that the central allegation was that his acceptance of the payment led to a breach of the respondent’s legal aid contract.  Following an investigation and disciplinary hearing, the respondent’s director found that the allegations had been proven and the claimant was summarily dismissed for gross misconduct. The claimant challenged this

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This article is correct at 24/05/2021
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