Monthly Archives: May 2016

Alice Owen and Gabrielle Jan Posner Join Trinity Chambers

We are excited to announce that both Alice Owen and Gabrielle Jan Posner will be joining our chambers. Our Chelmsford barristers are always happy to welcome dedicated legal professionals and are therefore delighted that both will be taking up a position at our chambers.
Alice Owen
Alice accepted an invitation to join Trinity Chambers following the completion of her pupillage here, which she began in April 2015. Prior to joining us, Alice held paralegal positions at Hart Brown and the London Borough of Waltham Forest after receiving a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Law.
She also volunteers as a helpline advisor for Your Sanctuary, which offers emotional and practical support for people that have experienced domestic violence.
Gabrielle Jan Posner
Gabrielle is an expert Family Law barrister, specialising in the Care and Private Law Chil…

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How Should The Poundland Case Affect Your Approach Towards Employment Rights?

In the latest of a series of judgements since February 2013, this April the Government lost a challenge to protect the Jobseekers (Back to Work Schemes) Act 2013. The three Court of Appeal Judges upheld the previous decision of the High Court that the measure was not adequately explained to jobseekers and employees, infringing both their Employment and Human Rights.
This has been widely referred to as the “Poundland Case”, as it began when Cait Reilly, a geology graduate, won her claim that it was unlawful for her to work for free at Poundland as a condition of her Jobseekers Allowance (JSA). This case grew into a nationwide inquiry following the introduction of the Jobseekers Act.  The High Court ruled that not enough information about the penalties of refusing to work unpaid had been outlined and therefore contravened Article 6 of the E…

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