Barnaby Large

Barrister

Date of Call: 2007

BSB Number: 51915

barnabylarge@no18chambers.com

Barnaby is a member of the employment, insolvency and family finance teams. He is often praised for his detailed approach and ability to quickly distil the issues, something for which he has been recognised in the Legal 500 where he features as a tier 2 junior of the Western Circuit for his employment law work.

Prior to joining chambers, Barnaby completed placements with the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative in Accra in Ghana, the formerly named Department for Constitutional Affairs and held the post of Chair of the Free Representation Unit.

Further to his contentious and non-contentious work, Barnaby currently serves as Chambers’ Head of Pupillage and holds a position as Case Editor for the leading employment law title Harvey on Industrial Relations & Employment Law.

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Expertise

Family: Finance

Family Finance – Barnaby regularly appears for husbands and wives at FDA, FDR and Final Hearing concerning financial provision including all interim and final applications and matters under Children Act 1989 Schedule 1.

Barnaby comfortable with enforcement of financial orders for both respondents and applicants. He also has good experience of cross-over work including insolvency and intervener proceedings.

      Barnaby also has experience in representing and advising petitioners and respondents in defended divorce and nullity applications.

  • Probate: Barnaby also has experience advising and representing personal representatives, dependants, cohabitants, blood relatives and spouses in probate matters including: -
  • Inheritance (Provision for Family & Dependants) Act 1975 claims;
  • Caveats and warning off;
  • Administrations of estates;
  • Undue influence and capacity

         Barnaby has experience acting and advising family members, dependants, former marital
         partners and cohabitants in actions concerning the administration of estates.

  • Trusts of Land – Barnaby has experience of advising and representing claimants and defendants in matters concerning the Trusts of Land & Appointment of Trustees Act 1996.

Inheritance Act claims

Barnaby has experience advising and representing personal representatives, dependants, cohabitants, blood relatives and spouses in probate matters including:

  • Inheritance (Provision for Family & Dependants) Act 1975 claims;
  • Caveats and warning off;
  • Administrations of estates;
  • Undue influence and capacity

Barnaby has experience acting and advising family members, dependants, former marital partners and cohabitants in actions concerning the administration of estates.


Employment & Discrimination

Barnaby represents and advises both employees and employers in contentious and non-contentious work at interlocutory, final and appellate stages of litigation for which he is recognised in the Legal 500 as a Grade 2 Leading Junior and recently appointed as a Case Editor for Harvey on Industrial Relations & Employment Law assisting the lead contributor on the Unfair Dismissal Remedies Division and attending editorial board meetings.

Barnaby accepts instructions in all aspects of employment tribunal work including –

  • Unfair and constructive unfair dismissal;
  • Redundancy;
  • Wages and breach of contract (including bonuses, commission and particulars of employment);
  • Whistleblowing and other automatically unfair dismissals;
  • TUPE;
  • National Minimum Wage (including assessments of wages, automatic unfair dismissals under the National Minimum Wage Act and production notice claims);
  • Discrimination (including matters under the Equality Act, Part-time Workers (Preventionof Less Favourable Treatment) and Fixed-term Employees (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) Regulations);
  • Equal Pay;
  • Holiday pay.

Barnaby also accepts instructions in employment matters issued in the civil courts concerning –

  • Contractual disputes including wages and wrongful dismissal;
  • Negligent misstatement in respect of employee references;
  • Enforcement; and
  • Appeals on behalf of employers contesting illegal working penalties.

Barnaby has also advised in respect of restrictive covenants. He has also advised and appeared for clients in disputes concerning the Equality Act in housing and goods & services matters.

Barnaby represents and advises health professionals facing sanctions before the Health & Care Professionals Conduct & Competence Committee both at interlocutory and appellate stage.

Barnaby accepts instructions in regulatory matters before the HCPC & Social Work Adjudicators concerning –

  • Misconduct;
  • Lack of competence;
  • Health

Chancery and Commercial

Commercial Chancery

Insolvency and liquidation

Barnaby acts for debtors, creditors and insolvency practitioners instructed by solicitor or licensed access.

Barnaby accepts instructions in matters including –

  • Bankruptcy;
  • Applications to set aside statutory demands;
  • Extensions of the bankruptcy term;
  • Orders for possession and sale.

Barnaby often encounters matters insolvency in other jurisdictions including transferring confiscated proceeds of crime funds to the trustee in bankruptcy, locus standi in the Employment Tribunal and applications under TLATA.


Qualifications

  • University of Kent (2006) – LLB (Hons)
  • College of Law, London (2007) – BVC (Very Competent)
  • Attorney General's Pro Bono Heroes (2009)
  • Inner Temple Exhibition and Duke of Edinburgh Scholarship (2006)
  • University of Kent Judge Rooke Mooting Prize (2006)
  • Free Representation Unit (London) Chairman (2008 – 2009)
  • Education and Exclusion Appeals Panel Member (2009 – 2010)

Membership

  • Employment Lawyers Association
  • Western Circuit
  • Free Representation Unit

Languages

  • French (conversational)

Publications / Seminars

  • Day Seminar Concerning the Definition of Disability, Knowledge of Disability, Discrimination Bundles, Reducing Compensation in the Tribunal and Advocacy in the Tribunal – NatWest Mentor, Glasgow (February 2020)
  • “An Overview of the Law Relating to the Giving of References” – Hampshire Law Society Seminar (September 2019)
  • “When the Battle is Only Half Won: Enforcing Tribunal Awards” Central Law Training (July 2018)
  • “Compromising Litigation” – Hampshire Law Society’s Civil Seminar (May 2018)
  • “Dealing with Litigants in Person” – Hampshire Law Society’s Civil Seminar (May 2017)
  • “Ten Tips to Lose a Relief Applications” – Hampshire Law Society Seminar (May 2016)
  • “How to Lose at the Employment Tribunal” – Seminar at SH Law (Summer 2016)
  • Barnaby has written contributions published in Harvey on Employment Law & Industrial Relations and is also a regular contributor to Daniel Barnett's Employment Law Bulletins
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Personal Info

When away from Chambers Barnaby enjoys spending time with his family. He is a keen amateur scuba diver (holding a master scuba diver ticket) and dinghy sailor. He also enjoys surfing and skiing.

Barnaby tries to maintain his support for the Charitable sector when he can, maintaining a commitment to pro-bono work, though his marathon running days and volunteering abroad are perhaps and Bar Pro Bono Heroes award are something of a distant memory.

Cases of note


Mr C. O’Neill v Currency Solutions Ltd (2021)

Obtaining dismissal of claims for disability discrimination and discrimination arising from disability claims concerning the termination of a Forex trader on long term sick leave following a three day remote final hearing.

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/60cc76988fa8f57cecdab0ab/Mr_C_O_Neill_v_Currency_Solutions_Limited_2304093-2017_Reserved_Judgement_with_Reasons.pdf


Mr T. Goacher v Merchant Seamen’s War Memorial Society (Incorporated) t/a Care Ashore & Ors

A finding that G, who suffered with clinical depression, was not disabled for the purposes of the Equality Act 2010.

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/605224d3e90e0752831cc844/Mr_T_Goacher_v_Merchant_Seamen_s_War_Memorial_Society___Incorporated___t.a_Care_Ashore__and__Mr_S_Todd_-3320439-2019-_Judgment.pdf


Mrs Y. Subramanian Babu v Slough Children’s Services Trust  [2020] UKET 3322621/2019

Obtaining a finding that that the claimant was not an employee and therefore unable to bring claims concerned with her contract and for unfair dismissal.


C. Brice v Synapps Ltd [2020] UKET 3321615/2019
successfully resisted all but a minimal award arising from an unclear commission scheme in a high value wages claim turning on the interpretation of ‘gross’ and ‘margin’


D. Jepson v Ace Car Hire (Worthing) Ltd (2020)
resisting all discrimination and harassment claims and limiting quantum on three acts victimisation to vento band 1 given the Claimant’s stoic character & short duration
https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/5d3afe81e5274a4010e34009/Mrs_D_Jepson_v_Ace_Car_Hire__Worthing__Ltd_-1401913.2018.pdf
https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/5e6257d1e90e077e31050f6b/Mrs_D_Jepson_v_Ace_Car_Hire__Worthing__Limited_1401913.2018.pdf..pdf


I Elston v Robbies Photographics UKEAT/0282/18/RN
victimisation (the manner of the protected (2019) UKEAT/0282/18 act) contributory conduct & polkey

 UKEAT/0282/18/RN  & [2019] UKEAT 0282_18_0705 (7 May 2019) 

Barnaby Large represented the Respondent in a claim  for Unfair Dismissal involving Polkey deductions & Contributory fault, together with Victimisation discrimination.

For a full copy fio the judgment please click this link https://www.bailii.org/cgi-bin/format.cgi?doc=/uk/cases/UKEAT/2019/0282_18_0705.html&query=(elston) or https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/5d1f5a49e5274a08d9d8c537/Ms_I_Elston_v_1__Robbie_s_Photographic_Ltd__2__Mr_W_McRobbie_UKEAT_0282_18_RN.pdf


T Ryan v Shakeaway Worldwide Holding Ltd (2019)
rejection of an ET1 under R.10 for use of the branch as a care of address


Hood v Camps International Group Ltd (2019);
[Harvey on Employment Law & Industrial Relations [1053.3]]    
a marketing manager with PTSD was found to have been dismissed by her employer in order to avoid having to allow for potential adjustments/sick leave
https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/5df0c1da40f0b64a24fc2007/Miss_K_Linsley-Hood_v_Camps_International_Group_Ltd_1400552.2019.pdf


D Gould v 1) The Corsham School Academy Group
strike out of AWR claim seeking to assert an 2) Protocol Education Ltd (2019) agency teacher be paid for summer holidays
https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/5db6c678ed915d1d001e6058/Mr_D_Gould_-v-_The_Corsham_School_Academy_Group___1_other_1403114.2018.pdf                                                                           


Chambers v Ridge Crest Cleaning Ltd [2017] UKET 2300475/2017
strike out of a TUPE unfair dismissal claim


George v Ferrabyrne Ltd (2017)
finding of a sham redundancy triggered by a claimant intimating a personal injury claim
[Harvey on Employment Law & Industrial Relations [3013]-[3050]]


HCPC v F (2015

case against a social worker struck out at conclusion of HCPC’s evidence for no reasonable prospect of success


HCPC v E (2019)

radiologist privacy breach & improper  interaction with patient -sanction limited to caution


A v M (2020)

successful resistance of an application to set aside of a statutory demand concerning a foreign debt against an applicant already bankrupt abroad


re SSC (in liquidation) (2017)

successful declaration of trust & vesting order for a social club in liquidation against uncooperative trustee of the former unincorporated association.


re C v B (2016)

successful bankruptcy order for IVA  supervisor when debt sought to restore  the breached agreement


C v C (2020)

successfully obtained a s.37 freezing order with costs and costs thrown away for lost hearing


M v S (2019)

successful resistance of SPPOs at final hearing despite FDR indication  given impact on means tested benefits

News

What others say

Able to adeptly hone in on the pertinent points of each case.

(Legal 500)

I received... judgment this morning... [it was] as you expected... Thank you for your help on this one. Much appreciated as always

(Joanne Wyper – NatWest Mentor – high value commission and expenses dispute Sept-2020)

… brilliant, calm, professional and excellent with your cross-examination – we couldn’t have asked for a better barrister

(Mrs T (Company MD) - Equal Pay, Sex Discrimination & Victimisation final hearing October 2019)

It was a pleasure to work with you during the case February 2015

(Deborah Lawrence of Five Rivers Ltd via Mentor)

I very much appreciate your thinking of the wider picture and helping the client to build upon his relationship with his eldest child.

(CBJ – family dispute – February 2020)

I have just spoken to Mr [H] - you will be pleased to know that he described you as a “jolly good man” and “1st class” – he said he would be happy to recommend you to others…

(Zoe Minton – Shentons Solicitors – matrimonial dispute – March 2017)

… brilliant, calm, professional and excellent with your cross-examination – we couldn’t have asked for a better barrister

(Mrs T (Company MD) - Equal Pay, Sex Discrimination & Victimisation final hearing October 2019)

Thank you again for all your hard work, I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. After a long time coming, yesterday’s result was a huge weight off of my shoulders and it couldn’t have been done without your fantastic work and support.

(DP – Unfair dismissal claim – October 2020)

Thank you for the fulsome support you have shown [the Company] this week and congratulations on a splendid outcome. It was interesting to have to sit through the 'Costs' section of the discussions and understanding that the equivalent amount of effort goes into determining the 'costs gateways' and discretionary options open to the judge. That’s 40 minutes of my life I will never get back but it seemed to achieve what I believe we all wanted to do – namely, to draw a line under this procedure. October 2014

(Simon Dover of Ideology via NatWest Mentor)

It does sound as though the Preliminary Hearing was well worthwhile, so thank you!

(Angela West – Goughs Solicitors - Whistleblowing and Agency Worker Regulations contested PH Oct 2019)

Yesterdays outcome was what I had wanted, and I have to say Barnaby was a wonderful barrister and was so helpful in explaining everything to me...

(Mr S – matrimonial final hearing – Feb 18)

I very much appreciate your thinking of the wider picture and helping the client to build upon his relationship with his eldest child.

(CBJ – family dispute – February 2020)

I have just spoken to Mr [H] - you will be pleased to know that he described you as a “jolly good man” and “1st class” – he said he would be happy to recommend you to others…

(Zoe Minton – Shentons Solicitors – matrimonial dispute – March 2017)

Thank you so much for today. You have no idea how much of a cloud you have shifted off my business. May 2015 – Marc Smith GHS Mechanical & Electrical

(Kingswell Berney Solicitors)

“… brilliant result! Thank you so much for your help on this

(Helen Savage – Coop Legal – contested divorce) Jan 18)

Thank you for your update and for getting us a good result

(Catherine Gritt – Kuits Steinart & Levy LLP – relief from sanctions – June 2017)

Dear Barnaby, just a short note to acknowledge your efforts today and thank you for putting in your best efforts on our behalf. Thank you also for your patience and assistance throughout the day.

(TS – Disability Discrimination and Whistleblowing Claim – December 2020)

1st class

(Shentons Solicitors)

Is a star April 2015

(Louise Ervin, Head Partnership )

It does sound as though the Preliminary Hearing was well worth while, so thank you!

(Angela West – Goughs Solicitors - Whistleblowing and Agency Worker Regulations contested PH Oct 2019)

Excellent news!! Really happy for the Fathers and many thanks for your help over the last 2 days!

(Louise Jack - Churchers Solicitors – internal relocation final hearing April 2018)

I received... judgment this morning... [it was] as you expected... Thank you for your help on this one. Much appreciated as always.

(Joanne Wyper – NatWest Mentor – high value commission and expenses dispute Sept-2020)

Worth every penny March 2015

(James Howard of Gales Solicitors on Hotchkiss)

Yesterdays outcome was what I had wanted, and I have to say Barnaby was a wonderful barrister and was so helpful in explaining everything to me...

(Mr S – matrimonial final hearing – Feb 18)

The client has just been on the phone. An excellent result thank you. You are officially on our list of preferred Counsel now! June 2011

(Tom Watkins – Watkins Ryder LLP)

Thank you for your update and for getting us a good result.

(Catherine Gritt – Kuits Steinart & Levy LLP – relief from sanctions – June 2017)

… brilliant result! Thank you so much for your help on this.”

(Helen Savage – Coop Legal – contested divorce Jan 18)

Excellent news!! Really happy for the Fathers and many thanks for your help over the last 2 days!

(Louise Jack - Churchers Solicitors – internal relocation final hearing April 2018))

Provides meticulous and well written opinions.

(Legal 500)