Adrian Peck

Teams: Landlord & Tenant and Housing, Employment, Common Law (Personal Injury)

Year Called: 2012

Inn: Middle Temple

Qualifications: BA Hons, English and German, Oxford University (First); Graduate Diploma in Law, BPP Law School (Distinction); Bar Professional Training Course, BPP Law School (Outstanding; Top Student Award); Queen Mother Scholar and Baron Dr Ver Heyden de Lancey Prize (for top BPTC student), Middle Temple

Memberships: Personal Injuries Bar Association; Employment Lawyers Association; Industrial Law Society; Employment Law Bar Association; Free Representation Unit; Bar Pro Bono Unit

Bar Council Registration

Adrian joined Chambers in 2014 following completion of his pupillage at Cloisters in London.

Adrian is a civil practitioner specialising in employment, discrimination and personal injury law. He regularly appears in the County Court and the Employment Tribunal (where he acts for both claimants and respondents).

He has experience of Preliminary, Final, and Remedies Hearings, as well as appeals, costs applications, costs CMCs on the multi-track, small claims, fast track trials and disposal hearings (including credit hire), judicial mediations, possession hearings, and injunction and committal applications.

Those instructing Adrian can expect a forensic and tenacious advocate with a personable and responsive approach to his clients.

Adrian welcomes instructions across a range of advisory and drafting work, including pleadings, schedules of loss and settlement agreements. He regularly advises insurers, local authorities and private clients on issues such as costs, personal injury quantum, Highways Act claims, unfair dismissal merits, discrimination both in and out of the workplace, and redundancy.

During pupillage, Adrian assisted his supervisors in several high value discrimination, clinical negligence, fatal accident and catastrophic injury claims, including a two-week quantum trial in the High Court, and was often called upon for his thorough research skills.

Employment and discrimination

Adrian acts in Employment Tribunal claims across all areas of employment law and in all regions of England and Wales.

Past cases include:
-    A nine-day case involving claims of disability discrimination, unfair dismissal (capability) and loss of pension entitlement under the Local Government Pension Scheme. The case settled at Tribunal after two days of negotiations.
-    Instructed by a local authority responding to claims of unfair dismissal, age discrimination and wrongful dismissal brought by a former housing officer. The discrimination claim was withdrawn during the multi-day hearing and the Tribunal ultimately held that the dismissal had been fair.
-    Acted for multiple claimants in a five-day constructive dismissal and sex discrimination trial.
-    Represented several employees bringing claims against a restaurant owner, one of whom was awarded nearly £100,000 in compensation when her claims of unfair dismissal, sex discrimination, harassment and post-employment victimisation were upheld.
-    Appeared in the Employment Appeal Tribunal where he successfully resisted an employer’s appeal against a finding of indirect religious discrimination.

Housing

Adrian has a growing housing practice, with a particular focus on anti-social behaviour and claims involving Equality Act issues.
Adrian has extensive experience of injunction applications and applications for committal (including against multiple parties), as well as possession and demotion claims made on anti-social behaviour grounds.

Public Access

Adrian can accept instructions directly from members of the public and businesses in appropriate cases. Please contact the 12CP Clerks if you would like to instruct Adrian directly to provide advice, draft documents or represent you in court or Employment Tribunal.

Lecturing and training

Adrian has been a regular part-time lecturer in Employment Law at the University of Winchester.

As well as holding regular Employment Law seminars in Chambers, he offers bespoke in-house training for HR professionals and managers on Employment Law and the practical implications of discrimination in the workplace.

Prior to qualifying as a barrister, Adrian enjoyed a freelance career as a business writer and training consultant. His work included devising and delivering global training programmes on diversity and unconscious bias (primarily for the financial services industry), running client meeting simulations for major law firms, and facilitating interactive training sessions on effective people management across both the public and private sectors.

Adrian speaks fluent German and good French.

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