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Simon is an Employment Solicitor at Slater and Gordon Lawyers in central London.
Simon advises Trade Unions and the Police Federation and their members, as well as private individuals. His practice includes all aspects of employment law, with a particular emphasis on disability discrimination claims. He has litigated at all levels from the Employment Tribunal to the House of Lords (Supreme Court).
Simon’s extensive employment law experience dates back to 2001. He worked as a full-time employment law caseworker/adviser at Chesterfield Law Centre, before moving to London Legal 500 firm Deighton Guedalla, where he specialised in employment and discrimination law, qualifying as a solicitor in 2004. He moved to Russell Jones & Walker (now Slater and Gordon Lawyers) in 2007.
Simon holds a law degree from the University of Nottingham and completed his professional exams at Nottingham Law School. He is a Member of the Employment Lawyers' Association and Discrimination Law Association.
Recent successes include:
- URENCO v (1) URENCO UK Pension Trustee Company & (2) Greg Mossop (2012) - a successful pensions case relevant to 13,000 workers in the nuclear decommissioning industry which established the enduring protection of their pensions under the Energy Act 2004.
- Maxwell v The Metropolitan Police (2012) - successful claim for race and sexual orientation discrimination, harassment and victimisation for a counter-terrorism police officer
- Nicholson v The University of Bath (2011) – successful claim for disability discrimination and constructive dismissal for an employee who resigned after his employer reneged on previously agreed adjustments in relation to his disability which had enabled him to carry out his duties
- Campbell v The Metropolitan Police (2011) – successful claim for disability discrimination for an officer who was rejected for a post he applied for because of a medical condition
- Mehmet v Sainsbury’s (2011) – successful claim for whistleblowing, unfair dismissal and racial harassment, for an employee who had reported suspected criminal offences and was attacked and racially abused by a colleague as a result, and was later dismissed
- Smith v Waterman Boreham Ltd (2011) – successful claim for disability discrimination for a long-serving employee who was selected for redundancy in a redundancy process which failed to take into account his disability and failed to explore the possibility of a Permanent Health Insurance claim by the employee
- Quinn v The Metropolitan Police (2010) – successful whistleblowing claim for a police officer who was unlawfully disciplined after he lodged an internal complaint at work
- Sarkar v West London Mental Health Trust (2010) – successful claim for unfair dismissal for a consultant psychiatrist who was dismissed for gross misconduct after an informal disciplinary process, relating to the same allegations against the employee, was sabotaged by his employer. Decision upheld after appeal to the Court of Appeal.
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“I want to be more specific about Simon Cuthbert of Slater and Gordon Lawyers as he deserves full acknowledgment and praise for his work. I had contact with him on various occasions by letter and also on the ‘phone where he answered the ‘phone himself to talk personally to me on each and every occasion. I didn’t ever have to wait in a queue or leave a message for him to ring me back. I have clearly and cleanly won my case as a direct result of Simon’s instructions, advice and ability to write a good letter and beautifully present my evidential paperwork in a folder with tabs, bringing it to a quick conclusion after only a few weeks of his employment on this matter. ”