Peter Daly Principal Lawyer, Employment
Peter is a Principal Employment Lawyer based in London. He advises clients with a view to resolving their dispute through negotiation if possible, and if not through litigation. He has a track record of success in high profile and high value claims in the Courts and Tribunals and has been recognised by his peers and the directories for his work. The Legal 500 recognises Peter as a “Next Generation Lawyer” and say he is ‘legally on-the ball, committed to his clients and always goes above and beyond” and possesses “an excellent legal mind and analytical skills.”
On behalf of Jordi Casamitjana Costa, Peter litigated to establish that ethical veganism is a protected philosophical belief protected by discrimination legislation. The matter settled mid-trial, with Mr Casamitjana’s former employers issuing a statement conceding that they had dismissed him because of his protected belief. BBC coverage of the case is here.
Peter acted for Shahmir Sanni, who brought international public attention to irregularities in the Brexit referendum. Peter secured concessions from the Taxpayers’ Alliance that they had dismissed Mr Sanni for raising his concerns, and as an act of discrimination against his philosophical belief in the sanctity of British democracy. This outcome was achieved without the need for a trial.
Peter acted for the claimant in the Court of Appeal on the matter of Cockram -v- Air Products Limited  All ER (D) 36 (Mar) in a case involving age discrimination against a senior executive in relation to employee benefits and compulsory retirement. In Hartley -v- Foreign and Commonwealth Offices Services  I.C.R. D17, Peter acted for the Claimant in a successful disability discrimination appeal after she had been unsuccessful at first instance with alternative representation.
Peter litigated on behalf of Maria Bamieh from the Employment Tribunal to the Court of Appeal ( EWCA Civ 803). Her claim - that she was dismissed after raising protected disclosures regarding serious corruption in the EU Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo – raised complex questions of territorial jurisdiction, the legal status of EU agencies in UK law and the liability of employers for seconded staff. The case has received extensive media attention.
On behalf of Greg Pytel, Peter litigated to the Employment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT/0044/17), which found that aspects of the legislatory regime covering the utilities sector infringed the European Convention on Human Rights.
Peter’s clients therefore benefit from his advice as a negotiator and litigator who understands how employment law can be brought to bear to secure the best results possible to resolve a dispute.
- Maternity Disputes
- Sex Discrimination
- Complex litigation
- Appellate litigation
- Financial services sector
- NHS and Health Sector
- Settlement agreements
- Since 2019 Slater and Gordon
- 2011 - 2019 Bindmans LLP
- 2005 - 2011 MLS Chase LLP
- Studied at the London School of Economics and BPP Law School, London
- Member of the Employment Lawyers Association (ELA)
- Member of the Discrimination Lawyers Association (DLA)
- Legal 500 2020: Next Generation Partner
- Chambers and Partners 2020 Associates to Watch: Peter Daly is described as "smart, precise and very approachable" by one interviewee, who adds: "He is superbly cognisant of the issues surrounding whistle-blowing cases." He offers expertise in a broad range of issues, including discrimination claims and whistle-blowing matters.
- Legal 500 2017 "legally on-the-ball, committed to his clients and always goes above and beyond"
- Legal 500 2016 "imaginative yet sensitive to the immediate needs of any client"..."strong attention to detail"..."an excellent legal mind and analytical skills"