George Pollitt is an independent self-employed Barrister and tenant of Iscoed Chambers. George first started receiving instructions from Cavendish Employment Law in 2016 and has worked closely with the team on a regular basis ever since. George will often be instructed by Cavendish Employment Law to assist in drafting claim forms, witness statements, schedules of loss and otherwise assist in the litigation process.
George joined Iscoed Chambers in March 2017 having previously worked as a solicitor advocate in a respected national law firm and as a self-employed barrister in a large national chambers.
He qualified as a solicitor in 2012 and specialised in employment law. Prior to that he was called to the Bar in 2009 gaining advocacy experience in county courts representing clients in personal injury claims and civil law disputes.
George understands the pressures placed on solicitors and lay clients during litigation. He prides himself in providing high standards of client care and advice and advocacy services in a down to earth and calming manner.
George has gained a reputation for being a tenacious and skilled employment law advocate.
Prior to becoming a barrister worked as a specialist employment law solicitor and employment tribunal advocate representing both claimants and respondents in a broad range of employment law matters. George has represented clients in complex claims and group litigation claims with multiple clients and/or multiple opponents.
He has an impressive knowledge of the following areas of employment law; unfair dismissal cases regarding conduct, redundancy capability and ‘some other substantial reason’ dismissals; discrimination claims due to age, race, sex, pregnancy & disability; ‘TUPE’ transfers, protective awards, equal pay, unlawful deductions of wages claims (including complex cases regarding the national minimum wage and ‘sleep in/on call’ job roles), breaches of the Working Time Regulations 1998, automatically unfair dismissals for trade union membership and/or protected disclosures and applications for interim relief; breach of contract claims and wrongful dismissal.
George is happy to provide written advice or drafting services in any employment law matter as well as advocacy services.
George also accepts instructions in Regulatory/Professional Discipline hearings, Personal Injury claims and other civil litigation matters.