Allison Bailey vs Stonewall and Garden Court Chambers
Proceeding through 5 May 2022
Allison Bailey, is suing her chambers, members of her chambers and Stonewall, a UK charity in the Central London Employment Tribunal. Ms Bailey helped to set up a new organisation for lesbian, gay and bisexual people, the LGB Alliance, to provide an alternative to Stonewall. Stonewall allegedly had her investigated by her chambers. See more about the case here. The case began on 25 April 2022. It was adjourned until 29 April 2022 because of the ill health of the claimant. Find here the interim judgements made by the ET to date.
AB: Allison Bailey, claimant
BC: Ben Cooper QC, barrister for AB
SW = Stonewall Equality Limited (respondent 1)
IO = Ijeoma Omambala QC, barrister for SW
RW = Robin White assisting IO
GC = Garden Court Chambers Limited (respondent 2)
RM = Rajiv Menon QC & SH = Stephanie Harrison QC (jointly respondent 3 along with all members of GCC except AB)
(Respondents 2 & 3 are in practice indistinguishable; Garden Court Chambers are respondents both corporately and as the set of individuals making up the Chambers)
AH = Andrew Hochhauser QC, barrister for GC (respondents 2 & 3)
JR = Jane Russell assisting AH
EJ = Employment Judge Goodman hearing the case
Panel = any one of the three panel members (EJ and two lay members)
STAG = Stonewall Trans Advisory Group
RK = Reg Kheraj and ZA = Zainab Al-Farabi, sequentially SW's Client Account Managers for GC
AD = Alex Drummond a member of STAG
KM = Kirrin Medcalf, SW Head Of Trans Inclusion
SK = Shaan Knan of LGBT Consortium, a member of STAG
MB = Michelle Brewer, a Member of GC (since left)
SL = Stephen Lue, a junior Member of GC
MHL = Mia Hakl-Law, Director of Human Resources and Operations at GC
25 April 2022 - short administrative session
26 April 2022 - no public session
27 April 2022 - adjourned due to the ill health of Allison Bailey
28 April 2022 - adjourned due to the ill health of Allison Bailey
29 April 2022 - evidence from Dr. Nicola Williams of FairPlay for Women Dr. Judith Green of Woman’s Place.
2 May 2022 - UK bank holiday, tribunal did not sit.
3 May 2022 - extensive discussion of provision of downloadable documents, on line bundle. Evidence from Kate Barker, managing director of LGB Alliance. Evidence from Stephen Lue of Garden Court Chambers.
4 May 2022 Morning further evidence from Stephen Lue, evidence from Lisa-Marie Taylor of Filia
4 May 2022 Afternoon - beginning of evidence from Allison Bailey, the claimant. See selected documents provided by the claimant including her witness statement and supplementary witness statement.
5 May 2022 Morning - evidence from Allison Bailey, the claimant, cross examination by Ijeoma Omambala QC
5 May 2022 Afternoon - evidence from Allison Bailey, the claimant, cross examination by Ijeoma Omambala QC
6 May 2022 - Tribunal will not sit.
This edition of Open Justice contains reporting from the first two weeks of the tribunal and is being mailed out on Thursday evening 5 May 2022. The tribunal will not sit on Friday 6 May 2022, as planned.
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