Supreme Court to consider scope of ‘collective redundancies’


Cloisters’ barristers, Caspar Glyn QC and Tom Brown , are acting for the University and College Union in an appeal to be heard by the Supreme Court on Wednesday 21 January 2015. Brian Napier QC, also of Cloisters, appears for the Respondent.

The case – University and College Union v University of Stirling (Case ID: UKSC 2014/0067) – will consider the scope of the obligation on employers to consult employees in collective redundancy situations. It will be the first time that the Supreme Court has considered the definition of redundancy in the context of the statutory obligation to consult about collective redundancies.

The appeal is one of Mickey Rubenstein’s Key Cases of 2015.         

Further details about the case can be found here: