Julia Gray

Julia is an employment law specialist, working in the health sector as well as for charities and other third sector clients. She advises on contentious and non-contentious aspects of employment law, and has a special interest in discrimination.

Julia conducts advocacy in employment tribunals, presents training sessions and workshops to clients, and writes articles for the Hempsons News Brief.

Main areas of expertise

  • employment tribunal claims and advocacy
  • discrimination
  • disciplinary and grievance investigations
  • redundancy
  • employment contracts and policies
  • TUPE
  • employment law training
  • termination agreements

The clients she works with

  • GP practices
  • integrated care boards
  • SHAs
  • charities
  • professional bodies
  • local authorities
  • private sector employers

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  • Are you ready for employment claims?

    Anyone who has been involved in litigation understands that it can be stressful, time-consuming and expensive, even if you have a good case. Julia Gray discusses three ways to put yourself in the best possible position to defend an employment tribunal claim.

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  • What happens in the hearing itself

    In her last of three articles about employment tribunals, which can cost doctor employers many thousands of pounds if they lose, solicitor Julia Gray explains what to expect if you face a hearing.

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  • Prepare your case for a tribunal

    In her article last month, Julia Gray described the process of responding to an employment tribunal claim. Here she considers the steps to prepare the case for hearing or otherwise resolve the claim. Directions – also known as ‘case management orders’ – will be set out in writing by the tribunal telling the parties how to prepare the case for the final hearing. 

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  • Don’t get crushed by staff litigation

    Independent practitioners inevitably find litigation can be stressful, time-consuming and expensive.  In the first of a series of three articles about the employment tribunal process, Julia Gray explains the key stages and how doctors who employ staff can avoid common pitfalls experienced by others.

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  • Newsflash: Supreme Court ruling in the Mencap v Tomlinson-Blake case

    The Supreme Court has this morning ruled in Mencap v Tomlinson-Blake that calculation of national minimum wage (NMW) for sleep-in care workers only needs to include time when they are awake for the purpose of working. Where the employer provides suitable facilities for sleeping, time spent sleeping is not included in the calculation.

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  • Updates to Furlough Guidance

    In the last week the government has released two further versions of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme guidance. The scheme is due to go live on Monday 20 April. We know some practices have been considering furloughing staff, although it is not entirely clear whether they are eligible.   

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