12KBW’s Employment Team deliver an afternoon of thought-provoking discussion of topical Employment Law issues including handling poorly pleaded claims, religious beliefs, appeals and non-compete clauses.


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Introduction and welcome

Tim Goodwin, Head of 12KBW Employment Team


Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake: How to handle poorly pleaded claims

Tim Goodwin


Drawing a line between a belief and its manifestation

Jessica Franklin


I love you ET, you’re perfect, now change: Fighting and winning appeals 

David Green


The non-compete clause: Are its days numbered?

Jeremy McKeown


The best of 2023: Top three employment cases 

Rebecca Henshaw-Keene, Corinne Novell



Drinks and Canapés Reception

Tim Goodwin

Tim is recognised as a leading employment junior and described in the current edition of Legal 500 as “a highly effective advocate”. His employment work is complemented by a personal injury practice that is focused on psychiatric injuries arising from workplace stress, harassment and bullying. Tim is currently Head of 12KBW’s Employment Practice Group.

Tim qualified as a solicitor in 2012 and, before being called to the Bar, practiced as a Senior Associate in a Tier 1 rated City employment firm. In that role he was responsible for cases at all levels and across the broad spectrum of employment disputes. Tim’s considerable experience of employment disputes and civil litigation has furnished him with a level of expertise and knowledge that is well beyond his year of call, meaning that he is frequently instructed on complex, difficult and high-value cases.

Tim has considerable advocacy experience, appearing in tribunals and county courts on a near-daily basis. He also appears in the High Court and Employment Appeal Tribunal, often unled. Tim combines his court work with advisory and drafting work, and can be depended on to deliver results consistently, quickly and commercially. Additionally, Tim has extensive experience of alternative dispute resolution, including formal, informal and judicial mediations, settlement negotiations and arbitration.

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Jessica Franklin

Jessica specialises in personal injury, employment and discrimination.

Jessica writes robust pleadings, offers realistic advice on liability and settlement and is a confident advocate.  In employment, she is particularly experienced in whistleblowing, discrimination and unfair dismissal claims. In personal injury, she is experienced in a range of areas including complex vicarious liability and military disputes.

Jessica is junior counsel in upcoming appeals in the Court of Appeal and in the Employment Appeal Tribunal to be heard in 2023/24.

Jessica is a scholar of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. She achieved a Distinction in the GDL and the BVS. She was awarded academic scholarships by the City Law School and the Inner Temple to undertake her legal studies. She is an able advocate: she won the Inner Temple’s Lawson Moot, the City GDL Moot and the Cecilia Moot.

Prior to coming to the Bar, Jessica had a career in advertising and marketing. She worked in Beijing for a year and has a great interest in Chinese culture, language and food.

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David Green

David is also ranked as a rising star in employment law. “David is an excellent advocate and is able to think very well on his feet. He has very good technical knowledge of both the law and procedure” (Legal 500 2022).

David has broad employment law expertise and is an experienced advocate in the Employment and Employment Appeal Tribunals. He is an assured advocate who appears in high-value, multi-day disputes, with or without a leader, for both Claimants and Respondents.

David is a contributing editor to Harvey on Industrial Relations and Employment Law (the leading practitioner textbook for employment lawyers), and is a member of the executive committee of the Employment Law Bar Association.

He is a member of the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s “C” Panel of Counsel.

David appears and advises in all areas of employment practice, including:

  • Whistleblowing claims
  • Direct and indirect discrimination across all protected characteristics
  • Failure to make reasonable adjustments and discrimination arising from disability
  • Business protection, restrictive covenants and confidential information (including injunctive relief)
  • Interim relief
  • Pregnancy and maternity claims
  • Equal pay
  • TUPE
  • Wages and unlawful deductions
  • Unfair dismissal
  • Redundancy

David has broad expertise advising on substantive, procedural and jurisdictional issues. He appears in final hearings, preliminary hearings and mediations around the country.

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Jeremy McKeown

Jeremy has worked on a range of Employment Tribunal and High Court employment matters for both claimants and defendants, including restrictive covenant, confidential information, bonus, and severance claims and has been frequently involved in interim applications for injunctive relief.

He has experience in the preparatory and final hearing stages across the full range of statutory employment claims, including experience in unfair dismissal, sex, race and disability discrimination and discrimination by association, harassment and victimisation, whistleblowing and TUPE, namely drafting pleadings, skeleton arguments and closing submissions, and trial preparation, including extensive expertise in bundle preparation and client-care. He has a good working knowledge of the Employment Tribunal both in and outside London.

Jeremy has substantial experience in High Court employment practice, in particular injunctive relief relating to breach of confidence and post-termination restrictions, including non-solicitation, non-poaching and non-compete provisions. He has assisted in drafting submissions to the High Court, Employment Appeal Tribunal and Court of Appeal.

With a view to the smoother conduct of the litigation process, Jeremy spent some time helping an Employment department develop and launch a tailored litigation management platform using HighQ technology.

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Rebecca Henshaw-Keene

Rebecca began pupillage in October 2022 and has been accepting instructions since April 2023.

Rebecca is instructed in personal injury, road traffic accidents, credit hire, stage 3 hearings, applications, contractual disputes, and employment (discrimination) claims.

She is a member of the Attorney General’s Junior Junior Panel.

During her pupillage she has gained experience in industrial disease, international and military claims, high-value personal injury, fraud, costs, and employment work. Rebecca is interested in all the core areas of Chambers’ work.

Prior to pupillage, Rebecca worked for eighteen months as a paralegal to a personal injury silk specialising in catastrophic injury.

She was also an Honorary Lecturer at The Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction, University College London, where she taught contract administration and law.

Rebecca studied History at Newnham College, Cambridge, where she graduated with a first class degree. She was awarded a postgraduate scholarship from Newnham College to undertake the MPhil in Economic and Social History. She is a recipient of the Haldane and Lord Denning Scholarships from Lincoln’s Inn and won the BPP GDL Mooting Cup in 2018.

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Corinne Novell

Corinne began pupillage in October 2022 and has been accepting instructions since April 2023.

Throughout her pupillage, she has gained a wide breadth of experience in clinical negligence, personal injury, employment, inquests, industrial disease, travel, and military work.

Prior to pupillage, Corinne obtained a Distinction on the BTC, having been awarded scholarships from Lincoln’s Inn and BPP University to undertake her studies. She obtained a Masters degree, specialising in medical and labour law, from the University of Cambridge. Corinne obtained her undergraduate degree at the University of Durham, where she placed first in her cohort in her first year and ranked first in her modules on the law of Individual rights and the State, the EU Internal Market, Tort and the UK Constitution.

Corinne has had success in the mooting arena, having never not reached ‘medal position’ in any moot she has taken part in. Most notably, she was named BPP’s Advocate of the Year 2020, for which she was awarded a major advocacy scholarship.

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