Update on the appeal in Lock v British Gas

Lock v British Gas is back in the EAT and we have been tweeting live from the hearing. The EAT heard submissions on behalf of British Gas, Mr Lock and the Secretary of State for Business Innovation and Skills (“BIS”).

In a mainly technical debate British Gas’ principal argument was that Bear Scotland, relied upon by the Employment Tribunal in deciding Lock, incorrectly concluded that our domestic legislation could be interpreted to give effect to EU law. It argued that the words read into the legislation by the court had amounted to “judicial vandalism”, giving the provision a meaning that went against the grain of the legislation.

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Hannah Robbins


I am a very experienced employment lawyer and advocate in tribunal. I act on the full range of contentious and non-contentious employment issues.