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Darren Finlay

Year of call:
1994
Education:
1993
Keele University, BA (Hons) Law, Management Studies (Joint Honours) & Computer Science (First)
1994
Inns of Court School of Law BVC
Career:
1992
Wilde Sapte, New York
1993
University of Oxford, Delegacy of Local Examinations
1994
Head of Civil Team at Sovereign Chambers
2015
Sovereign Chambers becomes Park Square Barristers
2015
Head of Civil Team at Park Square Barristers
Appointments:
Local Accountability Board Governor - White Rose Academies Leeds
Awards:
1991
Joint Winner Keele University Knight & Sons Mooting Competition
1991
Law Departmental Prize
1992
University Principal Year Prize

Darren Finlay is the head of our civil team.

Darren deals with unfair dismissal and discrimination cases and has experience of long trials and group litigation. Darren also has experience in professional disciplinary hearings, health & safety prosecutions and defences/mitigation, and partnership and commercial disputes including restrictive covenants.

Darren has advised major local authorities and public clients on redundancies and restructuring and appeared at tribunal and EAT on discrimination, redundancy and unfair dismissal claims for claimants and respondents.

Notable cases

  • Mr Jackie Burton V West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Authority 2013 UKEAT/0026/13 — Darren appeared for the respondent in a redundancy/unfair dismissal appeal in which it was held a short consultation can still be fair if a more detailed consultation would have been futile

Public Access

Darren Finlay may accept Public Access work, where he can be instructed directly by a member of the public rather than a solicitor.

Contact Darren’s clerks

Francine Kirk on 0113 202 8605

Talia Webster on 0113 213 5207

Patrick Urbina on 0113 213 5250

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