We are one of the few premium London law firms that specialises in stress at work compensation claims and advises on mental health in the workplace. Our in-depth knowledge and expertise of both employment and personal injury law means we are ideally placed to advise on compensation claims by employees who have experienced unfair treatment, bullying, harassment or excessive work pressures and demands causing workplace stress, injury to mental health or a recognised psychiatric injury such as depression or anxiety.
Workplace stress claims are inherently complex and often costly, which means many situations are not appropriate for litigation. In such cases, we are typically able to resolve issues before they escalate. However, when litigation is pursued, our unique insight and experience in litigating stress claims means we are fully equipped to anticipate and help resolve the challenges that arise and guide our clients towards the best possible outcome. Our specialists have a proven track record advising on and pursuing claims in this area in both the High Court and the Employment Tribunal.
We act for a range of clients from a variety of backgrounds and industries such as City professionals, directors, managers and NHS consultants.
Work highlights include representing:
- Joanna Torode, a lawyer at city law firm Ropes & Gray, who was so overworked that she suffered a mental breakdown under the firm’s long hours and stressful working conditions. You can read more information on this matter in an article published by The Times.
- A City lawyer, who developed chronic fatigue syndrome and depression as a result of excessive work demands, to pursue a High Court personal injury claim. The claim was settled at mediation in 2017 resulting in a multi-million pound compensation payment.
- A former Company Secretary and Finance Director of a FTSE 250 company who, after four years of High Court litigation, accepted a settlement on the first day of the trial of his stress claim.
- An NHS consultant as claimant in relation to a High Court occupational stress/personal injury action for negligence against his employer. We attained what we and the leading counsel KC considered to be a very good outcome, settling the case for a significant sum.
- Susan Richardson against the Priory Hospital Group in her successful claim for personal injury damages arising from related stress and bullying.
- Alec Packham, an IT software sales specialist, in his successful disability discrimination claim against his employer Hewlett-Packard (Packham v Hewlett-Packard 2012). The high value claim was contested at the Employment Tribunal, which accepted the client’s case that he had suffered mental ill health as a result of the bullying conduct of his manager and that his employer had failed to make reasonable adjustments.
- City executive Rajib Nandi on his stress and bullying claim against Credit Suisse, which was ultimately settled at trial.