Dinah Rose QC

Called to Bar:
1989
Appointed to silk:
2006
Practice areas:
Degrees:
BA (Hons) First Class, Magdalen College, Oxford (Modern History), Post-Graduate Diploma in Law with distinction, City University

Chambers UK 2014

Dinah is ranked as a ‘Star at the Bar’ with recommendations in eight practice areas.  They are: Administrative & Public Law, Employment Law, Civil Liberties, Professional Discipline & Regulatory, Competition as well as European Law, Immigration and Telecommunications.  In three of these practice areas, Dinah is ranked in the ‘Star’ category and in the top band for three more areas.

  • Star at the Bar: Dinah garners much praise including:
  • Administrative and Public law: Dinah is ranked in the “star” category.  “A brilliantly persuasive advocate. She is totally fearless and strikes fear into the hearts of judges.” … “She offers fantastic pleadings and brilliant advocacy, and is really accessible and easy to work with. She is formidable.”
  • Civil Liberties: Dinah is ranked in the “star” category – “If you are against her you never feel you can relax. She is an outstanding advocate.” …  “She is fantastic. When I hear she is on the other side my heart leaps because I know it is going to be an intellectual fight.”
  • Professional Discipline and Regulatory – “She is somebody who always provides expertise no matter what you present her with. She is really good on strategy, her drafting is fantastic and she adds her own special magic to others' work.”
  • Telecommunications: Dinah appears in the top rank – “She outshines everyone else at the CAT." … "She's very professional, direct and on the ball.”
  • Employment law: Dinah is ranked in the “star” category.  “She is both convincing and compelling; she's a very smooth advocate and nothing seems to flap her.” … “She has an enormous brain and an extraordinary capacity for dealing with big issues.”
  • Competition – Top ranked. “She is unbelievably strong in competition litigation, and is standing ovation standard brilliant in all she does.” … “A great strategist with a lot of passion for her work, she gains the confidence of clients in a way you seldom see.”
  • European Law – Top ranked. “Fierce and fabulous, she engages very quickly with the courts.” …  “For UK and EU sanctions work there is no need to look anywhere else.”
  • Immigration – “A superb cross-examiner and a barrister with nothing left to prove.”

The Legal 500 2013

Dinah is ranked among the Leading Silks in seven fields, Administrative & Public Law, Human Rights & Civil Liberties, Employment, Environment, EU & Competition, Professional Discipline & Regulatory, and Telecommunications.

  • Administrative & public law - Top ranked. “superb
  • Civil Liberties & Human Rights - Top ranked, “in a class of her own
  • EU & Competition – recommended
  • Environment: ranked - recommended
  • Employment law – “one of the best legal minds”
  • Professional Discipline & Regulatory – recommended
  • Telecommunications - Top ranked.

Chambers UK Top Silk Bar 100

In December 2013, Dinah was ranked as one of Chambers UK’s Top Silk Bar 100, in their inaugural listing of the top barristers practising at the Bar of England & Wales. “A formidable advocate who commands complete respect from the judiciary and is a very pleasant person to work with.” 

Who’s Who Legal, Management Labour & Employment 2010 reports "Dinah Rose QC is another 'astonishing' and formative figure at the Chambers, praised for her 'razor-sharp intellect'."

The Times Law 100, (March 2012) - Dinah is featured in The Times’ list of the 100 most influential lawyers.

Professional Experience

Dinah’s practice includes judicial review acting both for and against public bodies, contractual and statutory employment law claims, and cases before the European Court of Justice and the European Court of Human Rights.

Dinah’s particular interests include human rights, economic, sectoral and professional regulation, fertility treatment and medical ethics, all forms of discrimination, and European employment law.

She was a member of the Treasury "A" Panel until her appointment as Queen’s Counsel.

She is a regular lecturer on public law, human rights and employment law.

Awards

  • Public Law Silk of the Year 2013, The Legal 500 UK Awards 
  • Competition/EU Silk of the Year 2012, Chambers Bar Awards
  • Human Rights & Public Law Silk of the Year 2011, Chambers Bar Awards
  • Barrister of the Year, The Lawyer Awards 2009
  • Human Rights Lawyer of the Year 2009 (Liberty & JUSTICE  Human Rights Awards)
  • Public Law and Human Rights Silk of the Year 2009, Chambers Bar Awards

Public Law and Human Rights

Administrative Law:

Dinah acts for both claimants and defendants in judicial review, statutory appeals, and hearings before specialist tribunals including the Competition Appeals Tribunal and the Special Immigration Appeal Commission.

She has advised and represented a wide variety of regulators, including Ofcom, Ofgem, the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, the GMC and other medical regulators, the Independent Police Complaints Commission, the Advertising Standards Authority, the Postal Services Commission, The Teaching Standards Council, the Bar Council and the Law Society.

She has represented a variety of Government departments, including the Home Office, the Northern Ireland Office, BIS, the Environment Agency, the Food Standards Agency, and the DCA. She has acted as a Special Advocate in national security cases before SIAC.

Claimants Dinah has represented include companies and individuals with public law complaints against regulators, NGOs with public interest cases, including Corner House, Refugee Action, Medical Justice and the Campaign against Arms Trade, and individuals whose civil liberties have been infringed. Dinah has also represented JUSTICE, Liberty, and other public interest groups in appellate interventions.

Civil Liberties and Human Rights:

Dinah represents claimants and defendants, including the United Kingdom and foreign Governments, in domestic proceedings and proceedings before the European Court of Human Rights.

Regulation and Professional Discipline:

Dinah regularly represents both regulatory bodies and those subject to regulation, in judicial review applications, statutory appeals and disciplinary proceedings.

Immigration:

Dinah undertakes immigration appeals before the Court of Appeal, as well as judicial review relating to immigration and asylum cases. She has a particular interest in national security cases (including cases before SIAC) and the protection of the rights of trafficked women.

Current and recent work

Administrative Law:

  • R (Nash) v London Borough of Barnet CA [2013] EWCA Civ 1004
    Representing the local authority in successful defence of judicial review challenge to decision to outsource various functions and services. The claim was rejected on the ground that it was out of time.
  • R (Evans) v Attorney General (DC) [2013] EWHC 1960 (Admin)
    Representing journalist from The Guardian in judicial review of the Attorney General’s decision to override decision of Upper Tribunal requiring the publication of letters written by Prince Charles to Government Ministers. Currently pending on appeal.
  • R (ClientEarth) v SSEFRA [2013] UKSC 25
    Representing Appellant in challenge to UK’s breach of EU air pollution limits, and lack of effective remedy for the breach. Referred by Supreme Court to the CJEU. 
  • R (S (Sri Lanka)) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2012] EWHC 2638 (Admin)
    Representing Claimant in successful judicial review of Home Office's public disclosures of complaints of mistreatment made by asylum seeker returned to Sri Lanka.  Resulted in Court ordering the return of the asylum seeker to the UK, and the grant of asylum. 
  • R (Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust) v Joint Committee of Primary Care Trusts & Another [2012] EWCA Civ 472
    Representing the Joint Committee of Primary Care Trusts in their successful appeal as to the legality of their major consultations that led to their proposals to close the children’s heart surgery unit at the Royal Brompton Hospital.  The Court of Appeal stressed that the Administrative Court should be slow to intervene in a continuing consultation process, and overturned the Judge’s decision that the consultation had been unfair. 
  • R (Sinclair Collis) v Secretary of State for Health [2011] EWCA Civ 437
    Representing the claimant in a challenge to the ban on tobacco vending machines, based on Article 34 TFEU.
  • R (Law Society) v Legal Services Commission [2010] EWHC 2550 (Admin)
    Represented the Law Society in a successful judicial review of the tendering process for the Legal Aid scheme for new family law cases.
  • R (Tottenham Hotspur FC) v Newham BC and others
    Representing Tottenham in pending challenge to the decision to appoint West Ham as preferred bidder for the Olympic Stadium. Challenged as an unlawful State Aid.
  • Medical Justice v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2010] EWHC 1925 (Admin) (Pending before CA) 
    Represented the Claimant in a successful judicial review of Home Office policy of removing asylum seekers from the UK without notice.
  • R (Binyam Mohamed) v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Office [2009] EWHC 1159 (Admin); [2009] EWHC 152 (Admin); [2010] EWCA Civ 65; [2010] EWCA Civ 158
    Representing the Claimant in judicial review, concerning the UK’s complicity in torture and extraordinary rendition.
  • R (E) v JFS [2009] EWCA Civ 626 [2009] UKSC 15; [2010] 2 WLR 153
    Representing the Claimant in judicial review of the entry criteria of a Jewish comprehensive school.

Civil Liberties & Human Rights 

  • Bank Mellat v HM Treasury [2013] UKSC 39
    Representing Liberty, intervening in appeal on the question whether the Supreme Court had the power to hold a closed hearing, in the absence of the appellant.
  • Bata v Czech Republic
    Representing the Applicant in claim concerning the confiscation of extensive property in the former Czechoslovakia in 1948.
  • ZABA V Croatia
    Representing the Applicant in a pending claim concerning the violation of the property rights of a Croatian Bank.
  • Serdar Mohammed v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (Admin Court, December 2012)
    Representing the claimant in challenge to UK practice of transferring Afghan prisoners to the Afghan authorities, on the ground that there was a serious risk that they would be tortured. Claim was conceded by the Government immediately before the hearing.
  • Belhaj v Foreign Office and others
    Representing the claimants in continuing civil proceedings arising out of the rendition and torture of a prominent Libyan opponent of Gaddafi and his wife, with the alleged complicity of the UK intelligence service and Government. 
  • Assange v CPS [2012] UKSC 22
    Representing the Appellant in challenge to validity of European Arrest Warrant issued by a public prosecutor.  
  • Ladele v UK (ECtHR September 2012)
    Representing the applicant in ECtHR in a claim concerning a Christian registrar who refused to perform civil partnerships, and was disciplined for gross misconduct.
  • R (Sandown Free Presbyterian Church) v Advertising Standards Authority [2011] NIQB 26
    Representing the ASA in a challenge to the ruling on an advertisement attacking a gay pride parade, raising issues of freedom of religion and freedom of expression.
  • Al Rawi v Security Services and ors [2011] UKSC 34
    Represented the claimants in an appeal concerning secret evidence in civil proceedings. 
  • R (Smith) v Oxfordshire Assistant Deputy Coroner [2010] UKSC 29; [2010] 3 WLR 223
    Represented the Claimant in the Supreme Court in an appeal concerning the question of whether British troops serving abroad are covered by the Human Rights Act.
  • R (Binyam Mohamed) v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Office [2009] EWHC 1159 (Admin); EWHC 152 (Admin); [2010] EWCA Civ 65; [2010] EWCA Civ 158
    Representing the Claimant in judicial review, concerning the UK’s complicity in torture and extraordinary rendition.

See also cases listed under administrative law, many of which raise human rights issues.

Immigration

  • U and others v Secretary of State for the Home Department SIAC 25 January 2013
    Representing Algerian appellants in appeal against decision to deport, on the ground that that deportation to Algeria would give rise to a real risk of torture. 
  • R (Refugee Action) v Secretary of State for the Home Department
    Representing claimant in pending challenge to the rates of Asylum Support.
  • R (S (Sri Lanka)) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2012] EWHC 2638 (Admin)
    Representing Claimant in successful judicial review of Home Office's public disclosures of complaints of mistreatment made by asylum seeker returned to Sri Lanka.  Resulted in Court ordering the return of the asylum seeker to the UK, and the grant of asylum. 
  • R (NS) v Secretary of State for Home Office, Case C-411/10 ECJ (Grand Chamber) 21.12.2011
    Challenge to the removal of an asylum seeker to Greece on grounds of breach of fundamental rights by the Greek State. It is the first case addressing the scope of rights under the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights.
  • PO (Nigeria) v of State for Home Office [2011] EWCA Civ 132
    Represented the Appellant in a successful appeal concerning the return of a trafficked woman to Nigeria.
  • Medical Justice v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2010] EWHC 1925 (Admin), [2011] EWCA Civ 1710
    Represented the Claimant in a successful judicial review of Home Office policy of removing asylum seekers from the UK without notice.

Environmental Law

  • R (ClientEarth) v SSEFRA [2013] UKSC 25
    Representing Appellant in challenge to UK’s breach of EU air pollution limits, and lack of effective remedy for the breach. Referred by Supreme Court to the CJEU.

Professional Discipline

  • R (Willford) v FSA [2013] EWCA Civ 677
    Represented claimant in challenge to lack of reasons in FSA disciplinary decision.

Other cases

Administrative Law:

  • R (Age UK v Secretary of State for Business Innovations & Skills [2009] EWHC 2336 (Admin); [2010] ILR 260; ECJ Case C-388/07; [2009] ECR I-1569
  • R (Purdy) v Director of Public Prosecutions [2009] EWCA Civ 92; [2009] UKHL 45; [2009] 1 AC 345
  • R (Equitable Members Action Group) v HM Treasury [2009] EWHC 2495 (Admin)
  • R (Saunders) v Independent Police Complaints Commission [2009] EWCA Civ 187
    Hutchison 3G  UK Ltd v Ofcom/Vodafone v Ofcom [2009] CAT 11 
  • R (Corner House and Campaign Against the Arms Trade) v Serious Fraud Office [2008] UKHL 60; [2008] 3 W.L.R. 568
  • R (Bradley and Others) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Administrative Court (hearing 7 February 2007) CA 7 February 2008 [2008] EWCA Civ 36; [2009] Q.B. 114
  • R (Royal Mail) v Postal Services Commission [2008] EWCA Civ 33 
  • R (Friends of the Earth) v Food Standards Agency [2007] EWHC 558 (Admin); [2008] Env. L.R. 35
  • R (Equal Opportunities Commission) v Secretary of State for Trade & Industry [2007] EWHC 483 (Admin);  [2007] I.R.L.R. 327
  • R (Sinn Fein) v Secretary of State for Northern Ireland [2007] EWHC 12 (Admin)
  • R (Lin) v Secretary of State for Transport (Administrative Court July 2006)
  • R (Da Silva) v DPP and Independent Police Complaints Commission [2006] EWHC 3204 (Admin)
  • R (Burke) v General Medical Council (CA) [2005] EWCA Civ 1003; [2006] Q.B. 273 
  • R (Wilkinson) v Inland Revenue Commissioners (House of Lords) [2005] UKHL 30; [2005] 1 W.L.R. 1718
  • R (Quintavalle) v HFEA (HL) [2005] UKHL 28; [2005] 2 A.C. 561
  • R (Jamba!) v Advertising Standards Authority (Admin Court) [2005] EWHC 2609 (Admin)
  • R (European Roma Rights Center) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2003] EWCA Civ 666; [2004] QB 81
  • A v Leeds Hospital NHS Trust [2003] EWHC 259(QB); (2003) 1 FLR 412
  • X and Y v Mirror Group Newspapers [2003] EWHC 1101 (QB)
  • R (Sporting Options) v Horserace Betting Levy Board [2003] EWHC 1943 (Admin)
  • Anufrijeva v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2003] UKHL 36; [2004] 1 AC 604
  • R (RM) v BBC [2003] HC
  • R (Heather)v Leonard Cheshire Foundation [2002] EWCA Civ 366; [2002] 2 All ER 936
  • R (Widgery Soldiers) v Lord Saville of Newdigate [2001] EWCA Civ 2048; [2002] 1 WLR 1249

Civil Liberties & Human Rights

  • R (Purdy) v Director of Public Prosecutions [2009] EWCA Civ 92; [2009] UKHL 45; [2009] 1 AC 345 
  • R (Saunders) v Independent Police Complaints Commission [2008] EWHC 2372 (Admin); [2009] 1 All ER 379
  • R (Savage) v South Essex Partnership NHS Trust [2008] UKHL 74
  • Chief Constable of Hertfordshire Police v Van Colle [2008] UKHL 50; [2008] 3 WLR 593
  • R (U) v Secretary of State for the Home Department 
  • MT (Algeria) (2) RB (Algeria) (3) U (Algeria) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2007] EWCA Civ 808
  • MK v Secretary of State for the Home Department SIAC SC/29/2004, 19 May 2006
  • R (Wilkinson) v Inland Revenue Commissioners (House of Lords/ECHR) [2005] UKHL 30; [2005] 1 WLR 1718
  • Evans and Hadley v Amicus Healthcare and others [2003] EWHC 2161 (Fam); (2004) 2 WLR 713; [2004] EWCA Civ 72; (2005) Fam 1
  • In re Mary Bell [2003] EWHC 1101; [2003] EMLR 37
  • R (Rose) v Secretary of State for Health [2002] EWHC 1593 (Admin)
  • In re Maxine Carr

Immigration 

  • Andreadis v Greece [2004]
  • Megrahi v UK [2002]
  • Former King of Greece v Republic of Greece [2001]
  • Tolstoy v United Kingdom [1995] 20 EHRR 442; [1996] EMLR 152
  • H v United Kingdom
  • Crossland v United Kingdom; Willis v United Kingdom

Environmental Law

  • ECGD v Friends of the Earth [2008] EWHC 638 (Admin); [2008] Env. L.R. 40
  • Ofcom v Information Commissioner (Administrative Court, April 2008)
  • R (Friends of the Earth) v Food Standards Agency [2007] EWHC 558 (Admin); [2008] Env. L.R. 35
  • R (OSS) v Environment Agency; R (SRM) v Environment Agency; Granox v Environment Agency; Onyx Hanson v Environment Agency; Energy Power Resources Ltd v Environment Agency
  • R (Friends of the Earth) v Environment Agency [2003] EWHC 3193 (Admin); [2004] Env. L.R. 31

Professional Discipline

  • Phipps v GMC [2005] EWHC 1608 (Admin); [2006] EWCA Civ 397
  • R (Ghosh) v GMC; Aziz v GMC [2006] EWHC 2743
  • Dzikowski v GMC [2006] EWHC 2468 (Admin)
  • R (Al- Khayat) v GMC [2005] EWHC 2917 (Admin)
  • R (Burke) v General Medical Council (CA) [2005] EWCA Civ 1003; [2006] Q.B. 273
  • Ghosh v GMC [2001] UKPC 29; [2001] 1 W.L.R. 1915
  • R v Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, ex parte Mercury Communications (1999) 149 NLJ 1646
  • R v Radio Authority, ex parte Bull [1996] QB 169 (DC); [1998] QB 294 (CA)
  • R v Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority, ex parte Blood [1996] 3 WLR 1176 (QBD); [1997] 2 WLR 806 (CA); [1999] Fam 151 (CA)
  • R v Secretary of State for the Home Department, ex parte O'Brien [1996] 8 Admin LR 121; [1996] COD 171
  • R v ITC ex parte Virgin Television Ltd [1996] EMLR 318
  • R v ITC ex parte Church of Scientology [1996] COD 443
  • R v Secretary of State for the Home Department, ex parte Phull [1996] Imm AR 72 (CA)
  • R v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs ex parte Manelfi [1996] 1 CLY 2520
  • R v Secretary of State for Transport, ex parte Richmond upon Thames (No. 4) [1996] 1 WLR 1005
  • R v Secretary of State for the Home Department, ex parte Fire Brigades Union [1995] 2 AC 513

EU and Competition

Regulatory and Competition

Dinah has a wide-ranging regulatory and competition practice, acting for regulators and regulated undertakings, and has appeared regularly in both domestic courts and tribunals and the European Court of Justice.

Current and recent work

  • Cooper Tire & Rubber Co Europe Ltd v Dow Deutschland and others (pending in Commercial Court)
    Representing claimants in pending follow on damages action concerning losses arising out of the operation of a European synthetic rubber cartel.
  • BT v Ofcom (Pending before the CAT)
    Representing various cable operators in appeal arising out of Ofcom decision that BT overcharged for Ethernet services.
  • Tesco v OFT [2012] CAT 31
    Representing Tesco in appeal to CAT against OFT decision finding that Tesco participated in concerted practice with the object of distorting competition in the market for British cheese in 2002 and 2003.
  • BSkyB and others v Ofcom [2012] CAT 20
    Representing Ofcom in appeals brought by BSkyB, FA Premier League and other parties against Ofcom’s decision requiring BSkyB to wholesale its sports channels to other broadcasters. Pending before Court of Appeal.
  • The Number v Ofcom Case C-16/10 (17 February 2011)
    Representing The Number in CAT appeal against decision rejecting complaint against BT concerning the wholesale charges for directory inquiries information.
  • Shell and others v OFT [2011] CAT 41
    Representing Shell in successful CAT appeal relating to alleged fixing of the price of tobacco.
  • BT v Ofcom [2010] CAT 15
    Appeal to CAT concerning pricing of telecoms services. Representing intervening communications providers.
  • J Sainsbury
    Advising J Sainsbury in relation to OFT investigations into the grocery market.

Other cases

  • H3G v Ofcom [2009] EWCA Civ 683
  • Vodafone v Ofcom [2009] CAT 11
  • O2 v Ofcom [2008] EWCA Civ 1373; [2009] Bus. L.R. 794 
  • Welsh Water v Corus Plc [2007] EWCA Civ 285 
  • Crehan v Inntrepreneur [2006] UKHL 38; [2007] 1 A.C. 333
  • R (Sporting Options) v Horserace Betting Levy Board [2003] EWHC 1943
  • R (Age Concern) v Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
  • R (Equal Opportunities Commission) v Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
  • Boyle v EOC [1999] ICR 360 (ECJ)
  • Sirdar v Army Board, The Times, Oct 27, 1999
  • Coote v Granada Hospitality [1999] ICR 100 (ECJ)
  • R v Secretary of State for Social Security, ex parte Taylor, 16.12.99
  • Levez v Jennings (Harlow Pools) Ltd [1999] ICR 521 (ECJ)
  • Brown v Rentokil [1998] ICR 790 (ECJ)
  • Atkins v Wrekin District Council [1997] ICR 75 (ECJ)
  • R v Licensing Authority of the Department of Health, ex parte Scotia Pharmaceuticals [1997] BMLR 171
  • R v Secretary of State for Health, ex parte Generics The Times, February 25 1997
  • R v Secretary of State for Health, ex parte Richardson [1996] ICR 471 (ECJ)
  • Enderby v Frenchay Health Authority [1991] 382 (EAT); [1994] ICR 112 (CA + ECJ)

Telecommunications

Dinah acts regularly for Ofcom and for communications providers, in the CAT and the High Court, and advises on all aspects of telecommunications regulation in the UK.

Current and recent work

  • BT v Ofcom (pending before CAT)
    Representing cable operators in pending appeal concerning Ofcom’s regulation of charges for Ethernet services.
  • BT v Ofcom [2010] CAT 15, [2012] EWCA Civ 1051
    Acting for the Altnets intervening in appeal concerning Ofcom’s resolution of a dispute as to BT’s charges for Partial Private Circuits. 
  • BT v Ofcom (080) [2011] EWCA Civ 245
    Representing Ofcom in an appeal concerning admissibility of evidence in the CAT. 
  • O2 v Ofcom [2010] CAT 25
    Acting for Ofcom in appeal concerning O2’s entitlement to spectrum.
  • The Number v Ofcom Case C-16/10 (17 February 2011)
    Representing The Number in CAT appeal against decision rejecting complaint against BT concerning the wholesale charges for directory inquiries information.

Other cases

  • H3G v Ofcom [2009] EWCA Civ 683
  • Vodafone v Ofcom [2009] CAT 11
  • O2 v Ofcom  [2008] EWCA Civ 1373; [2009] Bus. L.R. 794

Employment

Dinah has a particular interest and expertise in discrimination and equal pay, and in appellate advocacy. She has considerable experience of the use of mediation to resolve employment disputes.

Current and recent work

  • Dinah was retained by the BBC in December 2012 to investigate and report on instances of harassment and bullying, and the BBC’s policies and training, in the wake of the Jimmy Savile scandal. Her report was published in April 2013.
  • President of the Methodist Conference v Preston [2013] UKSC 29
    Representing Methodist Conference in successful appeal to Supreme Court, concerning the question whether Methodist ministers are employees.
  • USDAW v WW Realisation 1 Limited (in Liquidation) (Employment Appeal Tribunal, May 2013)
    Representing claimants in successful appeal to EAT concerning duty to consult before mass redundancies (case arising out of the insolvency of Woolworths).
  • North v Dumfries and Galloway DC [2013] UKSC 45
    Representing Appellants in successful appeal to Supreme Court concerning the suitability of particular male employees for the purposes of an equal pay claim.
  • Seldon v Clarkson, Wright and Jakes [2010] EWCA Civ 899, [2012] UKSC 16
    Intervening for the Secretary of State in appeal concerning the justification of mandatory retirement of a partner in a Solicitor’s firm.
  • R (Age UK v Secretary of State for Business Innovations & Skills [2009] EWHC 2336 (Admin); [2010] ILR 260; ECJ Case C-388/07; [2009] ECR I-1569 Case C-388/07 [2009] ICR 1080
    Representing the Defendant in a judicial review of the default retirement age in the Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006, which is alleged to be incompatible with EU law.  [Now referred to the ECJ].
  • Grainger PLC & Ors v Mr T Nicholson [2010] IRLR 4
    Represented the Claimant in an appeal which decided belief in climate change is capable of protection as a philosophical belief.

Other cases

  • Health and Safety Executive v Wilson [2009] EWCA Civ 1074
  • Bloxham v Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (ET) [2007] Pens. L.R. 375
  • Tofeji v BNP Paribas
  • Prebon Yamane Singapore v Spring and others
  • Villalba v Merrill Lynch (EAT) [2007] I.C.R. 469
  • B v BAA (EAT) [2005] ICR 1530 : [2005] IRLR 927
  • Maxcor v Tullett Liberty Ltd
  • Diem (Ho) v Crystal Services Plc (EAT) UKEAT/0398/05/DM, 16 December 2005
  • R (Amicus and others) v Secretary of State for Trade and Industry [2004] EWHC 860 (Admin); [2007] I.C.R. 1176; [2004] I.R.L.R. 430
  • R v MoD, ex parte Leale and Lane
  • Bahl v Law Society (2003) EAT
  • Farr and others (2003)
  • Croft v Royal Mail (2003) CA
  • Lawrence v Regent Office Care (2002) ECJ
  • RCO v Unison (2002) CA
  • Fulham FC v Tigana
  • Williamson and Everington v KoreaOnline
  • Nagarajan v London Underground [1999] 3 WLR 425 (HL (E))
  • French v Barclays Bank [1998] IRLR 646 (CA)
  • Diocese of Hallam v Connaughton [1996] ICR 860 (EAT)
  • Ratcliffe v North Yorkshire County Council [1995] IRLR 439 (HL)
  • MoD v Cannock and others [1994] ICR 918 (EAT
  • James v Eastleigh Borough Council [1990] 2 AC 751 (HL)

Professional Discipline and Regulation

Dinah undertakes many regulation cases. See the Competition and Telecommunications sections for further examples of cases.

Dinah was retained by the BBC to investigate instances of sexual harassment and bullying at the Corporation, in the wake of the Jimmy Savile scandal.

Other relevant experience

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