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/ 17 Jul 2012

Hanne & Co Employment Solicitor Nominated for Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year 2012

Harry Dronfield, solicitor specialising in Employment Law, represented two former employees of the Libyan news organisation, JANA, in a claim for unfair dismissal against the Government of Libya. Harry was referred to the case by Law Work’s Pro Bono Unit.

The Government of Libya claimed that they were able to avoid being sued by relying on the principle of “state immunity”. The dispute was based around whether the employees were “members of a mission”. Ultimately, the Tribunal found in favour of the Government of Libya on the state immunity point and the claim could therefore not proceed.

Harry worked tirelessly in arguing the employees case and did so on pro bono basis. Due, in part, to his work on this case he was nominated for Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year in the 2012 Law Works Pro Bono Awards.

In addition, one of the employees, Karen Debrowska, subsequently dedicated a collection of short stories, Melancholy Memories to Harry. The link is here.

Hanne & Co’s employment team are happy to talk with employees and employers experiencing problems in the work place or perhaps just those seeking guidance on HR related matters. You can contact Harry by email on harryd@hanne.co.uk. Harry represents employers and employees in complex employment related disputes, and possesses a wealth of experience in unfair dismissal, wrongful dismissal and discrimination. If you are an employer or employee seeking advice, we’d love to hear from you.

Please visit our employment law department for further information; http://www.hanne.co.uk/legal-services/employment-law/

By Employment Law Team employmentdepartment@hanne.co.uk.

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