- Called: 1996
"I wish that I had you as part of my legal team from the very start...
This was a very complex claim...
I will have no problem in recommending you to anyone."
Client quote at conclusion of 4 week harassment claim against West Mercia Police 11 Dec. 2017
Shane Crawford is a specialist employment law barrister who provides a quality of service based on over twenty years’ experience in this field.
Forensic attention to detail and precision of advocacy at final hearings are anecdotes describing Shane’s involvement by previous clients.
Shane’s experience encompasses all areas of employment law issues and he possesses particular expertise in conducting lengthy hearings of complexity through the whole spectrum of discrimination claims and TUPE. The other areas in which he regularly represents clients are whistleblowing, contract, unlawful deduction of wages, national minimum wage, agency and part-time workers claims and unfair dismissal.
He is highly regarded in his field and is sought after for his subtlety and assertive presence in tribunal and court. He is attentive to the client’s needs and provides a balanced assessment of merits of a case.
Shane’s client base includes private sector respondents and public employers. Shane has a depth of experience in representing claimants from all different professional and trade union backgrounds.
Shane’s case load includes multi-day discrimination cases. A sample of the cases in which he has been involved are:
- MH v West Mercia Police – successfully representing claimant in 4 week final hearing for claims of discrimination and harassment.
- EB v LB of Croydon – representing respondent in response to claims of disability and maternity discrimination.
- JD v Care for U – successfully representing claimant in claims of disability discrimination and unfair dismissal.
- Hemdan v Ishmail – successfully obtaining deposit order in an allegation of caste discrimination.
- Hanley and Barnes v Birmingham City Council – successfully representing respondent in a claim for age discrimination.
- Tully v Council for Voluntary Service Rochdale – successfully representing respondent in a Whistleblowing case.
- Hadera v Boots Management Services – successfully representing respondent in a claim of race discrimination.
- Bibb v West Midlands Fire and Rescue Authority – representing claimant in a claim of disability discrimination.
- Manoj v VF Services – successfully representing respondent in a claim of sexual harassment and victimisation.
- Williams v E.On – representing respondent in a claim for sex discrimination.
He has significant experience of conducting appeals in the EAT having done both pro bono and privately funded cases.
- R (Badur) v Birmingham Crown Court and others  EWHC 539 (Admin)
- Carroll v Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime UKEATPA/0203/14/JOJ
- Nikolova v M & P Enterprises London Ltd UKEAT/0293/15/DM
Professional conduct and right to practise hearings
Shane is experienced in representing individuals appearing before the General Medical Council, National College for Teaching and Leadership and the Conduct and Competence committee Health and Care Professions Council.
Shane’s articles on current areas of interest in his specialism are regularly published in the ELA Briefing.
Recent ELA Briefing articles:
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Inspire FM – Shane guests on Attiq Malik’s weekly legal show.
LexisNexis Webinar: Key issues when recruiting apprentices Webinar.
Shane regularly gives lectures and seminars on current areas of development in employment law. He has also conducted training sessions for other lawyers for the ELA.
Most recently Shane lectured at Wrigleys Solicitors Annual Employment Update for Charities 2018 – 26 June 2018.
LLM – International Human Rights
Shane is a supporter of the Bar Pro Bono Unit.
Shane is a member of the ELA Pro Bono committee.