Robert Talalay successfully represents Avon and Somerset Constabulary as junior counsel in the biggest internal discrimination and whistleblowing claim in the force’s history

Robert Talalay represented the force as junior counsel in this case involving allegations of harassment, victimisation and sex discrimination. Three women dog handlers brought combined claims against the Constabulary involving 95 allegations of sex and whistleblowing discrimination and 32 protected acts or disclosures.

The trial was listed for six weeks and was to hear from 46 witnesses.

After a two day cross-examination of the third Claimant, who gave evidence first, all three Claimants withdrew their claims for no financial settlement. The six-week case ended in three days, saving considerable expense and minimising further publicity.

The case attracted national press coverage including an article on the ITV website.

Robert is a member of the police team and employment team.