5 Essex Court

Robert Talalay

Call 2010


Bobby is regularly instructed in a wide range of employment matters in both the ET and the EAT. He has experience defending claims for discrimination and whistle blowing and successfully defended a constabulary in the largest tribunal proceedings in its history. Bobby has also represented both Claimants and Respondents in the ET and EAT, and has experience of drafting advices and pleadings in all employment matters. 

Bobby’s recent cases include a trial for constructive dismissal, an appeal in the EAT against a finding that the Appellant had been fairly dismissed, and successfully obtaining permission from the EAT to appeal on various grounds including perversity.

Parker v BC Softwear Ltd (UKEAT/0213/17/BA) – Counsel for the Appellant in the Employment Appeal Tribunal. The appeal concerned what behaviour constituted a breach of the implied term of trust and confidence and also the fairness of finding that an employee had been dishonest by preferring one person’s account over another’s absent a wider investigation.