Assunta Del Priore

Assunta Del Priore

Year of call:

1998, Middle Temple

Contact:

Assunta Del Priore

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Appointments:

Deputy District Judge

Associations:

Employment Law Bar Association
Employment Lawyers Association
Industrial Law Society

Education:

MA (Hons), University of Edinburgh;
M.Litt., University of St Andrews;
Postgraduate Diploma in Law, City University.
Benefactors' Scholar (Middle Temple)

QUOTES AND RANKINGS

Assunta Del Priore has been consistently ranked as Leading Junior in Employment law on the Northern Circuit since 2015. Recent examples include:

Employment – Leading Junior Band 1
"Diligent, focused and great with clients."
Legal 500 2021

Employment – Leading Junior Band 1
"A force of nature."
Legal 500 2020

Employment – ranked Tier 1
“A strong, calm, smart, formidable advocate.”
Legal 500 2019

Please see the foot of this profile for all rankings and quotes.

PROFILE

Assunta is experienced in advising and representing in matters of discrimination, whistleblowing, unfair dismissal, redundancies, working time and the national minimum wage, amongst others. She has been instructed on behalf of businesses, local authorities, qualifications bodies, trade unions and individual claimants in a wide range of employment disputes.

Assunta is particularly skilled at client care, and in supporting both employer and employee clients who are facing the tribunal process.  She is regularly praised for her empathic manner and sensible approach, and for her expertise in representing vulnerable clients.  She is recognised for her persuasive advocacy and for the high quality of her work. She is knowledgeable about disability discrimination and takes a keen interest in issues of mental health in the employment law context. She is ranked tier 1 in the Legal 500.

Assunta joined Chambers in late 2010.  Previously, she practised as a barrister from Chambers in London and Manchester. Immediately before joining Chambers, she was a Senior Law Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University.

NOTABLE CASES

  • Mr and Mrs Frudd v Partington Group Limited, UKEAT/0240/2018/OO. Considers the status of workers on-call outside the sleep-in period for national minimum wage purposes.
  • Focus Care Agency Limited v Roberts [2017] I.C.R. 1186.  The meaning of 'time work' in Regulation 30 of the National Minimum Wage Regulations 2015.
  • Chief Constable of the Greater Manchester Police v Bailey UKEAT/0166/15. Race discrimination and victimisation.
  • Jackson Lloyd Ltd and Mears Group plc v Smith and Others UKEAT/0127/13. TUPE transfer from subsidiary to parent in the context of a share sale. 'Authority' of employee representatives in Regulation 13(1) (b)(i) of TUPE.
  • Ashby v JJB Sports plc UKEAT/0114/12. Scope of duty to consult in redundancy cases.
  • National Grid Electricity Transmission plc v Wood, UKEAT/0432/07. Implied contracts of employment - agency workers.

PRESCRIBED INFORMATION

Assunta is a practising barrister who is regulated by the Bar Standards Board. Details of information held by the BSB about Assunta can be found here

Assunta’s clerks will happily provide no obligation quotations for all legal services that she provides. Their contact details can be found here. It is most common for Assunta to undertake Court and Tribunal work for either a fixed fee or brief fee plus additional refresher days. For advisory work, paperwork and conferences it is most commonly charged at an hourly rate, although fixed fees may be available. Assunta will typically return paperwork within 21 says however professional commitments, complexity and volume of documentation can affect these approximate timescales.

Employment:
"Assunta is excellent in her appropriation of briefs involving complex facts and has a great ability to pull key points fact in to optimal point of legal strategy. Attention to detail is a very great strength."

Legal 500 2022


Employment – Leading Junior Band 1
"Diligent, focused and great with clients."

Legal 500 2021


Employment – Leading Junior Band 1
"A force of nature."

Legal 500 2020


Employment – ranked Tier 1
“A strong, calm, smart, formidable advocate.”

Legal 500 2019


'A specialist in employment law.'

Legal 500, 2017


'She has a very empathetic client manner.'

Legal 500, 2016


'A very safe pair of hands, and very proactive in her case preparation.'

Legal 500, 2015


'Recommended'

Legal 500, 2008


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