Rose v Dodd: CA 27 Jul 2005

The Law Society had intervened in the claimant’s employer’s solicitors practice. The claimant appealed refusal of an award of a redundancy payment.
Held: The intervention did not necessarily bring to an end the employer’s business, and therefore there was no necessary redundancy situation implied only because of the intervention. The contracts of employment were not frustrated by a temporary interruption in the supply of services by the employer.


Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers MR, Waller LJ, Mummery LJ


[2005] EWCA Civ 957, Times 16-Aug-2005




Solicitors Act 1974


England and Wales


Appeal fromRose v Dodd EAT 30-Nov-2004
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CitedBrace v Calder 1895
The dissolution of the employing partnership brings a contract of employment to an end.
Rigby LJ said: ‘a contract to serve four employers cannot, without express language, be construed as being a contract to serve two of them . . the . .
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Legal Professions, Employment

Updated: 01 July 2022; Ref: scu.229028