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Keith Webster

Year of call: 2006

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Keith is an advocate with a courtroom demeanour which belies his relatively recent call to the Bar; he is also a skilled negotiator.

His ability to inspire confidence in lay clients and his efficient approach to case management and communication are highly valued by those who instruct him.

His case preparation has been described as meticulous.

For more information please visit www.keithwebster.co.uk

 

Employment & Discrimination Law

He represents claimants and respondents in employment law and discrimination claims. His long experience as an employer and manager of large numbers of staff provides him with great insight into employment disputes.

He provides a high level of support to clients in the preparation for litigation and favours early conferences.

His experience includes:

 

  • Unfair dismissal (including redundancy);
  • Constructive dismissal;
  • Dismissal due to pregnancy;
  • Wrongful dismissal – breach of contract;
  • Workplace harassment;
  • Victimisation;
  • Workplace and non-workplace discrimination (because of age, sex, race, sexual orientation, religion or disability);
  • Liability following transfer of undertakings  (‘TUPE’ transfers);
  • Whistle-blowing claims;
  • Health and safety and union-related dismissals;
  • Unlawful deductions from wages.

 

 

 General Crime

His criminal practice is evenly balanced between defence and prosecution and covers the full range of offences, including regulatory offences, fraud, violence, drug dealing and importations.

He is a CPS Grade 2 Prosecutor in London and on the South Eastern and Midland circuits.

Business Crime

Keith maintains a particular interest in business-related crime. His depth of experience in commerce gives him an intuitive grasp of complex commercial situations as well as a detailed knowledge of business practices, financial structures and accounts. He is known for his ability to rapidly master complex facts and detailed financial evidence.

Regulatory Law

He is regularly instructed in matters relating to regulatory law. He is a member of The Health and Safety Lawyers Association.

Civil Litigation

Keith is regularly instructed in matters involving commercial contracts, personal injury claims and other tortious disputes.

Mediation

He is an accredited Mediator. His approach combines empathy and astute commercial insight.

Career

1985/89 – Saatchi & Saatchi Advertising.

1989/06 – Director of several multi-million pound companies in advertising, mail order and publishing.

2007/8 – Pupil Barrister, 18 Red Lion Court.

2009 – Barrister, 4 King’s Bench Walk.

Education & Scholarships

MBA (Warwick); PgDL; Called 2006 – Gray’s Inn.

2005 – Gray’s Inn Bacon Scholarship.

Professional Courses

 

Forensic Accounting.

Equality & Diversity.

Professional Memberships

Criminal Bar Association .

Health & Safety Lawyers Association.

Young Fraud Lawyers Association.

Employment Law Bar Association.

The Bar Association for Commerce, Finance & Industry.

  • Case Profile

    Recent cases

    G v R – For the Respondent – whistle-blowing, unfair constructive dismissal, religious discrimination;

    W v T & D – For both Respondents – unfair dismissal, breach of contract;

    B v A – For the Claimant – unfair dismissal, unlawful deductions, minimum wage;

    S v L (& Others) – For the Respondents – unfair Dismissal, sex discrimination;

    W v R – For the Respondent – disability discrimination;

    R v S (Harrow Crown Court) – Defence – possession of a firearm with intent and perverting the course of justice;

    R v P (Harrow Crown Court) – Defence – blackmail and perverting the course of justice;

    R v G (Huntingdon Crown Court) – Prosecution – causing grievous bodily harm with intent;

    R v B (Reading Crown Court) – Prosecution – grievous bodily harm;

    R v P (Huntingdon Crown Court) – Prosecution – possession with intent to supply Class C drugs and s.47 OAPA 1861;

    R v M (Isleworth Crown Court) – Defence – importation of Class A drugs;

    R v J (Reading Crown Court) – Defence – having custody or control of counterfeit currency;

     

    R v H (Reading Crown Court) – Defence – Food Hygiene Act offences – 9 counts, 3 Defendants;

    R v K (Aylesbury Crown Court) – Defence – grievous bodily harm, s.20 OAPA 1861;

    R v J (Oxford Crown Court) – Defence – actual bodily harm, s.47 OAPA 1861;

    R v P (Uxbridge Magistrates Court) – Prosecution – benefit fraud;

    R (O.A.O. Sanaa Al-Jaf “Um Haider”) v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs – Ongoing judicial review arising out of an allegation of attempted rape at a British Embassy. The allegation concerns the scope of Article 1 ECHR and breaches of Articles 3 and 5. Instructed to advise on disclosure;

    R (O.A.O. Kammash and others) v Secretary of State for Defence – Ongoing judicial review arising out of detention by UK forces in Iraq. The allegations concern the scope of Article 1 ECHR and breaches of Articles 3 and 5. Instructed to advise on disclosure.