Stonewall is facing a tribunal over claims it tried to have a “gender critical” barrister sacked, after a judge refused to throw the case out.
Allison Bailey, a lesbian criminal barrister who helped to found the LGB Alliance, a charity that allegedly broke away from Stonewall over its stance on transgender inclusion – is currently suing Stonewall.
Ms Bailey claims that the charity collaborated with her chambers, because it was a fee-paying member of the charity’s embattled Diversity Champions scheme, to place her under investigation.
The barrister claims that as a result of a row over her views on transgender issues, she had lost work and income.
Given that barristers are self-employed and all. Apparently they tried to get her thrown out of chambers, fewer cases going her way and so on. But not really sacked – although we know what they mean of course.