A chambers which unlawfully victimised a barrister for standing up to Stonewall has been ordered to pay her £20,000 in costs for “unreasonable conduct”.
Unreasonable, sorta, yes.
Now, an employment tribunal has made the unusual decision of awarding a substantial sum in costs to Ms Bailey for the way Garden Court and its legal team conducted itself during the acrimonious litigation.
The panel singled out for criticism the chambers’ failure to compile an adequate trial bundle, which is crucial for the coherent running of a case.
The stinging judgement says it was unclear whether this was the result of poor resourcing or an issue of “personality” on the part of those involved.
Actually, that’s simply incompetence.
Whether it’s a general thing or specific to this case it’s still not a good look.