0370 270 6000

already registered?

Please sign in with your existing account details.

need to register?

Register to access exclusive content, sign up to receive our updates and personalise your experience on brownejacobson.com.

Privacy statement - Terms and conditions

Hull City risk legal action over sacking of Barmby

10 May 2012

Hull City FC face the prospect of legal action being taken against them by manager Nick Barmby, who was dismissed by the club yesterday.

It was widely reported in the media that the former England international had been suspended for questioning the lack of money made available to him.

Hull’s owners, in confirming Barmby’s dismissal, claimed Barmby had misled fans with his comments. The club has made the reasons for his dismissal public and stated that they are searching for a new manager, despite Barmby being given seven days to appeal against the dismissal.

Employers could potentially leave themselves at greater risk of a successful claim for breach of employment law if they publicise reasons for dismissal and take action to replace the dismissed employee before his appeal has been heard.

It will be interesting to see whether Barmby is prepared to take action against his home town club.

related opinions

Money laundering – a new focus?

It is important to recognise that organisations and individuals do not have to intend to launder money or even to act dishonestly in order to commit money laundering offences.

View blog

Risk warning: independent contractors

Various Claimants v Barclays Bank is a claim in vicarious liability arising from sexual assaults perpetrated by an independent doctor conducting health examinations on employees and prospective employees of Barclays Bank, on the bank’s behalf.

View blog

Vicarious liability and independent contractors: the law continues to evolve

The Court of Appeal’s judgment in the case of Barclays Bank plc and Various Claimants has been handed down.

View blog

FA confirms start date for study into football related brain damage


Following mounting pressure, the Football Association has confirmed a study into suspected links between heading a football and brain damage will begin in January.

View blog

mailing list sign up



Select which mailings you would like to receive from us.

Sign up