Adam Tolley acted as junior counsel for HMRC (led by John Cavanagh QC) in the recent HL decision in Stringer v HMRC [2009] UKHL 31; [2009] IRLR 677. The HL ruled that at least some claims for annual leave under the Working Time Regulations 1998 could be brought as claims for unlawful deductions from wages, thereby taking advantage of the more generous limitation regime applicable to unlawful deductions claims (where time runs from the last in a “series” of deductions).

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