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Bayo Randle

Year of Call: 2012

"the barristers are all very bright, responsive, cool under pressure"

Legal 500

Bayo Randle

Year of Call: 2012

"the barristers are all very bright, responsive, cool under pressure"

Legal 500

Bayo Randle

Year of Call: 2012

Bayo Randle

"the barristers are all very bright, responsive, cool under pressure"

Legal 500

Bayo Randle

Year of Call: 2012

Since becoming a tenant of Chambers, Bayo has developed a busy and diverse practice across all of Chambers’ main areas of practice.

He accepts instructions in all areas of Chambers' work, in particular commercial litigation, insurance and reinsurance, professional negligence, employment, tax and personal injury.

Bayo is instructed as part of the legal team in The Construction Industry Vetting Information Group Litigation, a case highlighted by The Lawyer as one of the Top 20 Cases to watch in 2016.

  • Employment

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    Bayo is forging a broad practice in employment law. He advises and appears on behalf of claimants and respondents in preliminary, one-day and multi-day Employment Tribunal hearings, as well as contractual disputes in the civil courts. 

    Examples of recent cases and matters include:

    • Acting for defendants in The Construction Industry Vetting Information Group Litigation
    • Acting for a respondent in a multi-day hearing against 15 claimants who brought claims for unpaid wages, redundancy pay and holiday pay following a disputed TUPE transfer. 
    • Acting on behalf of a claimant pursuing claims for constructive unfair dismissal, various forms of discrimination, wrongful dismissal and unlawful deduction of wages
    • Acting on behalf of a defendant who was dismissed by her employer in a counterclaim for breach of contract, wrongful interference with goods, defamation and negligence

    Click here for a copy of Bayo's recent article on the correct treatment of overtime payments for the purposes of holiday pay.

  • Commercial Litigation

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    Bayo has experience in a broad range of commercial disputes in the County Courts and High Court. He is available to accept instructions in all areas of commercial law.

    Examples of recent cases and matters include:

    • Acting for defendants in The Construction Industry Vetting Information Group Litigation - one of the Lawyer's Top 20 cases of 2016 - in which approximately 700 claimants broughts claims for defamation, unlawful means conspiracy, misuse of confidential and private information, and breach of the Data Protection Act 1998.
    • Appearing in the High Court to defend a claim of civil fraud and breach of contract against a multi-academy trust. 
    • Appearing in the High Court to set aside an injunction against an energy company.
    • Appearing for an energy company in the High Court in respect of a high value claim against multiple sister companies.
    • Advising an oil and gas company on the appropriate means of enforcing a multi-million pound judgment.
  • Tax

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    Bayo has assisted Akash Nawbatt with a number of taxation matters. These include matters relating to deductions and residency issues and, in particular:

    • Hargreaves v HMRC (2014) – On behalf of HMRC, two day appeal in the UT concerning the issue of whether the FtT had erred in its decision that the question of the competence of HMRC’s discovery assessment should be determined at the substantive hearing.
    • Daniel v HMRC (2014) – On behalf of HMRC, a one-day appeal to the FtT by the appellant to set aside the judgment of a differently constituted FtT in respect of a decision that the appellant was not UK resident in the relevant tax year and that a discovery assessment in the same year was valid.
    • Glyn v HMRC (2014) – On behalf of HMRC, one-day appeal in the UT against the FtT’s refusal of permission to appeal.
    • Trigg v HMRC (2014) – On behalf of HMRC, two day hearing in the FtT concerning the issue of whether certain securities were qualifying corporate bonds, such that any gain accruing on their disposal would be a chargeable gain.

    Bayo assisted Chris Stone in G4S v HMRC (2014), which was a three-day hearing in the FtT concerning the deductibility of parking fines for the purposes of corporation tax.

    Click here for a copy of Bayo's recent article in which he analyses the effect of the costs sharing decision in Eclipse 35 and considers a few methods to avoid paying the full costs of bundle preparation, pending the Supreme Court appeal.

  • Insurance & Reinsurance

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    Assisting Ben Lynch, Bayo gained a broad experience of various insurance law matters, in particular:

    • Godiva v Travelers (2014); A very high value aggregation claim in which Ben Lynch is led by Colin Edelman QC
    • In various other insurance cases raising notification, aggregation and insurer liability issues

    He also assisted Richard Harrison in Rathbone Brothers Plc v Novae Corporate Underwriting [2014] EWCA Civ 1464, which was a dispute concerning the coverage of professional indemnity policies (and related D&O policies) for the defence of a claim for over £100m, based on allegations of mis-management of the assets of an offshore trust.

  • Professional Negligence

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    Bayo gained experience of a broad range of professional liability matters whilst assisting Ben Lynch. He has produced a number of advices and drafted pleadings in professional liability matters, including claims against solicitors, barristers, surveyors and conveyancers.

  • Personal Injury

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    Bayo practises in all areas of personal injury work, including:

    • RTAs and Highway Act cases
    • Employer's liability
    • Occupiers’ liability

    Examples of recent cases and matters include:

    • The Kenya Emergency Group Litigation (the ongoing Mau Mau litigation) during which he gained significant personal injury and human rights litigation experience. His work included the drafting of pleadings and witness statements.
    • Assisting Stephen Killalea QC in The Personal Representatives of the Estate of Cyril Biddick (Deceased) v. Mark Morcom [2014] EWCA Civ 182. This was an appeal, which concerned the question of whether or not reliance was required before a duty of care, based on an assumption of responsibility, could arise in a personal injury case.

Memberships and Associations

COMBAR, ELA, ELBA, BILA, PNBA, RBA, PIBA

Awards and Scholarships

Lincoln’s Inn:

Lord Denning Scholar (2011)

Hardwicke Entrance Award (2011)

University of Nottingham:

Law Graduates' Association Moot Prize (2011)

The George Norton Memorial Prize (2011)

The Azlan Shah Prize (2011)

Mooting:

Lincoln’s Inn Inter-Varsity Mooting Competition: Winner (2012)

Inns of Court Inter-Inn Mooting Competition: Runner-Up (2012)

Nottingham Varsity Moot Competition: Winner (2011)

Blackstone’s National Advocacy Competition: Runner-Up (2011)

Nottingham University Moot Competition: Winner (2011)

Academic

BCL (Conflict of Laws, Commercial Remedies, Personal Taxation, Principles of Civil Procedure), Corpus Christi College, University of Oxford (2013)

Bar Professional Training Course, Kaplan Law School (Very Competent) (2012)

LLB Law with European Law, University of Nottingham (First Class Honours, ranked 3rd on degree) (2011)

Erasmus (European and International Law), University of Copenhagen (2010)