David Sorensen

Email [email protected]Telephone 033 3344 9603
Location Leeds Office

career

I head up work for several unions and associations. I began working for unions, associations, professional bodies, charities and their members in 1999.

I have a mixed caseload of employment matters on behalf of members of unions, associations, professional bodies, charities as well as private clients and specialise in whistle-blowing cases, TUPE and protective awards.

I also act in discrimination cases (such as on the grounds of sex, race, sexual orientation, disability and age) as well as, for example, unfair dismissal and contractual disputes. I have a successful history in unfair dismissal cases involving, for example, whistle-blowing, trade union reasons, health and safety grounds, the assertion of statutory rights and regularly conduct my own advocacy in Tribunals and Courts.

I provide industrial action advice and assist unions with internal matters involving union rules, constitutional, regulatory (Certification Office, CAC etc) and recognition issues, along with advising unions and associations on other matters such as defamation.

I represent individuals in regulatory disciplinary processes such as before the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC), Farriers Registration Council (FRC) and British Horseracing Authority (BHA).

I deliver talks and training packages on a wide variety of employment law topics. I also write articles concerning employment issues, being a contributor to Westlaw UK Insight, part of Sweet & Maxwell, Thomas Reuters.

I’ve been involved in a number of appeal cases, for example at the Employment Appeal and Court of Appeal, with recent notable cases of Wilsons Solicitors v Johnsons and others [UKEAT051510] and Woodhouse v West North West Homes Leeds Limited [UKEAT000712] at the Employment Appeal Tribunal in London, and Leeds City Council v Woodhouse [2010 EWCA Civ 410], at the Court of Appeal.

I joined the Practice in 1999 as a Trainee Solicitor, and trained in personal injury, employment, criminal defence, property and conveyancing. After qualification, I worked in both criminal defence and employment, choosing to specialise in employment work in early 2002. As a criminal defence lawyer I appeared in Magistrates Courts on a daily basis.

Prior to Morrish, I worked in various jobs whilst at school, university and before I qualified as a solicitor – shelf stacker, warehouse operative for M & S, vegetable factory picker, deckhand in the Mediterranean, building site labourer, barman, delivery driver of cars, vans and small lorries and branch manager with a national car hire firm. In hindsight, all good experience for becoming an employment lawyer!

memberships

  • Institute of Employment Rights
  • Employment Lawyer’s Association
  • Industrial Law Society
  • The Law Society

client feedback

“A massive thank you for all your help and guidance with my employment dispute and settlement. You’ve helped myself and my family get through a stressful time very smoothly. We are all truly grateful”.

“When Mr Sorensen first got in touch with me he was very friendly and seemed genuinely interested in my case. I felt in no doubt he would do his best to get the case resolved.”

“Nothing seemed too much and always accomodating. A great experience that would easily persuade me to come back.”

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