Terence Merck called to the Bar as both Faculty Scholar and Lord Hope Scholar. He had graduated from Yale University and the University of Edinburgh with Distinction, and practised with a leading litigation firm.
Employment and Equality Law
Terence provides specialist representation across the full spectrum of breach of contract, Equality Act, Employment Rights Act, PIDA (whistleblowing), TUPE (protection of employment) and TULRCA (labour relations) claims, and emerging areas of employment law.
He appears for both claimants and respondents. Over the years, he has successfully represented chief executives, solicitors, professional footballers, trade unions and corporations, as well as thousands of professionals in multiple claims in the Employment Tribunals in Scotland and England, and the Employment Appeal Tribunal. He is a member of the Employment Tribunals Users Group and Employment Law Bar Association.
His practice extends further to professional discipline, housing and education proceedings, especially where equality grounds are engaged.
Company and Commercial
Terence offers specialist advice and advocacy in shareholder and director disputes. This includes unfair prejudice litigation, derivative actions, director misconduct and insolvency malpractice.
Prior to coming to the Bar, he dealt extensively with shareholder and director disputes, insolvency and corporate governance matters during his time working as CEO of the tech and media group of an international conglomerate.
He is also experienced in commercial contractual disputes.
Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence
Terence acts on behalf of insurers and individuals in all areas of reparation in liability, causation and quantum disputes. He has keen interest in clinical negligence, such as misdiagnosis, surgical error and birth trauma, often involving difficult issues of causation, but also employers’ liability, product liability, historic abuse, and cases involving foreign law, such as accidents abroad.
Previously he completed a Diploma in Legal Medicine from the Royal College of Physicians in London with Distinction. During devilling he assisted in various fatal or catastrophic accidents, clinical negligence and solicitor negligence cases, as well as attended numerous proofs in personal injury, accidents abroad and historic abuse.
He has served on the Advocate General’s Panel of Nominated Presenting Officers and on the Free Legal Services Unit Advocacy Scheme. He has considerable experience in advice, negotiation, witness examination and advocacy in both evidential hearings and appeals.
Adamson v SHC – s.15, harassment and discriminatory dismissal
Flynn v TLCC – misconduct dismissal
Stewart v KMS – redundancy, no Polkey reduction
AB v Christian Brothers (Devilling) – child abuse
A – pension age discrimination
M and M – historic holiday pay
K – an immigration appeal against refusal of asylum and humanitarian protection and Art 8 claims
I – an appeal to the Employment Appeal Tribunal relating to worker status and breach of contract
A – SSSC fitness to practise matter
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