Andrew Short QC: "Equal Pay: equality and super market forces"
Andrew Short QC (LLB 1989)
Wills Memorial Building
As part of the Distinguished Alumni Guest Lecture Series, Andrew Short QC (LLB 1989) barrister Outer Temple Chambers will be giving a lecture entitled: "Equal Pay: equality and super market forces"
Andrew Short QC studied law at the University of Bristol between 1986 and 1989.
Having had a haircut, he was called to the Bar in 1990 and practised from 4 Brick Court and subsequently Coram Chambers until joining Outer Temple Chambers in 2003. He took silk in 2010. His work usually concerns pensions, employment and discrimination law.
In recent years he has been involved in many of the largest equal pay claims in the public sector, particularly those involving Birmingham City Council. He was leading counsel for the claimants in the landmark decision of the Supreme Court in Abdulla v Birmingham City Council  UKSC 47 which established the right of former employees to pursue equal pay claims in the civil courts.
More recently, he has been instructed in equal pay litigation against ASDA, in what is likely to become the largest equal pay claim the private sector has seen. The Lawyer recently identified the ASDA claim as one of the 20 most important claims of 2015.