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Fieldfisher settles Commander Ali Dizaei's claim against the former Metropolitan Police Authority

04/10/2013

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Fieldfisher and 11 King’s Bench Walk Chambers confirm the settlement of the claims brought by former Commander Ali Dizaei against the former Metropolitan Police Authority.

Fieldfisher and 11 King’s Bench Walk Chambers confirm the settlement of the claims brought by former Commander Ali Dizaei against the former Metropolitan Police Authority (now the Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime) and others.

Former Met Commander Ali Dizaei brought five separate Employment Tribunal claims against the MPA and a number of other parties making allegations of race and religious discrimination and victimisation relating to numerous matters over the period 2004 to 2011. The allegations concerned various applications for promotion; leaks of information about him to the press; his suspension in September 2008 and the handling of that suspension.  This complex set of claims was set down for 40 days due to commence on 20 January 2013 and was one of The Lawyer's Top 20 cases of the year.

Fieldfisher led and co-ordinated the defence of the claims with the representatives of the other respondents, and co-ordinated the negotiations of the settlement of what had appeared to be an intractable dispute.

Richard Kenyon and Neil Johnston of Fieldfisher and Clive Sheldon QC and Patrick Halliday of 11 Kings Bench Walk represented the MPA Respondents.

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