Tony Marriot

Tony Marriot

Consultant Solicitor

Tony is a top litigator and employment solicitor with over 40 years’ experience which has covered:

Trade Union Law:  Tony has wide ranging knowledge in respect of trades unions including, drafting of rules, applications for registration as a union and for a certificate of independence, drafting: the terms of legal scheme, drafting correspondence for the union to send to Ministers and the Director General of the Prison Service, parliamentary briefings, articles for union magazines, submissions to the International Labour Organisation, applications to the Certification Officer, advising on the drafting of legally binding collective agreement and balloting for strike action;

Professional negligence, with a niche area of claims against trade unions but also claims against solicitors and accountants;

Civil and commercial Litigation

He has advised in a number of shareholder disputes

Drafting and enforcing of restrictive covenants, contracts of employment, shareholders and partnership agreements and advising on the format of contracts for developments;

Employment – advising both employers and employees on unfair dismissal - discrimination – working time regulations - TUPE - redundancy - changes to terms and conditions – data protection – and advising unions on changes to and the effect of the changes to employment legislation;

Injunctions including contempt proceedings;

Inquests as advocate and as instructing solicitor for commercial organisations in relation to workplace accidents and for union members in relation to deaths in custody including Dr. H. Shipman;

Public Inquiries into the deaths in prison

Complex Criminal proceedings

His advocacy experience ranges from County Court, High Court( In chambers), Technology and Construction (Formally Official Referee’s Court) Employment Tribunals, EAT, Certification Officer in England and Northern Ireland, Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal, Nursing and Midwifery Council, Disciplinary Committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Coroners Courts and the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Reported cases:

R v Oxford Ex parte Levey (1986) CA TLR 1.11.86

Judicial review where it was alleged that the Chief Constable of Liverpool was failing to carry out his statutory duty to police Toxteth.

Boddington and Anor v Lawton and Anor (1994) TLR 19.2.94: 28.3.94 (1994) ICR 478

A case which highlights the fact that at common law a trade union can be deemed to be an illegal organisation if the union’s rules are deemed to be in restraint of trade.

In the Matter of Legal Costs negotiators sub nom Morris and Others v (1) B Hateley (2 )Legal Costs Negotiators Ltd (1999) 2 BCLC 171

The case determined that majority shareholders could not use the unfair prejudice provisions against a minority shareholder.

Fathia Toumia v David Evans CA (1999) LTL 12/3/99: TLR 1/4/99

Dealt with the question as to whether a person can be unlawfully imprisoned whilst in custody

R v Director-General of the Prison Service (2) Secretary of State for the home Department, Ex Parte Prison Officers Association and Ors LTL 8/8/2000

A judicial review challenging the decision of the Prison Service not to provide financial assistance pursuant to a contractual obligation under the officers contract of employment.

Nottinghamshire Healthcare Trust v Prison Officers’ Association (2) R Adams and 716 Ors (2003) LTL 30/6/2003

An appeal related to the validity of employment tribunal proceedings issued on behalf of numerous applicants with a like claim.

Peter Rowe and Ors v Nicholas Martin Fryer and Anor (2003) CA LTL 8.5.2003

A case dealing with the question of when a judge should overrule a person’s right confidentiality and order disclosure of what that person has said to the police when interviewed.

Parkes and Ors v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2008] EWHC 3107 (Admin)

A judicial review related to the question of when a conflict of interest arises between interested parties partaking in an inquest.

Southport Solicitors

Tel: 0170-454 2002

Fax: 0170-454 3144

11 St George's Place

Lord Street



Liverpool Solicitors

Tel: 0151-236 2233

Fax: 0170-454 3144

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L3 9LQ