Search for:

Episode Four: Holiday Pay (Part two) – Harpur Trust v Brazel

In brief

The Baker McKenzie London Employment team is delighted to welcome you back to our virtual mini-series, “Employment Rights: is 2022 the year of enforcement?“, with episode four, which is part two of our holiday pay focus during which we’ve explored key considerations for employers who are managing the thorny issue of holiday pay. This episode builds on that discussion with analysis of the Supreme Court’s recent decision in the Harpur Trust v Brazel case, which is likely to require many employers to change the way they calculate holiday pay for atypical workers such as casual, bank and zero hours staff (amongst others).

In this episode Richard Cook and Amy Ling dissect the case, explore how this will impact those groups, and look at some practical ways employers can mitigate the impact of the decision. 

Related Episode

United Kingdom: Employment Rights – Is 2022 the year of enforcement? – Episode One: UK Single Enforcement Body

United Kingdom: Employment Rights – Is 2022 the year of enforcement? – Episode Two: Holiday Pay

United Kingdom: Employment Rights – Is 2022 the year of enforcement? – Episode three: National Minimum Wage


Stephen Ratcliffe is a partner in Baker McKenzie's Employment and Benefits practice in London. He has more than 14 years of legal experience and was recognized as an "Associate to Watch" by Chambers & Partners in 2014, 2015 and 2016 before his promotion to partnership. Stephen has been described as "very precise, technically excellent, but also very practical."


Richard Cook is a Senior Associate in Baker McKenzie London office.


Amy is an associate in Baker McKenzie's Employment & Compensation practice, based in London. Amy qualified as a solicitor in October 2018 before joining the Firm in July 2021. Amy advises clients on both contentious and non-contentious employment law matters across a wide variety of sectors.