Lawyer Sues Barclays Insurance Unit For Legal Costs

Law360, London (March 11, 2020, 5:23 PM GMT) -- A lawyer is claiming £387,000 ($492,000) from Barclays Insurance in both costs and damages following a series of failed appeals in his employment discrimination case against the London borough where he once worked.

Sebastian Townsend Ukegheson said in a High Court claim that Barclays had caused “mental distress and disappointment” after failing to fund a legal appeal against an earlier employment tribunal ruling that went in favor of his previous employer, the London Borough of Haringey.

Ukegheson said he was employed as a “case worker” on his own appeal, rather than as a litigant in person, and was therefore eligible to...

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