Publisher Citation: [2011] All ER (D) 22 (Feb)
Neutral Citation: [2011] EWHC 84 (QB)
Court: Queen's Bench Division

Griffith Williams J

Representation Heather Williams QC and Amanda Hart (instructed by Russell Jones Walker) for the claimant.
  John Hendy QC, Rebecca Tuck and Ben Cooper (instructed by Goodman Derrick LLP) for the defendants.
Judgment Dates: 25 January 2011


Trade union - Rules - Election - First defendant trade union's executive committee inviting affiliated organisations to nominate member for office of general secretary - Claimant and third party submitting applications together with nominations for post of general secretary - Claimant seeking declaration that his nomination only valid nomination - Whether nominations of claimant and/or second defendant valid.

The Case

Trade union Rules. The Queen's Bench Division held that the claimant's nominations as general secretary of the first defendant trade union was invalid as the claimant's trade union had not been a member of the first defendant when its general secretaries had nominated the claimant.

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