Grady v HM Prison Service [2003] IRLR 474 CA

Reports relating to this case:

  • Unfair dismissal: Right to claim unfair dismissal does not vest in trustee in bankruptcy

    3 October 2003

    In Grady v HM Prison Service, the Court of Appeal holds that the EAT erred in holding that a bankrupt had no standing to pursue a complaint of unfair dismissal. Such a complaint, by virtue of its nature and potential remedies, is personal to the complainant. It is not a "thing in action" which vests by law in the trustee in bankruptcy.