“Bayo is very precise and considered in his approach, particularly in complex litigation."

Head of Litigation, FTSE 100 Energy Company

Bayo Randle

Year of Call: 2012

“Bayo is very precise and considered in his approach, particularly in complex litigation."

Head of Litigation, FTSE 100 Energy Company

Bayo Randle

Year of Call: 2012

“Bayo is very precise and considered in his approach, particularly in complex litigation."

Head of Litigation, FTSE 100 Energy Company

Bayo Randle

Year of Call: 2012

Bayo Randle

“Bayo is very precise and considered in his approach, particularly in complex litigation."

Head of Litigation, FTSE 100 Energy Company

Bayo Randle

Year of Call: 2012

Bayo’s principal areas of practice are employment, commercial litigation and tax.

Bayo has been instructed in many high profile cases and was part of the legal team in The Construction Industry Vetting Information Group Litigation, a case highlighted by The Lawyer as one of the Top 20 Cases to watch in 2016. He remained instructed in ongoing related proceedings until they were finally resolved in 2020 

In 2019 he was appointed to the Attorney General's Panel of Counsel (C Panel).

  • Recommendations

    “Really puts the effort in to achieve the result for solicitors and lay clients” Employment, Legal 500 2022.

    ‘A team player, with huge attention to detail and good strategic skills.’ Employment, Legal 500 2021.

    “Bayo is very precise and considered in his approach, particularly in complex litigation. With a clinical ability to review significant amounts of material and legal arguments, Bayo has demonstrable laser like focus, well able to identify the key issues in dispute.” - Head of Litigation, FTSE 100 Energy Company

  • Employment

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    Bayo is ranked as a Leading Junior in employment by Legal 500 2022. 

    Bayo is an experienced employment practitioner with a wealth of experience across the full range of workplace disputes. This includes TUPE, restrictive covenants and injunctions, whistleblowing, trade union disputes and claims regarding dismissal and discrimination.

    Examples of recent cases and matters include:

    • Acting for the successful Appellant before the EAT in Badara v Pulse Healthcare [2020] ICR 819.
    • Acting for defendants in The Construction Industry Vetting Information Group Litigation. Currently instructed in ongoing related proceedings brought by additional claimants.
    • Acting for the successful Claimant in Buckley v Greenwood Academies Trust [2018] EWHC 2441 (Comm), a claim alleging civil fraud and breach of contract by a former employee against a multi academy trust.
    • Acting for a respondent in a multi-day hearing against 15 claimants who brought claims for unpaid wages, redundancy pay and holiday pay following a disputed TUPE transfer. 

    Click here for a copy of Bayo's article on the correct treatment of overtime payments for the purposes of holiday pay.

  • Commercial Litigation and Disputes

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    Bayo has experience in a broad range of commercial disputes in the County Courts and High Court. He is available to accept instructions in all areas of commercial law.

    Examples of recent cases and matters include:

    • Acting for defendants in The Construction Industry Vetting Information Group Litigation - one of the Lawyer's Top 20 cases of 2016 - in which approximately 700 claimants broughts claims for defamation, unlawful means conspiracy, misuse of confidential and private information, and breach of the Data Protection Act 1998. Currently instructed in ongoing related Part 20 proceedings.
    • Appearing in the High Court to defend a claim of civil fraud and breach of contract against a multi-academy trust. 
    • Appearing in the High Court to set aside an injunction against an energy company.
    • Appearing for an energy company in the High Court in respect of a high value claim against multiple associated companies.
    • Advising an oil and gas company on the appropriate means of enforcing a multi-million pound judgment.
  • Tax

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    Bayo has a broad tax practice, acting for HMRC and taxpayers. Examples of recent cases and matters include:

    • M v HM Revenue & Customs - Acting on behalf of HMRC in respect of an appeal to the FTT by a high profile taxpayer of assessments and penalties in respect of VAT, Income Tax and Capital Gains tax (led by Akash Nawbatt QC and Chris Stone)
    • H & Others v HM Revenue & Customs – Instructed as junior Counsel for the appellant in respect of this FTT appeal (led by Jolyon Maugham QC) of a significant number of HMRC assessments of income tax, VAT, capital gains tax and corporation tax
    • G v HM Revenue & Customs – Instructed as junior Counsel by HMRC in a residence FTT appeal (led by Chris Stone)
    • HM Revenue & Customs TGHCL (Commercial) Ltd – Instructed as junior counsel by HMRC (led by Marika Lemos) in an Upper Tribunal VAT appeal. Successfully defended an application by the Respondent for a protective costs order
    • Hargreaves v HMRC – On behalf of HMRC, two day appeal in the UT concerning the issue of whether the FTT had erred in its decision that the question of the competence of HMRC’s discovery assessment should be determined at the substantive hearing.
    • Daniel v HMRC – On behalf of HMRC, a one-day appeal to the FTT by the appellant to set aside the judgment of a differently constituted FTT in respect of a decision that the appellant was not UK resident in the relevant tax year and that a discovery assessment in the same year was valid.
    • Glyn v HMRC – On behalf of HMRC, one-day appeal in the UT against the FTT’s refusal of permission to appeal.
    • Trigg v HMRC – On behalf of HMRC, two day hearing in the FTT concerning the issue of whether certain securities were qualifying corporate bonds, such that any gain accruing on their disposal would be a chargeable gain.

    Click here for a copy of Bayo's article in which he analyses the effect of the costs sharing decision in Eclipse 35 and considers a few methods to avoid paying the full costs of bundle preparation, pending the Supreme Court appeal.

Memberships and Associations

COMBAR, ELA, ELBA, PNBA, RBA, LCLCBA (committee member), Black Barristers' Network (committee member), Legal Outreach Partnership Group, Commercial Court Users’ Group

Appointments

Appointed to the Attorney General's Panel of Counsel (C Panel) in 2019

Awards and Scholarships

Lincoln’s Inn:

Lord Denning Scholar (2011)

Hardwicke Entrance Award (2011)

University of Nottingham:

Law Graduates' Association Moot Prize (2011)

The George Norton Memorial Prize (2011)

The Azlan Shah Prize (2011)

Mooting:

Lincoln’s Inn Inter-Varsity Mooting Competition: Winner (2012)

Inns of Court Inter-Inn Mooting Competition: Runner-Up (2012)

Nottingham Varsity Moot Competition: Winner (2011)

Blackstone’s National Advocacy Competition: Runner-Up (2011)

Nottingham University Moot Competition: Winner (2011)

Academic

BCL (Conflict of Laws, Commercial Remedies, Personal Taxation, Principles of Civil Procedure), Corpus Christi College, University of Oxford (2013)

Bar Professional Training Course, Kaplan Law School (Very Competent) (2012)

LLB Law with European Law, University of Nottingham (First Class Honours, ranked 3rd on degree) (2011)

Erasmus (European and International Law), University of Copenhagen (2010)