14th October 2020, 17:29
The Court of Appeal will hear the appeal by former GHA Medical Director, Daniel Cassaglia, on Monday 22 February.
The date was set today following a decision by the Supreme Court last April.
In August 2019, the Employment Tribunal found the Gibraltar Health Authority liable for an act of bullying said to have been occasioned by Dr Cassaglia against an employee of the GHA. In November of that year, Dr Cassaglia filed a claim for judicial review seeking a quashing order in respect of the decision of the Tribunal. Last April, Puisne Judge Liam Yeats re-constituted the proceedings into a hearing to come before the Court of Appeal.
Dr Cassaglia, via his legal counsel, Rowan Pennington-Benton, is arguing that the proceedings in the Employment Tribunal were unfair, and resulted in a damaging public perception of him. In a case management conference held today, Mr Pennington-Benton described the Tribunal as a 'pack of wolves' to which the former Medical Director went armed only with a two page witness statement with no supporting witnesses to help the Chairman understand what he described as a 'culture of resistance' at the GHA.
Nick Cruz is representing the GHA as an interested party in the hearing, and Charles Salter and Andrew Cardona are representing the complainant as a second interested party.