Grant Goodlad joined Farrar’s Building after a reduced pupillage at chambers. His practice concentrates on employment, personal injury and inquests.

Grant’s employment practice is his major area of legal work and includes unfair dismissal, constructive dismissal, redundancy, and discrimination.

Grant’s personal injury work for both claimants and defendants includes RTA’s, workplace accidents and clinical negligence.

Grant was accredited as a mediator by CEDR in 1996 and since then has mediated disputes in a wide range of civil and commercial cases.

Grant is included in the Bar Council list of barrister mediators who have mediated over 30 cases as lead mediator. He is also a member of faculty on the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators mediation training course.

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Notable Cases


Spencer v Prime Time Recruitment Ltd (2006)
Concerning the application of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 in harassment cases.

Two Shires Ambulance NHS Trust v Mr A N Brooks (2003)
Relating to dismissal on the ground of capability and also involving claims of disability discrimination. Majority decision of Employment Tribunal reversed on appeal.

Two Shires Ambulance NHS Trust v Ms J A La Motte (1998)
Regarding Employment Tribunal procedure.

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Gauntlett v Northampton Health Authority
Quantum of damages for burns self inflicted by patient in psychiatric hospital (judgement on liability overturned on appeal to Court of Appeal).

Freeman v James & Hughes
Damages for injuries of the utmost severity resulting from motor cycle accident, with issues of contributory negligence for wearing a borrowed, ill-fitting crash helmet, which came off and so failed to reduce injury.

Sharpe Deceased [H M Coroner for Buckinghhamshire]
Representing family of deceased in two day inquest involving Amiodarone induced pulmonary fibrosis.

Chandarana Deceased [H M Coroner for Berkshire]
Representing ambulance NHS trust in week long inquest regarding sub arrachnoid haemorrhage and medical attention by GP's and ambulance personnel.

K D (Child) Deceased [H M Coroner for Northamptonshire]
Representing NHS trust in a two day inquest involving issues of delay in diagnosis of neurological injury and in transfer to specialist neurosurgical unit.

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If you would like to instruct Grant Goodlad or would like help or advice in doing so, please call and talk to our excellent clerking team, led by senior clerk Alan Kilbey MBE. Our phone number is +44 (0)20 7583 9241. Alternatively, please email us at chambers@farrarsbuilding.co.uk

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Appointments & Memberships


  • Association of Midlands Mediators
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution
  • Employment Lawyers Association
  • Northamptonshire Law Society (Past President)

Education & Qualifications


  • College of Law, Guildford (1978 – 1979)
  • LLB, University of Birmingham (1975 – 1978)
  • Northampton Grammar School (1968 – 1975)

Previous Employment


Grant was a solicitor for over 25 years before transferring to the bar. His experience as a solicitor included employment, personal injury, clinical and professional negligence and crime. He appeared as an advocate in the Employment Tribunal, Employment Appeal Tribunal, Coroners Court, County Court and Magistrates Court.

Personal Interests


Grants interests are supporting Northampton Saints, English Heritage, National Trust and hill walking.