About us

Harcus Parker Employment is part of Harcus Parker, a leading UK law firm specialising in bringing group actions cases on behalf of large numbers of individuals and companies. Our team has a strong reputation for successfully representing groups of claimants with a shared complaint against large institutions.

If you wish to join the Tesco Action Group, a group of store workers bringing equal pay claims against Tesco, Harcus Sinclair will act as your solicitors. We will work together with claimants, barristers and experts to bring your claim. 

If you have any questions about the case, please feel welcome to contact our dedicated team of solicitors and paralegals at any time. You can read about key members of the Equal Pay team below. You can find out more about the rest of the team on the main firm website.  

Core team

Edward Parkes

Edward is a commercial litigator and group litigation specialist. He has extensive experience in commercial and financial disputes, and in cases involving professional negligence. Since 2018, Edward has acted for several thousand employees of Tesco plc who are bringing an claim against the supermarket for equal pay.

Edward has been involved in a number of high-profile and reported cases, including: Astle and others v CBRE, JEB Recoveries LLP v Binstock, Coward v Ambrosiadou, and the Lloyds/HBOS shareholder litigation. More recent cases have involved data protection, breach of confidence, and a jurisdiction challenge.

Edward has been quoted in the national press on data breach issues and other consumer matters.

Emily Fernando

Emily is a solicitor in the litigation department with particular expertise in group litigation. Emily joined Harcus Sinclair’s litigation team in 2010 as a paralegal and went on to specialise in commercial and financial services litigation as a litigation manager.

During her time as a litigation manager, Emily project-managed a number of group claims. These included the CF Arch cru GLO claims on behalf of two thousand claimants, many of whom had lost their life savings.

Emily qualified as a solicitor in 2016. Emily read History of Art at the University of Bristol before completing the GDL and Bar Vocational Course at City University. She completed the Legal Practice Course at BPP in 2015.

Jennifer Cassidy

Jennifer is a litigation manager specialising in group litigation. She is responsible for managing the firm’s team of litigation paralegals and is involved in project managing the litigation department’s group claims. She has worked on group claims that range in size from a few hundred claimants to approximately forty thousand.

Jennifer also has experience assisting with appellate work in the Privy Council, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. Jennifer joined Harcus Sinclair as a paralegal in September 2014. Prior to joining the firm Jennifer worked as an adjudicator at the Financial Ombudsman Service.

Jennifer studied Law and German Law at the University of Exeter and spent her fourth year at the Universität des Saarlandes in Saarbrücken. She subsequently completed the Bar Vocational Course at College of Law.