Gavin Goffe is the Head of the Litigation Department and the Industrial Relations Practice Group. He is one of the most successful litigators in Employment Law and Public Law, with several landmark decisions under his belt.
Parkins et al v Cari-Med Group Limited and Kirk-FP Limited  JMSC Civ 183
Successful defence of employer’s right to introduce a Covid-19 vaccine policy.
ATL Group Pension Fund Trustees Nominee Limited v The Industrial Disputes Tribunal and Catherine Barber  JMCA Civ 4
Defended the award of the Industrial Disputes Tribunal in favour of an employee who was unjustifiably dismissed. The largest award in favour of an employee at the time.
Housen v Attorney General of Jamaica and the Commissioner of Police 
Obtained an injunction against the State in a class-action suit to stop the police from issuing illegal traffic tickets.
Chartermagnates Limited v The Industrial Disputes Tribunal and Norma Roberts  JMSC Civ 26
Quashed the Industrial Disputes Tribunal’s Award against Chartermagnates and obtained a declaration that the Tribunal has no jurisdiction to hear claims for redundancy payment.
Jamaica Police Co-Operative Credit Union Society v The Minister of Labour and Social Security  JMSC Civ 67
Had the Minister’s referral of an industrial dispute to the Industrial Disputes Tribunal quashed on the grounds of waiver by the former employee.
Norman Manley Law School, Civil Procedure
Jamaican Bar Association
Jamaican Bar Association, Employment Law Committee
Jamaican Bar Association, Telecommunications, Broadcasting and Technology Committee
Adult Learning Centres of Jamaica
Royal Jamaica Yacht Club, Committee of Management