Andrew Edge and Hannah Slarks secure high-profile settlement for ex-President of NUS who claimed she was dismissed for manifesting “anti-Zionism”


Andrew and Hannah were instructed by Shaima Dallali, the ex-president of the National Union of Students.

Ms Dallali was dismissed by NUS in 2022, facing allegations of anti-Semitism.  She brought a claim alleging that her dismissal and the way that NUS otherwise treated her were unlawful. In particular, she alleged that this treatment was discrimination because she manifested her protected anti-Zionist beliefs and that she was unfairly dismissed for reasons related to her political opinions.  The multi-day trial was due to begin this week.  However, Ms Dallali was pleased to announce that NUS agreed to a confidential settlement.  

The case has garnered national interest in the press – see articles in The Times, The Guardian and The Independent.

Andrew Edge and Hannah Slarks acted for Ms Dallali, instructed by Carter Ruck and Bindmans.

You can listen to Andrew and Hannah discuss the law relating to manifestation of protected beliefs here.