Chambers has a small but strong group of practitioners with expertise in employment law, who represent both Claimants and Respondents/Defendants. One of our members sits as a part-time Employment Tribunal Judge.

They litigate in high profile cases involving the police, NHS, central and local government and the armed forces (among others) and appear in Employment Tribunals, the EAT and the civil Courts.

Areas covered include:

  • Unfair and wrongful dismissal
  • Discrimination
  • Public Interest Disclosure (whistleblowing)
  • Breach of Confidence & Data Protection problems
  • Restraint of Trade
  • Transfer of Undertakings
  • Redundancy (information & consultation)
  • Maternity / paternity rights
  • Part-time, fixed-term & agency workers
  • Professional discipline & injunctions

Chambers’ current clients are a diverse group. They are instructed by central Government Departments, the NHS, local government and other public bodies as well as banks, insurers, trade unions, small businesses, individual Claimants and not-for-profit entities.

Chambers’ unique strength in this area centres on its interface with the large volume of medical and healthcare work which chambers undertakes, particularly in the disciplinary field. Members of the team represent clinicians and/or NHS Trusts in internal hearings as well as in ETs, the EAT, and Court of Appeal but also in injunctive proceedings in the High Court and County Courts.

The team is also strengthened by its complementary expertise in Human Rights and public law, as many workplace disputes raise privacy, free speech, confidentiality and data protection issues, which engage variously Articles 8 and 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

The team is formally known as the Employment and Equalities team. Much of the equalities work is in the employment sphere but it also covers discrimination in the provision of goods and services and the application of the Public Sector Equality Duty.

Members of Chambers are qualified Mediators. Workplace mediation is an area which Chambers proposes to develop during the coming months.

A number of Chambers’ barristers accept work via direct access. For more information please visit Barrister For Me or the Direct Access Portal.

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