Members of our employment and equality group have expertise in a wide range of problems and are able to assist by way of advice, representation, mediation and arbitration. One of our members sits as an Employment Tribunal Judge and our team are experienced advocates from the Employment Tribunal to the Supreme Court.

Our barristers have particular experience of employment problems which involve other areas of law such as Health Law and Professional Regulation, Tax, Information and Data, Local Government, Police and safeguarding. A particular strength is their experience with employment problems with medical professionals (including by way of representation at internal hearings) and injunctive proceedings in the High Court.

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.

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

Areas covered include:

  • Injunctions
  • Employment Status and atypical workers
  • Unfair and wrongful dismissal
  • Equality Act claims – including against professional regulators
  • Public Interest Disclosure (whistleblowing)
  • Breach of Confidence & Data Protection problems
  • Restraint of Trade
  • Transfer of Undertakings
  • Redundancy (information & consultation)
  • Maternity / paternity rights
  • Judicial Review (especially concerning Equality Duties)
  • County Court actions for damages for discrimination (and appeals)

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.

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

For information on our team based in Brighton, please click here.

 

Matthew Phipps 1COR

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