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  3. Employment – 2016 silks
  4. Employment – 2017 silks
  5. Employment – Leading juniors

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11KBW is β€˜an excellent employment set’ with β€˜strength throughout all levels’ and barristers who adopt β€˜a commercial approach’. Sean Jones QC recently led Amy Rogers in Naeem v Secretary of State for Justice, the landmark test case on indirect discrimination, while John Cavanagh QC appeared in British Gas Trading v Lock, the leading holiday pay case.

Blackstone Chambers houses β€˜renowned experts, who provide advice of the highest quality’ and β€˜go above and beyond to meet their clients’ needs’. The set is experienced in the complete range of employment claims, with expertise in areas such as whistleblowing and bonus disputes, as well as strong knowledge of the financial services sector. In 2017, Dinah Rose QC and others were successful in R (Unison) v Lord Chancellor, which saw the Supreme Court quash the employment tribunal fee regime.

Essex Court Chambers is β€˜a premium employment set’ with considerable experience in a range of employment matters, including cross-border team moves, deferred remuneration disputes and complex bonus issues. Multiple members appeared in JLT v Willis, one of the highest profile and largest team move disputes of recent times, valued at around $100m.

Littleton Chambers has β€˜a very strong employment practice’, which provides β€˜a brilliant client service’. Recent work highlights saw Naomi Ellenbogen QC appear in Essop & Others v Home Office (UK Border Agency), a landmark indirect race and age discrimination case before the Supreme Court, and Gavin Mansfield QC acting for global insurance broker Willis in its headline claim against competitor JLT alleging an unlawful team move.

Matrix Chambers has β€˜real strength in depth’ and β€˜a reputation for cutting-edge matters’, with particular expertise in employment disputes involving the financial services, sports, media and public sectors. The set recently acted in a number of Supreme Court cases, including Naeem v Ministry of Justice/Essop v Home Office, in which Thomas Linden QC and Mathew Purchase appeared against Karon Monaghan QC. Purchase and Monaghan were also successful in the closely followed employment tribunal fees litigation.

Cloisters is β€˜an excellent, solid and reliable set’ with β€˜a wide breadth of expertise’ and β€˜high-calibre barristers’. Recent Supreme Court case instructions include the Asda equal pay litigation, filed by thousands of female employees, and Taiwo v Olaigbe, determining the extent to which immigrant workers are protected from abuse under the Equality Act 2010.

Old Square Chambers is β€˜an excellent set’ with β€˜considerable breadth and depth’ and barristers who β€˜deliver high-quality advice’. Recent case highlights include acting for the British Medical Association (BMA) in the high-profile junior doctors’ industrial action case.

Devereux is β€˜a well-organised set with considerable breadth and depth’ and β€˜expertise at every level’. Bruce Carr QC secured the highest whistleblowing award of 2016 in Osipov v International Petroleum and others.

Outer Temple Chambers has β€˜impressive strength in depth’ and β€˜vastly experienced counsel’, who are experienced in a range of employment matters, including equal pay claims, working time cases and trade union matters. The set also has notable knowledge of the pensions sector.

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  • TRANSFER OF UNDERTAKINGS (PROTECTION OF EMPLOYMENT) AND AGE DISCRIMINATION

    I have been asked to cover the topic of Employment law within my half an hour speaking slot today. I have narrowed my subject down to Transfer of Undertakings and Discrimination, with the focus on providing an update on the recent spate of cases on service provision change and on the important developments in the law of age discrimination. Needless to say, in my presentation I shall not be able to cover the level of detail which is contained in my written paper, which I will leave you to read.
    - 11KBW

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