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With β€˜very strong barristers in the employment field’, 3PB maintains a solid reputation. Barristers handle discrimination, whistleblowing and unfair dismissal, as well as a range of other claims, where they represent both respondents and claimants. Jack Mitchell recently left to join Old Square Chambers.

Members of Albion Chambers are active in unfair dismissal, equal pay and pension-related cases. Richard Shepherd leads the team and Liz Cunningham is another name to note.

College Chambers’ employment group represents both employers and employees in unfair dismissal, discrimination and whistleblowing cases. Matthew Curtis is the main name and has particular expertise in issues involving airports; he recently acted for Farnborough Airport regarding claims of unfair dismissal, protected disclosures and discrimination.

Colleton Chambers’ notable areas of strength include equal pay, breaches of restrictive covenants and wrongful dismissal.

Guildhall Chambers’ employment counsel β€˜work as team and are always ready to help’. Douglas Leach recently appeared in Court of Appeal case Griffiths v Secretary for State for Work and Pensions, which clarified the adjustments to be made for employees with disabilities. Members also act for claimants and defendants in unfair dismissal, whistleblowing and restrictive covenants disputes, among a range of other areas.

Ian Wheaton is the employment practice head at No.18 Barristers Chambers, who appeared in Co-operative Group v Baddeley in the Court of Appeal. The β€˜always helpful’ counsel have expertise in discrimination, unfair dismissal and breach of data protection, among other areas.

Old Square Chambers is renowned for its employment practice and is active across the spectrum of employment law. Michael Ford QC and Spencer Keen acted for the Equality and Human Rights commission in the Court of Appeal Unison case, a major judicial review that challenged the introduction of Employment Tribunal fees. This is one of the most high-profile employment cases of recent times and is testament to the groups’ capabilities. Jack Mitchell recently joined from 3PB.

Pump Court Chambers is home to employment specialists, who act for claimants and respondents in a range of cases. Heather Platt successfully represented a county council in an appeal concerning dyslexia, unfair dismissal and disability discrimination. Gary Self has acted for a number of police constabularies in various sex and disability discrimination claims. Monika Sobiecki left to join Mills & Reeve LLP as an associate.

Queen Square Chambers has acted for employers and employees in discrimination, equal pay, whistleblowing and unfair dismissal cases, among others.

St John’s Chambers’ employment practice is recommended for all forms of discrimination claims, where members represent employers and employees. Matthew White is particularly strong on employee benefits and pensions cases.

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