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  1. Employment – Leading silks
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3PB’s employment practice covers a broad spectrum of employment matters, with extensive experience in whistleblowing, equal pay, unfair dismissal claims and discrimination cases.

The employment team at Albion Chambers, led by Richard Shepherd, handles a wide range of employment matters, including TUPE, unfair and wrongful dismissal and discrimination cases, with notable strength in professional disciplinary matters.

Guildhall Chambers’ β€˜strong’ employment practice has expertise in whistleblowing, equal pay, restrictive covenants, unfair dismissal claims and cases of discrimination on grounds of disability and sex. Douglas Leach successfully represented the claimant in the Hextall v Chief Constable of Leicestershire Police case; the key issue was whether the Force’s Shared Parental Leave policy was indirectly discriminatory in only providing the statutory minimum rate of shared parental leave pay. In July 2018 Suzanne Staunton moved to Simmons & Simmons.

Ian Wheaton is head of the employment team at No.18 Barristers Chambers; recent instructions for the group include discrimination and unfair and wrongful dismissal cases.

Members of Old Square Chambers’ employment team are active in high-profile discrimination cases, whistleblowing claims and dismissal matters, with a recent uptick in instructions regarding holiday pay disputes. In March 2018 Mark Whitcombe was made an Employment Judge in Scotland.

Recent instructions for the employment group at Pump Court Chambers include whistleblowing matters, unfair dismissals and discrimination cases on grounds of disability, sex, and race. Gary Self has a solid track record in acting for members of the police force.

Queen Square Chambers’s employment group has solid expertise in discrimination, unfair dismissal, equal pay and whistleblowing cases, to name a few areas. In 2018 Jonathan Heard moved to St Philips Chambers.

Counsel at St John's Chambers act in discrimination, unfair dismissal, victimisation and equal pay matters, among other areas. David Regan has particular expertise in disability discrimination cases, while Matthew White is noted for handling restrictive covenant matters.

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