Chambers of James Goudie QC11 KING'S BENCH WALK, TEMPLE, LONDON, EC4Y 7EQ, ENGLAND
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This sizeable set has a strong tradition of excellence and a formidable reputation in its specialist fields of commercial law, education law, employment law, European law, information law, public law, mediation and sports law.
The set: 11KBW is made up of 54 members, including 20 QCs. Chambers prides itself on its effective advocacy; its members appear in complex and high-profile cases often for both defendant and claimant. In 2010, they appeared in the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal and ECJ in cases concerning, for example, employment rights of overseas and part-time workers, UK’s compliance with obligations under EU directives, terrorism and human rights.
Members of 11KBW have written and co-authored key text books and practitioner guides, including Butterworths Employment Handbook, Tolley’s Handbook on Employment Law, Tottel’s Local Government Law, Supperstone and Goudie on Judicial Review, Sports Law and Employment Court Practice 2008.
Types of work undertaken: Commercial: Chambers specialises in business law, and has in-depth litigation experience of heavyweight commercial fraud cases involving the use of interim measures to restrain unlawful competition, freeze, preserve and trace assets and the proceeds of fraud, and to prevent the exploitation of trade secrets and intellectual property rights.
Employment law: a pre-eminent employment law set, Chambers covers every aspect of employment law, acting on behalf of employers, employees and trade unions. Work includes unfair and wrongful dismissal, redundancy, City bonus claims, team moves, discrimination, equal pay, restrictive covenants, pension and share schemes and employment-related aspects of EU law.
Human rights: recent cases include anti-terrorism legislation, the rights of transferred prisoners and a challenge to the smoking ban.
Information law: 11KBW is at the cutting edge of this fast-developing area of law. Members regularly act in cases involving the application of FOIA, the EIR, the DPA and Article 8.
Public law: the large and well-established public law practice has an outstanding reputation. It has extensive experience of working with public bodies in almost every aspect of public law, including judicial review, social services, education, community care, election law, freedom of information and public procurement.
Education: there is no area in the field of education law that 11KBW is unable to cover, including exclusions and admissions, SENDIST matters, school governance and educational negligence.
Sport: work includes anti-doping tribunals, disciplinary proceedings (as chairman and advocate), player restraints, manager’s arbitration, and free movement and competition rules.
Mediation: 11KBW has a number of CEDR-trained and accredited mediators available to act as neutral facilitators or evaluators in a wide range of disputes.
Pupillage: Chambers aims to offer a rewarding and challenging environment which will prepare exceptional candidates for an exceptional career. 11KBW is a member of OLPAS and offers awards for 2012 of £45,000.
For further information, please visit Chambers’ website: www.11kbw.com.
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