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As β€˜an elite set for employment work’, 11KBW includes both β€˜members who are current stars of the arena and stars of the future’. Recent work highlights saw Sean Jones QC acting for Tesco employees in equal pay litigation, Richard Leiper QC representing the respondents in β€˜gig economy’ case Gascoigne v Addison Lee Ltd, and Amy Rogers acting in group bonus action arising from the US government bailout of AIG.

Blackstone Chambers β€˜has great strength in depth at all levels and truly stands out for the quality of its service’. Dinah Rose QC successfully acted for Unison in R (Unison) v Lord Chancellor, in which the Supreme Court found that employment tribunal fees were unlawful. Meanwhile group head Paul Goulding QC defended Sports Direct in bonus claims brought by zero hours contract workers.

Essex Court Chambers has β€˜some of the best employment barristers around’ and provides β€˜a first-class service’ across the spectrum of employment law issues, including remuneration disputes, restrictive covenants and the protection of confidential information. Highlights included ICAP v Berry, a High Court case relating to TUPE issues; Fallows v Sir Elton John, a discrimination matter; and Egon Zehnder v Tillman, which relates to non-compete clauses.

β€˜Powerhouse employment chambers’ Littleton Chambers β€˜has strength in depth across the board and operates in a client-focused way, balancing the law with the priorities of each individual client’. Recent highlights for the set included David Reade QC acting in the Court of Appeal in Chesterton Global Ltd v Nurmohamed focusing on whistleblowing issues, and Naomi Ellenbogen QC acting for Sainsbury’s Supermarkets in equal pay claims.

Matrix Chambers β€˜stands out as a go-to set’ with β€˜some of the best senior and junior counsel out there’. Thomas Linden QC acted for Pimlico Plumbers in the Supreme Court regarding the application of employment law to β€˜gig economy’ working, and Karon Monaghan QC represented Unison in R (Unison) v Lord Chancellor.

β€˜Extremely strong set’ Cloisters has been active in the European courts with recent highlights including Robin Allen QC and Rachel Crasnow QC representing judges in O’Brien v Ministry of Justice, a pensions rights case. The set has also had multiple cases heard in the Supreme Court; Caspar Glyn QC acted for an NHS worker in a case relating to contract termination issues.

Old Square Chambers is β€˜incredibly professional and slick’ and has β€˜high-quality barristers who offer practical and commercial legal advice that draws on substantial knowledge and excellent technical experience’. Recent highlights include Oliver Segal QC and Katharine Newton acting in the Supreme Court in Hartley and others v King Edward VI College, which related to deducted pay during strike action.

Devereux is β€˜fantastic for employment disputes’ and β€˜you would not hesitate to put one of its barristers before a client’. In the Court of Appeal Bruce Carr QC recently acted for the British Airline Pilots Association in British Airline Pilots Association v Jet2.com and Akash Nawbatt QC represented Pimlico Plumbers in a test case regarding the employment status of its plumbers.

As β€˜a strong set with plenty of employment law experience’, Outer Temple Chambers has β€˜a good mix of characters to suit each case and client’. Members handle a variety of employment issues including equal pay clams, pensions mandates and international work. The set also regularly acts for public sector clients and trade unions.

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