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Helen BarneyNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Helen is extremely personable and always puts clients and witnesses at ease, notwithstanding the complexity of the legal issues at hand or the difficulties with a case. She is an excellent advocate.’ 
Edmund BeeverSt Philips Chambers ‘Edmund is a very assured, experienced and well-respected advocate. He has a wonderfully calm and reassuring demeanour with an incredibly analytical mind.'  
Charles CrowNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Charles is bright and can understand and direct a case very quickly. He has an excellent manner with clients, quickly winning their confidence. He is a fantastic advocate for positioning questions in a way that cuts to the heart of the issue; he is good at reading the correct tone of how to position arguments.’ 
Sophie GarnerSt Philips Chambers ‘Sophie is brilliant with clients. She will always put in 100% effort when working on a case and has first-class knowledge of employment law. She provides excellent legal advice.’ 
Elizabeth HodgettsSt Philips Chambers ‘Elizabeth has professionalism and thoroughness. She has a very good advocacy style and an excellent, reassuring demeanour.’
Mugni Islam-ChoudhuryNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Mugni is exceptional and a master of employment litigation. He is really enjoyable to work with for solicitors and clients; he quickly builds rapport and total confidence. He has an amazing knowledge of case law backed up with his robust advice. He is hugely intelligent, sharp and eloquent.’ 
Nabila MallickNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Nabila is very good.’  
Julie DuaneSt Philips Chambers ‘Julie is a confident and charismatic advocate who gets a strong grip on the facts. An inspiring barrister.'
Jack Feeny – No5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Jack is technically excellent and can digest, understand and explain complicated claims and complex legal issues efficiently and clearly. He is commercially astute and easily able to develop a good rapport with clients.'
Patrick KeithSt Philips Chambers ‘Patrick has an eye for detail, the ability to get to grips with complex legal and factual matters quickly, and provides clear, concise and practical advice on how to progress a case to try and resolve the matter as quickly and satisfactorily as possible.’ 
Sarah Bowen - 3PB 'Sarah is very thorough in her preparation and is very good with supporting witnesses. She is quick on her feet, and her cross-examination is robust.'
Daniel Brown3PB ‘Daniel's advocacy style is confident and persuasive.’ 
Richard Hignett – No5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Richard is a good technical lawyer with excellent client management skills, down to earth and practical in his approach.’ 
Alexander RozyckiSt Philips Chambers ‘Alexander is pragmatic and has an in-depth understanding of complex employment issues. He is always on hand to help.’
Jessica SmeatonNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Jessica has excellent knowledge, and her advocacy is very impressive. She is very approachable.'
Paul WilsonSt Philips Chambers ‘Paul is a strategic lawyer with a vast knowledge of employment law. He is great at managing clients and explaining the strengths and weaknesses of claims and defences clearly and concisely. He is excellent at cross-examining witnesses.'

Rising Stars

Lorna BadhamSt Philips Chambers ‘Lorna can get to the heart of the matter quickly. She builds a strong rapport with the client from the outset and is measured, calm and clear in her approach. She goes above and beyond to ensure the best outcome.’ 
Francis Mortin – St Philips Chambers ‘Francis is an exceptional advocate with excellent interpersonal skills. He fully understands and grasps the key issues and the client’s priorities from the outset and is always willing to go above and beyond for clients to achieve the best outcome.’

Employment in Regional Bar

No5 Barristers' Chambers

No5 Barristers’ Chambers is a ‘go-to chambers’ whose members advise across the full spectrum of employment law, including on cases involving unfair dismissal, TUPE transfers, redundancy, unlawful deductions from pay and trade union disputes. Practice head Mugni Islam-Choudhury is ‘commercial, practical and proportionate in his approach’; he acts for employers and employees in cases involving alleged discrimination. Charles Crow has ‘exceptional technical strength and grasp of detail’ and recently represented University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust in a race and disability discrimination matter. Helen Barney successfully acted for Cardiff and Vale University Local Health Board in a whistleblowing and victimisation claim.


‘The clerks are efficient and helpful, and Oliver Lee is very good.’

‘The clerks provide a fantastic service across the board. Craig Wain, in particular, is excellent – responsive, efficient, friendly and always happy to find a solution.’

‘No5 is an excellent set for employment, with a fantastic clerking team and a wide range of seniorities in their ranks. It is a go-to set for employment tribunal litigation.’

‘No5 is an excellent set with an impressive array of areas and sectors covered.’

‘No5 is a good chambers, always responsive and helpful.’

St Philips Chambers

St Philips Chambers is a ‘trusted chambers with a great selection of talented barristers’ and continues to advise claimants and respondents on discrimination, unfair dismissal and whistleblowing cases, as well as handling equal pay and restrictive covenants matters. Edmund Beever has ‘an inherent ability to put clients at ease’, and is currently representing an employer in a gross misconduct dismissal matter. Sophie Garner is representing a claimant in a discrimination and unfair dismissal matter, while Elizabeth Hodgetts is defending a local government employer against a claim for constructive unfair dismissal brought by a former employee. Theodora Hand is now head of employment at Appleby in Bermuda, and Jonathan Gidney was made an Employment Judge in April 2023.


‘The clerks are very approachable and helpful. Janita Patel and Manpreet Kaur regularly go out of their way to assist.’

‘Janita Patel and Manpreet Kaur always deliver exceptional service and are quick to help out if they can.’

‘St Philips is a set with strength in depth and a variety of personalities to suit client needs.’

‘The set is all very greatly skilled and professional.’

‘St Philips is a good chambers with an excellent range of barristers.’