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Leading Juniors

Helen Barney - No5 Barristers ChambersClear and focused in cross-examination, with excellent knowledge and application of legal principles.
Edmund Beever - St Philips ChambersUnflappable even in the most difficult of cases, with a fantastic ability to distil complex legal issues and provide clear and strategic advice.
Charles Crow - No5 Barristers ChambersSharp and pragmatic, works well with clients and quickly gets to grips with the key issues in a case.
Sophie Garner - St Philips ChambersTactically strong and very knowledgeable, with a high level of understanding that instils confidence in clients.
Elizabeth Hodgetts - St Philips ChambersHer razor-sharp mind and very impressive powers of recollection make her a formidable cross-examiner.
Mugni Islam-Choudhury - No5 Barristers ChambersA strong advocate who can be counted on to knock complex cases into shape.
Nabila Mallick - No5 Barristers ChambersShe fights her client’s case with real passion, particularly in discrimination matters.
David Maxwell - St Philips ChambersConfident, experienced, and decisive, with impressive legal knowledge and a commercial perspective.
Gemma Roberts - No5 Barristers ChambersAlways on top of the commercial aspects of claims and knows the case inside-out.
Mirza Ahmad - St Philips ChambersHis thorough understanding of his cases allows him to provide a realistic appraisal.
Sarah George - St Philips ChambersExtremely good with clients and has a considered and practical approach.
Jonathan Gidney - St Philips ChambersA highly-skilled advocate with great attention to detail, good client skills and a very calm and reassuring manner.
Richard HignettNo5 Barristers ChambersClear, concise and pragmatic with good attention to detail.
Caroline Jennings - No5 Barristers ChambersVery determined and fiercely focussed with a sound understanding of the legal concepts
Patrick Keith - St Philips ChambersTenacious in cross-examination, he offers upfront and practical advice.
Anthony Korn - No5 Barristers ChambersVery approachable and is extremely knowledgeable on TUPE and discrimination matters.
Robert Mundy - St Philips ChambersHe works seamlessly as part of a larger team and is a huge asset in conference with clients, particularly on employment cases overlapping with shareholder issues.
Naomi Owen - No5 Barristers ChambersA skilled and thorough cross-examiner, who leaves no stone unturned.
Tim Sheppard - No5 Barristers ChambersGreat with clients, very well-prepared, he knows the case inside out.

Employment in Regional Bar

No5 Barristers Chambers

No5 Barristers Chambers is one of the Midlands’ premier sets for employment law matters, with an ‘excellent pool of barristers specialising in various fields‘. Though the set remains predominantly focused on employers, barristers such as Nabila Mallick are highly active on behalf of claimants, especially in discrimination cases. Mugni Islam-Choudhury is another key member of the team, having departed somewhat from his typical employer focus to represent an Oxford University academic who alleges unlawful age discrimination as a result of the university’s compulsory retirement program, which led to his dismissal at age 67 when he sought to work to 72. On the respondent side, Richard Hignett acted for the National Trust in a disability discrimination case which centred around electrohypersensitivity, a claim to be affected by electromagnetic waves such as magnetic fields which is not a recognised medical diagnosis.

St Philips Chambers

St Philips Chambers is a strong presence in the Midlands employment law scene, with a 'very dedicated and accommodating' team containing a 'good range of competencies and experience'. Notable names within the practice include head of group Edmund Beever, who is able to handle matters such as his recent work on behalf of two female police officers who raised claims of sex discrimination and victimisation, as well as whistle-blowing. Senior junior Sophie Garner is another notable name, having recently undertaken appellate work in the fields of  disability discrimination and whistle-blowing. The set is also active for public sector employers. Jonathan Meichen left the set on his appointment as an employment judge.