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Employment – Leading juniors

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    • Jamie Anderson - Trinity Chambers β€˜He builds strong client relationships.’
    • Simon Anderson - Park Square Barristers β€˜Well known for acting in discrimination, victimisation, bullying and harassment claims.’
    • Dominic Bayne - Parklane Plowden β€˜A strong and calm advocate who is good with clients.’
    • Colin Bourne - Kings Chambers β€˜His practice includes TUPE, unfair dismissal and whistleblowing cases.’
    • Jane Callan - Trinity Chambers β€˜She has a wealth of experience and sharp analytical skills.’
    • Angharad Davies - Dere Street Barristers β€˜She has recent experience in unfair dismissal and harassment claims.’
    • Bruce Frew - St Philips Chambers β€˜Recommended for all areas of employment law.’
    • Helen Gardiner - St Philips Chambers β€˜Great with clients, intelligent, and very good on her feet.’
    • Simon Goldberg - Trinity Chambers β€˜Very knowledgeable on complex areas of employment law.’
    • Paras Gorasia - Kings Chambers β€˜A highly talented barrister who delivers on every level.’
    • Samuel Healy - Dere Street Barristers β€˜Clients and judges love his calm demeanour.’
    • Nicholas Hill - Park Square Barristers β€˜Known for representing blue-chip companies in employment matters.’
    • Helen Hogben - Trinity Chambers β€˜An adamant and painstaking cross-examiner.’
    • Kirti Jeram - Parklane Plowden β€˜Clients appreciate her impressive command of details.’
    • Paul Kirtley - Exchange Chambers β€˜He has an insightful eye for the heart of a case.’
    • Catherine Knowles - Exchange Chambers β€˜Recommended for discrimination matters.’
    • Edward Legard - Dere Street Barristers β€˜A silk in junior’s clothing.’
    • Simon Mallett - KBW β€˜His practice includes whistleblowing, discrimination and unfair dismissal claims.’
    • Alex Modgill - Broadway House Chambers β€˜Experienced across a broad spectrum of employment matters.’
    • Jamie Morgan - Trinity Chambers β€˜An excellent advocate who builds client rapport very quickly.’
    • Roger Quickfall - Parklane Plowden β€˜An employment specialist.’
    • Ashley Serr - Exchange Chambers β€˜A direct and smooth-spoken advocate.’
    • Paul Smith - Broadway House Chambers β€˜Clients like his approachability and dedication to cases.’
    • Richard Stubbs - Trinity Chambers β€˜Recent cases include TUPE, discrimination and unfair dismissal claims.’
    • Andrew Sugarman - Parklane Plowden β€˜Technically and tactically astute with an engaging personal style.’
    • Seamus Sweeney - Parklane Plowden β€˜He has a sure touch when engaging with lay clients.’
    • Antoine Tinnion - Trinity Chambers β€˜A sound advocate with the human touch.’
    • Andrew Webster - Parklane Plowden β€˜A strong, thorough and personable advocate.’
    • Alfred Weiss - Exchange Chambers β€˜A highly knowledgeable barrister with a strong courtroom presence.’
    • Steven White - New Park Court Chambers β€˜A very experienced employment barrister.’
    • Ceri Widdett - Exchange Chambers β€˜Very experienced in discrimination cases.’
    • Ben Williams - Kings Chambers β€˜He is a very user-friendly barrister.’
    • Paul Wilson - St Philips Chambers β€˜Very personable and quick to put clients at ease.’

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Members at Broadway House Chambers have expertise across the full range of employment matters, including TUPE, unfair dismissal, discrimination and restrictive covenants.

Dere Street Barristers is β€˜strong on employment law’ with counsel representing local authorities, NHS Trusts and companies across a broad spectrum of matters including discrimination, unfair dismissal, whistleblowing, TUPE and harassment. Members act for claimants and respondents. Angharad Davies returned to the set from St Paul’s Chambers in November 2016.

Exchange Chambers has β€˜a good employment team’ which acts for employers and employees in a wide range of matters, including whistleblowing, discrimination, TUPE and unfair dismissal cases. Recent highlights for the set include Ashley Serr acting in the high-profile whistleblowing case Frost v Ministry of Defence.

KBW houses Simon Mallett, who is well known for representing police forces in a variety of employment cases including whistleblowing and disability discrimination.

Recent cases for the employment team at Kings Chambers have included discrimination, harassment and unfair dismissal claims. The team continues to act for NHS trusts.

New Park Court Chambers houses Steven White, whose practice includes unfair dismissal, TUPE and harassment cases.

The team at Park Square Barristers has expertise across the ambit of employment law; members represent individuals and companies in unfair dismissal, discrimination and TUPE claims, among other areas.

Parklane Plowden is a β€˜very strong set for employment law’. Members have expertise across the whole spectrum of employment matters including TUPE, unfair dismissal, discrimination, harassment and whistleblowing cases. The barristers act for claimants and respondents, with slight emphasis on representing the latter in disputes.

Members at St Philips Chambers frequently appear in the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT), acting for claimants and respondents in matters including discrimination, unfair dismissal and whistleblowing claims.

The employment group at Trinity Chambers is widely recognised for its expertise in equal pay disputes; other key areas of instruction include discrimination, whistleblowing and unfair dismissal cases. Helen Hogben has particular experience in cases of victimisation and discrimination involving police forces and the NHS.

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