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2022 Silks

Simon Goldberg KC – Trinity Chambers 'A fantastically bright silk who is reassuring with clients. He builds intelligent rapport with the judiciary.'
Simon Goldberg KC – Trinity Chambers 'A fantastically bright silk.'

Leading Juniors

Dominic BayneParklane Plowden 'Dominic communicates with clarity and silk-level authority on difficult legal and tactical points.'
Bruce FrewSt Philips Chambers 'Bruce is pragmatic and direct. He always speaks at the right level for the client. He has a great specialism in whistleblowing claims, which he handles with vigour.'
Sam HealyDere Street Barristers 'Sam gives pragmatic and tactical advice, and he is practical, thorough, forensic and responsive.'
Paul KirtleyExchange Chambers 'A natural advocate, Paul is the barrister you want on your side.'
Andrew SugarmanParklane Plowden 'Andrew is incredibly knowledgeable about equal pay, and he always adds value when his opinion is sought.'
Alfred WeissExchange Chambers 'He is a robust and incisive advocate, an excellent communicator, approachable, and has deep understanding of the law. He asks the right question at the right time.'
Chelsea Brooke-Ward  – Park Square Barristers Ltd. 'Chelsea has very strong interpersonal skills and puts her clients at ease. She goes the extra mile.'
Sophie Firth – Parklane Plowden 'She is always well-prepared, diligent and thorough in her work. An impressive cross-examiner who knows how to get to the nub of an issue.'
Helen GardinerKings Chambers 'Helen has a very down to earth, relaxed and confident approach to advocacy. She is a force to be reckoned with.'
Laura Gould - Old Square Chambers ‘A junior who can digest complex areas of law and present them in a concise manner.’
Claire Millns – Parklane Plowden 'Her technical knowledge is very impressive, and she is a confident communicator. A strategically sharp junior who is excellent with clients and witnesses - she instills confidence from the outset.'
Richard Ryan – Parklane Plowden 'Richard is a direct and clear thinker. He has excellent substantive knowledge of the law and is always a pleasure to work with.'
Nicola Twine - Parklane Plowden 'Nicola is very down to earth and gives clear, concise advice which is greatly appreciated by clients. She is good on her feet.'
Julie Duane – St Philips Chambers 'A very user friendly junior, responsive and quick on her feet.'
Hari MenonParklane Plowden 'Hari is a relentless cross-examiner and his knowledge of employment law is encyclopaedic - there is no query or issue that he has not dealt with before. His manner with clients is reassuring and his advocacy skills are brilliant.'
Gareth PriceParklane Plowden 'Gareth is an excellent advocate. He is extremely detail-focused and always well prepared. His advocacy is clear, measured and effective, striking the right tone in cross-examination without being antagonistic or divisive - a joy to observe.'
Andrew Webster  – Parklane Plowden 'Andrew is incredibly efficient. He brings an unruffled and measured advocacy style which is very effective, and is clearly highly regarded by the judiciary.'

Rising Stars

Francis Mortin – St Philips Chambers 'His grasp and knowledge of employment law is spot-on. Francis is an exceptional advocate, with excellent interpersonal skills.'
Amy Rumble  – Parklane Plowden 'Amy is well prepared and puts forward legal arguments in a credible and compelling way. She is not afraid to give a robust view.'

Employment in Regional Bar

Parklane Plowden

At Parklane Plowden, the practice’s ‘strength and depth is fantastic, with numerous members who are experts in employment law‘. Claimant and respondent work remains prominent in the group’s workloads, with notable strength in advising on discrimination claims, whistleblowing, TUPE and equal pay matters, the latter an area in which Andrew Sugarman is singled out for his expertise. Sugarman co-heads the team with Dominic Bayne, who ‘quickly puts his client and witnesses at ease and makes them feel comfortable within a tribunal setting‘. Claire Millns garners praise for her ‘laser-focused approach‘, and regularly acts for respondents in complex cases involving whistleblowing and allegations of discrimination.


‘Sharon Robson and Emma Frazer are a key asset to the chambers. They are very organised, good communicators and always assist where possible.’

‘Emma Frazer is wonderful – she is very helpful, responsive and everything you would want a clerk to be.’

‘Sharon Robson stands out as helpful, co-operative and pragmatic.’

Trinity Chambers

Jane Callan heads up the employment group at Trinity Chambers, which has traditional strength in handling unfair dismissal claims, TUPE matters, discrimination cases and whistleblowing matters. The team reports an increase in instructions from respondents, and in work involving contentious redundancy issues. Simon Goldberg KC has been kept busy advising on cases involving whistleblowing claims; Jamie Anderson is very experienced in handling complex cases involving allegations of discrimination on the grounds of sex, disability and religious belief. Helen Hogben is highly regarded for her solid track record in representing members of police forces and NHS employees in whistleblowing, victimisation and discrimination claims.