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The employment team at 9 St John Street reports an uptick in instructions involving whistleblowing matters; discrimination cases and sports disputes are other areas of expertise. Joanne Woodward was appointed to the bench in March 2018.

Atlantic Chambers’ recent instructions include cases of TUPE, discrimination, equal pay, unfair dismissal and whistleblowing. Simon Gorton QC is noted for his expertise in restrictive covenants work. In 2017 David Campion successfully defended a nurse in a disability discrimination case after a job offer was withdrawn; the employer believed her disability restricted her ability to carry out the role.

Deans Court Chambers’ employment practice has experience in whistleblowing, unfair dismissal, discrimination, and TUPE matters. Mary O’Rourke QC is acting for former Team Sky doctor Dr Richard Freeman in a constructive dismissal claim brought against British Cycling.

Paul Draycott at Doughty Street Chambers has an active practice on the Northern Circuit; he acts for claimants in whistleblowing and unfair dismissal cases, among other areas. In July 2018 Paras Gorasia joined from Kings Chambers.

Practitioners at Kenworthy's Chambers are active in unfair dismissal, TUPE, whistleblowing and discrimination cases. In June 2018 Anisa Niaz-Dickinson moved to Kings Chambers.

Kings Chambers’ recent instructions include cases of equal pay, discrimination, whistleblowing and unfair dismissal. In 2018 Anisa Niaz-Dickinson joined from Kenworthy's Chambers and Paras Gorasia moved to Doughty Street Chambers.

London-based Littleton Chambers is linked to the Northern Circuit by the presence of Daniel Northall, who has solid experience in whistleblowing and discrimination cases.

St John's Buildings’ employment team handles equal pay, whistleblowing, discrimination, TUPE, sexual harassment, bullying and unfair dismissal cases. Steven Flynn has niche expertise in handling employment disputes within the professional sports world.

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