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9 St John Street has ‘strength in depth’ in employment law, where members act for claimants and respondents in cases involving issues such as discrimination, whistleblowing and sports matters. Recent highlights include Martin Hynes v Chief Constable of Bedfordshire Police, a whistleblowing case, and Julie Pertolla v Ministry of Justice, a dispute concerning allegations of racial discrimination.

Atlantic Chambers has a ‘strong employment offering’ with ‘experienced counsel’ such as head of chambers Simon Gorton QC, who is very well known for his expertise in employment and restrictive covenants work. David Campion’s broad practice extends to cases regarding professional negligence of employment lawyers.

The employment team at Deans Court Chambers handles a broad spectrum of cases including TUPE, discrimination, whistleblowing and unfair dismissal matters. Mary O’Rourke QC successfully acted for a leading renal and pancreatic transplant surgeon in an unfair dismissal claim brought against the Imperial College NHS Trust; the surgeon was reinstated.

Doughty Street Chambers houses Paul Draycott, who is well known for his practice on the Northern Circuit. The set predominantly acts for individuals in employment matters and is well known for discrimination, whistleblowing and unfair dismissal cases, among others.

Kenworthy’s Chambers’ recent instructions include disability discrimination, TUPE and unfair dismissal cases. Sarah Johnson successfully represented the claimant in unfair dismissal and disability discrimination case Felix v Transport for London.

Kings Chambers’ employment team has experience in whistleblowing, discrimination and TUPE cases, among others. Martin Budworth recently represented footballer Jonás Gutiérrez in a high-profile discrimination case against Newcastle United FC.

Although based in London, Littleton Chambers has active members on the Northern Circuit. Daniel Northall, for example, is noted for his expertise in discrimination and whistleblowing cases.

St John’s Buildings’ recent instructions include cases of discrimination, sexual harassment, whistleblowing, unfair dismissal and bullying. In a major highlight for the set, Steven Flynn acted for Garry Abrams Ltd in a landmark discrimination case; the company was the party bringing the discrimination claim, making it the first ever to do so.

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