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Leading Juniors

Grace Cullen - Six Pump CourtShe has empathy and understanding with clients, putting them at ease, especially when experiencing a stressful tribunal environment.
Andrew MacPhail - 3PBHe is practical and thorough, and the clients love him.
Gordon Menzies - Six Pump CourtCool, calm and collected; he puts clients at ease and delivers excellent results with meticulous attention to detail and razor-sharp advocacy.
Jack Mitchell - Old Square ChambersHe s very good at translating difficult legal issues into practical, easy to understand advice.
Karen Moss - 3PBShe is a superstar: a lawyer of the strongest calibre and an excellent advocate with strong cross-examination and client care skills.
Peter Doughty - Pallant ChambersHe is a go-to counsel for public body work.
Lauren Godfrey - HardwickeHe is robust and thorough in his advice, commercially focused and a fearless advocate and negotiator.
Mark Green - 3PBHe is a skilled and highly competent barrister.
Shahin Ismail - Fenners ChambersShe provides calm and methodical advice.
Mike Maggee - Fenners ChambersParticularly recommended for respondent work.
Mukhtiar Singh - Garden Court ChambersHe has a human and caring touch when dealing with cases, as well as excellent on the law and his drafting.
Liam Varnam - Fenners ChambersMeticulous attention to detail, very thorough and very approachable.

Employment in Regional Bar

Gatehouse Chambers

Lauren Godfrey joined Gatehouse Chambers in 2019 from 1 Crown Office Row, Brighton, bringing with him a good reputation in the South Eastern Circuit, regularly handling high-value and publicity-sensitive cases.

Garden Court Chambers

Mukhtiar Singh of Garden Court Chambers acts for employees in all types of employment cases, with particular strength in discrimination and whistle-blowing cases. The London-based set is, according to one solicitor, 'very helpful and capable, with an excellent ethos that helps people'.

Old Square Chambers

At Old Square Chambers, Jack Mitchell acts for both employers and employees in high-stakes cases. For trade unions, he represented BALPA, defeating British Airways' attempt to obtain an injunction to halt a proposed pilots strike in July 2019. He also has whistleblowing expertise, and acted for the employer in the Supreme Court case Royal Mail v Jhuti, concerning if an employee who had made a protected disclosure could be dismissed by another decision-maker who had no knowledge of the disclosure.

Pallant Chambers

At Pallant Chambers, Peter Doughty is a name of choice for public bodies such as local authorities for a broad spectrum of employment law work.


Barristers at 3PB act for claimants and respondents alike across the full gamut of employment matters. The set has particular expertise in public sector work in the local authority, education and health care contexts, as well as transport and technology-related matters in the private sector. Karen Moss  is praised for being 'personable with all clients' and being able to 'put witnesses at ease while keeping them focussed on their evidence', while Mark Green 's 'quiet and unassuming confidence' makes one solicitors' lay clients 'feel at ease as soon as they meet him'.

Six Pump Court

Six Pump Court is home to Gordon William Menzies and Grace Cullen, who both have substantial practices in the South Eastern Circuit. Menzies represented the employee in Heskett v Ministry of Justice, an Employment Appeal Tribunal case concerning changes to pay banding brought in as part of the 2011 public sector pay restraint, with at issue the extent to which cost can be taken into account as part of the justification for alleged indirect age discrimination.

Fenners Chambers

Members of Fenners Chambers cover the full spectrum of employment law work, including discrimination, harassment and unfair dismissal cases, both in tribunal and the Employment Appeal Tribunal. Liam Varnam acted for an East Anglian Air Ambulance doctor in a case with issues of employment status.