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.
Employment in Regional Bar
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.
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 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.