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Leading Juniors

Grace CullenSix Pump Court ‘She takes an intelligent and practical approach to cases, and has an excellent rapport with her clients.’ 
Andrew MacPhail – 3PB ‘Andrew is extremely thorough, knowledgeable, and approaches cases with a holistic approach that benefits all clients. He is excellent with clients providing both honest and pragmatic advice.’
Gordon MenziesSix Pump Court ‘Gordon has good knowledge of the law and ability to apply it in practice. He has a good manner in dealing with the client and provides clear explanation of the issues and good ideas for case strategy.’
Karen Moss3PB ‘Karen is very experienced in dealing with employment cases. She clearly understands tribunal requirements with regards to strike out applications and how to effectively use preliminary hearings to achieve the outcome desired for her client.’
Peter DoughtyPallant Chambers ‘An experienced employment barrister. Technically, he is excellent. He has good people skills to enable him to instill confidence into lay clients.’
Lauren GodfreyGatehouse Chambers  ‘Very particular in respect of legal analysis, conscientious, and shows good commercial acumen. Grasps the issues extremely quickly.’
Mark Green3PB ‘Highly knowledgeable, incisive and a very effective barrister.’
Mike MageeFenners Chambers ‘Emotionally very intelligent – he quickly works out the psychology and drivers of the other side. Excellent tactically and technically with a good sense of humour.’

Rising Stars

Grace Nicholls  –3PB ‘Grace is the full package – excellent knowledge of the law, sharp written and oral advocacy and fantastic client care. She is a sharp advocate with precise and powerful cross-examination and boundless energy in trials. She is meticulous and systematic in cross-examination and a formidable opponent. She manages multiple witnesses well.’
Naomi Webber  –3PB ‘Naomi is excellent – she is extremely thorough and capable. She is highly approachable and has excellent attention to detail. Her attendance notes are always comprehensive.’
Matthew Withers1 Crown Office Row ‘Always very practical as well as academic. Understands both the law and practice. Very good barrister, key grasp of facts, good cross examiner.’

Employment in Regional Bar

3PB

3PB is ‘a very good set with many excellent barristers who cover a variety of commercial and employment dispute matters’. Karen Moss recently successfully represented a claimant in the recovery of substantial notice pay against a care provider and was praised for her ‘great attention to detail and the ability to look at the bigger picture and work toward a resolution’. Andrew MacPhail  handles all complex discrimination and whistle-blowing matters with ‘a holistic approach that benefits all clients’. Rising star Naomi Webber is ‘an incredibly capable, strong, and diligent barrister’ and successfully represented an employer in direct and indirect sex discrimination claims relating to breastfeeding and childcare.

Testimonials

Set 

‘3PB has a very cohesive employment group and offer good training and a good range of counsel.’ 

‘Good proactive chambers – seeking to provide stronger embedded relationship, cost-effective and pragmatic service.’ 

‘The Chambers are progressive, supportive, and responsive. Availability of counsel is generally good and, in the event where availability is limited, the Clerks provides the other options.’  

Clerking

‘Russell Porter is very supportive and proactive – exemplifies above approach.’

‘Patrick Robson is very efficient and quick at responding to queries. He is also very polite, helpful, and understanding.’

‘Excellent service from the clerks. They are always happy to help and try to assist us in seeking a barrister who is the right fit for the case.’ 

Work highlights

    Six Pump Court

    Six Pump Court’s Grace Cullen has an ‘attention to detail’ and provides ‘clear advice’ on several employment matters, including unfair dismissals, constructive dismissal, and discrimination claims. In a recent highlight, Cullen successfully represented the claimant in an unfair dismissal claim brought against London Underground. Gordon Menzies represents employers and employees before Employment Tribunals and EAT on discrimination matters along with restraint of trade injunctions and TUPE-related litigation.

    Testimonials

    Set 

    ‘Good and personable counsel always available at cost-effective rates with excellent preparation of cases.’ 

    Clerking 

    ‘Ryan Barrow stands out, always willing to help and offer the best barrister for the case.’ 

    ‘Clerks are very helpful and quick to respond.’ 

    Work highlights

      Fenners Chambers

      Members of Fenners Chambers are instructed by both claimants and respondents on complex employment cases, including discrimination claims, whistleblowing, restraint of trade, and unfair dismissal cases. Mike Magee regularly represents respondents in employment matters and is ‘very skilled at cross-examination’. Recently, Magee successfully represented an academy school in a five-day whistleblowing claim in relation to alleged whistle-blowing concerning the marking of exams.

      Testimonials

      Clerking 

      ‘Paul Green is commercially astute and provide solutions when needed.’ 

      ‘All clerks are there to help and try their best to assist.’ 

      Work highlights