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Leading Silks

Michael Ford QC - Old Square ChambersThe biggest brain in employment law.

Leading Juniors

Julian Allsop - Guildhall ChambersJulian's strengths are his legal intellect, attention to detail and grasp of the more complex areas of employment law. I would not hesitate to instruct him in work involving technical and untested or grey legal issues. His advocacy is excellent.
James Bromige - Queen Square ChambersJames has a tremendous foundation of employment knowledge, and he is especially good on his feet. He instills great confidence.
Sarah Clarke - 3PBA highly skilled advocate with a sharp mind. She is brilliant with clients.
Daniella GilbertPump Court ChambersDaniella is a brilliant tactician and an excellent cross-examiner. Her clear advice inspires confidence in clients.
Gareth Graham - 3PBVery bright, quick-thinking and pragmatic. He quickly builds rapport with witnesses.
Debbie Grennan - Guildhall ChambersDebbie's courtroom skills are exceptional. She is crystal clear on paper and in person, and always puts the clients at ease.
Spencer Keen - Old Square ChambersSpencer is a thoughtful and measured advocate whose intellect is obvious. His knowledge of disability discrimination law is superb.
Douglas Leach - Guildhall ChambersAn excellent court performer with a calm air of authority.
Jack Mitchell - Old Square ChambersA dogged cross-examiner who is extremely thorough in his preparation.
Heather PlattPump Court ChambersA barrister with a calm, measured and strong cross-examination technique.
Allan Roberts - Guildhall ChambersAllan is very good at explaining the tribunal process in a client-friendly way and gives them confidence that he has fully understood the issues within a case.
Gary Self - Pump Court ChambersGary is a very talented barrister and an incredible advocate, with a fierce cross-examination style.
Stephen Wyeth3PBClients immediately warm to him, trust him and feel safe with his guidance.
Mike Blitz - Queen Square ChambersA diligent counsel with a forensic approach to cross-examination.
Matthew Curtis3PBHis persuasive advocacy style is highly regarded, and his excellent interpersonal skills that puts parties and witnesses at ease.
Kerry Gardiner - Guildhall ChambersShe is very approachable, and provides methodical and clear advice.
Barnaby Large - No.18 Barristers ChambersHe has a keen eye for detail, provides insightful analysis, and is commercially pragmatic.
Craig Ludlow3PBHe is very user-friendly, and provides practical and insightful advice.
Andrew MacPhail3PBVery calm and measured. Never gets flustered. He gets to the heart of a case very quickly.
Melanie Tether - Old Square ChambersShe has a Rolls-Royce legal mind.
Mark Williams - Queen Square ChambersHis knowledge of employment law is superb. His advice is clear and to the point.
Sarah Bowen3PBSarah is an approachable and confident advocate with a meticulous eye for detail.
Oliver Isaacs - Old Square ChambersVery precise, realistic and relishes a good argument.
Geraint Probert - Guildhall ChambersA superb advocate with a measured and effective courtroom manner.
Simon Tibbitts - 3PBHe goes the extra mile and is unafraid to take a robust position where merited. Clients always know their corner is being fought.

Rising Stars

Matt Jackson - Albion ChambersMatt has an encyclopaedic knowledge of employment law. He is a clear-thinker with a really good strategic brain. A talented advocate.

Employment in Regional Bar

Guildhall Chambers

'A brilliant set for employment law', Guildhall Chambers 'has a huge reputation and you have the confidence that all members of the set are of the highest calibre'. Department head Julian Allsop successfully represented the respondents in a complex claim involving allegations of sex discrimination, harassment and victimisation. The 'calm, clear and successful' Debbie Grennan regularly acts for public sector clients, including local authorities and NHS trusts, in complex whistleblowing cases and discrimination claims. Douglas Leach is 'a great advocate, especially under pressure' and 'keeps his focus on the key issues'.



Guildhall Chambers is an amazing set. The employment team are equally as good as the top London employment sets. The quality all round is phenomenal‘.

Great strength and depth‘.

A fantastic set‘.


The clerks are always helpful and contactable, and Kate Hather will always ensure that your needs are met on time and solutions found for you‘.

Kate Hather is a star‘.

Kate Hather provides impeccable service‘.

Kate Hather is extremely efficient and very knowledgeable‘.

Old Square Chambers

'First-class employment set' Old Square Chambers has 'real strength in depth', and houses a team which maintains a presence in London and Bristol. Michael Ford QC has 'a fantastic brain' and is 'an absolutely superb advocate, in both trials and appeal work'. Jack Mitchell has established expertise in whistle blowing cases, while the 'incredibly focussed' Spencer Keen is regularly sought after for his 'encyclopaedic knowledge and understanding of disability discrimination issues'. Melanie Tether is 'a brilliant advocate' and 'extremely committed'; she is adept at representing employers and employees across the full range of employment law issues, with particular strength in TUPE, unfair dismissal, equal pay and discrimination matters.



A strong set for employment law‘.

An innovative and supportive chambers‘.


William Meade runs a well organised team‘.

The clerks are down to earth and extremely helpful. They are always solutions driven‘.

Paul Adams is very approachable and sensible‘.


3PB‘s employment practice has ‘great strength in depth‘, and fields a team who appear before the Employment Tribunal, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court in a range of matters. The ‘very calmStephen Wyeth is ‘incredibly knowledgeable, commercial and pragmatic in dealing with complex Employment Tribunal claims‘; ‘his experience not just as a barrister but as an employment judge is invaluable‘. Sarah Clarke acts for claimants and respondents across a broad spectrum of discrimination claims, and is well versed in unfair/wrongful dismissal cases. In a recent case highlight, Simon Tibbitts successfully represented the claimant in Nadine Lee v Splunk, a high-profile sex discrimination claim.



A good range of solid counsel‘.

3PB’s employment group is fantastic. All the barristers I have used from 3PB have been excellent, knowledgeable and provide practical advice to all clients. The set can always suggest a barrister of appropriate level and experience to deal with a matter, and the barristers are available to assist even on short notice‘.


The clerks are proactive and do all they can to assist‘.

Russell Porter is very responsive‘.

Russell Porter is particularly affable and works tirelessly to ensure clients are happy with the service they are receiving‘.

Russell Porter is exceptional. His customer service is unparalleled‘.

Pump Court Chambers

Pump Court Chambers in Winchester garners praise for its ‘good depth‘ and ‘excellent availability of counsel‘. Heather Platt, who leads the set’s employment team, has established strength in handling cases involving discrimination, unfair dismissal, whistleblowing and harassment matters, and has particular expertise in disability discrimination claims. Gary Self has ‘extensive knowledge of employment law‘, and is adept at representing large public and private sector companies in a range of employment disputes. The ‘very thoroughDaniella Gilbert is often sought after for her expertise in whistleblowing and discrimination cases.



Always helpful and will go the extra mile to make sure somebody is available even at short notice‘.


The civil team are knowledgeable, approachable and professional. Senior clerk Jonathan Cue is always up-to-date with matters, and is ably supported by a strong team of juniors. Dean Cunniff combines efficiency with a friendly approach‘.

Dean Cunniff is extremely professional and attentive‘.

Jonathan Cue and Dean Cunniff are great; friendly and helpful‘.

Queen Square Chambers

At Queen Square Chambers, recent instructions for the 'knowledgeable and efficient' employment team include unfair dismissal cases and a broad range of discrimination claims. In an example of the latter, the 'extremely diligent' department head James Bromige acted for the respondent in a disability discrimination claim brought by a claimant who had bipolar disorder, and involved issues as to whether the claimant's disability had been disclosed.



An impressive chambers‘.

Very responsive and helpful‘.


All the clerks are approachable and supportive‘.

Tom Cole is a stand out clerk, always willing to go the extra mile‘.

Jess Street is always friendly, helpful and efficient‘.

Tom Cole is an asset to the team‘.

The clerks at Queen Square Chambers are brilliant, in particular Jess Street and Tom Cole‘.