Stephen Roberts > Chambers of Adam Vaitilingam QC > Bristol, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Adam Vaitilingam QC
Albion Chambers
BROAD STREET
BRISTOL
BS1 1DR
England

Position

Stephen transferred to the Bar in 2002 having practised as a solicitor from 1980 until 2002 and is an experienced family law and employment law practitioner. In employment law, Stephen appears in Employment Tribunals, the Employment Appeal Tribunal and the High Court. He has also conducted employment cases in the Court of Appeal. Stephen is frequently instructed in cases involving: Unfair dismissal, Public interest disclosure cases including local government and education, Discrimination – race, sex, age, disability, Equal pay claims, Wrongful dismissal, Breach of contract claims including bonus and share option claims, TUPE, Pensions claims. Stephen’s High Court and County Court practice includes restrictive covenant work, professional negligence claims and judicial review. He is also instructed in regulatory and disciplinary panel work, appearing before sports panels and arbitration committees. Stephen has extensive experience in all aspects of public law children work. As a solicitor he was a member of the Law Society’s children panel for 14 years, and also regularly acted as agent acting for the local authority, including conducting wardship cases. Since transferring to the Bar, Stephen has conducted a wide range of public law children cases including: Serious injury and sexual abuse cases involving complex contested evidence, Serious neglect cases, Complex care cases for local authorities, Cases involving the Official Solicitor. His experience extends to appearances in the Court of Appeal. He also regularly appears on behalf of Children’s Guardians including a high-profile case reported in 2009 involving extremely complex evidential issues relating to the conduct of a local authority team manager. In matrimonial finance, Stephen is regularly instructed in all aspects of ancillary relief including high net-worth claims and business assets, Schedule 1 applications and TOLATA claims.

Career

Called 2002; Lincoln’s Inn

Memberships

Western Circuit, FLBA, ELA, Justice

Education

Kent University (BA); Bristol University (LLM)

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Western Circuit > Family and children law

(Leading Juniors: Divorce and Financial Remedy) Ranked: Tier 3

Stephen RobertsAlbion ChambersVery calm and detailed in his approach – not fazed by the other side and very measured and approachable with clients.