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Dee is ranked in both Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500 as a leading employment barrister. She is an expert in discrimination law with particular expertise in age discrimination and equal pay matters. She has appeared in numerous cutting edge cases such as Seldon v Clarkson, Wright and Jakes in the Supreme Court. In 2015/6, Dee was instructed in five appeals at EAT and Court of Appeal level. Dee has a busy Tribunal practice spending the majority of her time in multi-week trials involving allegations of discrimination. She is regularly instructed in sensitive, high profile cases where there is a risk of press interest. Her clients include multinational companies, banks, universities, schools, charities, NHS trusts and local authorities as well as employees and trade unions.
In recent years, she has advised the Equality Commission of Northern Ireland (ECNI) and the Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People (NICCY) on its response to proposed legislation extending the existing prohibition on age discrimination. In August 2015, she was the keynote speaker at a conference attended by politicians and policy makers in Belfast concerning age discrimination. Dee has also been advising AGE PLATFORM, an NGO, on a proposed European Directive which will extend the prohibition on age discrimination.
Dee also advises education bodies on discrimination issues in the employment field as well as claims in the County Court. In 2014, she advised the Equality and Human Rights Commission on the extent to which gender segregation was permitted within university campuses.
In light of her expertise, Dee has delivered judicial training on discrimination law at ERA in Trier funded by the European Commission. She also drafted the Technical Guidance accompanying the ban on age discrimination in goods, facilities and services on behalf of the Equality and Human Rights Commission in GB alongside colleagues in chambers.
Committee member of ELA (2016)
University College London (LLB); London School of Economics (LLM).