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Bruce Carr KC practises predominantly in the field of employment law, but also in commercial law, some tax and public law. Regularly instructed on behalf of both employers and trade unions, in particular in the EAT. Also frequently appears in interlocutory injunction applications, ranging from restrictive covenants to trade disputes. Substantial practice in discrimination, (including equal pay) transfer of undertakings and large-scale redundancy matters. Frequently instructed by a range of government departments. Also instructed in inquiry work.

For more information on Bruce’s practice and latest case highlights, please consult his full Devereux profile.


Called Inner Temple 1986; QC 2009.


Employment Law Bar Association; Employment Lawyers Association; ILS, Recorder; Member, EAT User Group.


Cambs High School for Boys, Cambridge. Hills Road Sixth Form College, Cambridge. LSE (BSc Economics) 1983, Central London Polytechnic (Dip Law) 1985

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Employment

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Bruce Carr KCDevereuxBruce is a leading expert in the field of industrial relations law. He’s hands on, hugely intelligent and a razor-sharp advocate.

A top-class chambers with a stellar team‘, Devereux is sought out by blue-chip multinationals, leading trade unions and governments for major employment disputes; and the set’s members have enviable appellate practices, frequently appearing before both the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court. Recent activity for chambers includes Covid-19 related employment cases, including the emerging area of furlough fraud, substantial industrial relations cases, and worker status-related instructions for which chambers is particularly well known. Members are also increasingly undertaking investigations, with Bruce Carr KC and senior junior Anna Greenley instructed in an internal investigation into culture at the Royal College of Nursing, which addresses concerns about decision making and accountability, including issues of sexual harassment, discrimination and senior staff terminations. Alice Mayhew KC is a 2022 silk appointment.