Marianne Tutin > Chambers of Andrew Burns QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Andrew Burns QC


Marianne specialises in employment, tax and commercial litigation. Her practice covers all areas of employment and discrimination law. She often appears in multi-day discrimination and whistleblowing hearings in the ET, as well as substantive appeals in the EAT, in which she has appeared unled against a leading employment silk.

She has considerable experience of employment status issues in both the ET and tax context. She is instructed by HMRC in a number of high profile IR35 cases involving the media industry and public sector in the FTT (Basic Broadcasting v HMRC) and UT (Kickabout Productions v HMRC).

Marianne has significant experience in the High Court. She specialises in industrial relations work and acted for Birmingham City Council against Unite the Union in the recent bin workers’ strike (junior to Andrew Burns QC). She also has experience in advising and acting for both claimants and defendants in disputes relating to restrictive covenants. 

For more information on Marianne’s practice and latest case highlights, please consult her full Devereux profile


Publications: Contributing Editor to Discrimination Law (Bloomsbury Professional); Sexual harassment in the workplace (PILJ (June 2018) 7-9); Vicarious Liability: An Ever Expanding Concept? (ILJ (2016) 45 (4): 556-564).




University of Durham, Philosophy, Politics and Economics (First Class Hons); GDL and BPTC; King’s College London, LLM (Pass with Distinction).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Employment

(Rising stars)Ranked: Tier 1

Marianne TutinDevereuxMarianne is responsive, personable, technically superb, and a massive star in the making. Clients love her and she is a pleasure to instruct. 

Routinely acting in complex and headline disputes across the full spectrum of employment law, Devereux has ‘an impressive roster of employment barristers at every level of experience‘. In one of the most important industrial relations cases of recent years, Andrew Burns QC (who was elected head of chambers in January 2021) recently represented the appellant in the Supreme Court in Kostal UK LTD v Dunkley, which considers the meaning of “the prohibited result” for the purpose of section 145B of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992, which was deployed throughout the pandemic by unions attempting to stop employers changing contracts. In Boillereau v HSBCBruce Carr QC acted for the dismissed former global head of currencies and commodities at HSBC in a high-value whistleblowing claim concerning how the bank’s foreign exchange business was conducted. Marianne Tutin, frequently unled against senior counsel (including silks), is a notable rising star in chambers.