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Chambers of Andrew Burns QC


Bruce Carr QC 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 QCDevereuxBruce is extremely user friendly, able to distil complex issues into an easily digestible form, and an excellent advocate.

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.