Beth Grossman > Doughty Street Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Doughty Street Chambers

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Beth is a specialist in media and employment, equality and discrimination law.



She regularly appears as sole counsel in the High Court as well as in the County Court, the Employment Tribunal and the Employment Appeal Tribunal. Her clients include national newspapers, production companies, campaigning groups, major businesses, financial services institutions, religious organisations and private individuals. She provides re-publication advice for The Telegraph and The Sun and for NGOs and campaigning groups. Her media expertise also spans commercial media disputes.

Beth is a member of the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s Preferred Panel of Counsel (C Panel).

Beth was shortlisted for Advocate’s Young Pro Bono Barrister of the year in 2018 for her judicial review work.  She is a member of the Right to Care Panel, operated by Mencap, providing advice and representation to disabled people and their families in disability-related judicial review and human rights claims. In 2019, the panel won the Advocate award for Pro Bono Team of the Year.

Before coming to the Bar, Beth worked in the Civil Service and in the NGO sector in a variety of roles which spanned policy-making, law, strategic litigation and senior management.


MA, Modern History, University of Oxford

Graduate Diploma in Law, Distinction, BPP

BPTC, Kaplan Law School, Very Competent

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Employment

(Rising stars)Ranked: Tier 1

Beth GrossmanDoughty Street ChambersBeth is extremely clever and thorough, and her written work is beautifully put together.

Doughty Street Chambers is ‘a very steady set with several renowned barristers.‘ The employment and discrimination team undertakes the full range of employment cases, while clients additionally benefit from its leveraging of expertise in human rights, public law, data protection, professional discipline, immigration, personal injury, crime, and media and reputation management. In  al-Qasimi  v RobinsonHeather Williams KC recently successfully led David Stephenson for the claimant in the Court of Appeal, which restated the test for common law illegality in employment claims.  Junior-end growth saw rising star Beth Grossman join from Ely Place Chambers, which disbanded in 2020.

London Bar > Defamation and privacy

(Rising stars)Ranked: Tier 1

Beth GrossmanDoughty Street ChambersBeth is the definition of rising star at the Bar. She is razor-sharp, her written work is excellent and combined with her clarity of advocacy, she is operating at a level far in excess of her call. She’s incredibly popular with clients and her no-nonsense style is very refreshing.