Louise Mankau > Doughty Street Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Doughty Street Chambers

Work Department

Employment, Discrimination and Equality Law 


Louise is an employment and discrimination law specialist who has developed a practice covering all aspects of employment and discrimination law.

She is regularly instructed in various aspects of employment litigation including all forms of discrimination, whistle blowing claims, TUPE matters, constructive/unfair dismissal and contract law.  She is also experienced in employment-related international administrative law matters.


Louise has been described as very approachable, and an excellent communicator who provides a very high standard of client care.  She is noted by instructing solicitors as being “remarkably responsive”, as having “an excellent rapport with judges and lay members”, and being “extremely client-friendly”.

During the course of her career at the Bar, Louise has acted for both Claimants and Respondents, including clients as diverse as cleaners, bus drivers, surgeons, European royalty, international institutions not subject to the jurisdiction of English law, large telecommunications companies and a number of local authorities and charities.

In 2014, following a period of maternity leave, Louise took a break from the Bar and worked as Head of Employment at a solicitors firm for two years.  As a result of this experience, she is particularly sensitive to the needs of instructing solicitors.




Employment Lawyers Association
Discrimination Law Association


LL.B– University of Edinburgh (Scots Law)
LL.M European and Comparative Law – University of Maastricht, The Netherlands
CPE – London Metropolitan University
BVC – Inns of Court School of Law

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Employment

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Louise MankauDoughty Street ChambersLouise puts clients at ease with her friendly demeanour. She is tenacious and meticulous in her preparation and advocacy, often identifying key issues at an early stage and achieving fantastic results for clients.