Keith Bryant QC > Chambers of Andrew Spink QC, Michael Bowes QC and Sarah Crowther QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Andrew Spink QC, Michael Bowes QC and Sarah Crowther QC
Outer Temple Chambers
THE OUTER TEMPLE, 222 STRAND
LONDON
WC2R 1BA
England

Living Wage

Position

Pensions and employment. Recent cases include Britvic Pension Plan and Britvic PLC v Britvic Pensions Limited and Mr Simon Mohun [2020] EWHC 118 (CH); Carter v Chief Constable of Essex and another [2020] EWHC 77 (QB); Waterford Foods (UK) Group Pension Scheme (December 2019); Re ColArt Pension Scheme [2019] EWHC 3081 (Ch), [2020] PLR 3; R (Carter) v Chelmsford Crown Court and another [2019] EWHC 1484 (Admin), [2019] ICR 1470; Williams v Swansea University Pension & Assurance Scheme Trustees [2018] UKSC 65, [2019] 1 WLR 93, [2019] 2 All ER 1031, [2019] ICR 230, [2019] IRLR 306, [2019] PLR 11; Ibrahim v HCA International Ltd [2019] EWCA Civ 2007; Williams v Swansea University Pension & Assurance Scheme Trustees [2018] UKSC 65, [2019] 1 WLR 93, [2019] 2 All ER 1031, [2019] ICR 230, [2019] IRLR 306, [2019] PLR 11; Ibrahim v HCA International Ltd [2019] IRLR 690; Gunny v Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation and ors [2018] UKEAT/0241/17/DA; Swansea University Pension & Assurance Scheme Trustees v Williams [2017] EWCA Civ 1008, [2018] ICR 233, [2017] IRLR 882.

Career

Called 1991; Middle Temple. Silk 2013.

Memberships

  • Association of Pension Lawyers
  • Commercial Bar Association
  • Employment Lawyers Association
  • Employment Law Bar Association
  • Financial Services Lawyers Association
  • European Circuit
  • Industrial Law Society
  • Registered Member of the Courts of the Dubai International Financial Centre
  • Member of the Arbitration and Mediation Panels of the LCIA-DIFC

Education

King’s School, Rochester; Clare College, Cambridge (1986 BA Hons); King’s College, Cambridge (1989 Dip Comp Sci).

Leisure

Singing, skiing, walking, twins.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Employment

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 3

Keith Bryant QCOuter Temple ChambersVery calm under pressure, really helps to get the tone and content right with the documents, and provides great strategic guidance in very sensitive claims.

Outer Temple Chambers is ‘extremely efficient and all the clerks are helpful when looking for suitable counsel at affordable fees‘. ‘Brilliant legal analyst and highly skilled, clever advocate‘, Andrew Short QC, who is at the forefront of equal pay claims in the private sector, acts in the representation of approximately 15,000 shop workers in Brierley v Asda, while Keith Bryant QC, leading Saul Margo, acted for the respondents in the first case at appellate level to consider the meaning of ‘unfavourable’ in a disability discrimination claim (under s15 of the Equality Act 2010). Taking silk in 2020, Andrew Allen QC‘s practice is predominantly in employment and partnership discrimination law. ‘A real talent‘, Stephen Butler is a rising star in chambers.

London Bar > Pensions

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 2

Keith Bryant QCOuter Temple ChambersHe has a friendly, approachable manner which makes him very easy to work with. He is known to provide clear, pragmatic advice understanding the commercial approach taken by clients.

Outer Temple Chambers is consistently rated as ‘one of the top’ pensions teams. In particular, Nicolas Stallworthy QC, ‘without doubt, one of the leading QCs in this field‘, recently represented the regulator in its successful defence against ITV and four subsidiaries. In addition, Andrew Spink QC, ‘probably the best advocate at the pensions bar’,  acted for a group of Atos companies’ RPI disputes, while Andrew Short QC and Keith Bryant QC took opposing sides in Britvic v Britvic Pensions Limited and Simon Mohun (a matter concerning statutory minimum increases). Richard Hitchcock QC has substantive experience in complex Part 8 claims and is described as ‘a great strategic thinker‘.