Mr David Tinkler > Exchange Chambers > Liverpool, England > Barrister Profile

Exchange Chambers
L2 9XX


David specialises in all aspects of employment law.  He represents employees and employers across a wide variety of sectors including NHS, government (local and central), education, police forces and private companies.  David is regularly instructed in complex and lengthy (multi-week) whistleblowing and discrimination litigation.  He also has considerable experience in equal pay claims, TUPE and unfair dismissal.  He is on the Attorney General A panel for employment law.

David also specialises in high value personal injury litigation on behalf of Claimants.  His personal injury work overlaps with his employment practice in cases relating to the Protection from Harassment Act and stress claims.


Employment Law Bar Association
Personal Injury Bar Association


BA (hons) in English Literature. First class. Cardiff University. 2000

Graduate Diploma in Law.  Commendation.  Nottingham Law School.  2003

Bar Vocational Course.  Very Competent.  Inns of Court School of Law.  2004

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Employment

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

David TinklerExchange Chambers

Members of the employment team at Exchange Chambers represent both employers and employees, including large private sector employers and public sector organisations, before all levels of court, from employment tribunals to the High Court. Catherine Knowles regularly acts on multi-day claims involving allegations of discrimination or whistleblowing, and she represented the local authority in Cunliffe v Wigan Council, in which the claimant was dismissed for accessing records of a service user she knew personally – she alleged that she did so out of concern for the service user’s safety. David Tinkler joined the set from Atlantic Chambers.