Geraint Probert > Chambers of Anna Vigars KC > Bristol, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Anna Vigars KC
Guildhall Chambers
23 BROAD STREET
BRISTOL
BS1 2HG
England
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Work Department

Employment & Discrimination

Position

Geraint is a specialist barrister in Employment and Discrimination law. He specialises in dismissal, whistleblowing and discrimination claims and appeals

Career

Called 2010

Geraint acts for claimants and respondents in a wide range of employment law matters. He offers an expert and comprehensive advocacy and advice service. He is sensitive to client needs and delivers practical and creative solutions. He is good with clients and trusted by tribunals.

Geraint is instructed on multi-week hearings and appeals. He has been opposing council to QC’s and part-time judges. His advice work covers freezing injunctions, professional negligence and restrictive covenants.

RECENT CASES

  • Appeared in the Appeal Tribunal, successfully challenging an Employment Tribunal decision regarding anonymous witness evidence on perversity grounds – Tai Tarian Ltd v Christie (2020) UKEAT/0059/19.
  • Representing a claimant before the Appeal Tribunal on the issue of whether Asperger’s Syndrome is a disability under the statutory definition; (Final hearing pending, 4th February 2021).
  • Appeared in the Appeal Tribunal in the reported case Talon Engineering Ltd v Smith [2018] IRLR 1104.
  • Represented a claimant in a case involving allegations of serious sexual assault and harassment in her workplace; (resulted in settlement).
  • Instructed in a 4-week tribunal claim for whistleblowing detriment and dismissal, representing an NHS consultant histopathologist, opposing counsel to Simon Gorton QC.
  • Represented a claimant in a large Costs application, opposing counsel to Ben Cooper QC.

Memberships

Employment Lawyers Association (ELA);
Employment Law Bar Association (ELBA);
Industrial Law Society (ILS);
Discrimination Law Association (DLA)

Education

Specialist pupillage in employment and discrimination law, Guildhall Chambers; Safford Scholarship, Middle Temple;
LLB, Cardiff University

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Western Circuit > Employment

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Geraint ProbertGuildhall ChambersGeraint is an exceptional barrister with excellent attention to detail. He is very quick thinking and has a confident, calm and measured style. He is very personable and has a great rapport with clients.’

Guildhall Chambers is ‘an excellent chambers with exceptional employment barristers‘ – ‘the best set for employment law in the South West‘, according to instructing solicitors. Julian Allsop , who heads up the practice, is ‘a calm and confident advocate‘, and has an excellent track record in appearing before the Employment Tribunal in complex cases involving whistleblowing and disability and maternity discrimination claims. Douglas Leach has an ‘impressive analytical ability when assessing cases‘ and Debbie Grennan is ‘an exceptional advocate‘. Allan Roberts is sought after for his expertise in whistleblowing, TUPE and discrimination cases. In recent instructions for the group, Geraint Probert represented the claimant before the Appeal Tribunal in a case involving the issue of whether a diagnosis of Asperger’s Syndrome is considered a disability under the statutory definition.