Mr Tim Dracass > Chambers of Oba Nsugbe KC > Winchester, England > Barrister Profile

Chambers of Oba Nsugbe KC
Pump Court Chambers
SO23 9EB


Tim’s specialist area of practice is employment law. He has built a strong client base in this field. He is regularly instructed to act for claimants and respondents in complex and multi-day employment tribunal cases. Tim advises on and appears in all types of employment litigation ranging from unfair dismissal, discrimination and equal pay claims in the tribunal, through to employment contract, restrictive covenant/restraint of trade and work reference disputes in the County Court and High Court. In addition, he has considerable experience before the EAT. Clients have commented on Tim’s technical expertise and good cross-examination skills, alongside a thorough knowledge of each case and a reassuring manner. Recent cases of interest include: Flemons & anor v Leepeck Group Ltd & ors: instructed to represent one of the respondent companies in a complex multi-party TUPE case following the liquidation of a PR/advertising company and the formation of two new companies. Successfully argued that there was no relevant TUPE transfer to his client and all claims brought against them were dismissed. Elgar & ors v Millbrook Furnishings Ltd & anor: acted on behalf of ten claimants in a multi-claimant action against their former employers regarding their dismissals following an alleged TUPE transfer (service provision change). Preliminary hearing lasted two days and involved detailed witness and documentary evidence. One of the respondents was represented by a silk. Tribunal found that all but one of his clients’ employment had transferred to the second respondent (decision is now under appeal by second respondent).


Called 1998, Inner Temple. Pupil Eighteen Carlton Crescent, Southampton 1998-2000; tenant Eighteen Carlton Crescent, Southampton 2000-10; tenant Pump Court Chambers, London and Winchester 2010 to date.




Hounsdown Secondary School; Totton Sixth Form College (1992-94 A Level English, History and Sociology, all grade A); Cardiff University (1994-97 LLB (Hons) (Law and Sociology) 2:1); Bar Vocational Course (1997-98 – very competent).


Football (playing and watching), piano, cooking, travel.

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Western Circuit > Employment

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Tim DracassPump Court Chambers ‘Tim is a calm, concise and persuasive advocate. He is very knowledgeable in complex areas of employment law and is always keen to get to know clients so that he can gain a greater understanding of the issues in the case.’

Pump Court Chambers’ employment team ‘boasts a number of very capable barristers at various levels of call’. Heather Platt is a ‘tenacious advocate’ with considerable experience in relation to disability discrimination claims. She acted for the claimant in Richards v Brocade Communications UK Ltd, a high-profile disability discrimination and unfair dismissal claim by a man with terminal kidney cancer whose employment was ended by the company he had worked for. Tim Dracass regularly handles respondent work, including for private sector businesses, police forces, fire services, local authorities, and universities, while the ‘excellentDaniella Gilbert acts for and against a wide range of clients, especially in relation to discrimination and whistleblowing claims.