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Chambers of Stephen Rees
Iscoed Chambers

Regional Bar > Wales and Chester Circuit > Employment Tier 2

Iscoed Chambers' employment team offer a full range of drafting and advisory services in all employment matters. George Pollitt continues to be a regular fixture in the Employment Tribunal representing both claimants and defendants in unfair and constructive dismissal cases.. Helen Randall is also a familiar face in the Tribunal, recently acting for the claimant in a case involving treatment at work by customers and unfair constructive dismissal.

Leading Juniors

George Pollitt - Iscoed ChambersGeorge has an outstanding technical grasp of difficult areas of employment law such as discrimination. His pleadings manage to present complex legal arguments in an accessible manner.
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 2



‘Our experience of Iscoed Chambers is always welcoming, well organised and responsive.’


The clerks are very hands on and very supportive. They are always willing to work with you to find available counsel.’

Regional Bar > Wales and Chester Circuit > Personal injury

Regional Bar > Wales and Chester Circuit > Crime (general and fraud)

Leading Juniors

Helen Randall - Iscoed ChambersMeticulous in preparation with a keen eye for detail, always has a full command of the evidential issues and is able to relay advice effectively in conference. Impressive advocate who fiercely defends clients.
Ranked: Tier 2

Iscoed Chambers is a leading, successful and long-established barristers’ chambers based in Swansea, with a large client base throughout Wales and the South West of England.

The set: Iscoed Chambers is passionate about the delivery of excellent advocacy and advisory services to its clients. The set is multi-disciplinary with specialists in each of the areas of work identified below. Though many of the more senior members of chambers have honed their skills in the criminal courts, chambers has a long tradition of excellence in the field of civil law. Former members of chambers have included a senior Court of Appeal judge and a leader of the House of Lords. Chambers is fortunate to be able to provide an environment in which its junior members can flourish and gain wide experience before specialising in their chosen fields. Chambers recognises that the needs of its clients go beyond the provision of excellent advocacy and advice. Such services need to be complemented and supported by an efficient and well-administered management and clerking structure. The fact that chambers has management and clerking procedures of the highest standards is evidenced by the fact that the set was the first chambers in Wales to be awarded the Legal Service Commission’s Quality Mark for the Bar. Chambers’ clerks are friendly and approachable and communication with members of chambers is not limited to office hours. Chambers is resistant to rigid modes of thinking and endeavours to provide an adaptive and responsive service to its clients. Chambers also provides a learning and education service through the provision of lectures, seminars and conferences throughout the year.

Types of work undertaken
Civil: Iscoed Chambers has an extremely strong team of civil barristers at all levels of seniority. There are currently 23 members of the civil law team, all of whom are dedicated to providing a first-class, flexible and prompt service, which consistently meets the particular requirements of solicitors and their lay clients. Members of the team are recognised as specialist practitioners in a wide range of areas, including Chancery work, company and commercial law, housing, personal injury and clinical negligence, inquests and public inquiries, health and safety, landlord and tenant, contract, and regulatory and disciplinary work. The range of work undertaken covers all levels of complexity from small claims to the most technically demanding multi-track cases.

Crime: Iscoed Chambers has an extremely strong team of criminal barristers at all levels of seniority. There are currently 25 members of the criminal law team, headed by Elwen Evans QC, all of whom bring an enthusiastic and well disciplined approach to their work. The set is continually employed in serious and high-profile cases both for the prosecution and defence, but at the same time provides a comprehensive service at all levels. The team is supported by an equally enthusiastic and experienced team of clerks, who continually monitor the caseload of each barrister and the courts’ listing arrangements in order to ensure, so far as is humanly possible, that barristers are available to conduct the cases in which they have originally been instructed.

Employment: the employment team was formed in the 1990s to reflect the need for increased specialisation in legal practice. The team undertakes all areas of employment work for employers, employees and trade unions. Members of the team have appeared in the Employment Tribunal, the County Court, the Employment Appeal Tribunal and the High Court.

Family: there is a strong family law team which provides a comprehensive service, offering both advocacy and written work. The work undertaken comprises the whole spectrum of family law, from children law, including residence, contact, care and adoption, to ancillary relief, divorce, cohabitee disputes, Inheritance Act claims, injunctions and committal proceedings. Practitioners attend courts at every level throughout the Wales and Chester Circuit and beyond, including the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court.

Mediation: Iscoed Chambers has a large team of mediators, each of whom is accredited by the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR). Members accept instructions to mediate in all areas of civil dispute, including personal injury and clinical negligence, Chancery, commercial, employment, professional negligence, landlord and tenant, debt recovery and housing. Chambers also provides comfortable and modern facilities to host mediations, including a large plenary room and up to four conference rooms. Both services and facilities can be individually tailored to meet individual requirements.

Chambers director Avril Llewellyn
Clerks Donna Williams
Clerks Julie Snary
Clerks Alex Clayton
Members of Chambers EVANS QC, Elwen (1980), (QC 2002)
Members of Chambers PHILLIPS, Frank (1972)
Members of Chambers CRAVEN, Robert (1979)
Members of Chambers REES, Stephen (1979)
Members of Chambers SANDBROOK-HUGHES, Stewert (1980)
Members of Chambers JONES, Francis (1980)
Members of Chambers ROBLIN, Laraine (1981)
Members of Chambers DAYCOCK, David (1987)
Members of Chambers HIPKIN, John (1989)
Members of Chambers HARRIS, David (1990)
Members of Chambers WRIGHT, Ian (1994)
Members of Chambers MARSHALL, Elizabeth (1995)
Members of Chambers POWELL, Nicola (1996)
Members of Chambers ROUCH, Robin (1999)
Members of Chambers HOBSON, Paul (2000)
Members of Chambers RICHARDS, Catherine (2000)
Members of Chambers ANTHONY, Rachel (2000)
Members of Chambers COLLINS, Catherine (2000)
Members of Chambers ASHWORTH, Philippa (2000)
Members of Chambers JONES, Craig (2003)
Members of Chambers GILL, Ned (2004)
Members of Chambers BLAKEMORE, Benjamin (2004)
Members of Chambers PRATT, Jake (2004)
Members of Chambers PREECE, Nicola (2006)
Members of Chambers BUCKLEY, Georgina (2007)
Members of Chambers ECCLES, Sarah (2008)
Members of Chambers SCAPENS, Thomas (2008)
Members of Chambers THOMAS, Rhys ab Owen (2009)
Members of Chambers THOMAS, Victoria (2009)
Members of Chambers POLLITT, George (2009)
Members of Chambers RANDALL, Helen (2010)
Members of Chambers THOMAS, Rhian (2013)
Members of Chambers HILL, Sophie (2015)