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Chambers of Gavin Mansfield KC
Littleton Chambers


Ranked as a leading junior (tier 3) in employment law, Joseph practises in a broad range of employment, sports and commercial disputes, as well as acting in cases at the intersection of these areas, including business protection. He regularly appears, led and as sole counsel, in the Employment Tribunals and in the civil and appellate courts. He is developing particular specialisms in employment disputes involving complex discrimination and whistleblowing claims for both claimants and respondents. These have included high-value pregnancy and maternity discrimination claims brought by senior executives. Recent appellate cases include:

  • Connor v Chief Constable of the South Yorkshire Police [2023] EAT 42
  • Lasdas v Vanquis Bank plc [2022] EAT 198
  • Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Executive (t/a Nexus) v National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers [2023] ICR 148 (permission to appeal to the Supreme Court granted)
  • Pubbi v [2022] EAT 96

He also sits as a Chair of the Football Association’s National Serious Case Panel.


French, German


Before his career at the Bar, Joseph gained undergraduate and master’s degrees in Modern Languages and worked in both France and Germany. He was ranked in the top three students in his law conversion course cohort and went on to be graded Outstanding in his Bar exams.

  • 2015: BPTC: Outstanding
  • 2014: GDL: Distinction
  • 2012: MSt Modern Languages (University of Oxford): Distinction
  • 2011: BA (Hons) Modern Languages (Durham University): First Class

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Employment

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Joseph BryanLittleton ChambersHe has a brilliant knowledge of employment law; nothing seems to faze him. He is always helpful and responsive, and is well liked and trusted by clients. He is a fantastic advocate.’