Miss Jude Shepherd > 42 Bedford Row > London, England > Lawyer Profile

42 Bedford Row
42 Bedford Row

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Jude Shepherd is Head of the Employment Team at 42 Bedford Row


In addition to her many appearances in the Employment Tribunals, Employment Appeal Tribunal and higher appellate courts, she also regularly advises organisations on how to avoid litigation in this increasingly complex field of law. Jude prides herself on taking a partnership approach to resolving problems with her clients. She also regularly provides training for lay and professional clients and can tailor training courses for any client’s needs.

Jude is often commended for her pragmatic and practical approach to problem solving with her cases, not just during litigation but also in resolving conflict in the workplace before litigation. Her instructing solicitors often comment on the team approach that she takes to get her clients the best possible results.

Jude has been instructed by a wide variety of clients and has a particularly strong following from clients in the transport, retail, education and public sectors.


  • Employment Law Bar Association
  • Employment Lawyers Association
  • Industrial Law Society

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Employment

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 4

Jude Shepherd42 Bedford RowAble to identify the crux of a case and isn’t afraid to take a robust approach to litigation. She is incredibly down to earth and builds a great rapport with clients.

Regularly appearing in Employment Tribunals, the Employment Appeal Tribunal, and the High Court, 42 Bedford Row ‘has a solid employment practice which offers strength in depth‘. Jude Shepherd heads the set’s employment team, which fields Orlando Holloway, who represented the respondents in various hearings (including a 10-day trial), which concerned claims of discrimination, whistleblowing, trade union detriment, and constructive unfair dismissal. Michael Salter has joined the set from the now-closed Ely Place Chambers.

London Bar > Set overviews: England and Wales

42 Bedford Row offers expertise across the employment, family, housing, and personal injury disciplines. The set’s employment team has expanded this year following the arrival of Michael Salter, Gillian Crew, Catherine Urquhart, and Amy Stroud from Ely Place Chambers, and Jonathan Davies from Sergeants’ Inn Chambers. Elsewhere, Eleonore Berthelsen joined the family group from Atlantic Chambers in Liverpool. Also of note, Katie Phillips and Mary Robertson have been appointed Recorders of the Family Court, while Francis Cassidy and Caroline Landes have been appointed Deputy District Judges on the South Eastern Circuit, and Jude Shepherd has been appointed a part-time Employment Judge in the Scottish Employment Tribunal.