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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 3

Jude Shepherd42 Bedford RowJude has a very reassuring presence, and is excellent on strategy and responsive throughout the progress of a case. Jude is great with clients and a pleasure to work with.

42 Bedford Row‘s ‘employment team is very strong, with a wide range of counsel to suit any type of case and budget‘. The set’s clients include major employers, small businesses and large public and private sector organisations, as well as employees at all levels. Practicing exclusively in employment law, the set’s employment group head Jude Shepherd successfully defended the Health and Care Professions Council against allegations of discrimination during professional conduct proceedings, by failing to make reasonable adjustments for the claimant’s disability; and Iris Ferber recently acted for the respondent in McCarthy v Sainsbury’s Supermarkets, a sensitive disability discrimination claim that involved allegations of failure to make reasonable adjustments for the claimant, who suffered from complex PTSD and wanted to work from home.