Employment Practice Group

“The set’s members regularly appear in the Employment Tribunal, County and High Courts, and cover all types of employment law work.” Chambers UK, Employment (2014)


Members of our employment practice group have expertise in all areas of employment related law, and they regularly appear in both the Employment Tribunal and the County and High Courts in relation to employment based disputes.

All types of work in employment law are covered, from basic unfair dismissal and contractual/wrongful dismissal claims through to more complex issues of discrimination, victimisation, whistle-blowing, working time, part-time worker pension schemes, and claims for stress-related illness.

Members of the Employment Team undertake internal disciplinary inquiries and proceedings (for private companies, public bodies and individuals), disputes concerning directorial shareholdings, and restraint of trade litigation. They also advise on public law issues relating to the dismissal of officers of local authorities.

Five members of the team are panel counsel for the Equality and Human Rights Commission. As members of that panel, they provide advice and representation to the Commission to assist in the furtherance of its statutory remit to promote and monitor human rights and to protect, enforce and promote equality.

Members regularly act for both employees and employers, and Chambers has a broad client base which includes government departments and local authorities.

St John’s Chambers has Solicitor Regulation Authority External Continuing Professional Development Accreditation. Members regularly conduct seminars either in Chambers, at solicitors’ offices, or at other chosen venues, not just across the Western Circuit, as we are regularly instructed to appear on cases in London and other areas of the country.

If you would like any further information or help in producing a training programme, please contact Paul Bennett, Practice Manager.

Our friendly and efficient team of clerks will be happy to answer any of your questions.