St John’s Chambers’ employment practice covers a wide range of employment matters, including unfair dismissal, discrimination and victimisation matters, to name a few.”

Legal 500 2017, Employment

St John’s Chambers is one of the leading employment law chambers in the South West, offering specialist advice and representation to solicitor clients.

We are instructed on a broad range of employment law disputes and appear in UK Employment Tribunals, the Employment Appeal Tribunal and the County and High Courts as well as advise and undertake internal disciplinary inquiries and proceedings.

We work closely with solicitors to offer tactical and practical legal advice, finding the best solution to an employment law issue.

Areas of expertise:

  • All forms of discrimination and victimisation
  • Equal pay and unlawful deduction from wages
  • Disciplinary and Grievance issues
  • Employment status
  • Redundancy and breach of contract
  • Injunctive relief
  • Directors’ disputes
  • Injunctive relief and employee competition
  • TUPE transfers
  • Pensions and Tax
  • Contractual / wrongful dismissal
  • Claims under The Employment Rights Act 1996 including Unfair Dismissal
  • Whistle blowing

Five members of the team are panel counsel for the Equality and Human Rights Commission.


As the number of cases being dealt with by way of mediation increases, our mediation team is on hand to help, as advisers, advocates and mediators. Our facilities are specifically designed to meet with clients’ needs for a mediation venue. Read more.


The team delivers workshops and seminars in Chambers and regional centres. We also provide training on behalf of local Law Societies and in conjunction with solicitors firms. In addition we can give tailored in-house training for particular firms. If you would like any further information please contact Paul Bennett.

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