Exceptional employment law expertise and a collaborative approach

We handle contentious, complex cases across all areas of employment law. Our dedicated and experienced barristers can successfully navigate any situation, by getting to the crux of the issue as quickly as possible.

Our outstanding employment law specialists represent and advise employers and employees from the public and private sectors, providing advice and advocacy in all aspects of employment law.

We know it’s of the utmost importance for you that issues are resolved swiftly and efficiently. Our team is experienced in advising all sizes of employers – from publicly listed international companies, police forces and government departments to SMEs and charities.

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We’re renowned for consistent excellence in representing government departments, public bodies and Chief Constables in employment law. We also use our top-tier expertise to support national retailers, service providers and blue-chip financial institutions.

We have the advantage of having first-hand knowledge of the commercial issues facing you – many of our barristers had careers in-house before joining the Bar.

With your reputation and public accountability always front of mind, we’re quick to consider the commercial and reputational impact of employment issues. We offer the highest levels of integrity and discretion, so you can trust that we have your best interests at heart.

Known for being  approachable, efficient and pragmatic, our experts appear in Employment Tribunals and other courts up to Supreme Court level. Many of our Employment Law barristers are qualified to accept instructions directly (see Direct Access).

We can also help to draft and review contracts of employment, staff handbooks, internal policies and other documentation. Additionally, we offer in-house training on the latest developments in Employment Law and HR matters.

Our expertise is showcased as many of the team are authors of the Employment Tribunal Handbook, and also produce a regular employment law update “Five from 5” which is published by Bloomsbury.

Contact our clerking team to discuss how we can help. Our incredibly talented team is focused on making your life easier by getting to the heart of the issue as quickly as possible.

For more information please contact our clerks.

Call +44 (0) 20 7410 2000 or click here to email

Employment Expertise

Discrimination, harassment and victimisation


Termination of employment

Equal pay, TUPE and pensions

Regulated employment including healthcare and police

Restrictive covenants

Employment Barristers

Juniors (10+ years)

Charles Apthorp

Call 1983

John-Paul Waite

Call 1995

Richard Oulton

Call 1995

Melvyn Harris

Call 1997

Alastair Hodge

Call 1997

Daniel Hobbs

Call 1998

Claire Palmer

Call 2003

Mark Thomas

Call 2006

Jonathan Dixey

Call 2007

Peter Taheri

Call 2007

Saara Idelbi

Call 2008

Cicely Hayward

Call 2009

Robert Talalay

Call 2010

Alex Ustych

Call 2010

Amy Clarke

Call 2010

Catriona Hodge

Call 2012

Alice Meredith

Call 2013

Juniors (under 10 years)

John Goss

Call 2015

Molly Joyce

Call 2016

Jennifer Wright

Call 2018

Conor Monighan

Call 2019

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