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Benjimin Burgher specialises in Commercial, Employment & Discrimination and Professional Negligence matters.
Benjimin has significant experience of business dispute resolution, particularly managing the breakdown in working relationships between key individuals and any consequent litigation. He covers all aspects of business and commercial employment related issues.
His commercial experience includes advising on all aspects of director’s duties, restrictive covenants, the TUPE implications of business transactions and the management of collective redundancies arising from organisational changes to terms and conditions and workforce changes. He is experienced in dealing with claims involving inducement of breach of contract, partnership / member disputes, breach of fiduciary duty and claims between companies arising from contract and interpretation of contract terms. Benjimin is standing counsel to a number of large companies and other organisations on commercial and employment matters. He is now regularly instructed to deal with high value and/or extremely sensitive discrimination and whistleblowing claims.
In addition to first instance cases, he has experience of conducting cases in the Privy Council, Court of Appeal, High Court, EAT, Dubai International Financial Centre Court and the IDRC. Benjimin is also highly experienced in professional negligence matters relating to the provision of legal services. He has been instructed in numerous claims, for both Claimants and Defendants, some of which involved SRA, LSC and Legal Ombudsman Scheme rules.
Employment & Discrimination
Benjimin is standing counsel to a number of large companies and other organisations on commercial and employment matters. He is now regularly instructed to deal with high value and/or extremely sensitive discrimination and whistleblowing claims.
Benjimin has significant experience with Employment cases and was appointed a fee paid Employment Judge in 2005.
Martin v Devonshires (EAT)
Hawkins v Atex (EAT)
Marital discrimination; appropriate comparator.
Ghumra v Home Office (EAT)
Strike out, discrimination, whistleblowing.
Muchesa v Central and Cecil Housing Care Support (EAT)
Sange v British Airways
Race discrimination, disability discrimination, sex discrimination, victimisation, unfair dismissal. Costs. 5 Separate claims presented by Claimant over a 3 year period.
Appointments & Memberships
- Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb)
- Dubai International Financial Centre Courts Registered
- Employment Lawyers Association
- Employment Lawyer Bar Association
- Fee Paid Employment Judge
- Professional Negligence Bar Association
- Spanish (basic)
- French (basic)
Areas of Law
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Commercial & Chancery
- Employment & Discrimination
- Professional Negligence
“A knowledgeable and commercial advocate.” Employment, Legal 500 2017
“He combines deep understanding of employment law with a commercial approach.” Employment, Legal 500 2016
“He’s a very measured, clinical and forensic barrister who clients love because he’s able to break complex questions down to simple base factors.” “He’s excellent, very thorough and always gives a good service.” Employment, Chambers & Partners 2015
“Particularly good at understanding the needs and requirements of instructing solicitors.” Employment, Legal 500 2015
“He understands our business and provides solid commercial advice.” Employment, Chambers & Partners 2014
“Excellent commercial acumen.” Employment, Legal 500 2014
“Highly commercial and pragmatic” Benjimin Burgher, is a lawyer who provides “excellent client care.” Chambers & Partners 2013
“Very commercially focused.” Employment, Legal 500 2013
Clients also appreciate the “very personable approach” of Benjimin Burgher, who “tackles any challenge with a smile.” Legal 500 2012
“Knows employment law inside out” and is “a great person for working out solutions to knotty problems.” Chambers & Partners 2012
“He has an excellent client manner and extremely good interpersonal skills.” Chambers & Partners 2011