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Keira is a specialist in employment and discrimination law with a busy advocacy and advisory practice.
Keira appears regularly in the employment tribunal and the employment appeal tribunal and has represented clients in employment-related county court and high court claims. She acts for a wide range of clients, including local authorities, NHS trusts, small businesses, police forces, banks, airlines, unions and individual claimants. She is experienced in all aspects of discrimination law, and is currently instructed as Junior Counsel (led by Andrew Short QC) on behalf of thousands of shop workers bringing claims against ASDA in the most complex and financially significant equal pay claim ever pursued in the private sector.
Keira’s extensive experience in discrimination cases extends beyond an employment context; she has acted in Equality Act claims in the education, financial services, housing and retail sectors. She also has experience in regulatory and public law, particularly with matters relating to discrimination.
Keira has represented clients in cases involving matters of national security and has been vetted to SC level.
Keira is co author of the Law Society’s Employment Law Handbook (5th and 6th edition).
Before joining Outer Temple Chambers, Keira developed a strong background in public law and human rights. She worked on habeas corpus appeals for the Arizona Capital Representation Project and assisted the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative in Accra, Ghana with a number of police accountability and gender crime cases.
Keira previously acted as Support Counsel to the Al-Sweady Public Inquiry. Her role included analysis of restriction order applications by the Ministry of Defence and review of military witness evidence. Keira has recent advocacy experience in the First Tier Tribunal, Upper Tribunal and Administrative Court. She also has a growing education practice and is a volunteer tribunal representative for IPSEA.
Keira is vetted to SC level.
Appointments & Memberships
- Employment Lawyers Association
- Financial Services Lawyers Association
- Independent Parental Special Education Advice
Areas of Law
- Disciplinary & Regulatory
- Employment & Discrimination
- Financial Services
- Health, Safety & Environment
- Public Law
“She is a safe pair of hands, who obtains good results for her clients.” Employment, Legal 500 2017
“Always on top of the case in terms of the facts and the law.” Employment, Legal 500 2016