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Natasha Joffe has expertise in all aspects of employment and discrimination, acting for a wide range of claimants and respondents.
She has represented a wide variety of public bodies and claimants including trade unions in long and complex discrimination and whistle-blowing cases, sometimes involving senior officers. She has frequently advised public bodies on higher level policy matters including the TUPE implications of various contracting arrangements and the equal opportunities implications of policy decisions.
She has experience in specialist areas such as the Police Regulations and issues arising from Maintaining High Professional Standards in the Modern NHS. Natasha has been involved in a case involving retirement age of judicial officers and represented one of the respondents in the part-time judges pension litigation.
She has considerable experience of disability discrimination cases, including those involving specific learning disabilities such as dyslexia. She advises and acts in cases in involving restrictive covenants and employment proceedings relating to injunctive relief and frequently appears in appeals to the EAT and beyond.
Natasha also acts in public law matters particularly in the field of education. She has a particular interest in disability and SEN. She undertakes professional negligence work particularly relating to trade unions and has experience in commercial disputes.
Natasha is an active member of the ELA Pro Bono Committee and helped pioneer ELIPS, a pilot scheme for helping unrepresented litigants-in-person in the employment tribunal. She is a member of the new Bar Council Pro Bono Board.
She writes widely in her areas of expertise and publications she contributes to include Bloomsbury Professional’s Discrimination Law and LexisNexis PSL.
She has a particular interest in maternity rights and has written on the subject for the website Mumsnet and on legal matters generally for the Guardian.
Natasha accepts direct access instructions in appropriate cases.
Natasha has particular experience in trade union negligence and also accepts instructions in solicitors’ negligence claims.
Appointments & Memberships
- Bar Council Pro Bono Board
- Employment Lawyers Association
- ELA Pro Bono Committee
- Industrial Law Society
- Employment Law Bar Association
- Administrative Law Bar Association
- South Eastern Circuit Committee
- South Eastern Circuit Access to Justice Committee