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Emily Gordon Walker

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Emily Gordon Walker has a specialist employment and discrimination law practice. She is ranked as a leading junior in the employment field in both Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500, which identify her as “a fantastic up-and-coming barrister” who “cuts straight to the pertinent issues, however complex the case”.

Emily’s advocacy is consistently commended in the legal directories. She is an experienced trial and appellate advocate recognised as robust and skilful in her cross examination.

Emily’s advisory skills are also singled out for praise in the legal directories, which record that she provides intelligent, thoughtful, realistic and pragmatic advice.

Emily has been a member of the Attorney General’s panel since 2015.

Appointments & Memberships

  • Junior Counsel to the Crown (C Panel) (2015 – 2020)
  • ELBA Management Committee (2014 – 2018)
  • Employment Lawyers Association
  • Employment Law Bar Association
  • Industrial Law Society


  • Queen Mother major BVC Scholarship (Middle Temple) (2006)
  • Queen Mother major PgDL Scholarship (Middle Temple) (2005)
  • James MacFarlane Philosophy Prize (Edinburgh University) (2004)
  • James Seth Philosophy Prize (Edinburgh University) (2002)


  • Tolley’s Employment Law Looseleaf, Absence from Work (2016)
  • Contributor to specialist publications, including ELA briefing

Emily Gordon Walker is regulated by the Bar Standards Board (BSB) and holds a current practising certificate. If you are not satisfied with the service provided, please click here.

Areas of Law



“She has a good understanding of the case and presents the arguments very well.” Employment, Chambers and Partners 2019

“She has a smooth style of advocacy with a steely streak when needed.” Employment, Legal 500 2019

“Organised, approachable, helpful and a very effective advocate.” Employment, Chambers and Partners 2018

“Concise, relevant and timely advice. She cuts straight to the pertinent issues, however complex the case.” Employment, Chambers and Partners 2018

“She is very thorough and engages well with instructing solicitors.” Employment, Legal 500 2017

“She made mincemeat of the opposition and slaughtered them in cross-examination.” Employment, Chambers and Partners 2017

“A fantastic up-and-coming barrister.” Employment, Chambers and Partners 2017

“Her advice was provided in a timely manner and was very concise and relevant.” Employment, Chambers and Partners 2017

“She is very robust in her cross-examination, and is a really strong and safe pair of hands.” Employment, Legal 500 2016

She gives intelligent and thoughtful advice, and thinks ahead to possible problems that might arise.Chambers and Partners 2016

She is very willing to accommodate and take on board the needs of the client, and is very realistic in her advice.Chambers and Partners 2016

Discrimination disputes form a major part of her employment practice, particularly disability related claims.Chambers and Partners 2016

“[She is] very reliable and pragmatic.”
Legal 500 2015

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