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Keith Bryant QC

Keith Bryant QC

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Keith Bryant QC’s wide experience includes advising and acting for commercial and public sector organisations, trustees, government departments and agencies, individuals and unions.

His practice is focused on pensions law and employment law and the areas of overlap between the two. He is also increasingly involved in cases with a financial services aspect.

Keith has been recommended by Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 for pensions and employment law for many years.

Keith is regularly instructed in the High Court (Chancery and Queen’s Bench Divisions, including Commercial Court and Administrative Court), the Employment Appeal Tribunal and the Appellate Courts, both in England and Wales and also in Northern Ireland. He has been involved in a number of matters before the Determinations Panel of the Pensions Regulator, the Security Vetting Appeals Panel, the Pensions Ombudsman and other specialist tribunals.

Keith has extensive experience of  mediation and arbitration proceedings, both as advocate and as mediator. He also undertakes internal disciplinary and grievance investigations for a number of clients. He is able to accept instructions on a direct access basis.

Keith writes and lectures regularly on pension, employment and other commercial topics.  He is co-author of National Security, Law, Practice and Procedure (OUP, 2021).

Keith sits as  a fee-paid employment judge.  He also has security vetting to Developed Vetting level.

Appointments & Memberships

  • Association of Pension Lawyers
  • Commercial Bar Association
  • Employment Lawyers Association
  • Employment Law Bar Association
  • Financial Services Lawyers Association
  • European Circuit
  • Industrial Law Society
  • Registered Member of the Courts of the Dubai International Financial Centre

Keith Bryant QC 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


“He is really knowledgeable and gives clear advice.” Pensions, Chambers and Partners 2021

“Keith is entirely reliable, dependable, pragmatic and provides strong technical advice.” Pensions, Chambers and Partners 2021

“He’s hands-on, responsive, calm and measured, with good technical knowledge.” Employment, Chambers and Partners 2021

“Good on pension-related matters, and his beautiful deep voice and softly spoken manner only serve to make his arguments even more plausible. He’s a calming influence for clients because he gives a strong impression that he knows what he’s doing and will sort out their problems.” Employment, Chambers and Partners 2021

“Very calm under pressure, really helps to get the tone and content right with the documents, and provides great strategic guidance in very sensitive claims.” Employment, Legal 500 2021

“He has a friendly, approachable manner which makes him very easy to work with. He is known to provide clear, pragmatic advice understanding the commercial approach taken by clients.” Pensions, Legal 500 2021

“Fantastically capable, formidably bright and very practical in his advice.” “His attention to detail is impeccable and you feel as though you are in very safe hands.” Employment, Chambers and Partners 2020

“Highly rated by respondents for his skill in high-value, complex matters.” Pensions, Chambers and Partners 2020

 “He provides excellent knowledge and practical advice in relation to the employment and pension law crossover area.” Pensions, Chambers and Partners 2020

“He provides very clear and concise opinions on complex areas of pensions law, delivered in tight timescales.” Pensions, Chambers and Partners 2020

“An exceptional employment law barrister, very knowledgeable about the law, eminently sensible in his advice and decision-making.” Employment, Legal 500 2020

“Exceptional legal analysis combined with an accessible and client-friendly approach.” Pensions, Legal 500 2020

“Very knowledgeable on employment law and very intelligent.” Employment, Chambers & Partners 2019

“Very personable and very good with clients.” Pensions, Chambers & Partners 2019

“Very client-friendly and good at taking a sensible and proportionate approach.” Pensions, Chambers & Partners 2019

“He has exceptional legal analysis paired with a client-friendly approach.” Pensions, Legal 500 2019

“He is thorough, very likeable and approachable and he makes himself available at all times.” Pensions, Chambers & Partners 2018

“He is very client-friendly and good at taking a sensible and proportionate approach.” Pensions, Chambers & Partners 2018

“Very technical and presents advice in a format that clients can easily understand.” Employment, Chambers & Partners 2018

“Strong in cases involving statutory and multi-employer schemes.” Pensions, Legal 500 2017

“He writes fabulous opinions and can really dissect difficult things and put them into simple language.”
Pensions, Chambers & Partners 2017

“He’s not only a good technical expert, but he presents his thoughts in a way clients can understand.”
Pensions, Chambers & Partners 2017

“His responsiveness to client queries is very impressive, as is his range and depth of knowledge.” Employment, Chambers & Partners 2017

“Calm, persuasive and mindful of his audience.” Pensions, Legal 500 2016

“Very knowledgeable and approachable, he’s an excellent advocate.” Employment, Chambers & Partners 2016

“He has a very confident and reassuring way of presenting his case.” Pensions, Chambers & Partners 2016

“He has a calm manner which plays well especially with trustee and member clients.” Pensions, Chambers & Partners 2016

“He is thoughtful and measured and has great experience in both pensions and employment law.” Employment, Chambers & Partners 2015

“He delivers when he says he will, and manages to condense very complex issues into client-friendly language.” “He thinks outside the box and comes up with pragmatic solutions.” Pensions, Chambers & Partners 2015

“A good man to have on your side.” Pensions, Legal 500 2015

“He’s marked by a certain unflappability.” “Calm and considered, his pragmatism is a major strength and he’s very user-friendly.” Employment, Chambers & Partners 2014

“Keith impresses us with the speed with which he is able to turn round papers, manage our expectations, and explain complex issues to the lay client in an understandable and clear way.” Pensions, Chambers & Partners 2014

Keith Bryant QC “explains complex issues to lay clients in an understandable and clear way.” Pensions, Legal 500 2014

“Incredibly practical and user-friendly” Keith Bryant is “calm and collected” and “effective both orally and in writing.” Employment, Chambers & Partners 2013

Keith Bryant QC is “able to explain complex issues to the lay client in an understandable way.” Pensions, Legal 500 2013

“Technically excellent and very responsive,” he is considered to be a “real unsung star of the Employment Bar with a successful career ahead of him.” Employment, Chambers & Partners 2012

“Maintains a strong pensions practice alongside his highly regarded employment expertise. Combining his in-depth knowledge of these two fields, he regularly advises local government, NHS employers, police forces and fire authorities in relation to their statutory schemes. He attracts particular praise for his straightforward advice, with one interviewee asserting: “He gave us a firm opinion where others may have tried to sit on the fence.” Pensions, Chambers & Partners 2012

Keith Bryant is “commercial and extremely pragmatic.” Employment, Legal 500 2012

Keith Bryant is “approachable and thorough.” Pension, Legal 500 2012





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