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Employment & Discrimination

“Well-regarded set, which stands out for its vibrant employment practice. It handles the full range of employment disputes [...]"

Chambers and Partners 2019

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Our employment & discrimination team continues to reinforce its reputation as a major player in the sector, with Keith Bryant QC’s appointment to Silk and the recruitment of James Arnold and Sarah Crowther. The appointment of Andrew Allen as a part-time employment judge brought the number of members of the team who can bring this invaluable experience to bear on their practices to four; the others are: Keith Bryant QC, Benjimin Burgher and Lydia Seymour.

Employment & Discrimination Barristers

Our employment & discrimination barristers are at the forefront of developments in various areas of employment law, including: equal pay, working time and holiday pay, and whistle blowing.

Members of our team have been involved in the immense Birmingham equal pay litigation, with particular success in the landmark case of Abdulla v Birmingham City Council, for which the team won The Lawyer Awards Employment Team of the Year 2015, with Leigh Day, their solicitors on the case.

Other recent notable cases have included: Andrew Short QC’s appearances in the Supreme Court and ECJ in Williams v BA (pilots’ holiday pay) and Mark Mullins in the ECJ in USA v Nolan (collective redundancy).

Our team are currently involved in the largest ever private sector equal pay claim (Atkinson v ASDA) and other members are involved in the largest ever pensions / employment claim (IBM v Dalgleish).

Outer Temple Chambers continues to be a preferred port of call where specialist expertise in pensions or financial services law is required, or where large equal pay claims are pursued through the civil courts. We also have members acting in claims by hundreds of judges, and thousands of fire fighters and police officers in relation to the public sector pay reforms. We have unrivalled crossover expertise in key related areas, including; pensions, financial services, security vetting, partnership and regulatory law.

We prioritise commercial sensitivities in litigation and advisory work concerning business protection and employees rights, and provide advice and expertise in mediation, arbitration and other methods of alternative dispute resolution.

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