Our employment & discrimination team continues to reinforce its reputation as a leading authority in many of the recent groundbreaking cases. The team was recognised as Employment Set of the Year 2019 by the Chambers UK Bar Awards in October 2019. Furthermore, Andrew Short QC was awarded Employment Silk of the Year by the Legal 500 in March 2020.

Employment & Discrimination Experience

Our employment & discrimination barristers are at the forefront of developments in various areas of employment law, including: equal pay, working time and holiday pay, disability discrimination and whistleblowing. A number of members are appointed to the Attorney Generals list of approved counsel and act for Government departments in employment matters.

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 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.

Our members have recently collaborated on a series of webinar Q&As to provide virtual employment advice on a range of topics including:

  • Objective justification and age discrimination
  • Proceedings in a different fora
  • Civil claims for stress and harassment
  • Health & safety dismissals
  • Pension claims in the employment tribunal
  • Time limits
  • Personal injury claims in ETs
  • Harassment
  • Disability discrimination – unfavourable treatment
  • territorial jurisdiction
  • Sex, gender and occupational requirements
  • Dismissal or resignation
  • Vicarious liability
  • Whistleblowing

Recordings of these webinars will be available to view here soon. In the meantime, to participate in the live sessions please visit the employment webinars website.

Employment & Discrimination Barristers

Sarah Crowther QC

Call: 1999 Silk: 2018

Gerard McDermott QC

Call: 1978 Silk: 1999

Andrew Short QC

Call: 1990 Silk: 2010

Keith Bryant QC

Call: 1991 Silk: 2013

Andrew Allen QC

Call: 1995 Silk: 2020

Daniel Barnett

Call: 1993

Naomi Cunningham

Call: 1994

Peter Linstead

Call: 1994

Lydia Seymour

Call: 1997

David E Grant

Call: 1999

James Arnold

Call: 2000

Naomi Ling

Call: 2001

Ian Denham

Call: 2003

Saul Margo

Call: 2005

Emily Gordon Walker

Call: 2007

Nicholas Hill

Call: 2008

Will Young

Call: 2008

Alexander Line

Call: 2009

Paul Livingston

Call: 2012

Stephen Doherty

Call: 2013

Bianca Venkata

Call: 2014

Stephen Butler

Call: 2014

Victoria Brown

Call: 2014

Gus Baker

Call: 2015

Imogen Egan

Call: 2015

Chloë Bell

Call: 2015

Olinga Tahzib

Call: 2016

Elizabeth Grace

Call: 2017

Jeremy Scott-Joynt

Call: 2018

Joshua Hitchens

Joshua Hitchens

Call: 2018

Patrick Tomison

Call: 2018

Carin Hunt

Call: 2018

Peter Smith

Call: 2008

Joshua Cainer

Call: 2019

Anson Cheung

Call: 2019

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