Our Employment Barrister Group

Our specialist employment barristers cover all aspects of employment law and are honoured to have been described in Legal 500’s UK Bar Guide as one of the “pre-eminent sets in Birmingham”, with “appropriate counsel to suit every type of employment work” and Chambers and Partners as a “top choice on the Midland Circuit for complex employment law cases”.

Led by Edmund Beever, we are distinguished by our large and cohesive employment group. Members practise across the full spectrum of employment law litigation and have particular expertise in areas such as high-value discrimination, whistleblowing, restraint of trade, wrongful dismissal, breach of contract, discrimination and TUPE cases.

“St Philips Chambers is a top choice on the Midland Circuit for complex employment law cases.” Chambers and Partners 2024

“The clerks take the time to understand the need of the client and the complexities of the matter, always ensuring the right barrister is put forward for the case.” Chambers and Partners 2024

“St Philips is a set with strength in depth and a variety of personalities to suit client needs.” Legal 500 2024

“The set is all very greatly skilled and professional.” Legal 500 2024

“St Philips is a good chambers with an excellent range of barristers.” Legal 500 2024

Head of Employment Edmund Beever specialises in complex restrictive covenants and senior executive disputes and exits “Edmund is a very assured, experienced and well-respected advocate. He has a wonderfully calm and reassuring demeanour with an incredibly analytical mind.”  Legal 500 2024.

Sophie Garner is “brilliant with clients. She will always put in 100% effort when working on a case and has first-class knowledge of employment law. She provides excellent legal advice.” Legal 500 2024.

Elizabeth Hodgetts “is excellent; she is always my first choice if she is available.” Chambers UK 2024

Our employment team also has a busy practice in areas that intersect with company or commercial law: Robert Mundy has “a forensic eye for detail and is razor sharp on matters of law”, Legal 500 2022.

In 2024 Legal 500 highlighted Francis Mortin as a Rising Star “Francis is an exceptional advocate with excellent interpersonal skills. He fully understands and grasps the key issues and the client’s priorities from the outset and is always willing to go above and beyond for clients to achieve the best outcome.”

St Philips Employment Group is an active participant in the Employment Lawyers Association (ELA), the Employment Law Bar Association, and the Law Society. Its members are enthusiastic participants in pro bono employment law services for Advocate (formerly the Bar Pro Bono Unit) and helped to establish the ELA’s ELIPS (Employment Tribunal Litigant in Person Support Service) Scheme.

Our Employment Barristers:

Please get in touch with our dedicated employment clerking team with any questions regarding our service and expertise.

Oliver Edwards, Janita Patel, Georgia Coleyshaw and Harie Bariana.

employment@st-philips.com +44 (0) 121 246 7015
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