Employment in the High Court

Our specialist Employment in the High Court Group is experienced in all areas of employment-related High Court litigation, ranging from seeking and defending injunctive relief applications arising from alleged breach of restraint of trade covenants and breach of confidentiality claims, to bonus disputes, wrongful dismissal claims, and pensions and health insurance claims.

Our employment barristers' expertise in both High Court and Employment Tribunal litigation enables them to give informed and strategic advice on questions such as the availability of claims and defences in both the High Court and Employment Tribunal, the appropriate choice of forum including the risks and benefits, and the appropriate strategy for litigation including by proceeding or seeking a stay in either forum.

Every senior member of the team is recommended by the legal press.

Our Employment in the High Court Barristers:

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

Janita Patel and Manpreet Kaur.

employment@st-philips.com +44 (0) 121 246 7015
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Jonathan Gidney
Employment
20/12/2022

D Rodgers v Leeds Laser Cutting Ltd: Court of Appeal...

Useful guidance is provided on s.100(1)(d) ERA 1996. Background Facts The Claimant Darren Rodgers worked for the Respondent, Leeds Laser Cutting, as a laser operator.  At the start of the...

Jonathan Gidney
Employment
03/11/2022

Court of Appeal to consider landmark Covid unfair dismissal case

In what is thought to be the first appellate case of its kind, the Court of Appeal will today hear the case of Mr D Rodgers v Leeds Laser Cutting...

Anti-vaxxer seminar
Employment
02/11/2022

Seminar: “Anti-vaxxers” are they protected under the Equality Act?

We are pleased to confirm that our rescheduled “Anti-vaxxers” seminar will now take place, via Zoom, on 9th December at 0930 and be hosted by Ed Beever and Bruce Frew. Topic: “Anti-vaxxers”...

Adele Akers
Employment
06/10/2022

New probationary tenant for our employment group

We would like to offer a warm welcome to Adèle Akers, called 2017, who has joined Chambers’ employment group as a Probationary Tenant bringing with her a wealth of legal...

Bruce Frew
Employment
01/10/2022

Bruce Frew successfully represents John Lansdown in unfair dismissal case

Specialist employment law barrister Bruce Frew, instructed by Consilia Legal, has successfully represented John Lansdown the only seafarer to reject a payoff from P&O following the mass sackings that took place...

Julie Duane
Employment
25/08/2022

Heatwaves are something we’ll have to get used to

In association with Birmingham Law Society, specialist employment barrister Julie Duane recently contributed to the HRDIRECTOR in an article titled “Heatwaves are something we’ll have to get used to” discussing...

Sarah Harty
Employment
22/07/2022

Sarah Harty joins Chambers’ Employment Group

We are delighted to welcome Sarah Harty to Chambers as a tenant within our employment group. Sarah came to the Bar after a successful first career in the public sector,...

Petar Starcecvic
Employment
20/05/2022

Petar Starcevic secures victimisation compensation for Claimant

Petar Starcevic won a hard fought racial and age discrimination claim against a national casino chain. The win has attracted national publicity in newspapers and radio because one of the...

Jonathan Gidney
Employment
06/05/2022

First EAT consideration of a Covid-19 related dismissal

In what is believed to be the first Appellate consideration of a Coronavirus related dismissal the EAT (HHJ Tayler) upheld the judgment of the Leeds Employment Tribunal (EJ Anderson) that...

Covid-19 seminars
Employment
05/05/2022

COVID Collection Seminar Series

Topic: “Anti-vaxxers” are they protected under the Equality Act, what are the implications, what are the potential human rights issues and have they made a protected disclosure? Date: 9th December...