Welcome from the Head of the Employment Group

St Philips Chambers is a go-to set for complex employment law cases in the Midlands region, including those concerning issues such as claims of dismissal, whistle-blowing and discrimination.

Members act for large private employers and public sector clients such as NHS trusts and local authorities, as well as for private individuals. Recent cases handled by members include acting for the respondent in Pietzka v PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal LLP, a novel sex and part-time worker discrimination claim brought by a male accountant, and representing the company in Siauciunas v Capita PLC, a ground-breaking appeal to the EAT over whether court interpreters are employees and/or workers so as to be entitled to holiday pay, sick pay and other benefits.

We work hard to maintain our strong relationships with our clients and we are proud of all the positive feedback that we receive. St Philips Employment has forged a substantial reputation, both regionally and nationally. Members of the team are frequently instructed in challenging and high profile litigation at every level. Many are appointed as panel counsel to government departments. Our strength in depth has been recognised not only in the awards won by Chambers, but also in the many individual accolades for St Philips Employment barristers.

Our Employment team comprises several specialist teams and the considerable experience of members is described in the CVs accessible on the team home pages.

Working in partnership with our clients, we aim to exceed expectations and are confident in our ability to provide a truly exceptional service.

With offices in Birmingham and Leeds, we have a dedicated, specialist employment clerking team that is justifiably proud to provide a client-focused and responsive service, with efficient management and clear channels of communication, the quality of which has been recognised by the legal community and directories. It remains our priority to provide a first class service which starts with building solid client relationships, by understanding their needs and aims.