“An eminent set for complex employment law cases” (Chambers and Partners 2020)
Head of Employment – Edmund Beever, “Unflappable even in the most difficult of cases” (Legal 500 2021 – Tier 1)
Elizabeth Hodgetts – “Her razor-sharp mind and very impressive powers of recollection make her a formidable cross-examiner” (Legal 500 2021, – Tier 1)
Sarah George – “A stellar practitioner” (Chambers and Partners 2020 – Band 1)
“Well-organised and highly professional…“The clerking team is great and very helpful” (Chambers and Partners 2020)
St Philips is a Legal500 top tier set, and a go-to chambers for complex employment law matters.
Headquartered in Birmingham, its members appear in tribunals all over the UK. It has a team widely recognised for their depth of knowledge, forensic skills and client focus. Chambers & Partners reports that its clerking team, headed by Gary Carney, give “a friendly and personal service”.
St Philips is distinguished by its 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 and whistleblowing, where they have acted both for the claimants and respondents, including government departments.
St Philips employment also has a busy practice in areas that intersect with company or commercial law: the Legal500 notes that David Maxwell has “impressive legal knowledge and a commercial perspective”, and Robert Mundy is “a huge asset in conference with clients, particularly on employment cases overlapping with shareholder issues”. Head of Employment Ed Beever specialises in complex restrictive covenants and senior executive disputes and exits (Chambers and Partners).
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.