Our employment team are honoured to have been described in Legal 500’s 2022 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 2022 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.
“Excellent strength in depth in employment law. They offer a range of high quality training courses.” Legal 500 2022
“An excellent set of Chambers; always seem to have appropriate counsel to suit every type of employment work.” Legal 500 2022
“Good chambers with a good range of barristers that offer expertise in most types of disputes.” Legal 500 2022
“The clerks of St Philips are always keen to help and assist in finding counsel, agreeing fees and also liaising with the court where the strength of their relationships can prove invaluable.” Chambers and Partners 2022
Head of Employment Edmund Beever specialises in complex restrictive covenants and senior executive disputes and exits “Clients love him; he’s very experienced and delightful to work with” (Chambers and Partners 2022).
Sophie Garner is a “specialist employment barrister and she knows her stuff especially when it comes to all things involving discrimination” (Legal 500 2022).
Elizabeth Hodgetts is “one of the most impressive barristers. She’s known for having a formidable cross-examination style you don’t want to be on the receiving end of” (Chambers and Partners 2022).
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 2022 Legal 500 highlighted both Lorna Badham “conscientious and well-prepared but also has a very human element to her. She is clearly very passionate about the responsibility of being instructed to represent either party and gives her full and unadulterated attention to the task at hand. She is an excellent advocate and where a point is to be made she will make it. ” and Joel Wallace “gets to the heart of the issue very swiftly, understands the legal complexities but also the pragmatic commercial elements for clients” as Rising Stars.
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.