Junior Employment Group


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“…[S]ome areas of employment law can, however regrettably, involve real complication, both procedural and substantial; and even the most wary can on occasion stumble into a legal bear-trap.” – Lord Justice Underhill

Whilst employment law is hugely rewarding, it can also be tricky to navigate, difficult to understand and a lonely practice area. Our commercial and civil law counterparts benefit from large numbers, vast resources, and numerous networking events, but there are few safe havens or targeted training schemes for junior employment lawyers.

The Junior Employment Group focuses on providing pragmatic support and entertainment away from billable hours and precedents. This centres on fostering relationships across employment lawyers, openly discussing practical ways in providing the best service to clients and navigating common pitfalls where there is no such thing as a stupid question.

Through the Junior Employment Group, St Philips Employment Group provides junior employment lawyers with publications, training sessions drawing on real life experiences and events that help all employment lawyers grow their own networks.

Our Junior Employment Group 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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