The Employment Group at Ely Place Chambers is 17 members strong. The Group is described by Chambers UK as ‘small but flourishing’.

Our barristers appear for both employers and employees before the Employment Tribunal, the EAT, the High Court and the Appellate Courts. Recently Chambers was instructed in the in the high profile Court of Appeal case of Wardle v Calyon. Our barristers are often instructed for High Court injunctions and they also undertake representation before regulatory and internal disciplinary hearings.

The Employment Group provides advocacy and advice in the areas detailed below:

Unfair, constructive and wrongful dismissal
Redundancy and employer insolvency
Discrimination and equality law
Equal pay
Whistle blowing
Transfers of undertakings
Illness-related disputes
Restraint of trade
Gardening leave
Local authority matters

Barristers also advise in more specialist areas such as health and safety, psychiatric injuries, industrial relations and union activity, aggravated and exemplary damages, costs and the liability of public bodies.

The Employment Group gives regular seminars for barristers and solicitors in Ely Place Chambers’ conference suite. For details please see our seminar page.

Barristers within the team are members of either the Employment Law Bar Association or the Employment Lawyers Association or both.