Chambers & Partners UK: Employment - Western (Bar)

With a large employment practice of 32 barristers, 3PB has a wide employment offering and its members are instructed in High Court injunctive relief matters relating to the enforcement of restrictive covenants. The set handles advocacy at all levels, whether in the ET, EAT, High Court or the Court of Appeal. Recent case highlights include an appeal surrounding the non-payment of national minimum wage to care workers on call during ‘sleep-in’ shifts. The case was successful in the Tribunal at first instance.

Client service: “Both the clerks and barristers provide a very good level of service.”
Chambers & Partners UK Bar Guide 2014

Recommended by the Legal 500 Directory 2013/14 for its expertise in Western Circuit: At 3PB, ‘extremely knowledgeable’ employment head Jack Mitchell is recommended alongside the ‘articulate and persuasive’ James Dawson, and Stephen Wyeth, whose ‘advocacy performance belies his year of call’.

The 3PB Employment Group comprises experienced counsel practising out of each of our five centres. We provide advisory and advocacy expertise across all employment law areas, including all forms of discrimination, whether or not it is employment based. This encompasses both contentious and non-contentious work. All are members of the Employment Law Bar Association. We accept instructions to appear in Courts and Tribunals anywhere in England and Wales.

We provide advocacy services in employment tribunals but members regularly appear in the High Court and County Courts in litigation involving such matters as the validity of restrictive covenants, interim injunctions, breach of confidence, pensions disputes and so forth.

We also undertake a substantial amount of work in the London transport sector.

As the CVs of individual members illustrate, members of the group also appear in the Employment Appeal Tribunal and the Court of Appeal. Members’ cases are regularly reported in the law reports.

All group members are available to have conferences in any of our five centres or other agreed location. We can also conduct conferences by telephone or video link.

We have specialists in all areas of employment law and individual specialisms can be identified by looking at individual CVs or by speaking to our dedicated practice group clerk, Russell Porter, on 01865 793736.

We are approved by the Law Society for CPD lectures. Details of forthcoming events can be obtained from Russell Porter.