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

Legal 500 Bar Directory – Rankings For 2014 Recommendations and Quotes


David McIlroy - 3PB ‘Inspires huge confidence in clients.'
Jack Mitchell - 3PB ‘Takes an intuitive and imaginative approach to his work.'

Ranked as a leading set Tier 2 in the South Eastern circuit

At 3PB, a core of individuals specialise in High Court injunctive relief matters relating to enforcement of restrictive covenants. Leading whistleblowing expert Jack Mitchell heads the team.

Jack Mitchell - 3PB ‘He has a sharp, analytical mind and quick to grasp complex facts.’

Ranked as a leading set Tier 2 in the Western Circuit

3PB’s employment team exhibits broad knowledge of areas such as, whistleblowing, equal pay and discrimination; Colin McDevitt was instructed in a number of complex cases involving the latter in 2013. The team was recently bolstered by the arrivals of Simon Tibbitts and Gareth Graham from Queen Square Chambers.

Jack Mitchell - 3PB ‘Extremely tenacious, bright and commercially intuitive.’
James Dawson - 3PB ‘He has a fantastic analytical mind and prepares exceptionally thoroughly.’
Gareth Graham - 3PB ‘Pragmatic, commercial and quick to grasp the most important issues.’
Colin McDevitt - 3PB ‘An astute advocate, who will always fight your corner.’
Simon Tibbitts - 3PB ‘He has vast knowledge of employment law, and is always on hand to answer queries.’
Stephen Wyeth - 3PB ‘Very knowledgeable and personable.’

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.