Employment Law Barristers
Trinity Chambers' highly regarded team of employment barristers are regularly sought out for unfair dismissal, whistle-blowing and equal pay cases, as well as the full scope of discrimination claims, appearing on behalf of both employers and employees
With one of the largest practice groups in the North of England, barristers from the employment law team are instructed by solicitors from across the UK acting for Trade Unions, Local Authorities, Police Authorities, NHS Trusts and Blue Chip companies, as well as SME’s and partnerships.
The barristers advise and appear at all stages of employment law disputes including providing pre-litigation advice and representation in relation to disciplinary proceedings. They attend case management discussions, provide representation at Employment Tribunal proceedings as well as settling proceedings and notices of appeal. The team has substantial experience of appearing before the Employment Appeal Tribunal and, in some instances, the Court of Appeal.
Trinity's employment law barristers are recognised by their instructing solicitors as having a pragmatic and cost effective approach, often punching above their weight. They have been described as being user friendly and approachable. The size of the employment law team means that Trinity are able to provide barristers proportionate, in terms of cost and experience, to the legal issues involved.
Because of Trinity's proximity to the border, the barristers are frequently instructed in relation to Employment Tribunal cases held in Scotland. With Chambers in Newcastle, Leeds and Middlesbrough Trinity's employment law barristers have wide geographical coverage, they are also happy to travel extensively nationwide to deal with hearings.
Several Trinity barristers are members of the Government Legal Department (formerly Treasury Solicitor) approved panel of Counsel.
Barristers in the Employment Law team can deal with cases on behalf of claimants and respondents involving holiday pay arrears and non-guaranteed overtime, expenses and travel time payments, including issues relating to the Working Time Directive, Working Time Regulations and COVID-19 furlough.
Given the frequent changes in employment case law and legislation, the barristers regularly provide in-house and other training events to solicitors and other organisations, including mock Employment Tribunals attracting Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) CPD accreditation.