Employment Law

Areas of expertise include:

  • Equal Pay
  • Equality Act
  • Disability Discrimination
  • Age Discrimination
  • Sex Discrimination
  • Race Discrimination
  • Sexual Orientation Discrimination
  • Harassment
  • Victimisation
  • Maternity Rights
  • Paternity Rights
  • Whistle-blowing
  • Long Term Ill Health
  • Fit Notes
  • Stress at Work
  • Bullying
  • Internal Disciplinary Hearings
  • Wrongful Dismissal
  • Unfair Dismissal
  • Social Media
  • Settlement Agreements
  • Injunctive Relief
  • ACAS Early Conciliation
  • Privacy in the Workplace
  • COVID - 19 & Furlough
  • Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
  • Vetting & Barring Scheme
  • Business Immigration
  • Work Permits
  • Points Based System
  • Redundancy
  • Contractual Disputes
  • TUPE Transfers
  • Consultation Process
  • Unlawful Deduction From Wages
  • Minimum Wage Claims
  • Working Time Regulations
  • Restrictive Covenants
  • Garden Leave
  • Mediation
  • Arbitration
  • Employees' Duty of Confidence
  • Partnership Difficulties
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Pensions
  • Agency Workers Regulations
  • Holiday Pay
  • Annual Leave
  • Directors' Disputes
  • Fiduciary Duties
  • Fitness to Practise

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.

  • "An impressive set with particular strength in handling whistle-blowing and discrimination matters. Other areas of expertise include equal pay and worker status law. The set has a broad client base among both claimants and respondents. It has recently represented various local authorities and HMRC in employment claims". “We have been very happy with the service. The clerks have shown an understanding of the needs of the firm and our clients, and have adapted to meet those needs"

    Chambers & Partners 2021

  • "For many 'the prestige employment chambers in the North East', Trinity Chambers  has 'excellent strength in depth, backed up by an excellent clerking team'.  Members are instructed by both claimants and respondents in employment law matters, with a particular focus on equal pay cases as well as discrimination disputes"

    Legal 500 2021

  • "Trinity Chambers is a highly regarded set with members who are regularly sought out for unfair dismissal, whistle-blowing and equal pay cases, as well as the full scope of discrimination claims. The set offers vast experience of representing clients in the public sector, such as government bodies and local authorities, in addition to private sector corporations and individuals. Members frequently appear before the Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal, and also have experience of representing clients in the Court of Appeal. The clerks are great to work with - very responsive and helpful." "The clerking team is very well organised and always happy to help"

    Chambers & Partners 2020

  • "Members of Trinity Chambers are instructed by both claimants and respondents in employment law cases, with a particular focus on equal pay cases as well as wider discrimination work"

    Legal 500 2020

  • "Trinity Chambers has a sizeable bench of employment law barristers. It represents clients on both the employer and employee side of disputes including local authorities, trade unions, large companies and SMEs. Members are skilled at handling the full spread of employment matters. Equal pay claims are an area of particular fortitude, with members no stranger to such issues as overtime and pay arrears." "The chambers is very efficient." "Excellent, first-class service"

    Chambers & Partners 2019

  • "Trinity Chambers is well known for its solid experience in equal pay disputes; the team is also adept in handling matters involving unfair dismissal, discrimination, TUPE, whistleblowing and restrictive covenants"

    Legal 500 2019