Tel: 0191 232 1927
Jamie was called to the Bar in July 2004 and specialises exclusively in employment and discrimination law, accepting instructions on behalf of employees, trade unions and employers, including local authorities.
His approach seeks to draw upon his experience in employment disputes and to offer a practical approach wherever possible. Jamie is frequently instructed in complex multi day unfair dismissal, TUPE, whistleblowing and discrimination claims and represents a realistic option for solicitors seeking specialist advice and representation. He also receives instructions to act on behalf of parties engaged in Judicial Mediation.
Given his employment specialism, he also receives instructions to appear before the Employment Appeal Tribunal on behalf of both appellants and respondents. Jamie has significant experience in the following sub-categories of employment work:
In 2008 Jamie acted for one of the first ever Claimants to successfully claim that they were dismissed on the grounds of their youth. Due to the unique nature of the issues involved, the case received national press attention and comment. He has also appeared in a number of other high profile cases that have been reported in the local and national media.
Jamie also undertakes non contentious work, drafting employment contracts and policies. Furthermore, Jamie has a teaching qualification and is able to provide training on any aspect of employment law.
"His knowledge of employment law is exceptional." Chambers & Partners 2019
"An extremely knowledgeable barrister." Legal 500 2019
"He has an encyclopaedic knowledge of employment law and he's very proactive in his approach." "He's technically very good and knows how various judges approach things. He works well with clients and goes the extra mile." Chambers UK 2018
"He builds strong client relationships" Legal 500 2017
"Approachable, realistic and direct" Legal 500 2016
"He really cares about getting the right result" Legal 500 2015
"Willing to take a commercial approach" Legal 500 2014
"highly recommended" Legal 500 2013
"Jamie Anderson ‘lives and breathes employment law’, and is ‘particularly adept when it comes to advising on technical and complex employment law problems’" Legal 500 2011
“An excellent speaker who has a very practical approach.” Employment Lawyers Association attendee 2013
"Uniquely, it was actually practical, not just scare stories!" Managing Social Media in the Modern Workplace Seminar attendee 2014
Jamie maintains an employment law updating service on his own website: www.jamieandersonbarrister.co.uk