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UK Bar 2022
London (Bar) Employment
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Band 4

3 Ranked Lawyers

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Employment - London (Bar)
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Band 4

12 King's Bench Walk stands out for its impressive claimant-side employment practice, which sees the barristers handle a range of claims on behalf of individuals in professional and financial services as well as the public sector. The barristers also have experience representing respondents. Members demonstrate particular capabilities in harassment, whistle-blowing and unfair dismissal claims. The barristers are well versed in cases requiring combined knowledge of personal injury and employment law, making the chambers a popular choice for disability discrimination. The set is regularly involved in claims which clarify key areas of law, including the case of Ibrahim v HCA International, which addressed the question of awarding compensation for injury to feelings for breaches of the Working Time Directive. The barristers also acted in Tunstall v Ince & Co and Others, a disability discrimination claim which considered whether a statutory moratorium pursuant to the Insolvency Act would apply to respondents other than the company in administration.

Client service

"The clerks always comes back to you quickly, they discuss who is best to assist and they find sensible counsel to match our needs." "Oliver Parkhouse has a very good reputation as director of clerking and the arrangements in place at the set are efficient and effective. The clerking team is responsive and it is good at accommodating requests." The set has produced training webinars on employment law issues, which are available to view on its website.

Martina Murphy
Martina Murphy is an employment specialist barrister who is commended for her substantial experience in unfair dismissal, discrimination and victimisation cases. She also possesses expertise in whistle-blowing matters, including those arising in the medical profession.
"She has a good eye for detail and she is very tenacious." "The quality of her written work and advocacy is impressive, she is unflappable, every aspect of what she does puts clients at ease and she lets them know what is needed of them."

Defended Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust against multiple disability discrimination claims brought by a former administrative employee who had a pre-existing brain injury.

Ghazaleh Rezaie
Ghazaleh Rezaie is respected for her ability to defend a variety of employment claims. Her instructions encompass matters such as whistle-blowing, discrimination and unfair dismissal.
"She is a persuasive and robust litigator and she is incredibly pragmatic. She is also consistently superb with clients, who she ensures know that she is there to fight their corner." "She is a really fantastic barrister, very into the detail and user-friendly."

Defended Modality Partnership against a whistle-blowing claim.

Laura Robinson
Laura Robinson is strong barrister who offers quality advice across discrimination, whistle-blowing and unfair dismissal cases. She has special expertise in disability discrimination matters.
"She has a good handle on the complexities of a case and when we are thrown curve balls she is able to handle those." "She is super on her feet: she is very convincing when making submissions and she is calm."

Successfully represented the Ministry of Defence against a claim of disability discrimination.

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Ghazaleh Rezaie
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Martina Murphy
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