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42 Bedford Row

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9 ranked barristersBand 3London (Bar)UK Bar 2022 View ranking table
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Instructing solicitors reveal that they are "spoilt for choice with the employment barristers on offer at 42 Bedford Row." The practitioners regularly act for private companies, public sector employers and employees in reputationally sensitive and challenging cases. Members are well versed in discrimination, unfair dismissal, TUPE and whistle-blowing claims. Recent successes include defending the Health and Care Professions Council against claims of discrimination, as well as acting for Vincent Rumbold in a case for unfair dismissal and disability discrimination brought against Jaguar Land Rover.

Client service:

"The clerks are always very responsive and they are proactive in their assistance with the court staff." "The clerking service is wonderful: it is prompt and efficient and it offers great value. Steve Sheridan runs a tight ship and his team feels like part of our team." "Steve Sheridan is particularly easy to work with and is usually willing to discuss fees and take a flexible approach depending on how the case develops." "I found Lewis Merison extremely approachable and professional." Vincent Denham is the chambers director.

Strengths:

Benjamin Uduje
Benjamin Uduje has extensive experience before the Employment Appeal Tribunal, acting for individuals as well as public and private bodies. Among his many strengths, he stands out for his knowledge of discrimination law.
"He is a hard-working barrister who gets on well with clients, is engaging with the tribunals and has a down-to-earth manner."
Recent work: Acted for Tasnim Kapasi in a claim against the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea for failure to make reasonable adjustments, for discrimination arising from disability and for harassment.

Strengths:

Gillian Crew
Gillian Crew is a knowledgeable and client-friendly barrister with experience acting for both claimants and respondents in a broad spectrum of cases, such as unfair dismissal and claims of discrimination, particularly those relating to disability.
"She is sharp, she is quick, she is very knowledgeable, she is unflappable and she is also infinitely personable, responsive, sympathetic and plain-speaking; she is the perfect balance of IQ and EQ." "She is fantastic with clients and she quickly reassures them, taking away any anxiety about the formality of appearing before a judge."
Recent work: Successfully represented Vincent Rumbold in his claim for unfair dismissal and disability discrimination against Jaguar Land Rover.

Strengths:

Iris Ferber
Iris Ferber is a knowledgeable employment law barrister who specialises in disability discrimination claims. She acts for both employers and employees in the public and private sectors.
"She has a lovely, friendly manner, and she is very good with witnesses and clients and she will make the matter fun." "She is very good with clients, she is excellent at controlling proceedings, she navigates a course through the case very well and she crafts very good summaries of submissions."
Recent work: Defended Sainsbury's Supermarkets against a disability discrimination claim.

Strengths:

Jason Braier
Jason Braier has emerged as a highly analytical barrister with encyclopedic knowledge of employment law. He has a predominantly respondent-side practice focusing on discrimination claims.
"A bit of a hero of the Employment Bar. He has phenomenal attention to detail and an extremely wide knowledge of employment law. In addition, his Twitter analysis of judgments has become a go-to guide."
Recent work: Defended Network Rail in an eight-day tribunal trial concerning discriminations claim by an employee who alleged a conspiracy to prevent him from being promoted to a management role.

Strengths:

Jude Shepherd
Jude Shepherd is a highly knowledgeable barrister in all aspects of employment law, with a particular focus on discrimination cases. She has extensive experience at tribunal and appellate level.
"She is brilliance in action: her attention to detail is second to none, she works seamlessly as part of our team to support the clients, and she goes above and beyond and achieve fantastic results." "She gives clear and considered advice, she is very responsive throughout a case and she is a strong advocate in court."
Recent work: Successfully defended the Health and Care Professions Council against claims of discrimination.

Strengths:

Michael Salter
Michael Salter is a highly knowledgeable employment law barrister who is instructed by private companies, public sector employers, trade unions and individual employees. He is frequently sought out to handle cases involving discrimination and restrictive covenants, as well as TUPE litigation and dismissal issues.
"He is highly articulate, he knows his stuff and, being a sitting judge, he is hugely experienced." "Michael Salter is extremely knowledgeable, he is calm, he is excellent with clients and he uses his experience and knowledge to great effect when representing them."

Strengths:

Rad Kohanzad
Rad Kohanzad is an accomplished employment barrister who earns widespread praise for his appellate practice. He regularly appears on behalf of companies and individuals in the Employment Appeal Tribunal.
"He is very down to earth, he always makes himself available when needed; he is is great with clients - brilliant at explaining technical legal issues in simplified terms, and he is very commercial and diplomatic." "His management and preparation of witnesses at pre-hearing conferences is reassuring and he gives them confidence. He also responds quickly and effectively to unplanned developments in cases and he gives strong yet practical advice."
Recent work: Successfully defended Agellus Hotels against claims of direct race and religious discrimination as well as disability discrimination.

Strengths:

Rebecca Thomas
Rebecca Thomas is held in high esteem as an employment barrister with deep knowledge of unfair dismissal, discrimination and whistle-blowing claims. She has a particularly strong track record in the successful defence of public bodies in such claims.
"She is a reliable pair of hands, she is pragmatic, she is good with witnesses and and she is robust in cross-examination." "She is incredibly empathetic, she is very thoughtful, she is very happy to really get stuck into the matter and she is really happy to be contacted over the strategy of a case."
Recent work: Acted for the London Fire Commissioner in the Employment Appeal Tribunal in a whistle-blowing discrimination claim brought by Mrs Itulu.

Strengths:

Safia Tharoo
Safia Tharoo is an in-demand employment barrister possessing notable expertise in handling complex discrimination and unfair or constructive dismissal claims. She is also well versed in TUPE matters.
"She has excellent attention to detail and she is a good balance of firm and gentle. She is responsive and her rates are reasonable." "She is calm, cool and collected, she is punctilious and she can cut to the jugular." "She is highly respected by judges and opponents, she is extremely diligent, extremely knowledgeable and she secures excellent results."
Recent work: Defended York St John University against claims of unfair dismissal and disability discrimination.

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London (Bar)

Employment


Benjamin Uduje
Band 5
Gillian Crew
Band 5
Iris Ferber
Band 4
Jason Braier
Band 5
Jude Shepherd
Band 2
Michael Salter
Band 4

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