Dere Street Barristers

Employment Department

North Eastern (Bar)
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Dere Street Barristers regularly represents NHS trusts, local authorities and the police in a broad range of employment matters. The set also adeptly handles cases for individuals, including constructive dismissal claims. Members frequently act in claims relating to gender and religious equality, discrimination and victimisation.

Client service: "The clerks are responsive and accessible and they communicate well." Marie Faxon is the employment clerk.

Samuel Healy
A specialist employment advocate with a vast abundance of experience to offer to his clientele across the breadth of the practice area. He has impressive experience handling TUPE and discrimination claims.
Strengths: "Excellent, very pragmatic and sensible, gets to the point, and is good with clients." "He has a good level of experience in tribunals and he also acts as a deputy district judge, which adds a certain level of gravitas and gives the client confidence."
Recent work: Acted in Grosset v City of York Council, an unfair dismissal and disability discrimination claim brought by a teacher who was fired after showing an 18-rated horror film to school children.