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Kings Chambers

Employment

6 ranked barristersBand 2Northern (Bar)UK Bar 2022 View ranking table
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Kings Chambers draws upon exceptional expertise in healthcare litigation to assist employers and employees in breach of contract, discrimination and whistle-blowing claims. The barristers have represented a number of large nationwide employers in unfair dismissal cases. They act before the employment tribunals and in appeals before the EAT and Court of Appeal.

Client service:

"The clerking is good and I get quick responses from them."  "The clerks are nice and I get on with them all." Paul Clarke is the senior clerk for employment work.

Strengths:

Anisa Niaz-Dickinson
Anisa Niaz-Dickinson is adept at handling complex and high-profile cases in the Employment Tribunal and the Employment Appeal Tribunal. She is experienced in a wide range of employment concerns, including whistle-blowing, unfair dismissal, discrimination and harassment. She handles cases for both claimants and respondents.
"She is very popular with clients, does a great job and is very good with witnesses."  "I always find her very personable."
Recent work: Represented the respondent, a world leader in missile systems, during a five-day ET hearing.

Strengths:

Ben Williams
Ben Williams regularly appears before tribunals handling a range of employment issues, but he deals particularly with unfair dismissal, TUPE and discrimination issues on behalf of respondent clients. He is experienced in injunctive relief and restrictive covenants, and has specific expertise in working with healthcare clients.
"He is a heavyweight for complex matters, a fantastic people person, develops a good rapport with clients, deals well with difficult claimants, and is robust and down to earth." "He is very personable and clients like him; he can draw on past experience so well that he knows how to handle any situation really. He's very good on the detail and tactics as well."
Recent work: Acted in a five-day hearing for BT, regarding a number of complaints of disability discrimination.

Strengths:

Helen Trotter
Helen Trotter is renowned for her work relating to the Equality Act in both the tribunal and the civil courts. She has experience acting for several airlines, government departments and local authorities, in addition to individual claimants.
"An impressive barrister."

Strengths:

James Boyd
The leader of Kings Chambers' employment group, James Boyd predominantly acts on behalf of employers. He does a substantial amount of work for NHS trusts as well as large multinational companies, and regularly appears before the Employment Appeal Tribunal and the Court of Appeal.
"He is very articulate, intelligent and quick, he is well liked by clients and a good choice for more complex work."  "He is an opponent you would expect to be on top of his case; he will fight hard for his clients' interests and is a safe pair of hands." "He gives clear advice, is proactive and talks through options and litigation risk."Recent work: Advised on a ten-day claim of disability discrimination against the GOC involving over 130 separate allegations of discrimination.

Strengths:

Laura Gould
Laura Gould is particularly noted for her interest and experience in TUPE, pregnancy discrimination and disability discrimination. She is knowledgeable about cases involving mental health impairments. She acts for both claimants and respondents in Employment Tribunal claims and employment-related civil court disputes.
"She is technically very strong and has good empathy so is very good for discrimination complaints. She gets to the heart of matter." "She is very personable with clients; they love her and she has a hands-on work ethic."
Recent work: Represented Babcock Land Defence in a complex claim for disability discrimination brought by an existing employee.

Strengths:

Martin Budworth
Martin Budworth offers representation to individuals, government bodies and large corporate employers in connection with a broad range of employment disputes. His cases have touched on gardening leave, whistle-blowing and unfair dismissal, among other matters.
"Martin Budworth is very straight-talking and explains complex issues very clearly and simply." "His strength is his breadth of ability, he's responsive too and his experience is another strength." "He is a very good cross-examiner and very personable."
Recent work: Advised on a five-day committal trial regarding contempt proceedings arising out of breach of a restrictive covenant injunction.

Employment

Kings Chambers

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Location

36 Young Street

Manchester

Lancashire

UK

M3 3FT

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Northern (Bar)

Employment


Anisa Niaz-Dickinson
Band 2
Ben Williams
Band 2
Helen Trotter
Band 2
James Boyd
Band 1
Laura Gould
Band 3
Martin Budworth
Band 3