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Pump Court Chambers

Employment

3 ranked barristersBand 2Western (Bar)UK Bar 2022 View ranking table
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The Winchester-based employment barristers at Pump Court Chambers have achieved great success in gaining notable claimant and respondent-side instructions, appearing in cases relating to disability, victimisation, whistle-blowing detriment and other issues. Among the chambers' prominent clients are police forces, local authorities and educational establishments.

Client service:

"Their strengths are building a rapport with the witnesses quickly, putting them at ease and explaining tribunal process."  "The clerks are very good." Jonathan Cue is the senior civil clerk.

Strengths:

Gary Self
Gary Self is highly experienced at dealing with large respondent organisations and has worked with a range of police forces. He is well versed in handling complex and sensitive discrimination and victimisation cases. He has acted before both tribunals and the courts, and also sits as an employment judge.
"He is very pragmatic and great with his client. Very commercial and has a very straightforward manner with clients." "He is incredibly user-friendly, going above and beyond to achieve the best result possible."
Recent work: Represented Eastleigh Citizens Advice Bureau before the Court of Appeal in a case where the claimant sought to prove she was a disabled person to bring a claim.

Recent work:

Heather Platt
Heather Platt represents a variety of clients on employment matters, including multinational corporations, public bodies and individuals. She is sought after for her experience in disability discrimination, whistle-blowing, unfair dismissal and TUPE. She has particular experience of working with clients in the education sector.
Instructed in a disability discrimination and constructive unfair dismissal claim. The claimant has Autistic Spectrum Disorder and anxiety and depression.

Strengths:

Tim Dracass
Tim Dracass is an experienced Employment Tribunal and civil court advocate who focuses particularly on respondent work but does at times act for claimants. He handles a variety of employment cases, including those relating to unfair dismissal, discrimination, TUPE, whistle-blowing, equal pay and breach of contract. He is experienced in complex and multi-day tribunal proceedings.
"He has excellent knowledge of employment law and is a persuasive advocate. His analytical approach to cases inspires confidence in both instructing solicitors and lay clients."
Recent work: Acted for Hampshire Fire and Rescue Authority in a long-running and complex equal pay dispute raised by a former employee.

Employment

Pump Court Chambers

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Location

31 Southgate Street

Winchester

Hampshire

UK

SO23 9EB

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Western (Bar)

Employment


Gary Self
Band 1
Heather Platt
Band 3
Tim Dracass
Band 2