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Trinity Chambers is a highly regarded set with members who are regularly sought out for unfair dismissal, whistle-blowing and equal pay cases, as well as the full scope of discrimination claims. The set offers vast experience of representing clients in the public sector, such as government bodies and local authorities, in addition to private sector corporations and individuals. Members frequently appear before the Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal, and also have experience of representing clients in the Court of Appeal.
Client service: "The clerks are great to work with - very responsive and helpful." "The clerking team is very well organised and always happy to help." Steve Walker is the lead civil clerk.
Has developed a sterling reputation for the advice and representation that he provides to both claimants and defendants in employment law cases. He is adept at supporting individuals seeking to negotiate exit arrangements. He is well versed in claims relating to TUPE, unfair dismissal and discrimination.
Strengths: "Great to work with, highly knowledgeable and skilful in dealing with clients." "Very efficient and good at keeping you in the loop."
Recent work: Successfully defended against an Employment Tribunal claim alleging that a contractor was an employee in English law and can bring unfair dismissal and whistle-blowing claims because a clause relating to English law was contained in the contract.
A diligent advocate who regularly appears for claimants and respondents in all conceivable reaches of the employment law practice area. He is highly experienced in representing his clients in claims of unfair dismissal and a variety of discrimination cases.
Strengths: "He is great at handling very complex cases and is brilliant with clients." "He is very good at drafting documents."
Represents a diverse range of clients including local and health authorities, blue-chip companies and individuals, and offers specialist expertise in discrimination cases. She also handles unfair dismissal and whistle-blowing claims.
Strengths: "She is very experienced and gets to grips with issues easily." "She has a really good level of knowledge."
Recent work: Acted in Osborne v Colas, an unfair dismissal and disability discrimination case.
Best known for his experience advocating in complex employment matters and regularly appears for a variety of clients, from individuals to local authorities and large corporates. He is well versed in handling multi-day hearings, TUPE, discrimination, equal pay and protected disclosures.
Strengths: "A superb advocate." "He's an effective cross-examiner and very good at finding the cracks and exploiting them. He is also pragmatic and level-headed."
Recent work: Successfully resisted nine out of ten disability discrimination claims relating to the application of the police injury benefit pension for Northumbria Police.
Admired for his impressive level of experience representing respondents and claimants nationally in the Employment Tribunal, Employment Appeal Tribunal and High Court. He has a depth of industry knowledge across the employment sphere, and is experienced in such matters as discrimination, unfair dismissal and equal pay.
Strengths: "Simon is an excellent technical lawyer, a supreme advocate and possesses essential social skills to engage well with judges, clients and witnesses." "He is very commercial."
Recent work: Acted for the respondent in Worth v Trackerphone, an unfair dismissal claim arising from the dismissal of a senior employee who was caught moonlighting for another company when he appeared on the BBC's 'Dragons' Den'.