Ursel Phillips Fellows Hopkinson LLP

Employment Department

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What the team is known for Respected employment and labour boutique, specialising in the representation of trade unions, professional bodies and individual employees. Covers a broad range of mandates, from health and safety and employment benefits issues, to disciplinary proceedings and dismissal disputes. Also possesses extensive knowledge and expertise in the area of business human rights. Has particular strength advising educational institutions and the industrial sector and on issues within the police force.

Notable practitioners

Josh Phillips is an acknowledged union-focused expert, acting for a variety of associations and professional bodies, particularly in the areas of education and law enforcement. He advises on a broad range of matters, including workplace investigations and human rights infringement cases.

Susan Ursel has recently acted as a lead counsel on high-profile disputes involving infringement of collective bargaining liberties and LGBT employment and educational rights, amongst others. She is experienced in advising public sector clients on a wide range of issues including grievances and human rights.