The Chambers and Partners Employment coverage features the most highly rated chambers in the London market, as well as the barristers who excel in handling the more cutting edge disputes in the employment sector. The abolition of tribunal fees in 2017 has led to an uptick in smaller claims before the Employment Tribunals, but barristers appearing in our rankings will typically have acted in notable cases before the Employment Appeal Tribunal or the senior courts.
Many of those ranked have demonstrated their expertise in developing areas within the employment law field, including the key issue of worker status, collective bargaining and union recognition, and closely related questions of holiday pay, or minimum wage entitlement for sleep-in shifts. Miller v Ministry of Justice provided a new judgment on the treatment of part-time judicial pensions.
Equal pay claims form another sphere of significant interest, centering recently on actions brought against ASDA and other supermarkets, and the BBC. The caselaw on shared parental leave has also been updated. Elsewhere, the law around protected disclosure ('whistle blowing') has seen major developments in a number of cases, such as Jhuti v Royal Mail.