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Hilary Winstone

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2021 Ranked in 1 departments
Ranked in : Employment
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Employment - London (Bar)

Band 5

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Hilary Winstone
Receives praise for her cross-examination prowess. She is especially adept at handling employment and discrimination cases for corporate and public sector clients, including local authorities, police forces and NHS trusts.
Strengths: "She's an excellent strategist and advocate who is very client-friendly." "She's a fantastic barrister."
Recent work: Acted for the Chief Constable of Gwent Police in a claim brought by two disabled police officers for indirect and direct discrimination relating to a pension payment following resignation under the Voluntary Exit Scheme.
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Employment - Western (Bar)

Band 3

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Hilary Winstone
Has extensive experience working with high-value corporate clients, along with police forces, the NHS and local authorities. She handles mediation in addition to internal and external disputes. She has recent experience of complex disability discrimination claims.
Strengths: "She is well respected in the market and a very strong opponent."
Recent work: Acted for respondent in Shanks v DPK Foods, a complex claim concerning sexual harassment allegations.
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Hilary Winstone is a talented and knowledgeable junior specialising in employment and discrimination law. She has extensive experience acting successfully for large corporate clients, as well as local authorities, police forces and the NHS, dealing with internal and external disputes as well as mediation. She is known for being very client friendly and an enormously effective advocate, able to deal with difficult and highly charged cases. Her recent cases include Angela Bailey v Central and Northwest London NHS FT (successfully represented defendant in complex case involving claims of whistleblowing, disability discrimination and victimisation); Kitaka v Commissioner of the Police of the Metropolis (successfully represented defendant in case involving regulation breaches and subsequent claims of unfair dismissal); Boam v South Staffs & Shropshire Healthcare NHS FT (pending appeal following successful defence on behalf of defendant against claims of whistleblowing); R v W (complex claim of disability discrimination based on claimants unwillingness to disclose information to their employer to allow for reasonable adjustments).

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