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Iris Ferber

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Practice Areas

Iris has been a Housing specialist throughout her time at the Bar, ever since she completed her pupillage in Housing law in 2006.

She deals with all aspects of Housing law, and has long experience in dealing with complex anti-social behaviour cases, including mental health issues, on behalf of both landlords and tenants.

Iris is particularly good at dealing with vulnerable clients and witnesses, and managing the complex legal arguments involved in Equality Act and Human Rights cases. Her expertise in discrimination law generally (including her Employment Law practice) makes her particularly adept at handling Equality Act defences.

She has extensive experience of homelessness litigation, including s204 appeals in the County Court, judicial review in the High Court, and appeals to the Court of Appeal. She regularly trains local authorities on homelessness law and procedure.

Iris also delivers very popular workshops in Chambers, and in-house, on all aspects of Housing litigation, and writes regularly for 42BR’s Housing Bulletin.

Employment Profile

Iris conducts the full range of Employment Tribunal and appellate work, acting regularly for both employees and employers.

She works with a wide range of employers, from public sector employers and national companies with thousands of employees, to small businesses and individuals.

She has also represented claimants in many different types of case, from simple unfair dismissal claims, to complex, multi-day trials involving a variety of different legal claims.

As a barrister who spends much of her working time in the Employment Tribunal, Iris is familiar with the way the system works, and can advise clients not only on the legal issues in their dispute, but also on practicalities, and litigation and appeal tactics. She undertakes drafting and advisory work in all aspects of Employment Law.

Iris provides regular training to solicitors and companies: both seminars on current legal issues, and practical workshops on employee management and litigation.