Barrister profile for UK Bar 2022
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Employment - London (Bar)
Iris Ferber is a knowledgeable employment law barrister who specialises in disability discrimination claims. She acts for both employers and employees in the public and private sectors.
Strengths: "She has a lovely, friendly manner, and she is very good with witnesses and clients and she will make the matter fun." "She is very good with clients, she is excellent at controlling proceedings, she navigates a course through the case very well and she crafts very good summaries of submissions."
Recent work: Defended Sainsbury's Supermarkets against a disability discrimination claim.
Social Housing - London (Bar)
Iris Ferber is an accomplished junior who is well versed in acting for both landlords and tenants on a range of housing matters. She is particularly known for her ability to work with clients with mental health issues who are involved in homelessness appeals.
Strengths: "She has an impressive overview of her specialist areas, and her work capacity puts many to shame." "Iris has a calm but tenacious approach to litigation. She has detailed knowledge over a number of areas, which is invaluable."
Recent work: Represented the London Borough of Hackney in injunction proceedings involving serious threatened breaches of tenancy and COVID-19 guidance.
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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.
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.
She 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.
Iris 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 is an established Housing and Employment Law specialist, with a particular interest in discrimination law, including disability discrimination law.
Social Housing Law Association
Discrimination Law Association
Chancery Bar Association
Property Bar Association