Old Square Chambers

Lord Hendy QC

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Practice Areas

Predominantly UK industrial relations and trade union law. Also advises and represents international union clients in the ECtHR and other international supervisory bodies, recently for the International Transport Workers’ Federation, Congress of Trade Unions, Swedish Transport Workers’, Norwegian Dockworkers’ and the Latvian Air Traffic Controllers’ Unions. Consultant to International Trade Union Confederation. Standing Counsel to a number of UK unions. Lifetime Achievement Award from Chambers & Partners in 2017. Chambers & Partners Directory: 'Recognised as the leading silk at the Employment Bar when it comes to handling industrial relations cases’. Recent cases: R (Boots) v CAC, PDAU [2017] CA; Agarwal v Cardiff University, Nexus v Anderson [2018] CA; R (IWGB) v Deliveroo [2018] (Admin); Antuzis v DJ Houghton Catching Services Ltd [2019] QB; National Union of Professional Foster Carers v Certification Officer [2019] EAT; Agarwal v Cardiff University, Nexus v Anderson [2018] CA; Royal Mail v Communication Workers Union [2019] CA.


Called: 1971; in practice 1977; silk: 1987; peerage 2019.

Honorary professor at UCL since 2014.

Professional Memberships

ILS, ELBA, IER (Chair).


‘Industrial Action’ in Bullen & Leake & Jacobs Precedents of Pleadings, Sweet & Maxwell 2018; The Holship Case [2018] 47 ILJ 315 with Tonia Novitz; Labour Law and COVID-19 [2020] ILJ forthcoming with KD Ewing.