Employment

Employment

What our barristers offer

39 Essex Chambers has a team of employment practitioners who regularly appear in employment tribunals covering all aspects of employment law.

Who our barristers act for

Our clients include both claimants and defendants from all areas of industry.

Our public sector clients include NHS trusts, local authorities and government departments.

Barristers at 39 Essex Chambers advise on:

  • unfair dismissal
  • discrimination
  • wrongful dismissal/breach of contract
  • transfer of undertakings
  • parental leave
  • redundancy
  • post-termination contractual matters, including disputes over garden leave, restrictive covenants and compromise agreements.

We have particular expertise in matters involving transport undertakings such as train operating companies and rail infrastructure companies.

Employment law is a niche and emerging area of strength. It fits naturally with our established strengths in commercial law, tort law and public law.

Chambers has a significant following from clients in the healthcare and public sector. Private clients’ instructions come from high-profile city firms as well as from a range of employment consultants and private companies.

We offer a flexible, comprehensive service which includes:

  • In depth knowledge of all areas of employment law: unfair and wrongful dismissal, all types of discrimination, equal pay, TUPE, trade unions, unlawful deductions from wages, Working Time Regulations, holiday pay, restraint of trade and internal employment policies and procedures.
  • Advice to suit your needs: quick advice by telephone or email, formal written advice, advice in conference, drafting or review of contracts, policies or procedures.
  • Representation in all tribunals and courts: Employment Tribunal (ET), Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT), County Court, High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.

Who to contact

Sheraton Doyle

Sheraton Doyle is the Senior Practice Manager for the Employment team and will, along with the clerking team below, be able to help you with any questions.


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Call: +44 (0)20 7832 1144


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Matthias Kelly QC

Matthias Kelly QC

Call: 1979 Silk: 1999

Andrew Tabachnik QC

Andrew Tabachnik QC

Call: 1991 Silk: 2017

Deok Joo Rhee QC

Deok Joo Rhee QC

Call: 1998 Silk: 2017

Parishil Patel QC

Parishil Patel QC

Call: 1996 Silk: 2018

Colin Thomann

Colin Thomann

Call: 1999

Rory Dunlop

Rory Dunlop

Call: 2002

Mungo Wenban-Smith
Jack Anderson

Jack Anderson

Call: 2006

Jennifer Thelen

Jennifer Thelen

Call: 2007

Jack Holborn

Jack Holborn

Call: 2008

Philippa Jackson

Philippa Jackson

Call: 2008

Benjamin Tankel

Benjamin Tankel

Call: 2009

Patrick Hennessey
Annabel Lee

Annabel Lee

Call: 2010

Tom Tabori

Tom Tabori

Call: 2011

Rosie Scott

Rosie Scott

Call: 2013

Stephanie David

Stephanie David

Call: 2016

Michelle Pratley

Michelle Pratley

Call: 2006

Call +44 (0)20 7832 1111 for more information

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