David Mitchell Joins Chambers

David Mitchell Joins Chambers


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We are delighted to announce that David Mitchell has joined Chambers, with immediate effect.

David joins from Ely Place with a practice spanning employment, public and defamation, privacy & information law.

In his employment practice David acts for employees and employers in the full range of statutory ET claims with a particular emphasis on complex discrimination, whistleblowing and working time cases. He also undertakes national security work in the ET on behalf of claimants and respondents. In the civil courts David acts in in breach of confidence and restraint of trade injunctions as well as discrimination claims regarding public services and education. He has represented ACAS before the Central Arbitration Committee and has a busy appellate practice.

David also has an extensive public law practice with wide-ranging experience of judicial review challenges principally covering immigration, nationality, EU and human rights law. He is regularly instructed in appeals concerning the deportation of foreign national offenders and challenges against the points-based system. He also acts for colleges and universities in Tier 4 sponsorship challenges. In addition, David has conduct of national security cases before the Special Immigration Appeals Commission.

He also advises and acts in libel, slander, malicious falsehood, breach of confidence / misuse of private of information, contempt, DPA / GDPR and FOIA matters. His clients include private individuals, journalists, free speech organisations, central and devolved governments, corporate bodies and charities.

David is appointed to the Attorney General’s A panel of junior civil counsel and the Equality and Human Rights Council’s B panel. He is ranked as a leading individual in Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500 where the strength of his advocacy and commitment to clients are consistently noted.

Lindsay Scott, Chief Executive of 39 Essex Chambers, says “We are delighted to welcome David to Chambers. He comes with an outstanding reputation and will be an excellent addition to our public law team, which continues to go from strength to strength.”

David Mitchell adds “I am very lucky to be joining 39 Essex Chambers. The set’s excellence is well known to me from my work with and against members who I am delighted to now call my colleagues.”


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