EMPLOYMENT DIRECT ACCESS BARRISTER

Do you need a barrister to assist you with an employment dispute that you are facing?

Maybe you are a claimant that is thinking of bringing a claim before an Employment Tribunal or have brought one already. Or maybe you are an employer and needs to defend a claim or resolve a dispute.

I advise and act for both claimants and employers (respondents).

I have particular interest and expertise in worker status or gig economy cases. This is where an employer claims that the person doing the work is an independent, self employed contractor but the person says they are a ‘worker’ or an employee. These statuses bring additional benefits and protections such as holiday pay or the right not to be unfairly dismissed amongst other things.

In fact, I won my own status claim, successfully arguing that I was a worker when acting as a Panel Chair at the Nursing and Midwifery Council. Here is an article about the case: https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/exclusive-barrister-tribunal-chair-was-worker-judge-rules

Click here for more information about status or gig economy cases.

Of course I can also help in other employment matters including

  • unfair dismissal
  • redundancy pay
  • discrimination on the grounds of gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marriage, civil partnership, disability, race, age, religious belief or political opinion
  • breach of contract
  • working hours
  • unauthorised deductions from wages
  • written statement of terms and conditions
  • failure to inform and consult in a redundancy or business transfer situation
  • equal pay

As a direct access barrister you or your company can instruct me direct without the need for a solicitor. Or you can ask your solicitor to appoint me to advise or represent you.