Employment & discrimination

1MCB Chambers has a team of dedicated employment and discrimination barristers with expertise across the full range of employment law issues.

Recently, our barristers are providing advice and representation particularly on dismissal, redundancy and settlement or compromise agreements. We are authorised to take direct access instructions from clients, where appropriate.

Members of chambers represent individuals at every level.  At the junior end our members represent workers in disputes in the employment tribunal, whereas more senior members have recently been involved in groundbreaking Court of Appeal litigation on the ‘gig economy’.

Members of chambers have particular expertise at representing in employment cases with a strong cross-over aspect (for instance in public sector discrimination cases) cases with a European law dimension and commercial employment law (such as restraint of trade, fiduciary and breach of confidence issues and bonus/share option disputes). We advise across all industry sectors and act in insurance funded cases, for trade unions and for private clients. We are happy to act for clients across the range of cases, from straightforward unfair dismissal to complex equal pay matters.

The employment team is happy to provide direct access advice and representation in appropriate cases.

Members of 1MCB Chambers regularly act for clients in non-employment discrimination matters including discrimination in Part IV Equality Act 2010 housing cases, public sector discrimination and related judicial review, school SENDIST cases, and County Court matters including goods and services discrimination and higher and further education discrimination.