“St John’s Buildings is home to a large team of skilled employment barristers.” Chambers & Partners 2016


“St John’s Buildings’ employment team covers a broad spectrum of areas including individual and collective redundancy, equal pay, restrictive covenants, discrimination and occupational stress.” Legal 500 2015


St John’s Building is host to some exceptional lawyers who have the capacity to cover all areas of employment law. It is regularly instructed in cases before the Employment Tribunal, the EAT, and both County and High Courts.” Chambers & Partners 2015

The Employment team at St John’s Buildings is dedicated to finding effective employment solutions for our clients. We are alive to the needs of business for clear, commercial and practical advice in an environment of ever increasing employment legislation while also providing vigorous defence of the rights of employees, from Directors in the board room to the most junior employee on the shop floor.

The team has grown from strength to strength and now comprises 18 practitioners, including Queen’s Counsel and part-time chairs of employment tribunals, offering both breadth and depth of expertise to clients. We offer advisory and advocacy services in the Employment Tribunal, Employment Appeal Tribunal, county and high courts as well as disciplinary hearings before professional regulatory bodies.

We are committed to continuing education and offer seminars and training exercises for solicitors.

Areas of work include:

  • Confidential information
  • Contractual disputes including changing collective terms and conditions
  • Disciplinary hearings before professional regulatory bodies including the General Medical Council
  • Discrimination – sex, race, disability, gender, religion and age
  • Equal pay
  • Maternity, parental leave, and flexible working
  • Occupational stress
  • Professional sports related employment issues and disputes
  • Redundancy (individual and collective)
  • Representing parties in mediation hearings
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Trade Union Law
  • TUPE
  • Unfair and wrongful dismissal
  • Victimisation
  • Whistle blowing