Employment

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

 

“St John’s Buildings’ recent instructions include cases of discrimination, sexual harassment, whistleblowing, unfair dismissal and bullying. In a major highlight for the set, Steven Flynn acted for Garry Abrams Ltd in a landmark discrimination case; the company was the party bringing the discrimination claim, making it the first ever to do so.” Legal 500 2017

 

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
Philip Grundy

Philip M.D. Grundy

Year of call: 1980
Diana Kloss

Diana Kloss MBE

Year of call: 1986
Nick Price

Nicholas Price


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Joseph O'Brien

Joseph O'Brien


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richard carter

Richard Carter

Year of call: 1990

Kevin McNerney


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David Flood

Year of call: 1993

Jason Searle


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Annette Gumbs


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Ghazan Mahmood 2

Ghazan Mahmood

Year of call: 1997
liam murdin

Liam Murdin


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siraj ahmed

Siraj Ahmed


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Kashif Ali


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Samantha Openshaw

Samantha Openshaw

Year of call: 2005
Diarmuid Bunting

Diarmuid Bunting

Year of call: 2006

Steven Flynn


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Jamie Jenkins


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Laura England

Laura Bains

Year of call: 2008
jessica wilson theaker

Jessica Wilson-Theaker

Year of call: 2012

Tarlun Ahari

Year of call: 2014