St John’s Buildings impresses with its barristers’ strong advocacy when representing either employees or employers at all levels of the judicial system. Members are experienced in defending claims for whistle-blowing, discrimination and harassment, and unfair dismissal. The set also hosts barristers who are familiar with High Court team move and restraint of trade cases.
– Chambers UK Bar 2024
‘The clerks are excellent, experienced, professional, friendly, and helpful.’
‘The clerks are fantastic.’
‘An excellent set with impressive barristers.’
‘A very strong set as a whole and their seminars and webinars are informative and interesting.’
‘St John’s Buildings has great breadth and depth of skill and experience in the employment team. There is a healthy spread of experience and skillset so that clients’ cases can be matched well. There are some truly excellent counsel in these chambers.’
– Legal 500 2024
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 19 members, including recognised senior practitioners 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
- Unfair and wrongful dismissal
- Whistle blowing