Clerking team

Chris Shaw

Senior Clerk – Civil, Commercial & Employment Clerk

Rob Lang

Assistant Senior Clerk

Gemma Eachus

Civil Clerk

Xanthé Young

Civil Clerk

Adam Parker

Civil Clerk

“Very well known for handling whistleblowing cases.”

Legal 500, 2019

Kevin is an established senior member of the St John’s Employment Group and practises only in Employment Law.

Prior to joining Chambers, Kevin was the Senior Legal Officer at the Royal College of Nursing for the North of England.

Kevin is able to take instructions direct from members of the public and companies under the Direct Access scheme.


Kevin has appeared in the EAT in several reported cases and regularly advises on all aspects of Employment Law with a particular emphasis on whistleblowing and NHS related litigation; having spent 11 years as a Senior Legal Officer for the Royal College of Nursing he understands the Healthcare sector intimately.

He has also appeared at the Health & Care Professions Council on professional regulatory matters. Professional regulatory law is a developing area of Kevin’s practice and he sits as the independent member on Police Misconduct Hearings.

Professional Regulation Experience

Kevin has experience of representing Healthcare professionals when their practice has been investigated at the HCPC and teachers before their professional body on disciplinary matters.

Before joining chambers he was Senior Legal Officer at the Royal College of Nursing.


Ministry of Justice v Parry UKEAT/0068/12/ZT: Case determined the possible application of Article 6 (Right to a fair trial) to internal disciplinary hearings. Only where there is a legal prohibition to practise a profession as a result of dismissal will Article 6 apply. Practical difficulties will not suffice. The case also updated guidance on application of ‘Polkey’ reduction.

South Manchester Abbeyfield Society Ltd v Hopkins and another [2011] IRLR 300: A leading case on overlap between working time, national minimum wage and ‘sleep overs’. This case stands in contradiction to Burrow Down Support Services v Rossiter (2008) ICR 1172 and means that unpaid or lowly paid ‘sleepovers’ provide an opportunity for further examination by the courts.

Toogoo v Glan Clwyd Hospital Trust [1998] UKEAT 657_98_0109: Case on whether Bulimia is a disability.


  • Employment Lawyers Association
  • Industrial Law Society
  • Discrimination Law Association