“A large employment team with a wealth of experience and a well-deserved reputation for excellence.” Legal 500 2021


“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. One instructing solicitor says: “This is an excellent set for employment law, with very capable barristers who have a wealth of experience.” Chambers UK Bar 2021


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.

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“The clerks are helpful and provide a great service” Chambers UK Bar 2021

Directory recommendations

“St John’s Buildings has substantial capabilities in employment law” …  “The range of barristers is really good. There is always someone available of appropriate seniority.” Chambers & Partners 2019

“St John’s Buildings’ employment team handles equal pay, whistleblowing, discrimination, TUPE, sexual harassment, bullying and unfair dismissal cases. Steven Flynn has niche expertise in handling employment disputes within the professional sports world.” Legal 500 2019

“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