Our employment practice group provides commercial and sensitive advice representing employers and employees in both the public and private sector.

Members have a breadth of experience including:

  • All forms of discrimination including allegations of harassment and victimisation;
  • Contractual disputes including bonus pay claims;
  • Claims for and against Directors including breaches of fiduciary duty;
  • Injunctive relief arising from restrictive covenants, breach of confidential information, team moves and other employee competition claims;
  • International employment law including advising on appeals to the Privy Council as well as jurisdictional disputes;
  • Whistleblowing;
  • Unfair dismissal;
  • Redundancy;
  • TUPE;
  • Equal pay;
  • National Minimum wage and other statutory pay (including holiday);
  • Alternate Dispute Resolution including mediation and drafting and advising on compromise agreements.

Get in touch

For any enquiries or further information please contact our clerking team on +44 (0)20 7415 7800 or via email: clerks@3harecourt.com

Our barristers have particular experience of international and cross border work. Recent examples include:

an appeal to the Privy Council for an employee who had lost his job after receiving a prison sentence and claimed that his employer had breached his right to equal treatment under section 4(d) of the Constitution of Trinidad and Tobago.

a decision of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council concerning entitlements of police officers to sit examinations for promotion.

an appeal to the Privy Council considering the right of an individual to equality of treatment from a public authority under the Constitution of Trinidad and Tobago.

Chambers is well equipped to handle cross-over work, encompassing instances where employment disputes have a wider commercial context. We regularly act in High Court claims, including injunctive action and relief. This includes acting for and against directors in claims involving breach of fiduciary duty and post-termination restrictive covenants.

successfully resisted injunctive relief as the employee contracts had different forms of non-competition clauses and in some cases, had none at all. The terms of relief were refused as being too vague to be properly workable.

an appeal to the Employment Appeal Tribunal concerning non-party disclosure and the extent to which a party was entitled to redact documents.

a decision of the High Court about construction of a restrictive covenant, the interpretation of the Employment Agencies Act 1973 and the appropriateness of injunctive relief.

acting in a claim concerning the payment of transfer or introduction fees to a recruitment agency which had supplied staff to it, where the staff were subsequently transferred to another agency under TUPE after a re-tendering exercise.

We have a strong reputation in the field of equality and discrimination with members of Chambers having appeared in a number of seminal cases such as Eweida v United Kingdom (2013) 57 EHRR 8, and Bull v Hall [2013] UKSC 73. Currently, we have two members of Chambers who are panel counsel for the Commission of Equality and Human Rights.”

Employment barristers

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Tom Poole KC

Call: 2001Silk: 2021

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William Evans

Call: 1977 (England & Wales) 2010 (BVI)

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Richard Samuel

Call: 1996

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Emily Moore

Call: 2016

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Alexandra Sidossis

Call: 2016

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Samuel McNeil

Call: 2018

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Adam Riley

Call: 2018

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Katharine Bailey

Call: 2019

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Please contact us either by telephone: +44 (0)20 7415 7800 or email: clerks@3harecourt.com

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