Lamb Chambers’ employment team is known for its expertise in employment and discrimination law. The team represent a wide range of clients, including both employers and employees. Members have extensive experience appearing in various courts and tribunals, including the Employment Tribunal, Employment Appeal Tribunal, and Court of Appeal. They handle employment disputes in the High Court and County Courts, including injunction cases.

Clients come from diverse sectors, such as public organisations like Academies, NHS Trusts, and the police, as well as private sectors including aviation, healthcare, and pharmaceutical companies. The team also provides advice to workers, employees, senior managers, and directors, with a track record of notable successes. They are well-versed in addressing employment law issues that intersect with regulatory matters.

Members accept licenced and public access work in appropriate cases and legal expenses insurance work from “panel” and “non-panel” solicitors.

They also provide tailored training accredited by the Law Society and Bar Council, either in Chambers or on-site, as well as undertaking non-contentious work including contract and handbook drafting.

Overall, Lamb Chambers’ employment team is dedicated to providing comprehensive legal support and solutions for all employment-related matters.

Individual Members

The team consists of both experienced and newly qualified members so Chambers can provide appropriate counsel based on the value of the claim. The senior members of the team have extensive experience in handling complex and lengthy hearings spanning multiple weeks.



The work undertaken by the team spans the entire spectrum of employment law issues and includes:

  • Commercial employment disputes, including restrictive covenants
  • Confidentiality, breaches of duty by directors and fiduciaries and injunctive relief including urgent ex parte applications
  • Equality and discrimination, including age, disability, gender reassignment marriage and common partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, and victimisation claims
  • Equal pay
  • Family friendly rights
  • Flexible working requests
  • Mandatory alternative dispute resolution hearings
  • Mediations
  • Partnership agreements and disputes
  • Protective disclosures (whistle blowing)
  • TUPE, including consultation, information and service provision change issues
  • Unfair, constructive, and wrongful dismissal, including capability, conduct redundancy and business reorganisation dismissals
  • Unlawful deduction of wages
  • Working Time Regulations, including holiday pay

Procedural Matters

Members have a particular interest and expertise in dealing with procedural matters at open and closed preliminary hearings including:

  • ACAS Code and failure to comply with it
  • Amendments
  • Costs
  • Wasted costs
  • Deposit orders unless orders / strike out
  • Failure to progress case
  • Issue estoppel
  • Jurisdiction
  • No reasonable prospects, abuse of process
  • Privacy orders
  • Reinstatement
  • Witness orders and witness intimidation

Disciplinary and Grievance Hearings

  • Experienced senior members of the team are adept at chairing disciplinary and grievance hearings.

Independent Workplace Investigations

  • Senior members conduct impartial, independent, and confidential workplace investigations for employers and are practiced in leading complex multi month fact finds in a wide range of issues including bullying, discrimination and whistleblowing.


Given the team has achieved some very significant successes, it has a well-deserved reputation for excellence. If you need assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Chambers’ friendly and approachable practice management team via telephone and/or email on 020 7797 8300 or who will be able to provide specific recommendations upon request.


Andrea Chute

Andrea Chute

Head of Employment

Call: 1995

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