Barbara Zeitler

Head of Property

Barbara came to the Bar after a career as a university lecturer in the United States.

Barbara specialises in property and employment law. She has a substantial landlord and tenant and housing law practice, appearing for both social landlords and tenants and practises in all aspects of employment and discrimination law.

A formidable advocate in Court, Barbara also has a reputation for fast and effective production of paperwork.

Barbara is qualified to accept instructions under the Bar Council Public Access Scheme. She has extensive experience in dealing with Public Access clients and is known for her approachable and practical manner.

Barbara is an experienced accredited mediator and can also assist clients as a mediation advocate.

Further Information:


Seminars and Training

Topics in Barbara’s recent training sessions and seminars included the Right to Buy, disrepair and the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018.


BA (London) PhD (London)
LLM, European Union Law (London)

Other awards and activities

    • JP Warner Scholarship
    • Pegasus Scholarship
    • Hardwicke Scholarship


Barbara sits on a local authority education appeals panel.


‘Making homes fit for human habitation’, Estates Gazette, 6 April 2019, 52-53.
RICS isurv – editor of and contributor to the ‘Law for Lettings Agents’ section


French (DALF, Diplôme de français du droit) and German.


    • Employment Lawyers’ Association
    • Housing Law Practitioners’ Association
    • Social Housing Law Association
    • Franco-British Lawyers’ Society
    • Civil Mediation Council
    • Volunteer for Consultations gratuites, an advice facility for the Francophone community of London
    • Employment Law Bar Association

Outside Interests

Travel, especially in the Mediterranean, and cinema.


Barbara has a board employment law practice, appearing on behalf of both employees and employers.

Key areas of her practice include:

• Equality and discrimination;
• Unfair, wrongful and constructive dismissal;
• Redundancy and business reorganisations;
• Holiday pay claims;
• Equal pay and the National Minimum Wage;
• TUPE transfers;
• Breach of contract and restrictive covenants;
• Confidentiality; and
• Injunctions.

Related Cases of Interest:

Weekes v 100 Clifton plc (in liquidation) and others: Case No. 2203201/2020, 19 September 2021

Nzinga v Straight Talking Peer Education Case No. 2302345/2019, 4 December 2020

Dowokpor v Ministry of Justice, Case No. 2202810/2013, 10 July 2018.

Dowokpor v Ministry of Justice UKEAT/UKEAT/0156/17/LA, 23 March 2018. Extension of time, part-time workers, occupational pensions.

Ahir v British Airways UKEAT/0014/16/RN, 15 April 2016. Unfair dismissal, victimisation, striking out.

Mr R Hussain v Jurys Inn Group UKEAT/0283/15/JOJ, 3 February 2016. Race discrimination, substitution, unfair dismissal.

Mrs Y Evbenata v South West London and St George’s Mental Health Trust [2015] ICR 483. Unfair dismissal, Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006.

Dr R Mangalore v London School of Economics and Political Science, UKEAT/0233/13/RN, 1 November 2013. Victimisation discrimination, tribunal misdirecting itself.

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