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Barbara Zeitler


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

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

A formidable advocate in court, Barbara also has a reputation for fast and effective production of paperwork. She is a regular lecturer.

Barbara is qualified to accept instructions under the Bar Council Public Access scheme, and has extensive experience in dealing with Public Access clients.

Barbara is an experienced accredited mediator.

Further information

Seminars and Training

Topics in Barbara’s recent training sessions and seminars included the ‘Right to Rent’, tenancy fraud and the Housing and Planning Act 2016.


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.


French, German


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

Outside Interests

Travel, especially in the Mediterranean, and cinema

News & Resources

Genuinely Self-Employed or Worker? Another Court Decision on the Gig Economy

In Pimlico Plumbers and Charlie Mullins v Gary Smith [2017] EWCA Civ 51 (10 February 2017) the Court of Appeal upheld an Employment Tribunal decision that a plumber was a worker, rather than self-employed, thereby entitling him to pursue disability discrimination claims and claims for holiday pay and unauthorised deduction from wages.

17th February 2017 Read more
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Year of Call 2001



Contact clerk

Cliff Alderson

020 7797 8303

Paul O'Mullane

020 7797 8302

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