"An excellent chambers with high quality of senior employment counsel."

The Legal 500 2021

Our specialist employment barristers advise on all areas of employment law, both contentious and non-contentious. The team is particularly experienced in handling complex and sensitive issues for our clients.

Exchange Chambers is a distinctive force in the employment field. We are known for our strength in employment law in the North of England. We act for employees and a diverse range of employers, SME’s, PLC’s, charities and public sector organisations such as NHS trusts and local authorities.

We cover all main aspects of employment law, including:

  • Breach of contract
  • Confidential information
  • Employment status
  • Employee exists/settlement agreements
  • Data protection
  • Directors duties
  • Discrimination and equal treatment
  • Equal pay
  • Employment-related aspects of public law
  • Industrial relations and industrial action
  • Occupational stress
  • Maternal and parental leave
  • Reorganisations and redundancy
  • Remuneration, benefits and pensions
  • Restrictive covenants (injunctive and springboard injunctive relief)
  • The transfer of undertaking regulations (TUPE)
  • Unfair and wrongful dismissal
  • Victimisation and harassment
  • Whistleblowing

We also have expertise in immigration issues arising from employment relationships, such as Tier 2 sponsorships.

We frequently appear at all levels of the Court and Tribunal Services including the Employment Tribunal, The Employment Appeal Tribunal, County Courts, the High Court, and higher appellate courts.

Members also undertake all forms of non-contentious drafting work including contracts of employment, collective agreements, settlement agreements, sub-contractor agreements and restrictive covenants.

Our team draws together members who specialise in complementary areas of law such as commercial, personal injury and regulatory law, thus we offer a uniquely strong and well-rounded service. Five members of the team are appointed as Junior Counsel to the Crown (via the Government Legal Department Panel).


What the Directories Say

“The team covers the full range of employment work. Its members are regularly instructed by large private sector employment and public sector organisations such as NHS trusts and local authorities.”
Employment (North Eastern Circuit), Chambers and Partners 2022

“My team use Exchange Chambers as its go to chambers in the North West. The set has every level of superb expertise from junior juniors to hugely experienced silks”
The Legal 500 2022

The Team