Exchange Chambers has a good employment team which acts for employers and employees in a wide range of matters."

Legal 500, 2017

Our employment barristers have significant experience across all areas of employment law, with many recognised as leaders at the employment bar 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
  • Discrimination and equal treatment
  • 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. Seven members of the team are appointed as Junior Counsel to the Crown (via the Government Legal Department Panel).

The Team