Employment Law

College Chambers has a well-established practice in this frequently contentious and rapidly-changing area of law. Our Barristers are recognised as leaders in their field by the Legal 500. We retain our position as a leading Western Circuit employment set.

We act on behalf of employers and employees, providing a full range of both advisory and advocacy services. Our team has experience in directly supporting in-house advisers.

All members of our employment team are accredited under the public access scheme and can accept instructions from clients directly in appropriate cases.

Our clients, ranging from major private and public sector organisations to individual employees, have a diverse range of requirements and seek assistance with the full range of employment matters, for example unfair dismissal, redundancy, harassment and bullying, personal injury and work-related stress.

Matthew Curtis, the head of the team, is recognized in the Legal 500 as 'a rising star' described as 'a very competent barrister with excellent commercial and communication skills who comes across confidently when delivering a case to tribunal.'

Our Barristers have expertise in all aspects of employment law work including work relating to:

  • Unfair and Wrongful Dismissal
  • All forms of discrimination; Disability, Race, Sex, Age, Sexual Orientation and Religious
  • Whistleblowing
  • TUPE Transfers
  • Equal Pay
  • Industrial Relations and Trade Union affairs
  • Directors Disputes and Executive Contracts
  • Restrictive Covenants and breach of Confidence
  • Injunctive Relief
  • Breach of Contract
  • Working Time Regulations
  • Pensions

"College Chambers’ employment group represents both employers and employees in unfair dismissal, discrimination and whistleblowing cases. Matthew Curtis is the main name and has particular expertise in issues involving airports; he recently acted for Farnborough Airport regarding claims of unfair dismissal, protected disclosures and discrimination." - Legal 500 (2016)


"College Chambers is well placed to deal with a wide range of issues, including whistleblowing, unfair dismissal, discrimination and TUPE claims." Legal 500 (2015)


"the employment group is long established and well regarded locally. Practitioners have expertise in areas such as unfair dismissal, whistle blowing and discrimination" - Legal 500 (2014)