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"Well regarded nationally for employment law."
Legal 500 2015


We offer bespoke solutions to specialist problems. The employment team consists of 23 barristers who have specialist knowledge and expertise in all areas of employment law.

'Excellent setParklane Plowden has a strong reputation for employment matters – Legal 500 2018

Members have significant expertise with a whole range of employment law issues from individual to collective disputes in the Employment Tribunals and Courts.

Members of the team have a reputation as being client focused, flexible and approachable. Many of the barristers in the team are members of the Employment Lawyers Association and Employment Law Association.

Counsel are instructed on behalf of both Appellants and Respondents. Clients include local authorities, trade unions, large and small private sector organisations and employees.

A wide range of employment work is carried out at all levels including:

  • Unfair and wrongful dismissal
  • Redundancy
  • Equal pay
  • Sex, race, age and disability discrimination
  • Wages
  • Transfer of undertakings
  • Remuneration, Pensions & Benefits
  • Employment contracts
  • Injunctive relief and Employee competition
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Equality & Discrimination
  • Whistleblowing & victimisation
  • Employment Status

For further information on the members of the team please contact our clerks.


  • 'Excellent set' Parklane Plowden has a strong reputation for employment matters

    Legal 500 2018
  • Parklane Plowden's employment team has a good spread of counsel at varying levels of seniority. Seamus Sweeney recently represented Lord Sugar in a high-profile constructive dismissal claim.

    Legal 500 2014
  • Parklane Plowden leads in Employment work

    Legal 500 2013
  • Parklane Plowden has an excellent reputation for employment work

    Chambers & Partners 2012
  • A regional leader for employment law with a number of excellent employment barristers

    Legal 500 2011
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