The Employment team at Parklane Plowden Chambers provide technical and pragmatic legal advice in all employment law disputes and are the “go-to chambers for employment law” on the North Eastern Circuit [Legal 500, 2016].
Head of team, Seamus Sweeney is named as a ‘star individual’ by Chambers & Partners, 2018 who identify him as ‘the top name in the North East’. We provide strong regional coverage across the North of the UK but our reputation and practice is nationwide.
Our highly regarded and well-established barristers routinely advise and represent clients in a range of employment law cases. From individual to collective disputes in the Employment Tribunal, Employment Appeal Tribunal, County Court and higher Courts – we have a team of over 20 barristers of all levels of experience, from QC to pupil, who are able to handle all levels of work.
Many in the team have been involved in complex and high-profile litigation, appearing in leading cases in areas such as whistleblowing, discrimination and equal pay. In addition to representing individuals, they are frequently instructed in an advisory capacity, often by large organisations, to give guidance on employment policies and procedure.
Members of the team have a reputation for being down to earth and client focused, whilst remaining tactically astute and robust advocates. This combination makes them a popular choice with a wide range of clients, including large and small private sector organisations, NHS Trusts, Local Authorities, Trade Unions and individual employees. Members of the team undertake direct access work, if appropriate.
Barristers are acutely aware of the need for high standards of client care and are proud to offer a high level of service. Having a large team with real strength in depth means that various options can almost always be offered. A robust management system ensures that agreed turnaround times are fulfilled.
We have a dedicated and responsive team of clerks, led by our Employment Team Practice Director, Sharon Robson and Chambers Practice Director, Michael Stubbs. Both have a wealth of experience clerking employment cases and are available to discuss clients’ needs and to assist as required.
Fees can be discussed prior to the commencement of work. Value for money is assured as fees for each case can be assessed individually and are based upon the complexity and value of the case, seniority of counsel and time spent in preparation.
All barristers will consider undertaking work on a CFA basis, where applicable. A robust management system ensures that agreed turn-around times are fulfilled.
For further information please contact our clerks on:
Leeds: 0113 228 5000
Newcastle: 0191 221 2121