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Grace Boorer

Year of Call: 2016
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Telephone: 01865 797 700

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Grace Boorer specialises in employment, discrimination, personal injury and clinical negligence disputes. She joined 3PB in June 2020 and is based in the Oxford centre.

Prior to being called to the Bar, Grace worked as a County Court Advocate and conducted over 450 civil hearings. She covered a range of procedural and substantive cases; from contractual disputes to personal injury matters.

Grace completed a Law degree at the University of Bristol in 2015.  She was called to the Bar in 2016 in the top 10 of her cohort, having achieved a grade of ‘Outstanding’. She was awarded a major scholarship and Duke of Edinburgh Entrance Award from Inner Temple. During her BPTC year, Grace was a member of the Inner Temple team who represented England at the International Telders Moot Court Competition in The Hague.

Grace is now a busy and successful employment and discrimination counsel, and has also built up a strong personal injury practice. She has further developed her experience of public law as counsel on the Government Legal department's junior junior scheme. Her instructions have included acting as the Junior Legal Adviser to the Independent Inquiry set up to review the circumstances surrounding the malpractice of surgeon Ian Paterson.


  • Employment and discrimination
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    Grace Boorer acts for both claimants and respondents in preliminary and final hearings in the Employment Tribunal as well as drafting and advising on the full range of employment disputes and issues.

    Her recent employment and discrimination work includes:

    • Successfully representing a Respondent in a multi-day unfair dismissal and discrimination case, involving arguments of redundancy, TUPE and sex and disability discrimination.
    • Advising on the merits of claims for unfair dismissal, wrongful dismissal, redundancy, notice and holiday pay and all forms of discrimination.
    • Representing parties in preliminary hearings, including making applications for strike out and deposit orders.

    Grace also has experience of contractual claims in the County Court and has recently drafted pleadings in a complex breach of contract case.

    • Investigations
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      Grace Boorer has experience in employment investigations covering a wide range of issues, including sex discrimination, race discrimination and harassment. She has recently been involved in investigations for a law firm and a public-sector department.

      Grace Boorer is also counsel on the Government Legal Department’s junior junior scheme and is currently instructed by them to undertake work in relation to the Windrush Compensation Scheme.

  • Personal Injury
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    Grace Boorer regularly appears in the County Court, representing both Claimants and Defendants in a range of personal injury matters.

    Her personal injury experience includes:

    • Fast track trials in road traffic accident, occupier’s liability and employer’s liability cases
    • CCMCs for a range of multi-track cases
    • Interim applications; including strike-out, summary judgment and relief from sanctions
    • Appearing on behalf of interested parties in Coroner’s Inquests
    • Small claims, including credit hire and road traffic accidents
    • MOJ Stage 3 and Infant Approval settlements hearings.

    In addition, she has experience of drafting pleadings for both claimants and defendants and advising on liability and quantum. Her recent advisory work includes a complex historic noise induced hearing loss claim, and an assault at work case.

    She has also been instructed as the Junior Legal Adviser to the Independent Inquiry set up to review the circumstances surrounding the malpractice of surgeon Ian Paterson.


  • Articles
    • Disability status and the assessment of the ‘long-term’ adverse effect

      Grace Boorer reviews All Answers Ltd v Mr W and Ms R [2021] EWCA Civ 606, a discrimination case in which the Court of Appeal reasserts the importance of considering all the elements of the disability status test under s6 and schedule 1 of the Equality Act 2010, and that it is crucial to consider the question of whether an impairment had lasted or was likely to last at least 12 months at the date of the discriminatory acts.

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    • Court of Appeal confirms the causative approach to the ‘material factor test’ in equal pay claims

      Court of Appeal confirms the causative approach to the ‘material factor test’ in equal pay claims
      Grace Boorer looks at Walker v Co-Operative Group Ltd & Anor and identifies some important practical considerations to avoid falling into error when considering material factor defences.

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Academic qualifications

  • Bar Professional Training Course, City Law School, Outstanding, 2015-2016
  • LLB Hons, University of Bristol



  • Major scholarship and Duke of Edinburgh Entrance Award, Inner Temple, 2015

Professional qualifications & appointments

  • BPTC

Professional bodies

  • Employment Lawyers Association
  • Industrial Law Society
  • Personal Injuries Bar Association