3PB’s employment law group offers expert advisory and advocacy services to private and public sector employers and individuals, as well as service providers and businesses across all areas of employment law including unfair dismissal, discrimination, equal pay, industrial disputes, executive contracts, wrongful dismissals, restrictive covenants, whistleblowing, TUPE, injunctions, pensions disputes and disciplinary proceedings.

Practising out of each of Chambers’ six UK locations, our team offers the highest standards of legal, practical and tactical advice on both contentious and non-contentious matters. Our barristers routinely provide advocacy services in Employment Tribunals, the High Court and County Courts, as well as in appellate jurisdictions of all levels.

Our services are also available to in-house legal advisers, HR Directors and others by direct professional access services and by public access.

Our hallmark is the knowledgeable, expert but pragmatic approach that we take to employment law issues, while building friendly, long term relationships with our clients. We work with HR, legal and professional teams to create cost-effective solutions to their employment matters, in a fast changing legal environment.

The team is headed by James Dawson, a part time employment judge and former senior lecturer in law, with Charlotte Hadfield as deputy head.

The latest Legal 500 Bar directory counts nine of 3PB's team as leading Juniors in employment and says: "3PB's employment team covers a broad spectrum of employment matters, with extensive experience of whistleblowing, equal pay, unfair dismissal claims and discrimination cases."

Chambers & Partners 2019 directory says: "3PB represents both claimants and respondents in the full range of contentious employment issues. The set has expertise across a range of sectors, and regularly handles matters relating to local authorities, healthcare, technology and transport. The chambers has particular expertise in injunctive relief matters on the enforcement of restrictive covenants. As one impressed solicitor remarks, "They're fantastic, they're knowledgeable, and nothing is too much trouble – they jump through hoops and bend over backwards for us."

"The clerks are fantastic and very receptive; they'll get us quotes straight away and if someone isn't available they'll find us another good match." Russell Porter is the practice director for this area.

Head of Group

James Dawson

Telephone: 01962 868 884

Practice Director

Russell Porter

Telephone: 01865 793 736