Formidable team of specialist employment barristers offering advice and representation

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.

Craig Ludlow is the team's Head of Group, with Karen Moss as Deputy Head.

Legal 500 lists 3PB’s Employment and Discrimination group as the Top Tier in South Eastern, Tier 2 in Western and Tier 3 in London. The 2024 directory lists 11 of 3PB's team as Leading Juniors in employment, with 16 rankings in total. 3PB’s team are described as a "go-to barristers chambers, they are friendly, responsive, they invest time in relationships and make you feel like their only client." The “strong, client-focused employment group" is  “progressive, supportive and responsive” " that is able to deliver "a broad range of technically excellent lawyers across all levels of experience ‘the clerks at 3PB are second to none. The level of service is unparalleled and the clerks are proactive, efficient and dedicated to meeting client needs.’ The set has “particular expertise in public sector work in the local authority, education and health care contexts, as well as transport and technology-related matters in the private sector.”

Chambers & Partners describes 3PB as “a set with an excellent profile in discrimination law and other employment issues. In addition to claimants, the barristers have defended government departments and other high-ranking public bodies in complex claims. They also represent large private sector employers in unfair dismissal and related matters. "The barristers at the set are regularly instructed to handle an array of employment matters including whistle-blower, TUPE and discrimination claims, often going further than the employment tribunals."  Chambers & Partners rates 3PB as a “Widely acknowledged set in employment law, with members recently being involved in an important Supreme Court appeal regarding holiday pay calculations for term-time workers.”

The group's practice management team can be reached here.

The employment and discrimination team regularly produces newsletters, articles, videos and podcasts on topical employment law issues.

You can find all of our content in one page by going to our Employment Law Resources Hub.

For more information about pricing please visit this page.

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Head of Group

Craig Ludlow

Telephone: 020 7583 8055

Karen MOSS 560x670

Deputy Head of Group

Karen Moss

Telephone: 020 7583 8055

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Practice Director

Russell Porter

Telephone: 01865 793 736