Employment & Discrimination

Members of Chambers represent both employers and employees; directors, local authorities, public bodies and trade unions; frequently appearing in the Employment Tribunals, the Employment Appeal Tribunal and the Court of Appeal. We are known for our pragmatic and commercial approach inside and outside the courtroom.

We believe in being part of the legal team acting as both advocates and advisers across the full range of contentious and non-contentious employment work (including drafting bespoke contracts of employment). Our clients range from individual employees, directors, SMEs to major private and public sector organisations.

We understand that employment disputes can be commercially and personally sensitive and therefore our barristers are used to handling issues with discretion.  We recognise that our clients have diverse requirements, often needing swift action in order to restrain wrongdoing and contain sensitive information. Our team is able to provide assistance in respect of injunctions, often at short notice and out of hours.

We are active members of the Employment Law Bar Association

We advise on:

  • Discrimination claims
  • Unfair and Wrongful Dismissal
  • Directors disputes
  • Breaches of Confidence/Confidential information and trade secrets
  • Breach of contract
  • Contracts of employment, employee handbooks and procedures
  • Directors’ contracts, remuneration, bonuses and covenants
  • Equal pay
  • Injunctive relief
  • Working Time Regulations
  • Pensions
  • Equality and discrimination
  • Industrial action and Trade Union affairs
  • Redundancy
  • Restrictive covenants and employee competition (including urgent injunctive relief)
  • Stress at work claims
  • TUPE  
  • Whistle blowing and victimisation
  • Wrongful dismissal and other contractual disputes

Our barristers are able to draw upon their experience in other practice areas such as: commercial disputes, immigration and personal injury.

No18 Chambers is committed to being as transparent as possible in relation to price (Download PDF) and service standards (see service standard page) when instructing one of our barristers.

Chambers are accredited by the Bar Council as course providers and members of chambers provide in house seminars, training and presentations, whether in house at the clients premises or here in chamber. For further information regarding are lectures please visit our seminars page

If you need any assistance in any of these areas, please contact our clerking team for the on 023 80 73 6812 or e-mail clerks@no18chambers.com

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What others say

Ian Wheaton is head of the employment team at No.18 Barristers Chambers; recent instructions for the group include discrimination and unfair and wrongful dismissal cases.
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The Set have particular expertise in family work, Employment, personal injury and public law, particularly immigration
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Ian Wheaton is the employment team leader at No.18 Barristers Chambers, where members’ workloads include unfair and wrongful dismissal, discrimination, and whistleblowing matters
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Ian Wheaton - Very experienced in discrimination cases
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Ian Wheaton - A strong advocate, who is quick on his feet and robust with opponents
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approachable barristers
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very professional
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very good at what they do
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