Employment Law Group
One of the leading Employment Law Chambers in the North West offering a group of established practitioners including two silks, John Benson QC and Simon Gorton QC.
We provide a specialist service in advice and advocacy covering all areas of employment law including unfair dismissal, sex, race and disability discrimination, TUPE, equal pay, maternity, working time, restrictive covenants and breach of contract claims.
We are instructed by a full range of clients such as Corporate Bodies, Unions, Public Authorities, NHS Trusts and Professional Partnerships.
We have a number of members of the Employment Law Group that are able to provide direct public access to members of the public.
Legal 500 2013 quotes:
Atlantic Chambers' John Benson QC and Simon Gorton QC have diverse employment practices. David Tinkler is recommended for local authority and education-sector employment disputes.
Chambers and Partners 2013 quotes:
THE SET Based in Liverpool, Atlantic Chambers is a strong presence in employment law on the Northern Circuit. Although featuring a smaller practice group than its main competitors, it is nevertheless able to provide a full range of employment expertise.
SILKS John Benson QC is a multidisciplinary silk who is a former employment judge. A "consummate performer," he is "a real lawyer's barrister," who is "fantastic in legal argument" and "charming and easy to get along with."
The impressive Simon Gorton QC is another vastly experienced employment specialist at the set and "a real force to be reckoned with" on circuit. His "tactical approach to proceedings" and "formidable" advocacy style give him an edge. One commentator noted: "His polite cross-examination technique is deadly."
MEMBERS OF THE GROUP:
- Simon Gorton QC
- John Benson QC
- Nigel Ginniff
- Gareth Thomas
- Timothy Grace
- Charles Prior
- Neil Downey
- Peter Sigee
- James Cullen
- David Tinkler
- Martin Mensah
- David Campion
- Shannon Eastwood