Our team of diversity, inclusion and discrimination experts have an outstanding reputation, particularly for handling discrimination litigation in the employment tribunals.

The sensitivity and complexity of the legal issues, with their potential for serious reputational damage, means that this is an area where experience and judgement from your legal advisers makes all the difference.

Whether you are an employer or senior individual defending an allegation of discrimination or an individual bringing a claim you will feel reassured that you have entrusted the management of your dispute to a team on whom you can rely to pursue the matter to the best outcome available.

We have been defending and pursuing discrimination claims in the tribunals for well over two decades. We achieve good settlements for most of our clients but if there is no alternative to taking the case to a hearing we will ensure that it is prepared expertly so as to give you the best possible chance of success.

We have experience of handling disputes involving the full range of protected characteristics for employers and employees/partners. Whoever you are and whatever your situation you will feel comfortable dealing with our friendly and welcoming team of experts.

Our experience of acting for both sides in such disputes means that we have an all-round view of the issues and can anticipate and understand that tactics and strategy of the other side, a key ingredient for achieving success.

We work very closely with our clients to develop strategies and procedures to manage the risk of discrimination claims in their business, focusing on their key business concerns and culture. We are flexible in our approach, give robust views on risk and have a strong focus on finding practical solutions.

Diversity & inclusion (including discrimination claims) expertise

  • Advice on internal processes & procedures to limit the risk of discrimination allegations
  • Business specific training for managers on behavioural change to manage litigation risk
  • Discrimination litigation in the Employment Tribunal
  • Equal pay and gender pay gap reporting
  • Investigations into complaints
  • Diversity policies & procedures
  • Drafting equal opportunities & diversity policies
  • Family friendly policies
  • Pursuing discrimination claims for senior executives & partners
  • Training on discrimination law
  • Advice on internal processes & procedures to limit the risk of discrimination allegations
  • Business specific training for managers on behavioural change to manage litigation risk
  • Discrimination litigation in the Employment Tribunal
  • Equal pay and gender pay gap reporting
  • Investigations into complaints
  • Diversity policies & procedures
  • Drafting equal opportunities & diversity policies
  • Family friendly policies
  • Pursuing discrimination claims for senior executives & partners
  • Training on discrimination law

Diversity & inclusion (including discrimination claims) experience

  • Advised a listed financial services firm on a sensitive discrimination and whistleblowing claim brought by its Head of Legal.

  • Acted for a banker in her employment tribunal proceedings for gender discrimination against a global bank.

  • Acted for Chelsea Football Club and José Mourinho in the defence of high profile employment tribunal proceedings brought by Dr. Eva Carneiro.

  • Acted for a former lawyer in his discrimination claim against Shell including in his appeal to the Court of Appeal on the scope of legal advice privilege.

Diversity & inclusion (including discrimination claims) team

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Legal 500 2022

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