Our Employment Team is a strong group of practitioners who advise large multinational companies, governmental institutions, and individuals on all aspects of employment law. We have provided counsel at all levels in employment disputes, from the Employment Tribunal through to the EAT, High Court, Court of Appeal, and the Supreme Court, which is testament to the strength and depth of our team. We appear not only in England, Wales and Scotland but also have members qualified to appear in the Dubai International Financial Centre.

Our members undertake all aspects of employment law, collective and individual. Particular areas of expertise include industrial relations, off payroll working and IR35, and dismissals and employment rights. Many of our members have considerable experience in handling internal and regulatory investigations spanning a variety of sectors. As a multi-disciplinary set, our team has experience in matters that cross over with other areas of law, including insurance, tax, personal injury, and commercial litigation.

Our team has been at the forefront of Covid-19 related employment disputes. Matters have included advising businesses forced to restructure due to the pandemic, cases involving furlough fraud, and multi-claimant pandemic related discrimination claims.


The expertise of our members has been consistently recognised by Chambers UK and Legal 500, who both consider Devereux to be a leading employment set.

“Devereux is a chambers which is widely praised for its ‘unflappable and personable barristers.’” – Chambers UK 2022

“An impressive roster of employment barristers at every level of experience” – Legal 500 2022

“Deeply experienced in high-profile employment disputes, including matters with crossover tax implications. Members exhibit considerable expertise in cases involving restrictive covenants, industrial relations, TUPE, the National Minimum Wage, discrimination and whistle-blowing.” – Chambers UK, 2021

“Devereux’s employment team consistently acts in complex and groundbreaking employment disputes and its members have strong appellate practices that cover both the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. The set represents blue chip multinationals, trade unions, and governments, and regularly handles high-profile Metropolitan Police cases.” – Legal 500, 2021

“Devereux offers a strong team of barristers who have expertise across a variety of employment matters. The set is noted for its strength in industrial relations matters, having acted in a number of precedent-setting cases and appearing at all levels of the judicial system. Further expertise is displayed in matters relating to worker status, restrictive covenants and whistle-blowing, and the set is able to draw on its significant tax expertise to advise at the intersection between tax and employment law” – Chambers UK, 2020


Many of our members write and contribute to leading employment titles including Discrimination Law (Bloomsbury Professional) and Harvey on Industrial Relations and Employment Law (Lexis Nexis).

Several of our members have been recognised for outstanding performance as practitioners by being nominated for accolades such as ‘Employment Silk of the Year’, ‘Employment Junior of the Year’ and ‘Barrister of the Year’. Bruce Carr QC has been recognised as a Star Individual by Chambers & Partners. Additionally, a number of our members have been appointed to the Attorney General’s Panels, Treasury Panels and the Equality and Human Rights Commission Panel.

A list of relevant cases and appointments are included within each individual barrister’s personal profile.