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Anthony Korn - Employment

Prior to joining No5, Anthony worked as a researcher in employment law at Industrial Relations Services, as a Senior Fee Earner at Paisner and Co, and at Dibb Lupton Broomhead as Head of Advocacy and External Training. More recently, he has practised at Barnards Inn Chambers and 199 Strand.

Anthony’s practice ranges from the straightforward unfair dismissal case to complex TUPE, discrimination and equal pay issues. He has worked in the health and education sectors dealing particularly with disability discrimination and reasonable adjustment issues, TUPE, redundancy and age discrimination. He also specialises in cases involving TUPE transfers in the private sector and breach of contract claims involving bonuses. 

Recent cases at both an Employment Tribunal and appellant level have included high value whistleblowing and equal pay claims (for both claimants and respondents). He is a leading expert on the quantification of Employment Tribunal claims. His practice extends to High Court injunctions to enforce restrictive covenants and confidentiality obligations. Anthony is licensed to undertake Public Access Work.

Anthony is known for his quick grasp of complex issues, the clarity of his advice, his thorough preparation of tribunal cases, his extensive knowledge of case law and his pro-active and tactical approach to litigation. He has been described by a wing member as ‘one of the best advocates to have appeared in the Reading Tribunal’. In another case, his cross examination was described as a “master class”.

Anthony also has considerable experience in representing employers who are faced with ‘difficult’ litigants in person.

Anthony has lectured extensively in employment law to the Industrial Law Society, the Employment Lawyers' Association and the Industrial Society on issues ranging from TUPE to sex discrimination to unfair dismissal. He currently lectures for CLT on TUPE, Discrimination and Redundancy. 


As well as editing our own newsletter, Anthony has written on a wide range of employment law subjects in publications that range from the Journal of Business Law to Personnel Today and Croner's employment law digest. He is a contributor to Blackstone's Employment Law Practice and Jordans Employment Law Manual. He is the co-author of Employment Tribunal Remedies (4th edition) published by OUP in 2011.


• Magdalen College, Oxford (BA Jurisprudence)
• ACAS Arbitrator
• Public Access licensed


In recent times, Anthony has been a Member of the Management Committee and Chair of the Legislative and Policy Committee of the Employment Lawyers' Association and Editor of ELA Briefing. He remains a member of ELA’s Legislative and Policy Committee and the Employment Law Bar Association.








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"Highly skilled in handling complex TUPE issues and equal pay cases, with further experience of sophisticated contentious work related to discrimination, whistle-blowing and restrictive covenant enforcement."
Chambers UK 2019

"He offers absolutely first-rate advocacy, and is measured and very detailed." "He is on point all the time; he knows what to ask and the answers that he wants."
Chambers UK 2017

"He's good for clients, a detailed advocate and very experienced." "He got to grips with the case well and had to deal with lots of paperwork in a short amount of time."
Chambers UK 2016

"He is very good at grappling with complex issues and is very thorough and methodical." "He has a very clear understanding of the application of the law." 
Chambers UK 2015

"He is a thorough and detailed advocate and has a good manner with clients."
Chambers UK 2014  

Anthony Korn has built an "impressive" practice and is known for his work handling high-value whistle-blowing claims.
Chambers UK 2013

'Anthony Korn is ‘easy to get along with’
Legal 500 2012

"Anthony Korn ‘has an encyclopaedic knowledge of employment law and sound tactical sense’".
Legal 500 2010

"Anthony Korn is 'intellectually top-notch' in complex discrimination and whistle-blowing matters".
Legal500 2009


Reported cases include:

Smith v Gardner Merchant [1998] IRLR 510 (sex discrimination and harassment)

Kent County Council v Mingo [2000] IRLR 90 (disability discrimination, reasonable adjustments to redundancy policy and compensation issues)

Rossiter v Pendragon plc [2005] IRLR 256 (TUPE and constructive dismissal)

Nationwide Building Society v Benn and ors [2010] IRLR 922 (TUPE and constructive dismissal)

Landmark Brickwork Ltd v Sutcliffe [2011] IRLR 976 (enforceability of restrictive covenant and springboard injunction)

Korashi v Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Local Health Board [2012] IRLR 4 (PIDA, and Racial discrimination).

Ottimo Property Services Ltd v Duncan [2015] IRLR  806

Jakowlew v Nestor Primecare Services and another [2015] IRLR 813