No5 Barristers' Chambers - Excellence is at the heart of everything we do.


"No5 has good strength in depth, with some excellent senior counsel."

Legal 500 2023

"Excellent chambers. Go-to chambers on employment tribunal matters. All the barristers are good."

Legal 500 2023

"No5 set as a whole is very approachable, consistently delivering good advice legally and commercially."

Legal 500 2023

"They have excellent depth and breadth across the range of counsel."

Chambers UK 2023

"Chambers has a large number of tenants that are key members of the employment group that I would highly recommend."

Legal 500 2022

"Chambers are exceptional. The employment team has a strong head of team supported by exceptional clerking teams."

Legal 500 2022

"They are all very confident, conscientious and good with clients."

Chambers UK 2021

"An excellent pool of barristers specialising in various fields."

Legal 500 2021

The Employment Group offers a full range of advisory and advocacy services in all courts and tribunals nationwide, and in European jurisdictions.

At No5, our team of Employment barristers are highly skilled and very approachable. We are recognised as leaders in our field by Chambers and Partners, The Legal 500 and Who’s Who Legal.

The Group advise and represent a broad range of employers as well as employees. Clients include both public and private sector organisations, from NHS Trusts to SMEs, the transport industry and pharmaceuticals through to local authorities and county councils.

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Our barristers are tenacious advocates with an eye for detail, distilling cases down to their key points. We go the extra mile to ensure that clients and witnesses are put at ease, whether that be in the Employment Tribunal, the Employment Appeal Tribunal, or the higher appellate courts.

Our services are also available to in-house legal advisors and others by Direct Professional Access and Public Access.

Place your confidence in us: we look forward to being part of your team.

We offer barristers with expertise across all disciplines including NHS / healthcare, social work, academia / education sector, law, finance and banking, journalism, local and central government, sport and the military. Our areas of expertise include:

  • Unfair Dismissal and Redundancy
  • All forms of discrimination; disability, race, sex, age, sexual orientation and religious Equal Pay
  • Industrial Action
  • Trade Unions and the Rights of Trade Union Members
  • Executive Contracts and Wrongful Dismissal
  • Restrictive Covenants, Confidential Information and Garden Leave
  • Transfer of Undertakings
  • Whistleblowing and protected disclosures
  • Discrimination in the provision of goods and services
  • Settlement agreements and NDAs Injunctions
  • Investigations

Members of the Group deliver training in employment and discrimination law on behalf of individual trade unions, the Bar Standards Board, the West Midlands and North West Employment Law Groups and for professional clients. Members are also frequently invited to deliver seminars, write articles and provide media commentary.

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For more information:


    Employment Barristers

    Manjit S Gill KC

    Call 1982 | Silk 2000

    Mohammed Zaman KC

    Call 1985 | Silk 2009

    Mugni Islam-Choudhury

    Call 1996

    Head of Group

    Anthony Korn

    Call 1978

    Tim Sheppard

    Call 1995

    Charles Crow

    Call 1999

    Charles Price

    Call 1999

    Colin Banham

    Call 1999

    Helen Barney

    Call 1999

    Jack Feeny

    Call 2005

    Deputy Head of Group

    Andrew Rhodes

    Call 2015

    Tom Perry

    Call 2016

    Kawsar Zaman

    Call 2018

    Alice Beech

    Call 2019

    Afiya Amesu

    Call 2022

    Employment Clerks

    Oliver Lee

    Practice Director, Employment

    Clare Smith

    Practice Manager, Employment

    Vlada Pinzari

    Employment Clerk

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    Clerk Team

    Oliver Lee

    Practice Director, Employment

    07538 212479

    Clare Smith

    Practice Manager, Employment

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