Barristers are self-employed individuals, most of whom are specialist advocates and advisors in particular areas of law. We are independent and objective and trained to advise clients on the strengths as well as the weaknesses of their case. We have specialist knowledge and experience in and out of courts/tribunals which can make a substantial difference to the outcome of a case. We carry out all our work personally.
In recent years, it has become possible for companies to instruct barristers directly without going through a solicitor.
In several cases early advice can save employers the cost and worry of an unnecessary trial. A high proportion of employment cases are settled out of court and instructing a barrister greatly strengthens the client's hand at negotiation.
Even at a tribunal hearing, good cross-examination and a well-argued case will impress the tribunal. A barrister's training in advocacy can make a big difference to the outcome of a case.
Specialist employment law barristers can, amongst other things, advise you on dismissal procedures, prepare contracts and important letters, and help to win or defeat employment claims.
The above text is adapted, with permission, from that on the Bar Council website. For more information about barristers, please click here.
Daniel will represent your client in employment tribunals, the High Court and the appeal courts. He provides tactical advice and strategic overview at all stages of the litigation process. Daniel specialises in tribunal advocacy and will help reduce exposure for your clients. He is keen to be involved at all stages, including helping to draft pleadings and witness statements.
"Daniel Barnett is brilliant. He knows every answer. Fantastic"
- Marc Jones
Marc Jones Solicitors
In many cases, early advice can save employers the cost and worry of an unnecessary trial. A high proportion of employment cases are settled out of court, and instructing a barrister greatly strengthens your hand at negotiation.A barrister's training in advocacy and instinct as to what will (and won’t) appeal to judges makes a big
difference to the outcome of a case.
About half of Daniel’s work is on direct instruction from both in-house and independent HR professionals. Daniel has 25 years’ experience guiding employers through tricky dismissals and helping them defend employment tribunal claims. He can help you deal with solicitors’ correspondence and will run a tribunal case from beginning to end, involving you at all stages. He will listen carefully to what you have to say, keep his communications clear and free of jargon, meet agreed deadlines, keep you informed of progress, tell you in advance what he is going to do and not exceed any estimated fees
without discussing the reasons with you first.
Daniel's fee will usually be based on an hourly rate but in some circumstances, a fixed fee may be agreed. To obtain a quotation for legal services,
please contact the clerks.
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