A strong group of employment law practitioners who advise large multinational companies and governmental institutions on all aspects of employment law. The team has extensive experience of handling complex High Court matters and is widely recognised as a leader in industrial action and trade union disputes. Its members' individual specialisms help to strengthen the set's employment offering, and they demonstrate expertise where employment law intersects with other areas, including tax and personal injury. Chambers has strength at all levels of call, with sources noting that they are "a very good set of juniors and seniors, who are bright and intelligent." - Chambers UK 2017. 'Sources highlight the set's deep bench and portray its barristers as "technically brilliant and personable."' - Chambers UK 2018

Devereux is "fantastic for employment disputes" and "you would not hesitate to put one of its barristers before a client".' - Legal 500 2019. According to Chambers UK 2019, we are "well respected" and "well organised." "It is a professional set and everyone is a pleasure to deal with." "The clerks are brilliant and provide a quality service."

Ranked as a leading set by Legal 500 2017, 'Devereux is "a well-organised set with considerable breadth and depth" and "expertise at every level"'

Devereux is widely regarded as one of the leading employment law sets in the country, and is described as "a go-to set for high-value litigation"; ‘its counsel are among the most down-to-earth at the Bar’ - Legal 500 2016. Our employment group includes leading silks, respected senior juniors and up and coming junior juniors.

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’. In addition a number of our members have been appointed to the Treasury Panels and the Equality and Human Rights Commission Panel. We are ranked by the Legal 500 and Chambers UK directories as a leading employment set; many of our members are also listed individually as leading employment practitioners, including in Band 1. 

Chambers UK 2014 comments: 'Devereux has a fine reputation for employment work, and an impressive spread of barristers adept at handling a variety of the most significant disputes in the market. Many of the practitioners here are leaders in their respective fields and, between them, have substantial experience of dealing with complex whistle-blowing, discrimination and restrictive covenant matters. "Barristers at Devereux are invariably thoughtful and practical", noted one peer; "they seem to really understand the relevant commercial issues and to be capable client handlers."'

The strength and depth within the set is demonstrated by the fact that we have provided counsel at all levels in employment disputes, from the Employment Tribunal right through to the EAT, High Court, Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court. We appear not only in England, Wales and Scotland but also have members qualified to appear in the Dubai International Financial Centre.

Many of our members write and contribute to leading employment titles including Harvey on Industrial Relations and Employment Law (Lexis Nexis), Contract Actions in Employment Law (Bloomsbury Professional), Jordan’s Employment Law, Discrimination Law (Bloomsbury Professional), Employment Tribunal Remedies (OUP), Jordan’s Equality and Discrimination: The New Law and Employment Aspects of Business Reorganisations (OUP); Tolley’s Equal Pay Handbook.

All areas of employment related work are undertaken, collective and individual.

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