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Top-tier civil law set of chambers recognised for our exemplary client service, depth and breadth of experience in our specialist areas and the outstanding quality of our counsel.

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14 Jan 21

Victoria von Wachter successfully defends Total Gas & Power against a claim of race discrimination following Ice-T dispute

Victoria von Wachter successfully defended a case of  alleged racial harassment and victimisation by a mixed race  employee who was sent a picture of  the rapper and actor Ice-T by a white colleague on grounds that there were strong similarities of appearance between the employee and  the film  star.

20 Jan 21

Jason Beer QC and Charlotte Ventham succeed in damages appeal in Court of Appeal

8 Jan 21

“Boots ban on male staff wearing shorts discriminatory, judge rules” - John-Paul Waite comments for The Telegraph

John-Paul Waite comments for The Telegraph following a Judge's ruling that preventing men from wearing shorts in the workplace is gender discrimination.