5 Essex Court

Melvyn Harris

Call 1997

Melvyn specialises in all aspects of employment law including unfair dismissal, TUPE, advising on and drafting employment contracts, and has a particular interest in discrimination issues.

He advises and represents both Claimants and Respondents in the private and public sectors and regularly appears in Employment Tribunals and the EAT.

Melvyn also has an extensive practice advising and representing clients in a range of commercial and chancery matters. His experience includes dealing with a wide variety of commercial and contractual disputes, as well as issues in partnership, probate and property.

Melvyn had a successful career in business before coming to the Bar and therefore understands first-hand the practical issues likely to arise in the employment and commercial context.

Clients are "very impressed" with Melvyn and describe him as: “high calibre", "a very determined and combative advocate” with “superb attention to detail”.  

Caroline Walker of Cavendish Employment Law, award-winning employment lawyers for the City, wrote to Melvyn in July 2019:

I very much like the way you work and how promptly and thoroughly you attend to matters”.

David Williams of D C Kaye & Co Solicitors wrote to Melvyn on 9 June 2020 when talking about working with him for 11 years:

I must say that the most rewarding experiences of my legal practice in all of that time have come from working with you on cases and I am and always will remain profoundly grateful to you for that.

Melvyn regularly provides training for solicitors and HR managers on all aspects of employment law.

Melvyn is qualified to accept Public Access work.