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Employment and public law specialist joins 39 Essex Chambers

Employment and public law barrister David Mitchell has joined 39 Essex Chambers from Ely Place with immediate effect.

In his employment practice Mitchell acts for employees and employers in the full range of statutory ET claims with a particular emphasis on complex discrimination, whistleblowing and working time cases. He also undertakes national security work in the ET on behalf of claimants and respondents.

In the civil courts he acts in in breach of confidence and restraint of trade injunctions as well as discrimination claims regarding public services and education. He has represented ACAS before the Central Arbitration Committee and has a busy appellate practice, 39 Essex Chambers said.

The set added that Mitchell’s public law practice include experience of judicial review challenges principally covering immigration, nationality, EU and human rights law.

He also advises and acts in libel, slander, malicious falsehood, breach of confidence / misuse of private of information, contempt, DPA / GDPR and FOIA matters.

Mitchell is appointed to the Attorney General’s A panel of junior civil counsel and the Equality and Human Rights Council’s B panel.

Lindsay Scott, Chief Executive of 39 Essex Chambers, said: “We are delighted to welcome David to Chambers. He comes with an outstanding reputation and will be an excellent addition to our public law team, which continues to go from strength to strength.”

David Mitchell said: “I am very lucky to be joining 39 Essex Chambers. The set’s excellence is well known to me from my work with and against members who I am delighted to now call my colleagues.”

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