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Laura Farris MP

Laura Farris MP

Call: 2007

Associate Tenant

Laura Farris MP

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Laura Farris MP is an Associate Tenant of Littleton Chambers.

Recommended as a leading junior in employment and discrimination law who acts in cases ‘that stand to have lasting effects on the law’ and is sought out for advice on everything from ‘high-value City claims and High Court matters to complex discrimination claims.’ (Chambers UK)

“She is fantastic, her written work is fantastic, she’s extremely good in meetings. She is a very safe pair of hands and completely calm under fire.” (Chambers UK 2017)

“A calm and incisive junior with a confidence born out of the fact that she knows her case backwards.” (Chambers and Partners 2015)

“Very good with clients and able to instil confidence.” (Chambers and Partners 2015)

Laura’s practice spans the range of employment, equality, partnership and commercial disputes as well as public and tax law.

In 2015 she was appointed to the panel of Counsel for the Equality and Human Rights Commission and in 2014 as Junior Counsel to the Crown (C-Panel). She was Counsel to the Independent Inquiry on Child Sex Abuse which was set up in 2015.

She has advised and represented clients in the Employment Tribunal, the Employment Appeal Tribunal, the High Court and Court of Appeal and is regularly instructed on high-value or high-profile cases.

Many of her employer clients are from the financial services sector and include investment banks, private equity houses and hedge funds. She also acts for employers in the education and health care sectors (including the NHS), blue chip companies, local authorities, trade unions, charities and both local and national government departments. Her claimant clients are often senior executives and she has experience of securing high value compensatory awards involving the assessment of whole career loss.

Laura has particular experience of complex discrimination and whistleblowing complaints and disciplinary/regulatory matters. Her commercial practice intersects with her employment work and encompasses post-termination restraints, High Court injunctions and LLP/Partnership disputes.

Her public law practice primarily centres on educational and equalities issues. She has acted in judicial review applications in the High Court and appeared in the First Tier and Upper Tribunals in relation to SEN issues.

In relation to tax, Laura is instructed in both statutory appeals and judicial review claims on behalf of both HMRC and the tax payer and has appeared in the specialist tax tribunals, the High Court and Court of Appeal.

Before becoming a barrister Laura worked in journalism for Reuters Business TV and BBC News and for Hillary Clinton in her New York Senate Office.

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