Edward Kemp

Ed specialises in employment and discrimination law with significant experience in cross-over work such as high value contractual claims, professional negligence and cases with an international element or flavour.

Ed is consistently ranked as a leading junior in the employment law field in Chambers & Partners, where is described in the following terms:-

he has a remarkable ability to drill down into the fine details of a caseandhe is brilliant at analysing each of the tiny nuances of a case and does an enormous amount of research” (2014).

exceptionally talented” and “has drafting skills which were singled out for praise by sources” (2013).

Ed litigates complex or high value cases at every level of court and tribunal in the country. In Chambers & Partners 2014, Ed is particularly commended for his ability to handle novel discrimination cases. He frequently appears in the Employment Tribunal and the Employment Appeal Tribunal. He has also been led in the Court of Appeal and one of his cases was recently successful in the Supreme Court. Ed combines a down to earth and modern style with specialist and experienced advice and advocacy.

Ed is registered as an advocate with full rights of audience (including appeals) before the DFIC Courts in Dubai.

Highlights of 2013 include:-

  • Winning in the Supreme Court in a contractual interpretation case (led by Karon Monaghan QC)
  • Junior in a multi-million pound senior executive wrongful dismissal claim raising issues of fiduciary duties (led by Selwyn Bloch QC)
  • Acting in two high profile multi-day discrimination trials attracting national media attention
  • Working on four Employment Tribunal cases involving international jurisdiction issues involving territories as far and wide as Afghanistan, Australia, China and Hong Kong