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David Stephenson

Barrister 2005

David is recommended by Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 as a leading junior in employment. He practises principally in the fields of equality and discrimination law, public law and human rights.

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David is a connoisseur of football who enjoys travelling, cycling and having fun.


  • LL.B (Hons) – University of London

  • LL.M Employment – Law University of Middlesex

BVC – Inns of Court School of Law (Very Competent)


EHRC panel of preferred counsel, February 2015;

Specialist advisor to discrimination case workers funded by EHRC, September 2011;

Executive Committee of the Discrimination Law Association, February 2011- February 2016;

EHRC panel of preferred counsel, October 2010.


David has developed a broad practice covering all aspects of discrimination in the employment and non-employment fields. His employment tribunal practice covers all types of discrimination including equal pay and maternity rights. He is regularly instructed in various aspects of employment litigation including whistle blowing claims, TUPE transfers, constructive/unfair dismissal and redundancy.



Since joining chambers, David set up and co-ordinates the 1MCB General Employment Pro-Bono Scheme providing support and representation to many law centres and voluntary organisations in employment tribunal hearings. David is an active member of the Employment Law Appeal Advisory Service and frequently acts for appellants.


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