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Hilary Winstone

Call: 1998

"She is excellent and a very experienced barrister." "She helps to ease clients' worries and is very user-friendly."

Chambers & Partners 2024

"Hillary 'lives' in the case with the client and is never less than utterly committed to succeeding."

Chambers & Partners 2023

"Recommended for discrimination law cases."

The Legal 500


Hilary Winstone specialises in a number of areas of law, most of which are complementary to each other, despite their differing jurisdictions. These include: all aspects of employment law (including discrimination), personal injury, including public liability and road traffic accidents and product liability.

Chambers & Partners states “Clients appreciate Hilary Winstone’s ‘positive attitude and direct approach,’ she has a mixed practice spanning both employment and personal injury.”

Hilary regularly writes and lectures in all areas relevant to her practice. She enjoys working alongside solicitors in joint education, training and marketing projects aimed at sustaining and improving the client relationship.

Hilary was a Sir Thomas More scholar at Lincoln’s Inn.

Although Hilary is not a mediator, she has attended advanced mediation courses purely for experience and professional development purposes. She has benefited hugely from her training and has acted for a number of clients, in particular local authority clients, in complex mediation situations which have ultimately been successful. At this time, she has no plans to obtain professional accreditation, preferring to remain at the forefront of the fight on her client’s behalf, rather than in the middle.


  • Justice, Human Rights Lawyers Association
  • Employment Lawyers Association
  • Employment Lawyers Bar Association
  • Personal Injury Bar Association
  • Health & Safety Lawyers Association
  • Western Circuit
  • European Employment Lawyers Association

Professional Recommendations


“She helps to ease clients’ worries and is very user-friendly.”

Chambers & Partners 2024

“Hilary is helpful and experienced.”

Chambers & Partners 2024

“Her work is of a very high standard, and she is very thorough.”

Chambers & Partners 2024

“She is excellent and a very experienced barrister.”

Chambers & Partners 2024

“Hillary ‘lives’ in the case with the client and is never less than utterly committed to succeeding.”

Chambers & Partners 2023

“She’s an excellent strategist and advocate who is very client-friendly.” “She’s a fantastic barrister.” “She is well respected in the market and a very strong opponent.”

Chambers & Partners 2021

“Recommended for discrimination law cases.”

The Legal 500 2021

“Extremely popular with clients, and her advocacy in the employment tribunal is second to none.” “A tenacious advocate, who is committed to the case and has an excellent manner with clients.”

Chambers & Partners 2020

“Hilary leaves no stone unturned in her preparation of a case. She makes herself available to deal with preliminary issues and to shape the strategy for final hearing. She is incredibly popular with clients not least because of her ability to quickly get to grips with the issues in a case.”

The Legal 500 2020

“An unyielding advocate.”

The Legal 500 2018


Employment & Discrimination

Personal Injury

Product Liability

Inquests & Public Inquiries

General Civil Litigation

Recent and current work

Key contacts

Samantha Jones

Deputy Senior Clerk
Samantha Jones Telephone Clerk020 7269 0307 Email Clerk

Jordan Bater

Team Leader Assistant
Jordan Bater Telephone Clerk020 7269 0300 Email Clerk
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Out of hours

William Meade (Senior Clerk)

07970 649 755