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Hilary Winstone

Call: 1998

"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


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 was involved in the design and development of a website project on the workings of the National Minimum Wage Act and Regulations. She also took part in the ACAS/Capital Law training video for prospective participants in Employment Tribunals (available on the ACAS website). She took her newly found addiction to television cameras to HTV, where she has since appeared on a number of occasions as a commentator on employment matters.

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 achieved a first-class degree at the University of Wales, winning prizes along the way for the best 2nd year student and the Sweet & Maxwell prize for best criminal student – someone had to win it – and went on to talk her way into a ‘Very Competent’ on the BVC. She 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’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

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Senior Team Leader
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Lee Jennings

Junior Team Leader
Lee Jennings Telephone Clerk0207 269 0303 Email Clerk
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