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Jack Mitchell

Call: 1994

"He is a font of knowledge in respect of whistle-blowing claims and he is brilliant in an incredibly tight timescale." "He is intuitively ahead of the game, he is responsive, he possesses a real emotional intelligence, he has an absolutely towering intellect and he can grasp very complex issues quickly."

Chambers & Partners 2022

"Excellent eye for detail, collaborative in his working with us, extremely user friendly with clients and witnesses, and very measured with employment judges, but combative when he needs to be. Jack wears his learning lightly. " "A dogged cross-examiner who is extremely thorough in his preparation." "One of the very best at whistleblowing cases at the Bar. He is very user friendly, tactically brilliant and a lateral thinker."

The Legal 500 2022

Overview

Jack Mitchell specialises only in employment law and advises on the entire spectrum of claims, but is best known for work on whistleblowing and discrimination claims.  He advises on the commercial aspects of employment, providing advice to both corporate and individual clients on a broad range of commercial matters including breach of contract claims, shareholder disputes and partnership issues.

He is regularly instructed in large complex claims in all areas of employment law.

For more information on Jack’s practice, please view his interactive CV here.

Publications:

Whistleblowing: Law and Practice (Third Edition), with John Bowers QC, Martin Fodder and Jeremy Lewis,  published 2017.

Whistleblowing: Law and Practice (Second Edition) by John Bowers QC, Martin Fodder and Jeremy Lewis, published March 2012, by Oxford University Press.

Whistleblowing: Law and Practice by John Bowers QC, Martin Fodder and Jeremy Lewis, published in 2007 by Oxford University Press.

Whistleblowing: The Disclosure of Wrongdoing by John Bowers QC, Martin Fodder and Jeremy Lewis, published by Sweet & Maxwell 1999.

Professional Recommendations

“Excellent eye for detail, collaborative in his working with us, extremely user friendly with clients and witnesses, and very measured with employment judges, but combative when he needs to be. Jack wears his learning lightly.” “A dogged cross-examiner who is extremely thorough in his preparation.” “One of the very best at whistleblowing cases at the Bar. He is very user friendly, tactically brilliant and a lateral thinker.”

The Legal 500 2022

“He is a font of knowledge in respect of whistle-blowing claims and he is brilliant in an incredibly tight timescale.” “He is intuitively ahead of the game, he is responsive, he possesses a real emotional intelligence, he has an absolutely towering intellect and he can grasp very complex issues quickly.” “He is very thorough and excellent with clients. He doesn’t speak pompously and is very clear.”  “Especially good in whistle-blowing claims.”

Chambers & Partners 2022

“His expertise on whistle-blowing cases shines through and he’s very responsive.” “He is a phenomenal advocate; he is extremely knowledgeable and an expert on whistle-blowing law.” “He is a very good advocate, who is strong and robust. He has good attention to detail.”

Chambers & Partners 2021

“The go-to junior for whistleblowing. Knows the subject, and how to present it to judges, backwards. Pragmatic, responsive, and intelligent, he is one to trust with your most important clients.” “Very knowledgeable in the area of employment law and whistle blowing.” “He is very good at translating difficult legal issues into practical, easy to understand advice.”

The Legal 500 2021

“An excellent advocate and a first-class strategist who is very client-friendly.” “Provides clear and direct advice and reads the courtroom well.”

“He’s an extremely effective advocate with a passion for winning. He’s able to cut through to the heart of a case in order to concentrate on the key issues.”

Chambers & Partners 2020

“Extremely user friendly and possesses an encyclopaedic knowledge of whistleblowing law.”

The Legal 500 2020

“An excellent barrister who has superb attention to detail. He is great with clients and immediately instils confidence. He is also a very impressive advocate.”

“He works very hard for his clients, and has good expertise in dealing with NHS whistle-blowing claims.” “A very thorough barrister who shows great attention to detail.”

Chambers & Partners

“He is really personable and approachable, and excellent on his feet.” “He is a real bright spark… he has no weaknesses”

The Legal 500

“A good all-rounder with a specialism in whistle-blowing.”

“His arguments are clear, concise, well presented and easily understood.”

Chambers and Partners

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