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Louise Chudleigh

Call: 1987

"Her ability to orchestrate incredibly complex facts is quite amazing; she is absolutely fabulous." "She has deep knowledge, strategic insight and is really excellent at seeing what will work at a practical level."

Chambers & Partners 2021

"Extremely strong on equal pay cases, and sitting as a part time employment judge she can provide valuable insights as to how an employment judge will react to particular arguments."

The Legal 500 2021

Overview

Louise Chudleigh is a very established legal practitioner who was called to the Bar in 1987 appointed a fee-paid employment tribunal judge in 2001. She is ranked in the directories as a leading junior in the field of employment law.

Louise has significant experience of complex employment claims, including in relation to discrimination involving all protected characteristics, equal pay and whistleblowing and has also developed a busy practice conducting internal grievance and disciplinary investigations (see the separate HR Professional Support profile).

She enjoys, and is skilled at preparing and presenting lengthy, fact rich, document heavy first instance employment cases. As well as practicing in the employment tribunals, Louise appears in the common law courts including in claims for injunctive relief, equal pay and breach of contract. She also has an appellate practice and appears in the EAT and the CA.
Louise has a particular interest in cases involving doctors, public sector litigation, claims by serving or former police officers and sport.

She is a certified and practicing mediator and is known to be extremely effective. She has extensive experience of acting as a representative for parties in mediations.

Louise is trained in and accepts public access work.

Memberships

  • Employment Law Bar Association – former committee member; Industrial Law Society; Employment Lawyers Association.
  • Member of the Bermuda Bar.

Professional Recommendations

 

“Her ability to orchestrate incredibly complex facts is quite amazing; she is absolutely fabulous.” “She has deep knowledge, strategic insight and is really excellent at seeing what will work at a practical level.”

Chambers & Partners 2021

“Extremely strong on equal pay cases, and sitting as a part time employment judge she can provide valuable insights as to how an employment judge will react to particular arguments.”

The Legal 500 2021

“An extremely responsive, knowledgeable and strategic barrister.” “Very client-focused and technically strong while being straightforward and practical in her advice and approach.”

Chambers & Partners 2020

“She has a terrific eye for detail, huge levels of application and is a true expert in the field of equal pay.”

The Legal 500 2020

“She has well-tuned tactical antennae.”

Chambers & Partners 2019

Observations in the legal directories have also included:

“Senior junior with over 20 years’ worth of practice in (the employment) field. She has earned an impressive reputation for her work in the discrimination sphere.”

“She is very familiar with the law, has an excellent style and is very practical.”

“Skilled cross-examiner and is popular with clients.”

“Known for her excellent people skills and her clear and erudite judgment.”

“Gets to the root of a case ignoring those matters peripheral to winning or losing.”

“Composed and measured, she never flusters and is extremely client-friendly.”

“User friendly approach, firm but fair advocacy style and good tactical awareness.”

“Strong on equal pay work.”

“Part-time judge Louise Chudleigh’s practice focuses on complex discrimination and equal pay, with her cases having included Barker v. Birmingham City Council.”

“Louise Chudleigh regularly acts on behalf of local authorities, NHS Trusts, police services and financial institutions and is known for her ‘meticulous preparation.’”

Expertise

Employment & Discrimination

Professional Regulatory & Discipline

HR Professional Support


Recent and current work

Relevant Work

Notable cases

Key contacts

William Meade

Senior Clerk
William Meade 020 7269 0360 wmeade@oldsquare.co.uk

Jenny O’Grady (currently on maternity leave)

Senior Clerking Assistant
Jenny O’Grady (currently on maternity leave) 020 7269 0304 ogrady@oldsquare.co.uk

Olivia Moliterno

Team Leader & Assistant to Senior Clerk
Olivia Moliterno 020 7269 0477 moliterno@oldsquare.co.uk
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