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Rebecca Tuck QC

Silk: 2020 | Call: 1998

"She is very good at cutting through all the irrelevant information and getting right to the point, she is is very easy to work with and she has a very approachable manner." "She is a delightful opponent, she is very knowledgeable, and she is a good advocate who will fight tooth and nail in front of the judge."

Chambers & Partners 2022

"She provides intellectual clarity, is able to process huge amounts of detail, and is a fantastic cross-examiner."

The Legal 500 2022

Overview

Rebecca was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2020; she is an employment and discrimination law specialist and is head of the Employment Group in Old Square. She appears regularly in the Employment Tribunal, EAT, High Court and appellate courts. She has particular expertise in industrial relations, acting in injunction proceedings when industrial action is proposed. She is also frequently instructed outside the litigation process, as an investigator, advisor, mediator or to determine grievance or disciplinary issues.

Rebecca is an experienced fee paid employment judge, and wrote for Harvey for 12 years. She regularly lectures on employment law.

She has been recognised as a leading practitioner in Chambers & Partners, The Legal 500 and Who’s Who Legal for many years.  This year she was noted as “an extremely knowledgeable and tenacious barrister, with a confident engaging delivery [who] really deserved her elevation to QC”.

Publications:

  • Editor of Harvey on Industrial Relations and Employment Law from 2008 until 2020
  • Co-author of Employment Tribunal Procedure (published by LAG); 2nd and 3rd
  • Co-author of practice notes on EAT Procedure for PLC (Practical Law Company)
  • Since 2000, author of an Annual Labour Law Highlights, published by Institute of Employment Rights

Appointments and memberships:

  • Fee-paid employment judge sitting in the Watford Employment Tribunal
  • Qualified mediator
  • NMC legal assessor
  • Gray’s Inn Advocacy trainer
  • Member of the Industrial Law Society (former chair)
  • Member of the Council of Employment Judges
  • Member of Employment Law Association
  • Member of Employment Law Bar Association
  • Participates in the ELASS scheme.
  • Member of the Institute of Employment Rights

Professional Recommendations

 

“She provides intellectual clarity, is able to process huge amounts of detail, and is a fantastic cross-examiner.”

The Legal 500 2022

“She is very good at cutting through all the irrelevant information and getting right to the point, she is is very easy to work with and she has a very approachable manner.” “She is a delightful opponent, she is very knowledgeable, and she is a good advocate who will fight tooth and nail in front of the judge.”

Chambers & Partners 2022

“She knows employment law inside out and is a very engaging barrister.” “She’s always able to distil quite complicated matters and make them sound very simple.”

Chambers & Partners 2021

“An extremely knowledgeable and tenacious barrister, with a confident, engaging delivery. She really deserved her elevation to QC.”

The Legal 500 2021

“An excellent barrister who has very good client-handling skills.” “Very good at case strategy in the context of the Employment Tribunal.”

Chambers & Partners 2020

“Personable, works well with clients and has good insight into anticipating a tribunal panel’s questions and direction.”

Legal 500 2020

“Practical and solution-focused counsel. She always gives the right kind of advice to get the right kind of result.”

Chambers & Partners 2018

“Commercial, user-friendly and superb with clients.”

Legal 500 2017

Expertise

Employment & Discrimination

Healthcare (Including Regulatory & Disciplinary)

HR Professional Support


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