Stuart Brittenden


Stuart is an employment law specialist with extensive experience acting for both sides in all aspects of individual and collective employment law at both first instance and appellate level.

His principal areas of practice include: collective redundancies; discrimination (all categories of protected characteristics under Equality Act 2010, as well as fixed-term employees, part-time workers, agency workers, trade union members); equal pay; negligent references; permanent health insurance (PHI); protected disclosures; TUPE; unfair and wrongful dismissal; union recognition and disclosure of information for collective bargaining (CAC proceedings). In addition, he also has experience of professional negligence (usually employment law related).

He is frequently instructed to advise in respect of bonus/contractual disputes; confidential information; fiduciary duties; interim relief; and restrictive covenants/restraint of trade. His particular interest lies in the areas of discrimination and employee competition/restraint of trade.

He also has experience of acting for registrants before the Health Professions Council (HPC) and Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

Areas of Practice


Year Qualified



LLM in Labour Law (1997-1998), London School of Economics
Bachelor of Laws (1994-1997), London School of Economics


Employment Law Bar Association
Employment Lawyers Association
Institute of Employment Rights
European Employment Lawyers Association
Industrial Law Society