Julian Allsop


Julian has a specialist employment and discrimination practice which covers all aspects of the Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal jurisdiction. He is recommended as a Band 1 (Western)  in both Chambers UK 2019 and Legal 500 2019 in the Employment category. He is also appointed as Junior Counsel to the Crown (Regional Panel) to the new 'A Panel'.

He is a highly skilled, authoritative and pragmatic employment law practitioner. He acts in high value and complex litigation in both the High Court and Employment Tribunal jurisdictions. In the Employment Tribunal he has particular expertise in complex discrimination, whistleblowing and private sector equal pay litigation.

The majority of his work is for employers. In addition to private sector businesses, his clients include Local Authorities, NHS Trusts and schools. He also regularly represents Government Departments such as the MOD, MOJ, Home Office and DWP in employment and discrimination matters.

Julian is a specialist in High Court cases that bridge the interface between employment and commercial litigation. He has a particular interest in cases involving restrictive covenants in restraint of trade, confidentiality - including in relation to social media in the workplace, and the Database Right.

He also has a niche Construction practice.

Julian is also a qualified mediator and is listed on the TECBAR Mediator Panel & Bar Council List of Barrister Mediators.

Contact details

Julian.Allsop@ guildhallchambers.co.uk

Year Qualified



LL.B (KCL), LL.M (Bristol)


Discrimination Law Association
Employment Lawyers Association
Employment Law Bar Association
Industrial Law Society
Adjudication Society
Construction Law Society