Heather Platt


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020 7353 0711


Specialist in employment and commercial law

About me

I have been a barrister since 2002.  I am passionate about equality and fairness in the workplace.  My first experience of fighting discrimination, aged 10, involved my school uniform policy, which prohibited girls from wearing trousers.

The policy was soon overturned!


I am now an expert in law relating to employment and discrimination.  I represent and advise employees who have been discriminated against or unfairly dismissed.  I also work for businesses, solicitors, professional clients and from members of the public under the Bar's Public Access Scheme (Direct Access).


I have a particular interest in discrimination and have acted in high value cases for and against large organisations, large accountancy firms, supermarkets and public bodies including primary care trusts, schools, local authorities and police forces.  I have also been involved in cases involving SMEs and have assisted many small businesses without a HR function to ensure compliance with employment law and equality and diversity legislation.


I work with a group of other barristers at Pump Court Chambers.  I am the deputy head of the Employment Team and I regularly present seminars and carry out bespoke training on all aspects of employment and discrimination law. I am a regular contributor to chambers’ employment law newsletter and appear in Webinars.


Fixed Fees

I offer fixed fees which are tailored to your budget.  I offer a menu of options depending on how much you have to spend on legal services.  Get in touch for a no obligation quote.