Worshipful Community of Arbitrators Mediation Skills Competition 2014: First place;
Inner Temple: Major Exhibition Award 2014, Duke of Edinburgh Entrance Award;
Nottingham Law School: Academic Scholarship 2013;
Edinburgh University: Travelling Scholarship 2011
University of Law Bar, Professional Training Course: Very Competent
Nottingham Law School, Graduate Diploma in Law: Commendation
University of Edinburgh, MA: First Class
Isabel is in her second six of an employment pupillage under the supervision of Dr Edward Morgan QC and Louise Quigley. She acts for the Claimant and Respondent/ Defendant in Employment and PI hearings.
In her first six, Isabel has assisted in cases in the Employment Tribunal, Employment Appeal Tribunal, High Court, County Court, Medical Practitioners Tribunal and Inquests. She has experience in a range of matters for Claimants and Respondents including discrimination, health and safety, unfair and constructive unfair dismissal, protected disclosures, unlawful deduction of wages, working time directive claims, road traffic collisions, MOJ Stage 3 hearings. Her experience in these matters covers hearings, mediations and drafting a wide range of pleadings and advices.
Isabel has successfully negotiated settlements, prepared COT3s and appeared before the tribunal as part of her pro bono volunteering with the Free Representation Unit.
Before coming to the Bar, Isabel had a successful and varied career including in local government and the charitable sector, where she developed an innovative legal rights project for a charity, which was featred on Radio 4. She has worked with businesses to provide advice on accessibility, equality and diversity, including a position at Matrix Chambers, where she worked as an Equality and Diversity Manager. Whilst in this role, she sat on Bar Council committees and drafted guidance on employment related matters that is used across the Bar.
Professional memberships and organisations: ELA and ELBA.
Isabel Baylis is a practising barrister, regulated by the Bar Standards Board (BSB). The information held by the BSB about her can be found here.
Isabel's clerks will provide no obligation quotations for all legal services that she provides. It is most common for Isabel to undertake Court and Tribunal work for a brief fee plus refresher days, although fixed fees are available. Isabel also accepts instructions on legal aid rates where those are available, details of which can be found here. For paperwork, Isabel most commonly charges at an hourly rate, although fixed fees are available. Isabel will typically return paperwork within 10-14 days, however professional commitments, complexity and volume of documentation can affect these approximate timescales.
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