Isabel Baylis

Isabel Baylis

Year of call:

2020

Contact:

Isabel Baylis

Scholarships and Prizes:

Worshipful Community of Arbitrators Mediation Skills Competition: First place;
Inner Temple: Major Exhibition Award, Duke of Edinburgh Entrance Award;
Nottingham Law School: Academic Scholarship;
Edinburgh University: Travel Research Project Scholarship

Education:

University of Law Bar, Professional Training Course
Nottingham Law School, Graduate Diploma in Law
University of Edinburgh, MA: First Class

Isabel has successfully completed her second six under the supervision of Dr Edward Morgan QC and Louise Quigley. She is now a member of Chambers.

Isabel accepts instructions in civil matters, with a specialism in employment

  • Employment: Isabel has a busy practice acting for both Claimants and Respondents in the Employment Tribunals in the full range of employment related matters. She has successfully conducted complex multi-day and multi- party claims. Recent successes include: all claims dismissed for the Respondent in a five-day multi-party whistleblowing blowing and unlawful deduction of wages claim; All claims successful for the Claimant in that she was an employee not a worker, was unfairly dismissed and wrongfully dismissed; all claims dismissed for the Respondent in an unfair dismissal gross misconduct and wrongful dismissal claim. She regularly acts in preliminary hearings and particularly enjoys preliminaries to decide points of law.
  • Civil: Isabel is adept at handling contractual matters. She acts in the county court both in contractual claims that originated in an employment relationship and in straight forward commercial matters. She has recently had a string of successes in strike out applications in the county court based on no reasonable prospect of success in breach of contract disputes. She has also successfully represented Claimants and Defendants in a range of other civil matters including in road traffic accidents, personal injury claims and property damage.
  • Public: Isabel is on the Government Legal Department junior junior scheme and accepts instructions on a range of government related work.
  • Advisory work: Isabel has a steady paper practice including drafting claims/responses, letters before action, advisory work and disclosure exercises.

Isabel regularly receives positive feedback from solicitors and lay clients. Recent examples include praise for

  • "Hard, work, professionalism and approach in communications with the client"
  • "Providing extremely helpful and thorough advice"
  • "You completely destroyed their case"

In her first six, Isabel assisted in cases in the Employment Tribunal, Employment Appeal Tribunal, High Court, County Court, Medical Practitioners Tribunal and with Inquests.

Isabel volunteers for the Disability Law Service, providing pro bono representation with employment cases. She previously volunteered 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. She developed an innovative legal rights project for a charity, which was featured on Radio 4.

Professional memberships and organisations: ELA and ELBA.

Prescribed Information

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. 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.

Specialist Areas of Practice:

Employment

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