Isabel Baylis

Isabel Baylis

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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: Travelling Scholarship


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

Isabel is in her second six of a specialist employment pupillage under the supervision of Dr Edward Morgan QC and Louise Quigley.

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

  • Employment: Isabel has successfully represented and advised Claimants and Respondents in a range of employment matters such as unfair dismissal, redundancy, trade union matters including protective awards, discrimination and employee/worker status. She has experience handling multi party claims.
  • Civil: Isabel has successfully represented Claimants and Defendants in a range of civil matters including in road traffic accidents, personal injury claims and property damage. Isabel also has experience in commercial matters, particularly where they intersect with employment law, such as advising on and drafting contract and bonus claims and defences in the county court.

Isabel has received positive feedback from solicitors and lay clients on achieving great results, cross examination and on the care she takes with lay clients to help them through the process.

In her first six, Isabel assisted in cases in the Employment Tribunal, Employment Appeal Tribunal, High Court, County Court, Medical Practitioners Tribunal and Inquests. She assisted with hearings, mediations and drafting/advices in the following areas: 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.

Isabel accepts instructions as part of the Government Legal Department’s junior junior scheme. She currently volunteers for the Disability Law Service, for whom she provides pro bono representation in tribunals. She previously volunteered for the Free Representation Unit, for whom she negotiated settlements and appeared in the tribunal.

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.

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. 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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