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Lee Bronze

Year of call 2007, Gray's Inn

lee.bronze@9sjs.com  

Areas of Expertise
Employment, Regulatory and Professional Discipline Group, Special Education Needs

Lee is an experienced practitioner in Employment, Mediation & Alternative Dispute Resolution, Special Educational Needs and Professional Disciplinary matters. Before joining Chambers, Lee spent over 10 years as in-house counsel in several law firms in Manchester including spending a few years as head of department.  He therefore has a first-hand genuine understanding of the pressures busy solicitors face in day to day practice.  He is happy to deal directly with clients and will involve solicitors to the degree they require or prefer.  It also means that he excels in making anxious clients feel at ease.    

He is recognised as alumni for Manchester University, a Gray's Inn advocacy & mooting judge and trainer as well as a tutor at university level. 

His Employment Law practice covers both claimant employee and respondent employers.  He counts qualified legal practitioners (solicitors including employment law specialists, barristers and a judge) as clients who trust him to advise and represent themselves personally. Lee has acted for and against a significant number of household names claims in relation to the BBC, most global high street banks, national supermarkets, governmental departments and agencies, local authorities, accountancy firms and solicitor firms themselves as well as small boutique firms only employing a handful of people. 

Lee covers all areas of employment law but chief among Lee's specialisms are:

  • Unfair dismissal including constructive dismissal and redundancy matters
  • Discrimination including on the grounds of gender, disability, religion, race/ ethnicity and sexual orientation. 
  • Equal Pay
  • Protected disclosures ("whistleblowing")
  • Trade union law
  • Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) and all related TUPE matters 
  • Protective Awards
  • Deductions from wages
  • Holiday Pay
  • Harassment and victimisation
  • National Minimum Wage
  • Breach of Contract and Notice Pay. 

 

Health and Regulatory Work

Lee works in the field of medical regulation and has appeared at various hearings in relation to interim order panels and fitness to practise hearings.

 

Special Educational Needs

Combining neatly with his other specialisms, Lee undertakes first instance Tribunal work and appeal work.  He has acted for people with various disabilities including over the course of a couple of years over a hundred people who were employed by Remploy.

 

Direct Access

Lee is accredited by the Bar Council to undertake direct public access work and has advised and represented a significant number of companies in various sectors, local authorities and private individuals on that basis.

 

Prescribed Information

Mr Lee Bronze is a practising barrister, who is regulated by the Bar Standards Board. Details of information held by the BSB about Mr Bronze can be found here

Mr Bronze's clerks will happily provide no obligation quotations for all legal services that he provides. Their contact details can be found here. It is most common for Mr Bronze to undertake Court and advisory work for a fixed fee or brief fee plus refresher days. For any advisory work, paperwork and conferences it is most commonly charged at an hourly rate, although fixed fees are available. Mr Bronze also accepts instructions on legal aid rates where those are available, details of which can be found here. Mr Bronze will typically return paperwork within 21 days, however professional commitments, complexity and volume of documentation can affect these approximate timescales.

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