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Lena is a skilled, client friendly and tenacious advocate practicing exclusively in the employment law jurisdiction. Lena is recognised for her ability to quickly get to grips with complex issues and her outstanding advocacy. She has a straightforward approach, consistently demonstrating strategic and commercial thinking. Her preparation is meticulous, her delivery clever, confident and comprehensive.
Lena appears in both the Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal acting for both Claimants and Respondents. Her practice covers all types of employment disputes with a particular focus on complex multi-day discrimination complaints, whistleblowing, constructive unfair dismissal and breach of contract.
Lena has a wealth of experience in conducting employment Tribunal litigation on behalf of public sector clients particularly NHS Trusts, Universities and Local Authorities. Lena is regularly instructed by multinational corporations and regulatory bodies, particularly the General Medical Council and British Dental Association.
Lena also provides advisory and drafting services in respect of all types of employment disputes including advice on prospects, quantum, procedure and appealing first instance decisions. Lena has a particular strength in dealing with evidential and tactical matters. Lena also frequently delivers seminars to Solicitors on a variety of topics, including most recently, Disability & Pregnancy Discrimination, remedies and costs in the Employment Tribunal, A practical guide to redundancy dismissals and TUPE.
Recent instructions include:
With regard to appellate work, examples of Lena’s instructions include:
Lena also represents clients in the County Court combining her knowledge of the Civil Procedure Rules and employment law to the advantage of her clients. Lena has a particular interest in matters of contractual construction in the employment context and restrictive covenants.
Lena was appointed to the approved list of Counsel for the Equality & Human Rights Commission in 2011 and has completed a secondment with the Commission's Legal Enforcement Team. During her time at the Commission Lena provided advisory services focusing on race discrimination and the provision of public service and functions, particularly members associations. Having studied Human Rights during her Masters, Lena has a particular interest in the area of discrimination both within and outside the employment context.
Lena is accredited by the Bar Council to undertake direct public access work.
Approved List of Counsel for Equality and Human Rights Commission (2011)
Junior Counsel to the Crown (Regional Panel)
Hardwick Scholar (2007)
University of Sheffield Centenary Achievement Award (2005)
Employment Law Bar Association,
Employment Lawyers Association
LLM, University College London. LLB (Hons), University of Sheffield
Lena Amartey is a practising barrister, who is regulated by the Bar Standards Board. Details of information held by the BSB about Lena Amartey can be found here.
Lena Amartey's clerks will happily provide no obligation quotations for all legal services that she provides. Their contact details can be found here. It is most common for Lena Amartey to undertake any Court, Tribunal or Mediation work for a brief fee plus additional refresher days. For advisory and drafting work or conferences, these are most commonly charged at an hourly rate although fixed fees may be available. Lena Amartey will typically return paperwork within 7 days, however professional commitments, complexity and volume of documentation can affect these approximate timescales.
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