School of Law and Politics

Professor John Bowers QC



John Bowers QC
Honorary Professor
LLM (Oxon), Barrister-at-law


John Bowers is a premier employment barrister, practicing from Littleton Chambers in London. His areas of expertise include discrimination, education law, equal pay, negligence and unfair dismissal. He also practices in the Human Rights field and has appeared in the European Court of Human Rights. He has appeared regularly before the Central Arbitration Committee on recognition claims. He undertakes considerable Pro Bono work and acts as the Chairman of the Employment Law Bar Association and an Employment Tribunal Chairman. He is also a member of the Local Government Standards Board for England.

John Bowers has visited the Law School regularly to give his (always popular) guest lectures on Employment Law and careers talks.

Selected Publications

"A frequent lecturer on employment law, John has written 15 books including Bowers on Employment Law (now in its Eighth Edition), The Law of Industrial Action and Trade Union Recognition and Whistleblowing. He [co-wrote] Blackstones’ Employment Law Practice each year from 2006 until the present and is a frequent contributor to the Law Society Gazette, New Law Journal and the Industrial Law Journal. He is also a former editor of Atkins Court Forms and is listed as the 4th most reported advocate in the Industrial Relations Law Reports (IRLR)." Littleton Chambers profile of John Bowers

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