Charles Murray

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Having worked for nearly eight years as a solicitor in private practice before being called to the bar in 2005, Charles understands the pressures and constraints on those who instruct him and the commercial realities of litigation. He appreciates that sometimes it helps to be able to talk things through, and is happy to discuss cases informally, often before receiving formal instructions.

He joined Queen Square in November 2014, and acts for claimants and respondents of all sizes in a broad range of unfair dismissal, discrimination and TUPE related claims. He appears at tribunals and courts throughout the country and is happy to advise at mediations (both judicial and private). He advises on settlement agreements and is, where appropriate, able to accept instructions without an intermediary. Recent cases include:

  • Successfully representing a claimant at a preliminary hearing to determine whether the tribunal should hear his complaints of race discrimination and very serious harassment which were, on the face of it, out of time by several years.
  • Acting for a very longstanding employee in a claim for constructive dismissal against a FTSE 100 respondent.
  • Representing a local authority in BHS v Burchell case concerning work with vulnerable children and adults.


“Your fine efforts are very much appreciated. I feel that you have captured the essence of a case which appears to be simple but which the Respondent sought to turn into a messy and complex matter by their continuous obfuscation.” – Mr. A.


LLB (Hons) – University of Southampton

Legal Practice Course – College of Law, Guildford

Higher Rights of Audience – College of Law, London

Professional Memberships

Employment Law Association

Employment Law Bar Association

Western Circuit.


Charles lives in Devon with his young family, and in his spare time enjoys walking, cooking, sailing and looking after his livestock.

Former Career:

Qualified as a solicitor in 1997

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  • Employment - 27, July

    Open Justice or a Gossip’s Charter?

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    It was not that long ago that the Ministry of Justice told us it would be ditching its copies of old employment tribunal judgments.  From the Autumn 2016, it seems that judgments are going to be available online for all to see.  Presumably the service will be similar to that offered by the Employment Appeal … Continue reading Open Justice or a Gossip’s Charter?

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