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Tess Barrett

Consultant Solicitor

     

Tess Barrett advises employers and employees from all sectors on the full range of employment related issues offering clear and practical advice tailored to meet each client’s needs.

She developed a niche specialism in work related psychiatric injury (stress at work) claims in response to the number of enquiries she was receiving from city workers who had developed mental health conditions as a result of unreasonably excessive workloads. She also has particular expertise in pregnancy & maternity discrimination cases as well as a wealth of experience in TUPE matters providing straightforward advice to employers and employees on this intricate and complex area of law.

Tess moved to London from the South West in 2008 and joined an employment team based in Chancery Lane.  Originally called to the Bar she cross qualified as a solicitor so she could maintain a high level of involvement in clients’ cases from beginning to end.  It is this personal touch that ensures her clients receive the very highest standard of service and support at, what is often, a very difficult and stressful time for them.

Tess is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association and she regularly represents clients in the Employment Tribunal.

In her spare time Tess enjoys the theatre, visiting pop-up restaurants and travel. She loves to entertain friends and family and is an enthusiastic cook.

what our clients say

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didlaw have a unique understanding of mental health discrimination in the workplace. This proved reassuring.
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2019-11-15T12:06:11+00:00
didlaw have a unique understanding of mental health discrimination in the workplace. This proved reassuring.
Down to earth practical advice without complicated legal talk.
Didlaw law firm
2019-11-15T12:20:10+00:00
Down to earth practical advice without complicated legal talk.
Professional, expert in the field, empathetic & tenacious.
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2019-11-15T12:22:57+00:00
Professional, expert in the field, empathetic & tenacious.
I have great trust in your firm. I went into this wondering whether it might cost an absolute fortune & was pleasantly surprised.
Didlaw law firm
2019-11-15T12:23:20+00:00
I have great trust in your firm. I went into this wondering whether it might cost an absolute fortune & was pleasantly surprised.
At an extremely anxious time in my life, I felt supported from beginning to end. Thank you so much for the empathy & for making a very difficult life experience a lot easier on me.
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2019-11-15T12:25:45+00:00
At an extremely anxious time in my life, I felt supported from beginning to end. Thank you so much for the empathy & for making a very difficult life experience a lot easier on me.
I wanted to say how much I appreciated your genuine care & patience. The result of my case was brilliant. Your work makes a difference to people's lives.
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2019-11-15T12:26:10+00:00
I wanted to say how much I appreciated your genuine care & patience. The result of my case was brilliant. Your work makes a difference to people's lives.
Clear, concise, confident advice. Practical & effective negotiation of my case. Excellent & reassuring communication throughout.
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2019-11-15T12:26:36+00:00
Clear, concise, confident advice. Practical & effective negotiation of my case. Excellent & reassuring communication throughout.
I don't believe the quality of the advice I received could have been surpassed. The fees incurred were significantly outweighed by the increase in the settlement didlaw secured for me.
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2019-11-15T12:27:05+00:00
I don't believe the quality of the advice I received could have been surpassed. The fees incurred were significantly outweighed by the increase in the settlement didlaw secured for me.
I can only thank didlaw for their advice & swift response to all my needs.
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2019-11-15T12:27:36+00:00
I can only thank didlaw for their advice & swift response to all my needs.
If you need solid legal advice with a humane approach, look no further. didlaw more than exceeded my expectations.
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2019-11-15T12:28:00+00:00
If you need solid legal advice with a humane approach, look no further. didlaw more than exceeded my expectations.
Possibly the best maternity lawyers in the history of the universe.
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2019-11-15T12:28:26+00:00
Possibly the best maternity lawyers in the history of the universe.
You’re the cat’s whiskers!
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2019-11-15T12:28:50+00:00
You’re the cat’s whiskers!
Amazing service, very supportive & efficient team. I am so glad I was referred to them, they made a big difference in my life.
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2019-11-15T12:29:13+00:00
Amazing service, very supportive & efficient team. I am so glad I was referred to them, they made a big difference in my life.
I would always use didlaw again & recommend them. I was always updated & at ease, everything was explained clearly.
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2019-11-15T12:29:35+00:00
I would always use didlaw again & recommend them. I was always updated & at ease, everything was explained clearly.
I was extremely pleased with the excellent service & guidance I received from didlaw. The most important thing is to engage legal help early which helps enormously in establishing a clear plan & objectives. I was very pleased with the outcome & would have no hesitation in recommending didlaw.
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2019-11-15T12:30:04+00:00
I was extremely pleased with the excellent service & guidance I received from didlaw. The most important thing is to engage legal help early which helps enormously in establishing a clear plan & objectives. I was very pleased with the outcome & would have no hesitation in recommending didlaw.
I felt my case was dealt with very professionally & that the team was extremely responsive.
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2019-11-15T12:30:26+00:00
I felt my case was dealt with very professionally & that the team was extremely responsive.
Every didlaw staff member that I came into contact with dealt with my affairs in a friendly & professional manner, it was quite clear that I was their top priority.
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2019-11-15T12:30:49+00:00
Every didlaw staff member that I came into contact with dealt with my affairs in a friendly & professional manner, it was quite clear that I was their top priority.
Having a law firm that understands my disability made me feel more comfortable. The advice I received helped me achieve an outcome that was the best for me, allowing me to move on with my life.
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2019-11-15T12:31:11+00:00
Having a law firm that understands my disability made me feel more comfortable. The advice I received helped me achieve an outcome that was the best for me, allowing me to move on with my life.
Most of all I appreciated the kindness & understanding didlaw showed me when I was at my lowest & feeling very isolated.
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2019-11-15T12:31:36+00:00
Most of all I appreciated the kindness & understanding didlaw showed me when I was at my lowest & feeling very isolated.
The personal attention to the detail of my rather particular circumstances. Never wavering from what could be achieved & my emotional reaction to a difficult circumstance. Steady hand on the tiller.
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2019-11-15T12:32:02+00:00
The personal attention to the detail of my rather particular circumstances. Never wavering from what could be achieved & my emotional reaction to a difficult circumstance. Steady hand on the tiller.
Attentive & empathetic support & a very good result.
Didlaw law firm
2019-11-15T12:32:33+00:00
Attentive & empathetic support & a very good result.
Friendly, jargon-free advice, attentive, professional &, not least, effective.
Didlaw law firm
2019-11-15T12:32:59+00:00
Friendly, jargon-free advice, attentive, professional &, not least, effective.
The speed with which my situation was taken on board, understood and acted upon was excellent and very re-assuring. Throughout our dealings both empathy and communication were excellent. I would have no hesitation in recommending the firm.
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2019-09-27T15:37:09+01:00
The speed with which my situation was taken on board, understood and acted upon was excellent and very re-assuring. Throughout our dealings both empathy and communication were excellent. I would have no hesitation in recommending the firm.
I was having a very difficult time with my employers and didlaw gave me the support and legal clout that I needed in order to reach a satisfactory conclusion. I found everyone at didlaw to be very helpful, friendly and easy to talk to. In particular, I was always treated with great respect and never felt “put down”, stupid or rushed when speaking to didlaw staff about my employment matter, I could say all that I needed to say and was always listened to.
Didlaw law firm
2019-09-27T15:37:57+01:00
I was having a very difficult time with my employers and didlaw gave me the support and legal clout that I needed in order to reach a satisfactory conclusion. I found everyone at didlaw to be very helpful, friendly and easy to talk to. In particular, I was always treated with great respect and never felt “put down”, stupid or rushed when speaking to didlaw staff about my employment matter, I could say all that I needed to say and was always listened to.
Although I requested your legislative services I received far more than that. Your moral support throughout the difficult times I’ve been through has been more than I would have hoped for. It is true, you’re not just another law firm!
Didlaw law firm
2019-09-27T15:38:34+01:00
Although I requested your legislative services I received far more than that. Your moral support throughout the difficult times I’ve been through has been more than I would have hoped for. It is true, you’re not just another law firm!