Shane Crawford

“Shane can always be relied upon to undertake complex cases and has an excellent commercial awareness and understanding of what the client is seeking to achieve.”
“He is calm and reassuring but extremely effective at cross-examination and dealing with litigants in person.”

“Shane’s particular strengths are his excellent communication and interpersonal skills which, alongside his analytical mind, makes him highly desirable counsel. Shane always adopts a logical approach to cases and is well liked by clients and a safe pair of hands. Shane will always go the extra mile, and his commercial and legal awareness, ability to remain calm under pressure, and flexible approach to working when situations change, are always appreciated.”

Chambers & Partners 2023 and The Legal 500 UK 2023


Shane Crawford is a specialist employment law barrister, ranked as a leading junior in both Chambers & Partners & Legal 500, who provides a quality of service based on over twenty years’ experience in this field. Shane’s experience encompasses all areas of employment law issues and he possesses particular expertise in conducting lengthy hearings of complexity through the whole spectrum of discrimination claims and TUPE. The other areas in which he regularly represents clients are whistleblowing, contract, unlawful deduction of wages, national minimum wage, agency and part-time workers claims and unfair dismissal.

He is highly regarded in his field and is sought after for his subtlety and assertive presence in tribunal and court. He is attentive to the client’s needs and provides a balanced assessment of merits of a case.

Shane’s client base includes private sector respondents and public employers. Shane has a depth of experience in representing claimants from all different professional and trade union backgrounds.

Shane is a member of the Attorney General’s Panel of Civil Counsel (C Panel).


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