Shane Crawford

“Shane does not sit on the fence but calls it as he sees it and provides pragmatic advice on how best to proceed. He’s very responsive and happy to discuss sometimes fairly complex matters at very short notice. He is an invaluable source of knowledge on how the Tribunal is likely to react to different applications.”

“He’s very experienced, able to handle complicated cases with ease and is very personable.” “He has fantastic attention to detail and is impressive in cross-examination.”

Legal 500 & Chambers & Partners 2021


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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