Camille Ibbotson

Year of call 2016

CClerk

Lee Jennings
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Camille is developing a broad practice in all areas of Chambers’ expertise, including the following:

Employment and discrimination: Camille has experience appearing in the ET in one day and multi-day trials, on behalf of both claimants and respondents. Recent ET appearances include:

  • Successfully represented an NHS Trust in a 2-day unfair dismissal and wrongful dismissal claim, in which the Trust had summarily dismissed the claimant for gross misconduct.
  • Successfully repressed an NHS Trust in an unlawful deduction from wages claim in which the claimant alleged she was contractually entitled to be paid a higher wage.
  • Marsh v Fuller: successfully represented the claimant in a 2-day constructive dismissal trial.
  • Mears v University of South Wales: successfully represented the claimant in a 4-day disability discrimination trial in which she alleged a failure to make reasonable adjustments and discrimination arising from disability, and secured damages of in and around £70,000 at a remedy hearing. 
  • Hannington v Premier Christian Media: successfully defended an unlawful deduction from wages claim in which it was alleged that the claimant was entitled to a bonus.
     

Camille recently completed a 4-month secondment in-house in the employment team at Capsticks Solicitors LLP, where she was instructing on behalf of NHS Trusts in a wide range of cases. In particular, she gained experience of preliminary hearings, successfully representing Trusts in the following: applications for strike out on the ground that the claim had no reasonable prospects of success, was out of time and there had been non-compliance with case management orders; resisting amendments to grounds of complaint; and applications for extension of time for filing an ET3. Camille also represented the Trust in judicial mediations, achieving settlement each time.

As for claimant work, Camille spent 13 days at Thompsons Solicitors during 2019, writing advices on prospects of success in a variety of employment law claims.

Camille regularly appears in case management PH’s on behalf of claimants and respondents, and is used to drafting lists of issues and grounds of complaint and resistance.

Personal Injury: Camille is regularly instructed to act in small claims and fast-track trials involving road traffic accidents, accidents at work and occupiers’ liability. She also has experience of making and responding to interim applications, as well as drafting pleadings and advising on liability, quantum and tactics in this area.

Professional Regulatory & Discipline: Camille is keen to develop this area of practice and welcomes instructions in professional regulatory and disciplinary matters. She has appeared in the Health Care Professions Tribunal, resisting applications for interim suspension orders. Furthermore, during her 12-month pupillage she assisted her supervisor in carrying out advisory work for the Solicitor’s Regulatory Authority.

Before coming to the Bar, Camille was awarded a Distinction on the BCL from Keble College, Oxford, (inc. a First in European and International Employment Law), and a First in Law from University College London, graduating on the Dean’s List for undergraduate students of excellence. 

For her BPTC year, Camille was awarded the Lord Mansfield Scholarship (highest award) and the Hardwicke Entrance Award by Lincoln’s Inn, as well as a Postgraduate Scholarship from City Law School.

While at university Camille won a number of mooting competitions, including the “Slaughter and May Senior Moots Competition”, the final of which was judged by Lord Carnwarth. She was awarded the Agha-Abdur-Rashid Niazi Prize from UCL, based on her performance in mooting competitions over the entire length of her undergraduate study.

In her spare time, Camille attends a book club, and enjoys cycling, Pilates and netball.

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Camille is developing a broad practice in all areas of Chambers’ expertise, including the following:

Employment and discrimination: Camille has experience appearing in the ET in one day and multi-day trials, on behalf of both claimants and respondents. Recent ET appearances include:

  • Successfully represented an NHS Trust in a 2-day unfair dismissal and wrongful dismissal claim, in which the Trust had summarily dismissed the claimant for gross misconduct.
  • Successfully repressed an NHS Trust in an unlawful deduction from wages claim in which the claimant alleged she was contractually entitled to be paid a higher wage.
  • Marsh v Fuller: successfully represented the claimant in a 2-day constructive dismissal trial.
  • Mears v University of South Wales: successfully represented the claimant in a 4-day disability discrimination trial in which she alleged a failure to make reasonable adjustments and discrimination arising from disability, and secured damages of in and around £70,000 at a remedy hearing. 
  • Hannington v Premier Christian Media: successfully defended an unlawful deduction from wages claim in which it was alleged that the claimant was entitled to a bonus.
     

Camille recently completed a 4-month secondment in-house in the employment team at Capsticks Solicitors LLP, where she was instructing on behalf of NHS Trusts in a wide range of cases. In particular, she gained experience of preliminary hearings, successfully representing Trusts in the following: applications for strike out on the ground that the claim had no reasonable prospects of success, was out of time and there had been non-compliance with case management orders; resisting amendments to grounds of complaint; and applications for extension of time for filing an ET3. Camille also represented the Trust in judicial mediations, achieving settlement each time.

As for claimant work, Camille spent 13 days at Thompsons Solicitors during 2019, writing advices on prospects of success in a variety of employment law claims.

Camille regularly appears in case management PH’s on behalf of claimants and respondents, and is used to drafting lists of issues and grounds of complaint and resistance.

Personal Injury: Camille is regularly instructed to act in small claims and fast-track trials involving road traffic accidents, accidents at work and occupiers’ liability. She also has experience of making and responding to interim applications, as well as drafting pleadings and advising on liability, quantum and tactics in this area.

Professional Regulatory & Discipline: Camille is keen to develop this area of practice and welcomes instructions in professional regulatory and disciplinary matters. She has appeared in the Health Care Professions Tribunal, resisting applications for interim suspension orders. Furthermore, during her 12-month pupillage she assisted her supervisor in carrying out advisory work for the Solicitor’s Regulatory Authority.

Before coming to the Bar, Camille was awarded a Distinction on the BCL from Keble College, Oxford, (inc. a First in European and International Employment Law), and a First in Law from University College London, graduating on the Dean’s List for undergraduate students of excellence. 

For her BPTC year, Camille was awarded the Lord Mansfield Scholarship (highest award) and the Hardwicke Entrance Award by Lincoln’s Inn, as well as a Postgraduate Scholarship from City Law School.

While at university Camille won a number of mooting competitions, including the “Slaughter and May Senior Moots Competition”, the final of which was judged by Lord Carnwarth. She was awarded the Agha-Abdur-Rashid Niazi Prize from UCL, based on her performance in mooting competitions over the entire length of her undergraduate study.

In her spare time, Camille attends a book club, and enjoys cycling, Pilates and netball.

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