Camille Ibbotson

Year of call 2016

CClerk

Lee Jennings
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Camille accepts instructions in all core areas of Chambers’ work. Details of Camille’s work in these areas can be found in the sections below.

Before coming to the Bar, Camille was awarded a Distinction on the BCL from Keble College, Oxford, (including 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. Her BCL subjects were Commercial Remedies, Conflicts of Laws, Employment Law and Medical Law and Ethics.

For her BPTC year, Camille was the recipient of 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.

Other academic prizes received at UCL include: the 1 Garden Court Family Law Chambers Prize, the Linklaters Prize for Excellence and the Simon Wallace Memorial Prize for Contract Law.

Camille is committed to pro-bono work. She is a member of Advocate and provides assistance on the Employment Tribunal Litigant in Person Support Scheme (ELIPS).

In her spare time, Camille enjoys cycling, netball, yoga and Pilates.

Camille speaks French fluently.


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:

  • (2020) Successfully defended the respondent, a well-known construction company, in a 3-day sexual orientation discrimination trial.
  • (2019/20) 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. 
  • (2019) Successfully defended 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.
  • (2019) Successfully represented  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.
  • (2019) 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.
  • (2018) Marsh v Fuller: successfully represented the claimant in a 2-day constructive dismissal trial.
     

During August to December 2019, Camille completed a 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 several 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 undertakes all relevant drafting and advises in writing and in conference.

 


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, and assisted Mark Sutton QC and Betsan Criddle in Smo v Hywel Dda University Health Board [2020] EWHC 727 (QB), a successful application to the High Court for injunctive relief on behalf of a doctor facing disciplinary proceedings.

 


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.

 

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Camille accepts instructions in all core areas of Chambers’ work. Details of Camille’s work in these areas can be found in the sections below.

Before coming to the Bar, Camille was awarded a Distinction on the BCL from Keble College, Oxford, (including 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. Her BCL subjects were Commercial Remedies, Conflicts of Laws, Employment Law and Medical Law and Ethics.

For her BPTC year, Camille was the recipient of 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.

Other academic prizes received at UCL include: the 1 Garden Court Family Law Chambers Prize, the Linklaters Prize for Excellence and the Simon Wallace Memorial Prize for Contract Law.

Camille is committed to pro-bono work. She is a member of Advocate and provides assistance on the Employment Tribunal Litigant in Person Support Scheme (ELIPS).

In her spare time, Camille enjoys cycling, netball, yoga and Pilates.

Camille speaks French fluently.


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:

  • (2020) Successfully defended the respondent, a well-known construction company, in a 3-day sexual orientation discrimination trial.
  • (2019/20) 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. 
  • (2019) Successfully defended 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.
  • (2019) Successfully represented  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.
  • (2019) 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.
  • (2018) Marsh v Fuller: successfully represented the claimant in a 2-day constructive dismissal trial.
     

During August to December 2019, Camille completed a 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 several 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 undertakes all relevant drafting and advises in writing and in conference.

 


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, and assisted Mark Sutton QC and Betsan Criddle in Smo v Hywel Dda University Health Board [2020] EWHC 727 (QB), a successful application to the High Court for injunctive relief on behalf of a doctor facing disciplinary proceedings.

 


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.

 

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