Trevor Drury

I am able to provide expert advice in relation to employment disputes on behalf of individuals or corporate clients. I have had a long career in industry prior to becoming a barrister, having been a director and branch manager of an international consultancy, main board member of a housing association and a director of my own SME. I have in that time had practical experience in having to recruit and manage staff along with resolving employment issues. I am also an adjudicator and an accredited mediator.

My approach

I am very thorough, well organised and flexible to meet my client’s needs. I am use to dealing directly with domestic and corporate clients having been a consultant for many years prior to becoming a barrister.

Costs: I usually set fixed fees, so that you know exactly how much you will have to pay. For employment cases I charge £350 per hour and any fixed fee is calculated on that basis. The cost of a conference starts from £700 plus VAT for up to two hours but a higher fee may be charged depending on the volume of material to review.

My work

I will be pleased to provide legal advice and representation in relation to contracts of employment including the following:

  • Advice on contracts of employment
  • Unfair dismissal claims
  • Redundancy - the process of selection and whether fair
  • Disciplinary and grievance procedures
  • Unlawful deductions from wages and loss/reduction of other benefits
  • Discrimination claims on grounds of disability, sex, race, or age
  • Settlement negotiations

About me

I was called to the Bar in 2011 but I have over 35 years’ experience within the construction sector as a quantity surveyor, project manager, claims and dispute resolution consultant. I have worked for both companies and consultancies. In my career, I became an Executive Director of an international dispute resolution consultancy and have run my own consultancy specialising in dispute resolution for 14 years.

I have also been a group board member of a housing association where I was also the chairman of its Nominations and Remunerations Committee which dealt with recruitment to certain voluntary posts and salary reviews for the company’s group and subsidiary company directors.

I have over 20 years’ experience in dispute resolution and I joined 12 Old Square chambers in 2017 having undertaken my pupillage there.

I am married with two sons both in their twenties. In my spare time I enjoy watching football, Formula 1 motor racing and I am a volunteer signalman on the West Somerset Railway, a preserved heritage line. I enjoy good food, the countryside and visiting historic buildings with my wife.

What my clients say

‘’Trevor Drury was instructed in respect of a construction dispute and gave sound reasonable advice and acted with the utmost professionalism and was extremely efficient in dealing with the matter.’’ - Berlad Graham LLP, Solicitors

Professional & academic

Bar Vocational Course (Very Competent)
Graduate Diploma in Law 
MBA in Real Estate & Construction
Post Graduate Diploma in Project Management (RICS)

Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS)
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building/Chartered Construction Manager (FCIOB)
Fellow of the Faculty of the Built Environment (FFB)
Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb)
I was called to the Bar in 2011 at The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple 

Society of Construction Law
Adjudication Society
Consultant Quantity Surveyors – Chairman
Chartered Institute of Building Bristol Hub – Vice Chairman
The Worshipful Company of Joiners & Ceilers – Liveryman
Institute of Directors

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