Beth Grossman joins Doughty Street Chambers

Doughty Street Chambers is delighted to announce Beth Grossman joins us today (4 May 2020).

Beth practises across both media and employment law. Her work has included appearances as sole counsel at trial and on applications in the High Court, as well as in the County Court, and has a number of reported judgments. Clients have praised her “excellent advocacy”, her user-friendly manner, and her skills as a legal tactician and strategist.

Beth’s media work includes representing the defendants, a campaigning group and its CEO, against the well-known Spearmint Rhino chain and nine performers for misuse of private information and breach of the GDPR: [2019] EWHC 2525. She has experience across defamation, privacy, data protection, confidence, contempt and copyright law and, unusually for her level of call, has represented clients unled at trial as well as on interim matters, including strike out and Norwich Pharmacal applications. Beth also has expertise in commercial media and sports law, including advising broadcasting and distribution companies on options purchases, and breach of contract and regulatory claims arising out of agreements between sports personalities, performers and their agents. She has also delivered training on media law internationally, including for the Council of Europe in Kosovo.

Beth acts for both claimants and respondents in the full range of employment matters, and has also appeared in the Employment Appeal Tribunal. Recent instructions include acting successfully for the claimants in a TUPE/unfair dismissal claim, in an equal pay claim and on behalf of the former director of a financial services institution in a whistleblowing and discrimination claim (settling on the eve of trial for £1million), and acting for professional and financial services firms in claims brought in harassment, discrimination and whistleblowing.

Beth is on the Equality and Human Rights Commission preferred panel of counsel (appointed in her first year of eligibility). In 2018, she was shortlisted for Young Pro Bono Barrister for her judicial review work and in 2019 was part of the panel which won the Advocate award for Pro Bono Team of the Year.

Read Beth’s full profile here.

For further information about Beth's Media practice, please contact Melvin Warner at or on 020 7400 8896.

For further information about Beth's Employment practice, please contact Callum Stebbing at or on 020 7400 9073.