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EAT upholds courier worker status: Addison Lee v Gascoigne

In this blog, Rachel Crasnow QC considers the latest instalment in the Addison Lee litigation ( Addison Lee v Gascoigne ), a case in which Cloisters’ Tamar Burton represented the successful claimant at first instance and on appeal. She was instructed by the Independent Workers Union of Great Britain. Overview   The claimant (“C”) had been a cy...
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What is the price of a breach of covenant?

Jacques Algazy QC and Adam Ohringer  consider the recent Supreme Court case of Morris-Garner v One Step (Support) Ltd [2018] UKSC 20 , which examined the availability of so-called Wrotham Park damages in claims for breach of contract.  The facts of the case were startlingly simple, as was the legal issue which arose; the Judgment of the C...
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Senior civil servant wins employment case against the Commonwealth Secretariat

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Specialist employment and discrimination silk Tom Coghlin QC successfully represented a senior international civil servant, who was forced to resign his position with the Commonwealth Secretariat after he was blamed for leaking stories to the press, following a specially convened employment tribunal in London. Mr Ram Venuprasad resig...
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ELA Annual Conference 2018

  Wednesday 23rd May 2018  Royal Lancaster London, Lancaster Terrace, London, W2 2TY Cloisters' are delighted that several of their employment experts will speak at this years' ELA annual conference and dinner. Specialist equality, employment and civil liberties barrister   Schona Jolly QC will sit on the panel for the plenary sessio...
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Sexual harassment in the workplace, a new report from EHRC

On Tuesday 27th March, the Equality and Human Rights Commission launched their report into sexual harassment in the workplace. The report 'Turning the Tables: Ending Sexual Harassment at Work' shares evidence about sexual harassment in the workplace gathered from individuals and employers, and includes a framework of recommendations for change.&nbs...
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