bigstock-Workers-people-set-isolated-ov-smallCloisters' barristers represent and advise both employees and employers, and work for all kinds of business and trade union. They work across all industry sectors, from for instance the media to financial services, and all kinds of public sector bodies and regulators 

Our employer clients are very diverse ranging from the very biggest multinationals to SMEs, and small employers, and employers organisations to charities of all sizes and other NGOs.  We also act for regulators such as the FCA, and local authorities and their associations, and advise government departments.

We are proud that we bring a the highest level of expertise to what we do and this  is reflected in our role in leadership of the profession. 

Our award-winning employment team includes three past Chairs of the Employment Law Bar Association and the Chair and immediate past Chair of the Industrial Law Society, as well as the immediate past Chair of the Discrimination Law Association. Cloisters barristers sit on the committees of all these organisations and also on the Executive Committee of the  Employment Law Association.  We regularly make submissions to government about the development of the law.  That is why our pioneering team hasbeen setting the agenda in employment law, appearing in almost all major employment litigation and we why we are recognised as leading experts.

The ground-breaking work of our barristers has recently included landmark cases resulting in the end of the current default retirement age and the extension of discrimination provisions to cover carers for those with disabilities.

Our barristers look forward to working with you.

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We cover a wide range of employment law and related areas including:

  • Bonus disputes
  • Collective labour law
  • Contract claims
  • Disciplinary and grievance procedures
  • Age, Disability, Race, Sex and Sexual Orientation Discrimination
  • Unfair and wrongful dismissal
  • Employee share schemes
  • Employers’ vicarious liability
  • Employment Injunctions including; restrictive covenants, garden leave, confidential information, Equal pay claims, 
  • European Community law
  • Fixed-term Employee claims
  • Human Rights law
  • Industrial disputes
  • Jurisdiction
  • Maternity and Parental Rights
  • National Minimum Wage
  • Occupational injury and disease
  • Occupational Stress
  • Part-time Worker claims
  • Pensions
  • Redundancy
  • Restrictive covenants and injunctions
  • Trade Union law
  • TUPE
  • Whistleblowing
  • Working Time Regulations