Laurene Veale

Year of Call: 2019

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Clinical Negligence | Commercial Law | Discrimination & Equality | Employment | Human Rights | Professional Discipline | Public & Administrative Law


Laurene commenced pupillage at Cloisters in September 2019.


Laurene accepts instructions across all areas of chambers work, namely employment, discrimination, public law and human rights, regulatory and professional discipline, personal injury and clinical negligence.

Laurene has experience in the employment tribunal including being sole counsel in a 6-day trial involving discrimination, unfair dismissal, deduction from wages and complex evidential issues around disclosure and credibility. She also has experience in whistle-blowing claims and disability discrimination.

She has a keen interest in discrimination, equal pay and trade union activism.

Laurene commenced pupillage in October 2019 and started tenancy in October 2020.

As a pupil she worked on internal investigations within organisations and unions, assisted in appeals in the Employment Appeal Tribunal and Court of Appeal, and also undertook work for the Grenfell Inquiry.

Prior to pupillage, Laurene worked in humanitarian aid for refugees and overseas international development.

Before joining Cloisters she gained advocacy experience as a volunteer representative in employment claims for the Free Representation Unit and as a volunteer for Hackney Community Law Centre working on cases in housing, social welfare and employment law.

She speaks French, Arabic and Spanish.


MA Politics and Arabic (with Distinction) University of Edinburgh

Graduate Diploma in Law, City, University of London

Bar Professional Training Course with LLM (Outstanding) City, University of London


Employment Lawyers Association

Industrial Law Society

Discrimination Law Association

Legal Sectors Workers Union – UVW


Inner Temple – 2018 BPTC Exhibition Award and 2017 GDL Exhibition Award

City Law School – 2017 GDL scholarship

Evan Ashfield Memorial Prize 2018 for best BPTC - FRU result

33 Bedford Row 2018 Prize for best performance in LLM Clinical Legal Practice (City Law School)

University of Edinburgh, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies Department – 2014 Irene Crawford Prize for best final year undergraduate student and 2014 Carole Hillenbrand Prize for best undergraduate dissertation.