Cloisters’ barristers Sheryn Omeri and Rachel Barrett secure substantial damages for rape victim


Cloisters’ barristers Sheryn Omeri and Rachel Barrett, secured substantial damages for a victim of crime they represented in an appeal to the First Tier Tribunal Criminal Injuries Compensation this month.

Sheryn and Rachel were instructed by the Bar Pro Bono Unit.

The successful appeal was against an initial award of £11,000 offered by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority.

Cloisters is a ‘Friend in Law’ of the Bar Pro Bono Unit which matches barristers who undertake pro bono work for members of society who need their help and cannot afford to pay for the legal assistance sought ,or obtain public funding, or have a meritorious case.