The Latest from Cloisters
Cloisters’ barrister Nathaniel Caiden appeared for the successful appellant in Salmon v Castlebeck Care (Teesdale) Ltd and Ors, an important judgment from the Employment Appeal Tribunal about the effect of a successful appeal on an employee’s contract of employment.
Cloisters Head of Chambers, Robin Allen QC and barrister Rachel Crasnow QC, spoke at the high profile TUC and Equal Opportunities Review Discrimination Law Conference 2015 on 23 Jan 2015 at TUC headquarters, Great Russell Street, London.
Judgment has today been handed down by the High Court in the case of Totham v King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, following a December 2014 trial.
Cloisters barristers, William Latimer-Sayer and Catriona Stirling represented the successful claimant, a seven year old girl from south London, who suffered serious injuries during her birth at King’s College Hospital in 2007.
The EAT has today handed down judgment in the case of Chandhok v Tirkey.
This the first case in the EAT to consider caste-based discrimination. A link to the judgment can be found here. and a link to our previous post summarising the arguments in the appeal can be found here.
The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has handed down a key judgment today on the vexed question of whether obesity constitutes a disability within the meaning of EU law.
Cloisters barrister, Linda Jacobs represented the family at the inquest of a six year old boy Jack Adcock who was admitted to Leicester Royal Infirmary with sickness and diarrhoea, and was later diagnosed as suffering pneumonia and septic shock.
Caspar Glyn QC, Cloisters' barrister, comments to BBC World at One and the BBC on proposed new criminal offences in relation to exploited migrant workers.
For BBC coverage on this go to: BBC news
In the Court of Appeal judgment handed down today in the case of Firstgroup v Paulley, it was held that although wheelchair users have priority to occupy designated wheelchair spaces on buses, there is no legal requirement for bus drivers to move passengers from that space to allow wheelchair users to board. The Court of Appeal held that passengers should “of course” move from the designated space to allow wheelchair users to use it, but that if such passengers refuse, the driver is not required to do anything more than ask them to move. If they continue to refuse, the wheelchair user will have to wait for the next bus.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal has reserved its decision in the case of Chandhok v Tirkey concerning whether caste-based discrimination is prohibited under the Equality Act 2010.
Christopher Milsom, who appeared at first instance, led Tamar Burton in the first case heard by the EAT concerning caste-based discrimination. The Equality and Human Rights Commission was granted permission to intervene.
Smania v Standard Chartered
This EAT case concerns the territorial scope of whistle-blowing involving a Claimant a banker working in Singapore for the Respondent.
The Claimant sought to argue that UK whistle-blowing protection applied to him when he made allegations of financial misconduct. The Respondent’s registered office is based in the UK and is regulated by both UK law along and relevant Asian regulation.
THE EMPLOYMENT LAWYERS GROUP (NI)
INVITES YOU TO A TALK BY JACQUES ALGAZY Q.C.
(Jacques Algazy, of the Bar of England and Wales and the Bar of Northern Ireland, is a leading employment practitioner practising in England and Northern Ireland representing major employers on both sides of the Irish Sea. He also sits as an Employment Judge in Birmingham Employment Tribunal. He is uniquely placed to provide guidance on this thorny issue.)
ON WITNESS STATEMENTS: THEIR USE AND MISUSE
Wednesday 24th September 2014
THE OLD BAR LIBRARY, UPPER LIBRARY
12.30pm FOR 1.00pm