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Cloisters’ specialist fire service barrister speaks for the FBU at Grenfell Inquiry

Cloisters’ specialist fire service barrister, Martin Seaward , is acting for the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) and the firefighters and control staff whom it represents at the ongoing Grenfell Tower Inquiry. After many years representing the bereaved families of deceased fire fighters who died fighting fire, Martin is well placed to assist the FBU in t...
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Important principle in whistle-blowing law to be considered by the Court of Appeal

On Wednesday 13 June 2018 the Court of Appeal will hear the case of Kilraine v London Borough of Wandsworth . Cloisters’ barristers Chris Milsom and Rachel Barrett represent the appellant, Karen Kilraine, who is challenging the decision of the employment tribunal to dismiss her whistle-blowing claim. A key point in the appeal is whether the law dis...
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Sir Stephen Sedley publishes Law and the Whirligig of Time

Sir Stephen Sedley has published a new book, 'Law and the Whirligig of Time '. Drawing on over 30 years of experience of the law, first as a QC, then as a judge, and latterly as a visiting professor of law at Oxford, Stephen Sedley has written and lectured widely for a variety of audiences.  This new volume contains more recent artic...
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Sarah Fraser Butlin elected to Fellowship at Cambridge University

Cloisters is delighted to announce that  Sarah Fraser Butlin  has been elected to a Fellowship at  Selwyn College, Cambridge.   Sarah will be continuing in practice in Cloisters, alongside her teaching and research in Cambridge.

Cloisters awarded Well-being Certificate of Recognition

Cloisters has been awarded a Wellbeing Certificate of Recognition  by the Bar Council's Wellbeing at the Bar Working Group.  Cloisters decided to promote well-being in the work place to raise awareness among barristers and staff of the benefits of reducing stress and anxiety caused by excessively busy professional lives. We begun to tackl...
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