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Bar Standards Board clarifies the responsibility of barristers to report harassment

Jennifer-Danvers
Jen Danvers considers the Bar Standard Board’s recent regulatory update to barristers concerning the reporting of harassment and the pilot harassment support scheme. In 2016 1,333 female barristers were surveyed, 40% of whom said that they had experienced harassment at the Bar. [1] The difficulties in tackling this issue, particularly in self-emplo...
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Carl Sargeant Judicial Review Proceedings issued

Sheryn-Omeri
Cloisters’ Head of Public and Administrative Law, Sheryn Omeri is instructed on behalf of Bernadette Sargeant, widow of the late Carl Sargeant member of the Welsh Assembly, led by Leslie Thomas QC. Mr. Sargeant took his own life in November 2017 after being suspended from his post by the First Minister of Wales. The First Minister committed to esta...
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R (Jollah) v Secretary of State for the Home Department: The Parameters of False Imprisonment

Ruaridh-Fitzpatrick
Ruaraidh Fitzpatrick considers the judgments upholding the decision that a person who was unlawfully subject to curfew conditions requiring him, on threat of criminal sanction, to be at his home address between the hours of 23:00 and 07:00 every day had been entitled to damages for false imprisonment. Cloisters barristers Declan O’Dempsey , Sheryn ...
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Professional Disciplinary Case Digest – May & June 2017

A summary of legally noteworthy appeals in the High Court and Court of Appeal against the decisions of professional disciplinary panels. Professional Standards Authority v (1) Health & Care Professions Council (2) Benedict Doree [2017] EWCA Civ 319   A decision to impose a caution order for a period of five years on a registered prosthetis...
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The Prevent Duty Part 2: Government Guidance and Practical Guidance

The Prevent Duty Part 2: Government Guidance and Practical Guidance
By Declan O’Dempsey In this article I deal with the government issued guidance on the Prevent Duty under section 21 of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 as it applies to universities. What the guidance says Section 29 of the 2015 Act permits the Minister to issue guidance on the Prevent Duty.  It states that authorities must have reg...
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Administrative Court Judicial Review Guide 2016: Help for persons representing themselves (“litigants in person”)?

Administrative Court Judicial Review Guide 2016:
Help for persons representing themselves (“litigants in person”)?
By Declan O' Dempsey In this blog I consider the Administrative Court’s Judicial Review Guide 2016 (“the Guide”).   It is undoubtedly a massive help for solicitors, barristers and other legal advisers who are dealing with judicial review claims even on an infrequent basis.  How much help can it be for a litigant in person? The best w...
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Cloisters sponsors the Association of University Legal Practitioners’ Conference 2016 on 11 -12 April 2016

Cloisters sponsors the Association of University Legal Practitioners’ Conference 2016 on 11 -12 April 2016
Cloisters is proud to co-sponsor this year’s annual conference of the Association of University Legal Practitioners (AULP) held at  Cambridge University on 11-12 April 2016. This two-day event promises to be a controversial one. Declan O’Dempsey will speak on how the implications of Prevent Duty placed on higher education bodies under the Coun...
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Brexit – what will happen to the UK’s environmental policy?

Brexit – what will happen to the UK’s environmental policy?
By Andrew Buchan If the UK leaves the EU what will happen to the UK’s environmental policy? This is not, as outlined below, a purely academic question. It cropped up recently during an interview on the BBC’s Today Programme[1] between, Justin Webb (the interviewer) and Amber Rudd (the Secretary of State for the Environment). The discussion turned t...
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Jason Galbraith-Marten QC to be a key note speaker at The Association of University Legal Practitioners’ Annual Conference

Jason Galbraith-Marten QC to be a key note speaker at The Association of University Legal Practitioners’ Annual Conference
Jason Galbraith-Marten QC   will be a key note speaker at Cloisters' sponsored  Association of University Legal Practitioners (AULP) Conference 2015. This two day annual event for AULP members will include workshops and presentations on current issues faced by legal services in higher education. The conference is being held at University ...
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Drafting a good reference to the Court of Justice

Drafting a good reference to the Court of Justice
Declan O’Dempsey reports back from the ERA Seminar for the judiciary held in Prague on 22-24 April, on the Court of Justice of the EU’s current views on how to draft a good request for a reference for a preliminary ruling.  There are many lessons practitioners can draw on how to ask for a request to be made by the Court or Tribunal. See here f...
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Rachel Crasnow QC, David Massarella and Jennifer Danvers lecture on 'dishonesty test in regulatory proceedings' to RCN

Rachel Crasnow QC, David Massarella and Jennifer Danvers lecture on 'dishonesty test in regulatory proceedings' to RCN
Cloisters barristers, Rachel Crasnow QC , David Massarella and Jennifer Danvers are giving a talk to the Royal College of Nursing on the dishonesty test within regulatory proceedings and how this has developed over time. The lecture on Monday 20 April is in London. 

Permission to remove the Lord Chancellor’s foot from public law

Permission to remove the Lord Chancellor’s foot from public law
By Declan O'Dempsey Today (3 March 2015) the Divisional Court gave judgment in Ben Hoare Bell Solicitors & Ors, R (On the Application Of) v The Lord Chancellor [2015] EWHC 523 (Admin).  Four firms of solicitors who provide legal services in public law areas and a charity providing advice, support and services to homeless and badly housed p...
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