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Dress Codes at Work, Discrimination or good for business?

Dress Codes at Work, Discrimination or good for business?
Dame Laura Cox, Sam Smethers, Rachel Crasnow QC and John Graham will be speaking at our event Dress Codes at Work today to be held at The Law Society. The event will commence from 18:30 till 19:45 which will be followed by a networking and drinks session. This will give delegates the opportunity to receive insights on the pitfalls and latest develo...
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Declan O'Dempsey to discuss "Litigating Human Rights in the EU" at Maynooth University

Declan O'Dempsey to discuss "Litigating Human Rights in the EU" at Maynooth University
Declan O’Dempsey will be speaking on “Litigating Human Rights in the EU” at  Maynooth University Department of Law at the international Jean Monnet Summer School “The EU and Human Rights in a Time of Crisis” on 19 June 2017. How will the EU’s commitment to human rights influence its relationship to the UK post-Brexit?  The summer school e...
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Declan O'Dempsey to speak at the Council for Racial Equality’s Inaugural Human Rights and Equality event

Declan O'Dempsey to speak at the Council for Racial Equality’s Inaugural Human Rights and Equality event
On 6 April 2017 Declan O’Dempsey will be at UNISON’s headquarters in Belfast addressing the Northern Ireland Council for Racial Equality’s Inaugural Human Rights and Equality event: “ Brexit and Human Rights Protections ” on “How businesses can use the law to combat racism”. Declan’s talk will cover the way in which employers and businesses can use...
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Schona Jolly QC to speak at Human Rights after Brexit alongside Keir Starmer MP in Westminster

Schona Jolly QC to speak at Human Rights after Brexit alongside Keir Starmer MP in Westminster
Schona Jolly QC will be speaking at Human Rights after Brexit on 26 th April at Westminster (RSVP for details), alongside fellow panelists Keir Starmer MP (Shadow Secretary of State for exiting the European Union), Polly Toynbee (The Guardian), Narmada Thirangama (Unison), and Lord Stewart Wood. This is an opportunity to discuss human rights, equal...
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Are Courts taking reasonable adjustments seriously?

Are Courts taking reasonable adjustments seriously?
John Horan is lecturing the Law Centre Network on 31 March 2017 as to whether Courts are taking seriously their international duty to help disabled litigants in accessing the justice system by making reasonable adjustments. As part of the “Living Right Project” John will compare the attitude of the Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland to the approac...
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5 Cloisters QCs to speak at Michael Rubenstein’s Autumn Hot Employment Law Issues

5 Cloisters QCs to speak at Michael Rubenstein’s Autumn Hot Employment Law Issues
Cloisters barristers  Daphne Romney QC ,  Caspar Glyn QC ,  Jason Galbraith-Marten QC ,  Rachel Crasnow QC and Schona Jolly QC will be speaking at the Michael Rubenstein Hot Topics in Employment 2017/8 Conference on 5th- 6th October.  Day One features Schona Jolly QC  on  religious discrimination in the workp...
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Catherine Casserley to speak on 'Using the Equality Act 2010 to improve access to public transport'

Catherine Casserley to speak on 'Using the Equality Act 2010 to improve access to public transport'
On the 23 rd February Catherine Casserley will present on the topic of using the Equality Act 2010 to improve access to public transport. She will be joined by Joanna Owen and Mark Stone from Equality and Human Rights Commissions and Transport for All. Catherine Casserley represented Doug Paulley in this case at the Supreme Court. Date: 23 February...
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Robin Allen QC and Rachel Crasnow QC to speak at the EOR-TUC conference in London and Equality Law Training in Scotland

Robin Allen QC and Rachel Crasnow QC to speak at the EOR-TUC conference in London and Equality Law Training in Scotland
Cloisters is delighted to announce that our leading discrimination law experts Robin Allen QC and Rachel Crasnow QC will be speaking at the Equal Opportunities Review and The Trades Union Congress (EOR-TUC) Annual Conference to be held in London on 20 th January 2017. Additionally, Robin and Rachel will also speak at the Equality Law Training ...
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Robin Allen QC of Cloisters to give the prestigious Hamlyn Lectures in 2018

Robin Allen QC of Cloisters to give the prestigious Hamlyn Lectures in 2018
Robin Allen QC has been invited to give the prestigious Hamlyn Lectures in 2018.  The current 2017 series have been given by Dame Sian Ellis the Chief Justice of New Zealand , and the 2017 series will be given by Professor Andrew Burrows, Oxford Professor of the Law of England.  Robin is expected to lecture on the future development of eq...
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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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Discrimination Law Conference 2015

Discrimination Law Conference 2015

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.

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Simon Dyer to chair Cerebral Palsy and Brain Injury Cases Update conference

Simon Dyer to chair Cerebral Palsy and Brain Injury Cases Update conference

Cloisters barrister Simon Dyer has accepted an invitation to Chair AvMA conference

Cerebral Palsy & Brain Injury Cases – ensuring you do the best for your client on

11 February 2015 at De Vere Holborn Bars, London

CPD: 5 hours and 40 mins.

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Discrimination Law in 2015

Cloisters’ employment law barristers Robin Allen QC and Rachel Crasnov will be on the panel of experts speaking at the Discrimination Law in 2015 Conference in London on Friday 23 January 2015.

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John Horan leads European Commissions Work Forum into Disability Rights in Brussels on 22 and 23 October 2014

John Horan is to be moderator in charge of the European Commissions Work Forum monitoring whether European States are complying with the UN Convention of Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The Work Forum will meet in Brussels on 22 and 23 October 2014, for more information click here

Jacques Algazy QC to present talk to The Employment Lawyers Group in Northern Ireland on 'Witness Statements: Their Use and Misuse'

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

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Cloisters speaks at Discrimination Law Association Conference

Cloisters speaks at Discrimination Law Association Conference

Robin Allen QC, Catherine Casserley, Akua Reindorf, Rachel Crasnow and Sarah Fraser-Butlin will all speak at the 2014 DLA conference on Monday, 20th October 2014.  

While Robin will speak on "How are European courts dealing with equality issues?", Catherine will lead her ever popular workshop updating on discrimination law.  

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