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Third edition of Employment Law and Human Rights published

A new edition of  Employment Law and Human Rights  (Oxford University Press) has been released. Widely considered an authority in the field of employment law and human rights, written by Cloisters' renowned author team; Robin Allen QC , Rachel Crasnow QC , Anna Beale ,   Claire McCann  and Rachel Barrett . New to the third ...
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Schona Jolly and Simon Dyer to become QCs

Schona Jolly and Simon Dyer to become QCs
Today, Cloisters is delighted to announce that Schona Jolly and Simon Dyer will be appointed as QCs. Schona Jolly is a legal expert in employment, discrimination, human rights and civil liberties whilst Simon Dyer specialises in personal injury and clinical negligence.

Cloisters Employment Law Conference: What you need to know in 2017

Cloisters Employment Law Conference: What you need to know in 2017
Cloisters’ leading employment law silks and juniors will share their wealth of expertise and practical know-how on hot employment law issues that are likely to have the greatest impact on employment and HR professionals in the coming year. Book now and ensure your place at this one day conference which will be held on 3 November 2016 from 10am to 4...
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Robin Allen QC is The Times Lawyer of the Week

Robin Allen QC is The Times Lawyer of the Week
Robin Allen QC is the Times Lawyer of the Week.  The full column, which can be found in today's edition of the Times has been reproduced below:     Robin Allen QC, of Cloisters Chambers, acted for the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland in the Northern Ireland Court of Appeal where the judges ruled unanimously that a baker's ref...
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Cloisters nominated for Bar Pro Bono Award 2016

Cloisters nominated for Bar Pro Bono Award 2016
Cloisters is delighted to announce that it has been nominated for the Bar Pro Bono Award 2016. The purpose of the Bar Pro Bono Award is to thank and recognise those who have made an outstanding contribution to pro bono work. This year is particularly significant as it is the award’s 20th anniversary.

Cloisters and Paul Epstein QC shortlisted in the Chambers UK Bar awards

Cloisters and Paul Epstein QC shortlisted in the Chambers UK Bar awards
We are pleased to announce that Cloisters and Paul Epstein QC have been shortlisted for Chambers of the Year (Employment) and Silk of the Year (Employment). The awards will take place at The London Hilton on Park Lane on Thursday, 27th October 2016.

Cloisters and B3sixty conference

Cloisters and B3sixty conference
Cloisters and B3sixty are holding a conference on 23 September 2016 between 2.30 pm – 5.30 pm, at which several of our leading employment barristers will be speaking The programme consists of two sessions: Protecting your organisation’s reputation – legal and HR perspectives Employment law – your questions answered by Sally Cowen , Chris Milsom , C...
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Six Cloisters’ Silks join panel of 22 QCs on the hot employment law issues for 2016-2017

Six Cloisters’ Silks join panel of 22 QCs on the hot employment law issues for 2016-2017
Robin Allen QC ,  Daphne Romney QC ,  Paul Epstein QC ,  Jason Galbraith-Marten QC ,  Caspar Glyn QC  and  Rachel Crasnow QC  will be part of the panel of 22 of the UK’s leading Queen’s Counsel who will update delegates  on key employment law topics that are most likely to be of concern in 2016-17. ...
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Caspar Glyn QC acts successfully for fire service in false claim of harassment and unfair dismissal case

Caspar Glyn QC acts successfully for fire service in false claim of harassment and unfair dismissal case
Caspar Glyn QC acted successfully for South Wales Fire and Rescue Service in refuting claims that a former employee had been  harassed, unfairly treated and dismissed due to his mixed race and for making a protected disclosure. After cross-examination by Caspar, the former South Wales firefighter, Michaele Lloyd dropped his claims. The Employm...
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Caspar Glyn QC considers the hotly anticipated EAT holiday pay judgment of Lock v British Gas

Caspar Glyn QC considers the hotly anticipated EAT holiday pay judgment of Lock v British Gas
Caspar Glyn QC considers the hotly anticipated judgment in  Lock-v-British-Gas handed down by the Employment Appeal Tribunal today. In the long running appeal of Lock v British Gas the EAT considered whether UK Holiday Pay could include pay to make up for commission which a salesman did not earn because he was on holiday. The decision invites ...
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Cloisters unites with key family rights groups to raise awareness on shared parental leave and pay

Cloisters unites with key family rights groups to raise awareness on shared parental leave and pay
by Claire McCann Cloisters has joined Your Employment Settlement Service(YESS) Law, Maternity Action and Working Families to produce and disseminate vital information on the complex rights associated with shared parental leave which may be taken in respect of babies due to be born on or after 5 April 2015.  The shared parental leave regime is ...
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Three Cloisters’ barristers elected on Industrial Law Society’s executive committee

Three Cloisters’ barristers elected on Industrial Law Society’s executive committee
Chambers is delighted to congratulate Sarah Fraser Butlin who was elected  Vice Chair of the Industrial Law Society at its recent elections. She is joined by Anna Beale who is the newly elected Secretary and Declan O’Dempsey on the executive  committee. Sarah Fraser Butlin is  and employment specialist ‘noted for her strength at appe...
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Tribunal finds compulsory retirement of cricket umpires at 65 was not age discrimination

Tribunal finds compulsory retirement of cricket umpires at 65 was not age discrimination
By David Massarella On 13 March 2015 the London Central Employment Tribunal gave judgment in a test case about the right of the England and Wales Cricket Board (‘EWCB’) to dismiss first class umpires (‘FCUs’) at 65.  In Willey and Sharpe v England and Wales Cricket Board it rejected the idea that the EWCB could rely on its stated aim of avoidi...
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Terri Paddock wins unfair dismissal claim against WhatsOnStage

Terri Paddock wins unfair dismissal claim against WhatsOnStage
If WhatsOnStage recommended you a play about a woman sacked for sexual harassment of another woman at the Office Christmas Lunch, even though the alleged victim had never made a complaint, you might have thought it sounded too far-fetched. Sadly for Terri Paddock, its well-known Managing Director, it was all too true. Two days after the lunch Ms Pa...
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Debunking banking

Debunking banking
Do you know what 'derivatives' means? ...or  'FOREX'...or 'futures'...or  'positions'?  No? Then you are not alone and all will be explained at an informal briefing in the famous Dispensary on the 19th March between 2.30pm - 4.30pm at Leman Street London E1 when Cloisters employment barrister,   Jason Galbraith-Marten QC , ...
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When is a religious or political belief appropriate?

When is a religious or political belief appropriate?
Employment Appeal Tribunal to consider when a manifestation of a religious or political belief is appropriate   Cloister’s barristers, Ed Williams and Sarah Fraser Butlin , are instructed in the case of GMB v Henderson which will be of fundamental importance to all discrimination lawyers. Keith Henderson was employed as a regional organiser in...
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Retirement of Cricketing Umpires

Retirement of Cricketing Umpires
Cloisters barrister Declan O’Dempsey represented Peter Willey and George Sharp against the English Cricket Board at Central London Employment Tribunal this week. The umpires brought cases, backed by Prospect union , for unfair dismissal and age discrimination when they were forced to retire by the ECB because they were reaching 65.  The ECB sa...
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