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Acas early conciliation effect on tribunal time limits and the decision of Luton BC v Haque EAT/0180/17/JOJ

Navid-Pourghazi
Navid Pourghazi   considers today’s judgment by the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) in Luton BC v Haque , which concerned how the ACAS early conciliation provisions affect Tribunal time limits, and summarises the simple approach to take in calculating time limits following the most recent case law, drawing from submissions made by the appella...
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Claire McCann and Navid Pourghazi to speak at ELA Conference

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Tuesday 20 March 2018, 9:30am - 5:30pm  Discrimination: The Law and Strategy presented by The Employment Lawyers Association is a two day conference. Cloister's Claire McCann and Navid Pourghazi will deliver an introduction to the concepts of discrimination. Their session will identify key discrimination concepts, including identifying protect...
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Tom Coghlin and Navid Pourghazi Nominated for Bar Pro Bono Award

Tom Coghlin and Navid Pourghazi have been nominated for this year’s Bar Pro Bono Award partly due to their success in Efobi v Royal Mail Group which contained significant commentary on the burden of proof in discrimination claims.  The winner will be announced at the Bar Conference on 4 November 2017.

The EAT issues guidance on in-time amendment applications

Navid Pourghazi considers the recent decision in Gillett v Bridge 86 Ltd (UKEAT/0015/17/DM) where the EAT overturned a refusal of an in-time application to amend a claim form and provided helpful guidance on how Tribunals should deal with such applications in the future.  A copy of the judgment is available here . Analysis The Claimant present...
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Cloisters contribute to practitioners’ guide on religious discrimination

Cloisters contribute to practitioners’ guide on religious discrimination
Schona Jolly QC and Navid Pourghazi have written an introductory guide to religious discrimination in the workplace for Westlaw’s Insight.  Westlaw describe Insight as “an online, dynamic, continually updated and ever-growing encyclopaedia of UK law”. Content on the website is aimed at practitioners with a broad understanding of the law who ar...
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Cloisters has entered its team in this year’s London Legal Walk, which is taking place on 22 May 2017

Cloisters has entered its team in this year’s London Legal Walk, which is taking place on 22 May 2017
The London Legal Walk is an iconic annual event in which thousands of barristers, solicitors, judges, and law students take part in a sponsored 10km walk in Central London to raise money for free legal advice centres. In 2016, over 10,000 people took part and raised over £740,000. Cloisters has a proud history of fundraising for this event, and our...
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Deposit Orders: Not to be used as a “strike out through the back door”

Deposit Orders: Not to be used as a “strike out through the back door”
Chris Milsom succeeds before the EAT in Hemdan v Ishmail & Ors in an important case about the appropriate amount of a deposit order against someone who has very low means to pay. Navid Pourghazi discusses the case .   The facts The Claimant, who was a victim of trafficking, claimed that she had been employed in circumstances that amounted ...
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Cloisters barristers win award at the 2016 Camden Volunteer Awards Ceremony

Cloisters barristers win award at the 2016 Camden Volunteer Awards Ceremony
Cloisters is delighted to announce that Nathan Roberts , Tom Gillie and Navid Pourghazi were part of a group of barristers who won an award at the 2016 Camden Volunteer Awards Ceremony in recognition of their Pro Bono work for Camden Community Law Centre. The Camden Volunteer Awards recognises and celebrates the contributions of volunteers in the l...
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New tenants: Tom Gillie and Navid Pourghazi

New tenants: Tom Gillie and Navid Pourghazi
Cloisters is delighted to announce that Tom Gillie and Navid Pourghazi have recently become tenants.  Both Tom and Navid have experience across all of Cloisters’ core areas having completed a rigorous 12 month pupillage with plenty of advocacy and drafting experience.  

Agency Employees, Unfair Dismissal and the Necessity of Communicating an Intention to Dismiss: the recent EAT judgment in Sandle v Adecco UK Ltd

Agency Employees, Unfair Dismissal and the Necessity of Communicating an Intention to Dismiss: the recent EAT judgment in Sandle v Adecco UK Ltd
Ed Williams and Caroline Musgrave appeared before the EAT in July 2016 to argue an important case for agency workers and those who bring or defend unfair dismissal claims in the context of agency employment. Navid Pourghazi discusses the Judgment.   Introduction The EAT’s decision in Sandle v Adecco UK Limited is a must-read for practitioners ...
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