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Rachel Barrett returns to Cloisters Chambers

Rachel Barrett returns to Cloisters Chambers
Cloisters is delighted to welcome Rachel Barrett back from a year’s secondment to the Supreme Court and Privy Council, where she acted as Judicial Assistant to Lord Wilson and Lord Hodge JJSC. She was closely involved in several high profile cases across Chambers’ areas of practice, including Greater Glasgow Health Board v Doogan [2014] UKSC 68 (co...
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Shared parental rights and discrimination

Shared parental rights and discrimination
The new shared parental leave and pay rights are now in force and employers will be taking steps to introduce policies to comply. Cloisters employment law barristers, Sian McKinley and Robin Allen QC , explain how employers will have to rethink their approaches to maternity and parental leave to avoid claims of sex discrimination. The Shared Parent...
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The Deduction from Wages (Limitation) Regulations 2014

By Daniel Dyal and Chesca Lord

Following the decision of the Employment Appeal Tribunal in Bear Scotland, the Government announced that it would set up a task force to mitigate the impact of the decision on businesses. This has culminated in The Deduction from Wages (Limitation) Regulations 2014

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Staff to be charged with gross negligence manslaughter over child’s death

Staff to be charged with gross negligence manslaughter over child’s death

Cloisters barrister, Linda Jacobs represented the family at the inquest of a six year old boy Jack Adcock who was admitted to Leicester Royal Infirmary with sickness and diarrhoea, and was later diagnosed as suffering pneumonia and septic shock.

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Carrying over annual leave and back-pay: Sash Window Workshop Ltd v King

By Daniel Dyal

Introduction

In Sash Window Workshop v King theEmployment Appeal Tribunal returned to two of the central controversies in recent holiday pay case-law. Firstly the right to carry annual leave entitlement over from one leave year to the next. Secondly the right to claim back pay for untaken leave in historic leave years, particularly upon the termination of employment.

 In this blog Daniel Dyal unpicks what Sash Windows decided, considers some of its implications and suggests an alternative approach to some of the reasoning.

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What does Duty of Candour mean for employers?

By Dee Masters and Sian McKinley So far, commentators have focused on the interplay between clinical negligence law and the Duty of Candour. But the latest requirements also have important repercussions for those in regulated professions such as doctors and nurses and their employment relationships. In this article, we look at steps which employers...
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Can professional bodies intrude in private lives?

The purpose of the professional regulatory bodies is to uphold the reputation and ensure public confidence in the profession. A professional who has committed dishonesty or impropriety while carrying out his or her professional duties can expect severe sanctions from the relevant regulatory body. To what extend can the regulatory body sanction a pr...
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