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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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Missing Evidence: Sir Stephen Sedley's inquiry into delayed publication of government commissioned research report out now

Missing Evidence: Sir Stephen Sedley's inquiry into delayed publication of government commissioned research report out now
Findings by former Lord Justice of Appeal, Sir Stephen Sedley , into the scale and significance of the non-publication of government commissioned research have been published in Missing Evidence: Inquiry into delayed publication of government-commissioned research. Sir Stephen was asked by the charity Sense about Science  (of which he is a tru...
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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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Jonathan Mitchell QC joins Cloisters as associate member

Jonathan Mitchell QC joins Cloisters as associate member
We are delighted to announce that Jonathan Mitchell QC has joined Cloisters as an associate tenant.  Jonathan, a member of the Scottish Bar, brings with him his great skill and experience in commercial law ,  discrimination and equality , employment , sports and entertainment , human rights , regulatory and public law . He is renowned for...
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First toe in the water of ‘ In The Public Interest’

First toe in the water of ‘ In The Public Interest’
Chestertons v  Nurmohammed By Daphne Romney QC In order to qualify as a protected disclosure, a disclosure must be a qualifying disclosure, namely that it must fall within the categories listed in section ERA 1996 43B(1) as inserted by the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998, and now re-amended by the Enterprise and regulatory reform Act 2013....
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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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Rachel Crasnow appointed Chair of the Police Appeals Tribunal

Rachel Crasnow appointed Chair of the Police Appeals Tribunal
Chambers is delighted to congratulate Rachel Crasnow on her appointment as Chair of the Police Appeals Tribunal which took effect on 19 December 2014. Rachel remains in full-time practice at Chambers and this new part-time role augments her long-standing work in the regulatory sphere, including her recent appointment as Legal Advisor to the United ...
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Paul Epstein QC and Caspar Glyn QC speak at the SJ Live Legal Event

Paul Epstein QC and Caspar Glyn QC speak at the SJ Live Legal Event
Cloisters' silks, Paul Epstein QC and Caspar Glyn QC   jointhe legal professions most respected figures to speak at the Solicitors Journal SJ Live two day legal event on 25 th February 2015 at Canary Wharf, London. Paul’s talk entitled ‘Holiday Pay: Holidays from hell’ will cover holidays and sickness, what is included in the calcula...
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Cloisters' barrister Rachel Crasnow appointed Silk

Cloisters' barrister Rachel Crasnow appointed Silk
Chambers is delighted to announce that Rachel Crasnow  has been appointed Queen’s Counsel. This appointment recognises her long-held reputation as an outstanding employment and discrimination expert and advocate. As a junior Rachel featured in some of the most high-profile and complex litigation in her fields and joins Cloisters’ team of ...
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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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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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