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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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A Policy of Uncertainty Won’t Help Workers

A Policy of Uncertainty Won’t Help Workers
Rachel Crasnow QC and Tom Gillie of Cloisters have recently published an article in the New European about the vulnerability of workers’ rights post-Brexit.  The articles argues that the rights of families, agency workers and others could be severely diminished which may damage the wider economy. If the Government wants to reassure the country...
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Cloisters column: ‘The age of Trump and “Brexit”: is the balance between gay rights and religious freedom changing?’

Cloisters column: ‘The age of Trump and “Brexit”: is the balance between gay rights and religious freedom changing?’
Cloisters: Equality and Human Rights in Practice The age of Trump and “Brexit”: is the balance between gay rights and religious freedom changing? How far should the right to freedom of religion and belief be protected when it conflicts with the rights of other protected groups? This is a fundamental question which has been the subject of polarised ...
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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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Can Judicial Assessment help Claimants and Respondents in the Employment Tribunal?

Tom Gillie , Cloisters The President of the Employment Tribunals (England and Wales) has issued new guidance setting out a protocol for 'Judicial Assessment' of a claim and a response as part of Employment Tribunal proceedings. A copy of the guidance and protocol is available here:  https://www.judiciary.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/presi...
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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.  

Race Discrimination and Housing in post-Brexit Britain

Race Discrimination and Housing in post-Brexit Britain
In this article  Catherine Casserley and Tom Gillie  consider race discrimination in housing and, in particular, the obligations that landlords have not to discriminate themselves and to take action when their tenants are experiencing discrimination and harassment by other tenants. The reported racist incidents have surged since the ...
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Settling Injury to Feelings: A Taxing Time

Settling Injury to Feelings: A Taxing Time
Tom Gillie , a pupil at Cloisters, considers the recent Upper Tribunal (Tax and Chancery Chamber) judgment in Moorthy v HMRC [2016] UKUT 13 TCC in respect of taxation on injury to feelings payments. Introduction Until recently, you could be forgiven for thinking that sums paid as settlement for injury to feelings were tax exempt. That forgiveness s...
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