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Cloisters’ specialist fire service barrister speaks for the FBU at Grenfell Inquiry

Cloisters’ specialist fire service barrister, Martin Seaward , is acting for the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) and the firefighters and control staff whom it represents at the ongoing Grenfell Tower Inquiry. After many years representing the bereaved families of deceased fire fighters who died fighting fire, Martin is well placed to assist the FBU in t...
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Cloisters team in European Court for part-time workers pension case

Robin Allen QC ,  Rachel Crasnow QC  and  Tamar Burton  will appear in the Court of Justice of the European Union today in the case of O’Brien. The case concerns discrimination against O'Brien, a part-time judge in the calculation of his pension. The issue is whether periods of service as a part-time judge prior the coming into ...
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Important principle in whistle-blowing law to be considered by the Court of Appeal

On Wednesday 13 June 2018 the Court of Appeal will hear the case of Kilraine v London Borough of Wandsworth . Cloisters’ barristers Chris Milsom and Rachel Barrett represent the appellant, Karen Kilraine, who is challenging the decision of the employment tribunal to dismiss her whistle-blowing claim. A key point in the appeal is whether the law dis...
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Sir Stephen Sedley publishes Law and the Whirligig of Time

Sir Stephen Sedley has published a new book, 'Law and the Whirligig of Time '. Drawing on over 30 years of experience of the law, first as a QC, then as a judge, and latterly as a visiting professor of law at Oxford, Stephen Sedley has written and lectured widely for a variety of audiences.  This new volume contains more recent artic...
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Catherine Casserley instructed for severely disabled boy suing theme park

Specialist equality and discrimination barrister Catherine Casserley is instructed for 11 year old Adam George, a severely disabled boy who is suing Flambards Theme Park, in Cornwall for failing to provide a suitable 'changing places' lavatory.  It is the first case involving the 'Changing Places' campaign, which is trying to get service provi...
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