“ ...experienced and skilful advocates, who possess expertise in a number of employment law areas... ”


Cloisters is highly reputed for its expert knowledge in all aspects of employment law and is routinely instructed in ground-breaking cases at the leading edge of UK and European law.

Our award-winning employment team are widely recognised as experts in their field and skilfully set the agenda in employment law, appearing in almost all major employment litigation in the UK.

Our clients come from a broad range of industries including financial services, transport, education, unions, retail and technology. We also act for regulators such as the FCA, local authorities and regularly advise government departments. We are fearless advocates for our clients and take a practical and proactive approach to our work. We are prepared to work hard alongside you from beginning to end.

We look forward to working with you.

Our work includes:

  • Bonus disputes
  • Collective labour law
  • Contract claims
  • Disciplinary and grievance procedures
  • Age, disability, race, sex and sexual orientation discrimination
  • Unfair and wrongful dismissal
  • Employee share schemes
  • Employers’ vicarious liability
  • Employment injunctions including; restrictive covenants, garden leave, confidential information, equal pay claims,
  • European community law
  • Fixed-term employee claims
  • Human rights law
  • Industrial disputes
  • Investigations
  • Jurisdiction
  • Maternity and parental rights
  • National minimum wage
  • Occupational injury and disease
  • Occupational stress
  • Part-time worker claims
  • Pensions
  • Redundancy
  • Restrictive covenants and injunctions
  • Trade union law
  • TUPE
  • Whistleblowing
  • Working time regulations

Our barristers for Employment




Robin Allen QC

Year of silk: 1995

Paul Epstein QC

Year of silk: 2006

Daphne Romney QC

Year of silk: 2009

Jacques Algazy QC*

Year of silk: 2012

Caspar Glyn QC

Year of silk: 2012

Jason Galbraith-Marten QC

Year of silk: 2014

Rachel Crasnow QC

Year of silk: 2015

Schona Jolly QC

Year of silk: 2017

Tom Coghlin QC

Year of silk: 2018

Ed Williams QC

Year of silk: 2018

Andrew Buchan

Year of call: 1981

Declan O’Dempsey

Year of call: 1987

Catherine Casserley

Year of call: 1991

Yvette Genn

Year of call: 1991

Paul Michell

Year of call: 1991

John Horan

Year of call: 1993

Sally Cowen

Year of call: 1995

Sally Robertson

Year of call: 1995

Akua Reindorf

Year of call: 1999

Tom Brown

Year of call: 2000

Claire McCann

Year of call: 2000

Anna Beale

Year of call: 2001

Adam Ohringer

Year of call: 2001

Dee Masters

Year of call: 2004

Sarah Fraser Butlin

Year of call: 2005

Chris Milsom

Year of call: 2006

Olivia-Faith Dobbie

Year of call: 2007

Caroline Musgrave-Cohen

Year of call: 2008

Nathaniel Caiden

Year of call: 2009

Sheryn Omeri

Year of call: 2010

Chesca Lord

Year of call: 2011

Rachel Barrett

Year of call: 2012

Tamar Burton

Year of call: 2012

Jennifer Danvers

Year of call: 2012

Jonathan Cook

Year of call: 2017

Ruaraidh Fitzpatrick

Year of call: 2017

Prof Alan Neal

Year of call: 1975

Michael Potter

Year of call: 1988

Jonathan Mitchell QC

Year of call: 1979

Dame Laura Cox

Year of call: 1973

Brian Napier QC

Year of call: 1986
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