“ ...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 barristers for Employment




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Andrew Rhodes (Pupil)

Year of call: 2015

Catherine Meenan (Pupil)

Year of call: 2018

Robin Allen QC

Year of silk: 1995

Michael Potter

Year of call: 1988

Prof Alan Neal

Year of call: 1975

Brian Napier QC

Year of call: 1986

Dame Laura Cox

Year of call: 1973

Jonathan Mitchell QC

Year of call: 1979

Ruaraidh Fitzpatrick

Year of call: 2017

Jonathan Cook

Year of call: 2017

Navid Pourghazi

Year of call: 2015

Tom Gillie

Year of call: 2013

Jennifer Danvers

Year of call: 2012

Tamar Burton

Year of call: 2012

Rachel Barrett

Year of call: 2012

Chesca Lord

Year of call: 2011

Sheryn Omeri

Year of call: 2010

Nathaniel Caiden

Year of call: 2009

Caroline Musgrave

Year of call: 2008

Olivia-Faith Dobbie

Year of call: 2007

Chris Milsom

Year of call: 2006

Daniel Dyal

Year of call: 2006

Sarah Fraser Butlin

Year of call: 2005

Dee Masters

Year of call: 2004

Adam Ohringer

Year of call: 2001

Anna Beale

Year of call: 2001

Claire McCann

Year of call: 2000

Tom Brown

Year of call: 2000

Akua Reindorf

Year of call: 1999

David Massarella

Year of call: 1999

Sally Robertson

Year of call: 1995

Sally Cowen

Year of call: 1995

John Horan

Year of call: 1993

Paul Michell

Year of call: 1991

Yvette Genn

Year of call: 1991

Catherine Casserley

Year of call: 1991

Declan O’Dempsey

Year of call: 1987

Andrew Buchan

Year of call: 1981

Philip Engelman

Year of call: 1979

Ed Williams QC

Year of silk: 2018

Tom Coghlin QC

Year of silk: 2018

Schona Jolly QC

Year of silk: 2017

Rachel Crasnow QC

Year of silk: 2015

Jason Galbraith-Marten QC

Year of silk: 2014

Caspar Glyn QC

Year of silk: 2012

Jacques Algazy QC*

Year of silk: 2012

Daphne Romney QC

Year of silk: 2009

Paul Epstein QC

Year of silk: 2006
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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
  • 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