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Cloisters contribute to practitioners’ guide on religious discrimination

Cloisters contribute to practitioners’ guide on religious discrimination
Schona Jolly QC and Navid Pourghazi have written an introductory guide to religious discrimination in the workplace for Westlaw’s Insight.  Westlaw describe Insight as “an online, dynamic, continually updated and ever-growing encyclopaedia of UK law”. Content on the website is aimed at practitioners with a broad understanding of the law who ar...
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Cloisters column: Reforming the Soft Tissue Injury (whiplash) Claims Process – Government consultation and reform in the ‘post-truth’ age?

Cloisters column: Reforming the Soft Tissue Injury (whiplash) Claims Process – Government consultation and reform in the ‘post-truth’ age?
Cloisters: Equality and Human Rights in Practic e by Martyn McLeish Recommended reading:   this article on George Osborne’s 2015 proposal. In the 2015 autumn statement the then Chancellor announced proposals for whiplash claims and an increase to the small claims limit in personal injury actions. The Government has now published its Consu...
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Cloisters column part two – ‘Premature Labelling? A child-centred approach to questions of gender identity’

Cloisters column part two – ‘Premature Labelling? A child-centred approach to questions of gender identity’
Cloisters: Equality and Human Rights in Practice This is part two of a two-part series on trans rights from leading equality and human rights barrister Claire McCann at Cloisters. Part one  explores toilets and gender identity. Toilets have not been the only battleground. In fact, hardly a week goes by without a news story about tran...
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Cloisters column part one – ‘To pee or not to pee….? Toilets and Gender Identity’

Cloisters column part one – ‘To pee or not to pee….? Toilets and Gender Identity’
Cloisters: Equality and Human Rights in Practice This is part one of a two-part series on trans rights from leading equality and human rights barristers at Cloisters . Part two will explore gender identity and children.   It has been an important couple of years for trans rights. Going to the toilet is something most of us do without a se...
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Immigration Act 2016—language requirements for public sector workers

Immigration Act 2016—language requirements for public sector workers
Immigration analysis: What will the Immigration Act 2016 (IA 2016) mean in practice? Akua Reindorf, a barrister at Cloisters Chambers, considers the key provisions relating to language requirements for public sector workers. What are the main provisions relating to the English language requirement? The English and Welsh language requirement contain...
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Written submission to House of Commons Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee inquiry

Written evidence from Caspar Glyn QC, Anna Beale and Nathaniel Caiden   Authors This submission has been prepared by Leading Employment silk, Caspar Glyn QC [1] , and Leading Employment Juniors Anna Beale [2] and Nathaniel Caiden [3] . Our conclusions to the questions posed follow: and then our reasons. Conclusion Question 1 Those who provide ...
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Cloisters writes...."Family Rights at Work : A Guide to Employment Law"

Cloisters writes...."Family Rights at Work : A Guide to Employment Law"
Rachel Crasnow and Robin Allen QC together with a team from Cloisters have written a new textbook for Jordan's Publishing entitled  "Family Rights at Work : A Guide to Employment Law"  – published in 2012- and are delivering further training on this on 13 March 2013

Implications of whistleblowing reforms

Implications of whistleblowing reforms
Fighting or defending a whistleblowing claim will not be quite the same once the changes proposed by the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill become law. Sally Robertson discusses the implications of thereforms in circumstances where a worker ‘makes a disclosure in the public interest’. Progress of the bill The House of Lords report stag...
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Employment tribunals: striking out claims

Employment tribunals: striking out claims
Sally Robertson considers strike-out applications and the current approach to cases with no reasonable prospects of success. In a jurisdiction in which recovery of costs is unusual, getting a technical knock-out through a procedural short-cut can look particularly inviting. The reality is that unless there is no serious dis...
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The Jackson report: hot tubbing and heated debates

The Jackson report: hot tubbing and heated debates
The Jackson report has been hot news, especially for personal injury practitioners. Its recommendations have largely been accepted, with implementation via the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2013. This comes into force on 1 April 2013. Amendments to the Civil Procedure Rules are being drafted and final approval is anticipated...
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Consultation Response on Implementing Employee-Owner Status, November 2012

Consultation Response on Implementing Employee-Owner Status, November 2012
( Claire McCann, Rachel Crasnow, Sian McKinley & Chris Milsom, Cloisters 7th November 2012 ) Q1. to Q7. Not answered. Q8. What benefits do you think introducing the employee owner status in with limited unfair dismissal rights will have for companies? In general terms, we do not consider that the proposal offers any obvious advan...
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Should retirement ages be linked to pension eligibility?

Should retirement ages be linked to pension eligibility?
Seldon v Clarkson , Wright and Jakes in the Supreme Court reignited the debate on the extent to which retirement ages offend the principle of non discrimination contained within the Equality Act 2010. Since then, the European Court of Justice has handed down judgment in Torsten Hörnfeldt v Posten Meddelande AB , which also grapples with the justifi...
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A black hole? Sally Cowen & Yvette Genn contemplate the RTA portal

A black hole? Sally Cowen & Yvette Genn contemplate the RTA portal
On 30 April 2010 the Ministry of Justice introduced the road traffic accident (RTA) portal. This was a radical first step in trying to simplify the procedure for personal injury claims valued at £1,000-£10,000 resulting from road traffic accidents. This is now applied via www.rtapiclaimprocess.org.uk . The essence of the portal is an online method ...
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Lisa Sullivan looks at why judgments are and should be final in an article for the New Law Journal

Lisa Sullivan looks at why judgments are and should be final in an article for the New Law Journal
Under surveillance The court's decision in Noble v Owens illustrates why judgements are and should be final, says Lisa Sullivan "Most injured people have good days and bad days and often, as in Noble's case, seasonal fluctuations." Read the full article here:  lisa-sullivan-nlj.pdf