Head of chambers
Mr Jacques Algazy QC, Mr Martyn McLeish
Cloisters is a leading set combining cutting-edge insights with solid professionalism to deliver a quality service. We are known for our legal excellence, approachability, superb customer service and cost-effectiveness. We recruit only barristers who can offer these qualities. Cloisters operates in areas that are constantly developing. This calls for unflaggingly fresh, creative thinking that focuses on both the human and legal dimensions. As demonstrated by Cloisters’ ground-breaking work. Members undertake the whole range of civil court, tribunal and appellate work from the smallest claims to high-profile cases in the House of Lords and European courts. They are retained as advisers to the three equality commissions – Commission for Racial Equality, Disability Rights Commission and Equal Opportunities Commission – and regularly advise these bodies on new legislation. Other services include mediation; training for solicitors, in-house legal departments, HR professionals, the judiciary, trade unions and politicians; and regular legal updates.
Cloisters barristers specialise in the areas of employment, equality, discrimination and human rights, personal injury and clinical negligence, media and sport, and public and regulatory law.
Cloisters welcomes applications from outstanding candidates from all backgrounds and academic disciplines. You should apply to Cloisters if you are looking for a friendly and approachable set, you are interested in the highest quality work, you want the opportunity to practice and you are looking for excellent training.
Cloisters offers pupils a very broad and practical legal training and an excellent opportunity to work on leading and high profile cases. Cloisters' pupils have often played an important role in some of our leading cases. We offer a friendly and informal working environment combined with high quality work. Cloisters provides excellent training as well as plenty of support and encouragement.
Apply by 30 April 2006 to start in October 2007.
Cloisters offers three funded pupillages each year. Each pupil will receive an award (currently £25,000 per year). Pupils can also ask for an advance.
Cloisters offers one week unfunded mini pupillages. Five applicants are selected each quarter on a random basis for mini pupillage during the following quarter. Apply by sending your CV and covering letter to email@example.com.
Administrative & public law
The public law Bar spans the full range of administrative, public and constitutional law.
Civil law encompasses a very broad range of legal issues, including those relating to contract, tort, probate and trusts.
Civil liberties & human rights
Human rights law is essential for a fair society where all are protected, including the vulnerable.
Typically, common law chambers are multidisciplinary and are divided into practice groups so members can develop and maintain specialisations.
Employment lawyers handle a variety of issues, including unfair dismissal, discrimination, redundancy, equal pay and whistleblowing claims.
When parties from different jurisdictions come into conflict over commercial relationships, they may decide that arbitration is the best method of resolution.
Personal injury law falls under the law of tort and involves civil claims brought to obtain compensation for injuries.
Clinical negligence is a type of professional liability involving disputes between patients and healthcare providers.
Whether it’s EU-originated, domestic or an industry code of conduct, regulation affects all aspects of civil life and commercial activity.
Sports & entertainment
Among the different types of client are professional athletes; their managers, coaches and agents; sports clubs and brand sponsors.