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Old Square Chambers

Chambers of Mark Sutton QC

9 QUEEN SQUARE, BRISTOL, BS1 4JE, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0117 930 5100
Fax:
Fax 0117 927 3478
DX:
78229 BRISTOL
Email:
Web:
www.oldsquare.co.uk
Bristol, London

Kara Loraine

Tel:
Work 0117 930 5100
Email:
Old Square Chambers (Chambers of Mark Sutton QC)

Position

and collective employment tribunal work, including equal pay, unfair and constructive dismissals, whistle-blowing, redundancy, TUPE and all areas of discrimination law. Kara undertakes work for employers, individuals and trade unions and regularly appears in Employment Tribunals representing both claimants and respondents. She is frequently instructed in complex and multi-day discrimination cases including cases involving multiple types of discrimination. Kara recently acted as an independent investigator in an internal grievance procedure on behalf of a charitable organisation and regularly provides advice both in conference and in writing on all aspects of employment law. She also undertakes work in professional disciplinary proceedings and has recently appeared before the NMC. Kara acts for both claimants and defendants in personal injury cases including drafting pleadings and advice. She represents clients at trial in a variety of fast track and small claims matters including road traffic accidents, employer’s liability, occupiers liability, credit hire and highways cases as well as at applications and disposal hearings in fast track and multi-track cases.

Career

Called 2006; Middle Temple. Prior to joining chambers Kara spent a year in-house with a large national firm of solicitors. She undertook mainly multi-claimant local government equal pay cases and also gained experience of discrimination and whistle-blowing claims. She also lectured in tort and civil litigation at Northumbria University.

Publications:
‘Local Government Equal Pay: An Overview of Recent Case Law’, Equal Opportunities Review, March 2010 with Jane McNeill QC.

Member

Industrial Law Society; Employment Lawyers Association; Personal Injury Bar Association.

Education

Durham University (2005 LLB Law, 2(1)); Northumbria University (2007 BVC, VC; LLM, VC).

Leisure

Good music and comedy, the occasional festival.


Regional Bar : Western Circuit

Employment

Within: Employment – Leading juniors

Kara Loraine - Old Square ChambersShe combines brilliant legal knowledge with an approachable manner.

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Personal injury and clinical negligence

Within: Personal injury and clinical negligence – Leading juniors

Kara Loraine - Old Square ChambersRecommended for employers’ liability personal injury cases.

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