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Cloisters Chambers

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Specialising in employment, clinical negligence, personal injury.


Qualified 2005, Middle Temple; Cloisters 2007 to date. Affiliated lecturer University of Cambridge, 2012 to date. Research assistant to Professor Sir Bob Hepple QC 2003-04; programme manager for East Africa for an international NGO (sustainable development and agroforestry) 2003-04. Highlight cases include: GMB v Henderson (UKEAT/0073/14/DM.); Ibarz v University of Sheffield (UK EAT/0018/15/JOJ); Pegg v Camden [2012] EqLR 189. Publications include: ‘Are Litigation and Collective Bargaining Complements or Substitutes for Achieving Gender Equality? A Study of the British Equal Pay Act’ co-author, (2015) 39 (2) Cambridge Journal of Economics 381-403 discussed on Radio 4, Unreliable Evidence 13/05/15; ‘The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: Does the Equality Act 2010 Measure Up to UK International Commitments’ [2010] ILJ 428; ‘Reverse Indemnities: Friend or Foe’ [2008] Clinical Risk.


French; German.


Vice chair of Industrial Law Society; member Employment Law Bar Association; Employment Law Association; Association for Victims of Medical Accidents.


Clare College, Cambridge (Law).


Travel, walking, sailing.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Set overviews: England and Wales

Cloisters is the ‘go-to’ chambers for clinical negligence cases, with some members ‘highly skilled in handling catastrophic injury claims’, as well as for employment instructions as it houses some ‘must-have’ counsel for discrimination claims. In recent news, Rachel Crasnow QC and Christopher Milsom have been elected to serve on the executive committee of the Employment Law Bar Association, while Sarah Fraser Butlin has been elected chair of the Industrial Law Society. The clerks’ room is led by ‘excellent‘ senior clerk Glenn Hudson, who is ably assisted by ‘efficient‘ first junior Mark Skipp and the ‘very helpful‘ second junior, Andy Hunter. Offices in: London

London Bar > Clinical negligence

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Sarah Fraser ButlinCloistersShe is extremely detailed in her work, but able to provide clear advice in complex cases.