Tom Coghlin QC > Cloisters Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Cloisters Chambers
Cloisters
1 PUMP COURT, TEMPLE
LONDON
EC4Y 7AA
England

Living Wage

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Work Department

Employment, common law (general).

Position

Tom Coghlin QC specialises in employment and discrimination law. He is sought-after for his expertise in handling sensitive and important employment-related litigation both at first instance and on appeal. His outstanding client list includes an array of public bodies and leading companies, banks, NHS Trusts, universities and individuals. He sits as a part-time Employment Judge. Recent clients include individuals, banks, law firms, police authorities, train operating companies, universities, local authorities and the BBC. Regularly instructed in high-value and important first instance and appellate litigation. Cases of interest include: Fox v British Airways Nos 1 and 2 UKEAT/0315/14/RN and [2013] ICR 51 (EAT and CA) (death in service benefits); Hackney v Sivanandan [2013] ICR 672; [2013] IRLR 408;[2013] 2 All E.R. 940; [2013] Eq L.R. 249 (apportionment of compensation for discrimination); ‘Pray and Display’ – Porteous-Wood v Woking Borough Council; CLC Solicitors v Methuen [2012] EqLR 880 (CA) (strike-out of age discrimination claims); Sheffield Forgemasters v Fox [2009] ICR 333 (incapacity benefit and compensation); the Chagos Islanders Group Litigation (QBD, CA and ECtHR); Vince-Cain v Orthet [2004] EWCA Civ 1613 (compensation for discrimination); BCCI v Ali [2001] 1 AC 251 (HL) (settlement agreements).

Career

Called 1998;employment judge (fee-paid), Birmingham region.

Memberships

Discrimination Law Association; Employment Law Bar Association; Employment Lawyers’ Association; Human Rights Lawyers Association.

Education

Worcester College, Oxford (MA; BCL).

Leisure

Following the England and Sussex cricket teams; spending time with his four daughters.

 

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Employment

(2018 Silks) Ranked: Tier 1

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