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Jen Danvers accepts instructions in all of Cloisters’ areas of practice, and has experience of advising and litigating in: employment; personal injury; clinical negligence; human rights; and regulatory work. Jen has appeared in the High Court, Employment Appeal Tribunal, Employment Tribunal, County Court, National College for Teaching and Leadership Professional Conduct Panel and the War Pensions and Armed Forces Compensation Tribunal. Jen acted as junior in the case of Smania v Standard Chartered Bank [2015] ICR 436, the first appellate case to consider territorial jurisdiction in whistleblowing claims. She was instructed as junior in two of Micky Rubenstein’s ‘Cases to Watch’, including South Central Ambulance Service v Gunn in which she was instructed by the Equality and Human Rights Commission as junior in an appeal in front of Langstaff P regarding the duty to make reasonable adjustments in the context of a TUPE transfer. Jen has also recently been instructed as junior to Ed Williams acting for one of the Birmingham schools named in relation to the Trojan Horse plot. Jen was led by Giles Powell, Old Square Chambers, in a complex discrimination remedy hearing resulting in a significant award in a complex discrimination case. Jen has a busy County Court practice and is adept at drafting pleadings and advices on quantum and liability in personal injury and clinical negligence matters. She has been instructed as junior to Andrew Buchan in a ten day stress at work trial and recently represented the family of a man who died in a workplace accident at a jury inquest. Jen has been instructed both as sole counsel and junior counsel in a number of regulatory matters. She also acted for the claimant in the High Court in Camurat v Thurrock County Council [2014] EWHC 2482, QB (the first case to consider whether an employer owes a duty of care to ex-employees when making safeguarding disclosures to the police).


Called 2012; Inner Temple.


Free Representation Unit (FRU); Human Rights Lawyers Association (HRLA); Employment Lawyers Association (ELA); Personal Injuries Bar Association (PIBA); Employment Law Bar Association (ELBA); Industrial Law Society (ILS); Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers (ARDL); Bar Pro Bono Unit.


St Peter’s High School; Exeter FE College; Oxford University (2009 BA Hons Jurisprudence – 2:1).


Yoga, walking, theatre.