Barrister profile for UK Bar 2021
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Administrative & Public Law - London (Bar)
Instructed by central and local government clients in public and administrative law proceedings. His expertise is wide-ranging and includes welfare provision, licensing, procurement and education. He is especially well versed in arguments based on discrimination.
Strengths: "Unassuming but red hot in court."
Recent work: Acted for the Minister of the Cabinet Office in defence of a judicial review claim brought by the3million in respect of flaws in the polling system for the 2019 European Parliamentary election, which resulted in many EU nationals losing their vote.
Employment - London (Bar)
Undertakes a range of employment work with a focus on high-profile discrimination claims and complex boardroom disputes. He regularly represents both employers and employees, and his practice is strengthened by his knowledge of public and education law. He has recently handled a number of cases concerning pension schemes. He offers notable experience of advocacy in the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal.
Strengths: "He's knowledgeable, user-friendly and supportive."
Recent work: Acted for the Metropolitan Police Service in a race discrimination and victimisation claim brought by the most senior Asian female officer in the force.
Local Government - London (Bar)
Esteemed practitioner whose top-tier advocacy is lauded by peers and clients alike. He has vast experience of acting on behalf of a wide range of government departments, as well as several local authorities and individuals. He has experience of appearing before the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court.
Strengths: "A smooth advocate." "He's incredibly hard-working and knowledgeable."
Education - London (Bar)
An erudite silk who handles education law as part of a broad public law practice. He is frequently engaged in special educational needs, admissions and exclusions, and discrimination claims, and acts for schools, universities and local authorities. Also has significant experience in employment cases within the education sector.
Strengths: "He is personable, kind, incisive and unafraid to run difficult arguments." "He provides useful input into the drafting of defence."
Recent work: Acted for St Edmunds College, Cambridge in a claim brought by a junior fellow alleging 'belief' discrimination and unfair dismissal.
This content is provided by Clive Sheldon QC
Administrative & Public Law, Local Government, Employment, Education, Civil Liberties & Human Rights
Call: 1991; QC: 2011; Deputy High Court Judge (Queen’s Bench Division/Administrative Court) 2018
Administrative Law Bar Association, Employment Law Bar Association
Tolley’s Employment Law Handbook (Sickness and Sick Pay, Termination of Employment, Wrongful Dismissal)
Cyclist, Chair of New Israel Fund UK