Barrister profile for UK Bar 2022
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Administrative & Public Law - London (Bar)
Clive Sheldon QC is 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: "He can get right to the heart of things immediately and grasp what really matters." "He's tenacious, quick and sharp on his feet."
Recent work: Represented the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care in a challenge to abortion time limits.
Employment - London (Bar)
Clive Sheldon QC 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 has a detailed knowledge of safeguarding, and that gives him a particular advantage, and he has a good bedside manner." "He is very knowledgeable but he also gives sensible and reliable advice."
Local Government - London (Bar)
Clive Sheldon QC is an 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 appearing before the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court.
Strengths: "An excellent advocate who is very clear, measured and reasonable."
Recent work: Advised NHS England on a challenge to the funding for safeguarding arrangements within the local authority and health service arena.
Education - London (Bar)
Clive Sheldon QC is 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: "A truly first-class barrister." "A master of his profession."
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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/Employment Appeal Tribunal) 2018; Independent Review into Child Sexual Abuse in Football 1970-2005 (March 2021).
Administrative Law Bar Association, Employment Law Bar Association.
Tolley’s Employment Law Handbook (Sickness and Sick Pay, Termination of Employment, Wrongful Dismissal).