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UK Bar Guide 2022

Ranked in 1 Practice Areas
3
Employment
18 Years Ranked

About

Provided by Tom Coghlin KC

Practice Areas

Tom Coghlin KC has a wealth of experience of first instance and appellate litigation. He specialises in employment and discrimination law and related fields including claims for injunctions to enforce restrictive covenants, trade union law, regulatory and disciplinary work and general common law, and claims in international arbitral tribunals. He is experienced in conducting investigations at the highest level within organisations.

Career

Called 1998, Silk 2018. Tenant at Cloisters Chambers since 1998.

Professional Memberships

Employment Judge (fee paid).

Discrimination Law Association, ELBA, Industrial Law Society.

Director, Bar Mutual Indemnity Fund.

Treasurer of Cloisters Chambers.

Personal

Educated at Worth Abbey and Worcester College, Oxford (MA Jurisprudence, BCL). Father to 4 daughters.

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Employment - London (Bar)
3
Band 3

Tom Coghlin KC
Tom Coghlin KC handles employment law matters for an impressive selection of clients, including public bodies, banks, companies, charities and individuals. He is particularly skilled at dealing with discrimination and whistle-blowing issues.

Strengths

"I am really impressed by his forensic analysis of the case and by his questions." "He is extremely intelligent, he is a brilliant advocate, he is very detailed, he can deal with anything thrown at him and he is a pleasure to deal with." "He is so sharp; really good at assimilating a large case, and provides effective advice."

Recent work

Defended the Leicester Theatre Trust against a religious discrimination claim brought by Seyi Omooba, who was cast to play a lesbian character in The Color Purple, but had her contract terminated after revelations that she had written an allegedly homophobic tweet.

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