Cloisters Chambers

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Heads of Chambers Jacques Algazy QC and Martyn Mcleish
Senior Clerk Glenn Hudson
Tenants 56

THE CHAMBERS Cloisters is highly reputed for its commitment to excellence and its continual involvement in ground-breaking cases. Cloisters’ success is due to outstanding advocacy and tailor-made client service. Cloisters offers expert legal advice and representation across all sectors including financial services, technology, education, transport, logistics, health care, government, retail and science.

Cloisters’ clients include individuals, employees, employers, unions, companies, charities, local authorities, insurers, transport service providers, governments, patients, medical professionals, educational establishments, students, regulators, professional advisers, sports personalities and clubs.

WORK UNDERTAKEN For Cloisters’ work see
Clinical Negligence: Cloisters is the predominant claimant clinical negligence set with a large team of silks and juniors. It has an outstanding reputation for dealing with multi-million pound catastrophic birth and spinal injury claims and is at the cutting edge of clinical negligence law, playing a lead in many of the major cases.
Employment: Cloisters is the go-to set for all aspects of employment and discrimination law. Cloisters is consistently instructed in landmark cases cementing its reputation as experts in the field.
Human Rights & Civil Liberties: Cloisters was founded on a commitment to civil liberties. The set has unrivalled expertise in dealing with difficult and novel issues involving both domestic and European law. Seven members are appointed to the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s (EHRC) panel of preferred counsel. The team covers domestic and international areas and is involved in the European Court of Human Rights, UN Human Rights Council and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.
Personal Injury: Cloisters’ personal injury team is highly sought after for its expertise in maximum severity work, multi-million pound catastrophic injury claims, industrial and traffic accidents and claims relating to explosions, disease, and the armed forces. A strong team of silks and juniors provides a complete service in multi-track trials in courts throughout the UK. Members of chambers have scored major successes in applications for interim payments.
Professional Discipline & Regulatory: Cloisters is recognised for its expertise across a wide range of professions and members of the team appear regularly in front of different professional discipline and regulatory panels. The team is well placed to draw on the expertise gained from Cloisters’ other areas of practice.
Public Law: The set’s work covers human rights, judicial review and public inquiries, both for and against public bodies and regulatory authorities.
Sports, Media & Entertainment: The team acts for the FA in high profile matters as well as for a wide range of sports bodies and personalities. Cloisters covers disciplinary regulations, consultative work, litigation, nonprofessional sporting matters, disability access and related issues, inquiries, employment and contractual issues arising from sports and entertainment cases. The team’s strength lies in applying formidable legal technical skills in a sporting context to produce ground breaking, creative solutions for clients.
Mediation: Cloisters’ mediation team offers expert assistance in all forms of mediation at every level.


Robin Allen QC (1974) (QC 1995)

Joel Donovan QC (1991) (QC 2011)

Jonathan Mitchell QC (Scotland) (1979) (QC 1992)

Brian Napier QC (Scotland) (1986) (QC 2002)

Dr Simon Taylor QC (1984) (QC 2006)

Paul Epstein QC (1988) (QC 2006)

Daphne Romney QC (1979) (QC 2009)

Patricia Hitchcock QC (1988) (QC 2011)

Jacques Algazy QC (1980) (QC 2012)

Caspar Glyn QC (1992) (QC 2012)

Jason Galbraith-Marten QC (1991) (QC 2014)

Rachel Crasnow QC (1994) (QC 2015)

William Latimer-Sayer QC (1995) (QC 2016)

Simon Dyer QC (1987) (QC 2017)

Schona Jolly QC (1999) (QC 2017)

Thomas Coghlin QC (1998) (QC 2018)

Edmund Williams QC (2000) (QC 2018)

Martin Seaward (1978)

Phillip Engelman (1979)

Andrew Buchan (1981)

Declan O’Dempsey (1987)

Catherine Casserley (1991)

Yvette Genn (1991)

Paul Michell (1991)

John Horan (1993)

Daniel Lawson (1994)

Sally Cowen (1995)

Sally Robertson (1995)

Martyn McLeish (1997)

Lisa Sullivan (1997)

Akua Reindorf (1999)

Thomas Brown (2000)

Linda Jacobs (2000)

Claire McCann (2000)

Anna Beale (2001)

Adam Ohringer (2001)

Hannah Godfrey (2002)

Dee Masters (2004)

Sarah Fraser Butlin (2005)

Daniel Dyal (2006)

Christopher Milsom (2006)

Olivia-Faith Dobbie (2007)

Caroline Musgrave (2008)

Catriona Stirling (2008)

Nathaniel Caiden (2009)

Sheryn Omeri (2010)

Chesca Lord (2011)

Rachel Barrett (2012)

Tamar Burton (2012)

Jennifer Danvers (2012)

Tom Gillie (2013)

Nathan Roberts (2014)

Navid Pourghazi (2015)

Jonathan Cook (2017)

Ruaraidh Fitzpatrick (2017)

Prof Anthony Bradley QC*

Arthur Davidson QC*

Rachel Chambers*

Delroy B Duncan*

Amir Majid*

Prof Alan Neal*

Michael Potter*

Catherine Richmond*

Sir Stephen Sedley*

*Associates of the set