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Cyril Adjei

Call: 1995

At Old Square Chambers “barristers are approachable, reasonable and practical, with those same qualities being instilled in the clerks.” Old Square Chambers houses “true experts in employment law,” who are “quite simply brilliant.”

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Cyril joined Old Square Chambers in 2016 and previously practised at Five Paper, where he was head of the employment team. He practices exclusively in the following areas:

  • Employment
  • Health and safety
  • Professional regulatory and disciplinary

He is regarded as a persuasive and approachable advocate and is qualified to accept instructions directly from members of the public.

He is a member of the following professional associations:

  • Employment Lawyers Association
  • Employment Law Bar Association
  • London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association

Publications of note include:

  • Closing the gap: how to demand fair pay, Marie Claire 28.3.18
  • Health and safety notices: appeals – Westlaw Insight July 2014
  • Employment Appeal Tribunal: Costs – Westlaw Insight June 2014
  • Out of Character: Disability discrimination comparators – New Law Journal (2010) Vol.160 No.7434 pp1281-
  • Human Rights Theory and the Bill of Rights Debate (58) Modern Law Review, 17
  • The Comparative Perspective and the Protection of Human Rights à la Française (17) Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, 281

Cyril is a graduate of the London School of Economics (LLB), Cambridge University (LLM) and the European University Institute in Florence (PhD). He was awarded an Inner Temple Major Scholarship and a Duke of Edinburgh Entrance Award. He also speaks French and Italian.


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Health, Safety & Environment

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