A high-profile expert in discrimination, public law, media and information law and employment law, Cherie Booth QC is at the top of her profession. Highly reputed worldwide, she has appeared in the European Court of Justice and in Commonwealth jurisdictions, and also lectures internationally on human rights.
Appointed QC in 1995, she is a Recorder in the County Court and Crown Court, a Bencher of Lincoln’s Inn and an Honorary Bencher of King’s Inn, Dublin. She is also an accredited Advanced Mediator under the ADR Chambers/Harvard Law Project and an Elite Mediator with Clerksroom.
Employment and discrimination: Well-versed in domestic and EU law, Cherie acts for applicants and respondents in both individual and collective disputes.
Public law: With a strong practice advising local authorities and other public bodies, Cherie also acts for individuals and commercial organisations wishing to challenge decision of these bodies in the Courts.
Mediation: Skilled and compassionate, Cherie consistently reaches satisfying settlements in the most difficult disputes. She works both alone and as a Team Mediator and is involved in an innovative scheme for co-mediation between lawyers and accountants with ICAEW and ADR.
Arbitration: Cherie sits as an international arbitrator, experienced in dealing with people from many cultures and all walks of life.
Higher education: Chancellor Emeritus and Honorary Fellow of Liverpool John Moores University; Governor Emeritus and Honorary Fellow of the LSE and the Open University (D.Univ.Open 1999); LLD (Hons), University of Liverpool (2003); Hon.D.Lit UMIST (2003); Doctor of Laws (Westminster University).
Further positions: Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts; Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies; Fellow of the International Society of Lawyers for Public Service; Senior Vice President of the International Bar Association's Officers Discrimination Law Committee.
Charitable and public involvements: Vice President of Barnardo’s; President of Family Mediators Association; Patron of Breast Cancer Care, CLIC Sargent Cancer Care for Children, Refuge, SCOPE, Mary Ward Legal Centre and other charities. Cherie was awarded a CBE in the 2013 New Year's Honours List for services to Women's Issues and to charity in both the UK and Overseas
The Cherie Blair Foundation for Women: Set up in 2008, this works globally to provide women entrepreneurs with access to business development support, networks, finance and technology.
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