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Bláthnaid Breslin

Bláthnaid Breslin

Call: 2019

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Bláthnaid Breslin

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Bláthnaid joined Littleton Chambers in October 2021 on successful completion of her pupillage. She accepts instructions in all of Chambers’ main areas of practice, including statutory and High Court employment work and commercial law. Bláthnaid is instructed as junior counsel to Mohinderpal Sethi Q.C. and Sophia Berry in Basfar v Wong, a landmark appeal concerning diplomatic immunity to be heard in the Supreme Court in October 2021. This is the first (and only) EAT case to be granted permission to appeal directly to the Supreme Court.

Other recent instructions include:

  • Representing the applicant in an application for a general civil restraint order (as junior counsel to Adam Solomon QC).
  • Representing the claimant in an associative disability discrimination case.
  • Representing the respondent in an unfair dismissal and disability discrimination case, raising issues as to the relationship between unfair dismissal and Covid-19 government guidance.
  • Representing the defendant in a commercial claim for breach of an insurance contract.

Bláthnaid graduated with a First Class LLB in Law with New Zealand Law from the University of Nottingham, coming 5th in her year. She also obtained a Distinction on the BCL from the University of Oxford, winning the Oxford Law Faculty prize for Children, Families and the State. Bláthnaid received a Lord Denning scholarship from Lincoln’s Inn. Prior to pupillage, Bláthnaid was the judicial assistant to Sir Geoffrey Vos, Chancellor of the High Court (as he then was, he is now the Master of the Rolls).

Bláthnaid played tennis for the University of Nottingham and the University of Oxford Ladies’ II tennis teams. She played cricket for Ireland as a junior. She also speaks Spanish.

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