John Bowers QC

John Bowers QC is theĀ Principal of Brasenose College.

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HM Chief Inspector v Interim Executive of Al-Hijrah School: Religious Conviction is Not a Solvent of Legal Obligation

HM Chief Inspector v Interim Executive of Al-Hijrah School: Religious Conviction is Not a Solvent of Legal Obligation

The most interesting feature of the case of HM Chief Inspector v InterimĀ  Executive of Al Hijrah School [2018] IRLR 334 is the split between the reasoning of the majority (Etherton MR and Beatson LJ) and minority (Gloster LJ) in the ...
Failing to Prioritise Religious Burials in London: Equal Treatment or Equality?

Failing to Prioritise Religious Burials in London: Equal Treatment or Equality?

In R (ota Adath Yisroel Burial Society) v HM Senior Coroner for Inner North London [2018] EWHC 969, the High Court had to consider an application from an orthodox Jewish burial society which took issue with the policy of the North ...
De Groen v Gan Menaschem Hendon: Dismissal from Religious Schools

De Groen v Gan Menaschem Hendon: Dismissal from Religious Schools

To what extent can an ultra-Orthodox Jewish school go to protect its belief system and values? This was the subject of a fascinating employment tribunal sitting in Watford which gave judgment last month. In De Groen v Gan Menaschem ...