Tarlun Ahari

Email: clerk@stjohnsbuildings.co.uk

Phone: 0161 214 1500

Year of call: 2014

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Tarlun has recently joined chambers following successful completion of a third-six pupillage under the supervision of Alastair Wright. She has experience in a broad range of Civil Law work, namely Personal Injury and Employment Law.

Expertise

  • Personal Injury

    Tarlun regularly attends court, appearing on behalf of Claimants and Defendants at Small Claims and Fast Track level. She has gained particular experience in road traffic accidents and occupier’s liability claims. Tarlun also has a busy paper practice. She regularly drafts Advices on Quantum and Liability, pleadings and schedules/ counter schedules in all Personal Injury matters including accidents at work and highway tripping claims.

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  • Disease

    Prior to qualifying as a barrister, Tarlun worked as a Litigation Executive at an award-winning solicitor’s firm specialising in industrial disease. Tarlun has been able to draw upon this experience in practice and further develop her knowledge. She has drafted pleadings, schedules/counter-schedules, Part 18 and Part 35 questions in matters relating to Noise Induced Hearing Loss and Musco-skeletal Disorders.

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  • Clinical Negligence

    Tarlun gained insight into complex clinical negligence claims whilst working as a Legal Assistant to a silk for 18 months before commencing pupillage. She is therefore keen to develop a practice in this area of law.

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  • Employment

    Employment law is a growing interest for Tarlun and she accepts instructions for both Claimants and Respondents. Tarlun has been instructed to draft Grounds of Claim and to appear at Preliminary and Substantive Hearings. Recent Tribunal experience includes:

    • Unfair Dismissal – appeared on behalf of Claimant in a claim for constructive dismissal under section 95(1)(c) Employment Rights Act 1996 for repudiatory breach of an express term of contract and breach of the implied term of trust and confidence
    • Pay claims – including unauthorised deduction of wages and breach of contract under section 13 Employment Rights Act 1996
    • Preliminary Hearing- appeared on behalf of Respondent in a claim for automatically unfair dismissal for health and safety reasons under section 100 ERA 1996.
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  • Public / Administrative

    Whilst practising in Cardiff, Tarlun frequently attended Newport Immigration Tribunal and successfully applied for bail on behalf of foreign nationals held in UK detention centres.

    Tarlun also worked with “Asylum Justice”, a charitable trust that provides free legal services to asylum seekers and refugees.

    Tarlun represented a young Syrian national who faced deportation by the Home Office who believed he was Egyptian. On appeal, Tarlun persuaded the First-Tier Tribunal that the decision was wrong and the deportation order was overruled.

    Tarlun successfully challenged the Home Office’s decision to refuse a human rights claim brought by a Pakistani national. The Applicant was married to a British citizen; had been residing in the UK for five years and assisted his wife in caring for her disabled brother. The Employment Judge allowed the Appeal on the basis that deportation amounted to breach of Article 8 of the European Convention of Human Rights (right to private and family life).

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