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Akua Reindorf

Barrister, Cloisters
Akua Reindorf was called to the Bar in 1999. She specialises in employment, discrimination and human rights law, focussing on complex and protracted litigation and high profile internal investigations. She has particular expertise in the higher education and public sectors.
 
Akua’s substantial experience of investigatory work includes the University of Essex “Reindorf Report”, hailed as a “turning point” in the debate on sex and gender, trans rights and cancel culture in universities.
 
Akua’s litigation practice covers the full range of employment sectors, with an emphasis on advice and representation in challenging, hard-fought discrimination and harassment cases. Examples of her Claimant work include obtaining a landmark judgment in 2020 for a migrant domestic worker, which set aside the “family worker exemption” in the national minimum wage legislation on the basis that it indirectly discriminates against women. As a result of the case the government has announced a review of the legislation. In 2019 she successfully representing cleaners employed at Topshop after they were dismissed for taking part in union protests over “poverty pay”. In her Respondent practice Akua receives repeat instructions from a variety of commercial and public sector organisations.
 
Akua was appointed as a Fee Paid Employment Judge in 2020. She also delivers witness familiarisation training with Assurety, and in suitable cases accepts direct instructions from members of the public under the Bar Council Public Access scheme.

Practice Area

Panel

  • Consulting Editorial Board

Qualified Year

  • 1999

Experience

  • Fee Paid Employment Judge (2020 - Present)
  • Attorney General’s Civil Panel (B Panel) (2019 - Present)
  • Blackstone Chambers (Pupil Barrister) (1999 - 2000)

Membership

  • Employment Lawyers Association
  • Employment Law Bar Association
  • Industrial Law Society
  • Council of Employment Judges

Qualifications

  • Bar Vocational Course – Very Competent (1999)
  • CPE Diploma in Law – Commendation (1998)
  • MA in Social and Political Thought - Distinction (1994)
  • BA Hons in History of Art and Italian – First Class (1993)

Education

  • Inns of Court School of Law – Bar Vocational Course (1998-1999)
  • City University, London – CPE Diploma in Law (1997-1998)
  • University of Sussex – MA in Social and Political Thought (1993-1994)
  • University of Sussex – BA Hons in History of Art and Italian (1989-1993)

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