She specialises in employment, discrimination and public law and in this capacity has occasionally represented claimants taking cases against the UK government.
Cherie Blair has appeared in a number of leading cases. A notable example before the European Court of Justice was concerned with discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation. See ECJ Case C-249/96, Lisa Jacqueline Grant vs. South-West Trains Ltd. In November 2007, she expressed interest in becoming a senior judge.
In 2002, Blair purchased two flats in Bristol with the assistance of Peter Foster, a convicted Australian conman and boyfriend of Blair's friend Carole Caplin, who negotiated a discount for Blair. Blair publicly apologised for her embarrassing connection to Foster, stating, "I did not think it was my business to choose my friends' friends". Blair regularly wears a "magic pendants" known as "BioElectric Shields." Reports of her New Age practices included an account of her 2001 holiday in Mexico, when she and her husband, wearing only swimming costumes, privately took part in a rebirthing procedure that involved smearing mud and fruit over each others' bodies while sitting in a steam bath. It is claimed her fourth pregnancy at 45 came after she submitted to New Age sexual techniques, though she herself blames leaving contraceptives at home due to embarrassment whilst visiting Balmoral.
Later in 2002, she apologised after saying, in reference to the Palestinian suicide bombers, "As long as young people feel they have no hope but to blow themselves up, we're never going to make progress, are we?", within hours of a blast in Jerusalem that killed at least 19 people.
In September 2007 Cherie Blair was involved in another controversy. This involved being investigated for slapping a child called Miles Gandolfi at a sporting event. The investigations were quickly closed after it was found that it was all in good humour, but at the time this was used by many as an example of Cherie Blair being hoist by her own petard, after her part in bringing in child protection laws.
Cherie Blair features as a character in Chris Bush and Ian McCluskey's highly acclaimed production TONY! The Blair Musical, originally performed at York Theatre Royal and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2007.
Played by Helen McCrory, Blair also features as a character in the The Queen (2006) starring Dame Helen Mirren about the aftermath of the death of Diana, Princess of Wales in 1997, and is portrayed as a fierce anti-monarchist.
Interviewed about the book by Carol McNeill on the Canadian network CBC Television on 1 June 2008, Cherie Blair stated that she felt most of the controversy about her in the British media was due to her pioneering role as the first wife of a British Prime Minister who had her own career, with the media simply not knowing how to treat her fairly and objectively.
Blair uses the title "Cherie Booth QC" professionally, although she is Mrs Cherie Blair by marriage.
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