Law Reform Committee

Natalie Darby and Sarah Richardson

Fergus Randolph QC - Brick Court Chambers

Vice Chairs
Iain Macdonald - Gough Square Chambers
Eleena Misra - Littleton Chambers
Sydney Chawatama - One Crown Office Row

Alexandra Ward - 9-12 Bell Yard
Alison Green - 2 Temple Gardens
Celina Colquhoun - No5 Chambers
Daniel Stacey - Hailsham Chambers
Dominic Lewis - 5 Paper Buildings
Edite Ligere - Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Jamie Anderson - Trinity Chambers
Jonathan Goulding - Gough Square Chambers
Nigel Dougherty - Erskine Chambers
Richard Drabble QC - Landmark Chambers
Rhodri Williams QC - 30 Park Place Chambers
Robert O'Sullivan QC - 5 Paper Buildings
Tim Calland - Maitland Chambers
Tom Cockroft - 3 Temple Gardens
Tom Dumont - 11 New Square
Victoria Butler-Cole - 39 Essex Chambers
Alex Cooke - Goverment Legal Services
Ben Griffiths - Erskine Chambers
Peter Carter QC - Doughty St. Chambers
Samuel Main - CPS

The Term of Reference is:

  1. To develop and consider proposals for law reform and to submit views to the Government and others where appropriate.

Law Reform Essay Competition

The Law Reform Essay Competition is  an annual event and is aimed at developing and fostering an interest in law reform in pupils, law students, CPE/GDL students, BPTC students and those aiming for a career at the Bar.  The competition is generously sponsored by the Bar Council Scholarship Trust and offers prizes of 

£4,000 for the winner
£2,500 for the runner up
£1,500 for the best CPE/GDL entry
£1,000 for the runner up CPE/GDL entry
2 x £500 highly commended award

If you are interested in applying for the 2017 Law Reform Essay Competition, please read the rules of the competition which can be found together with the application form here.

Completed application forms and essays should be submitted by email no later than 17:00 on Friday 29 September 2017.If you have a specific query, please email

Click here for the winning entries in the essay competition for previous years.