Law Reform Committee

Executives =  Natalie Darby and Sarah Richardson

Chair = Fergus Randolph QC - Brick Court Chambers

Vice-Chair = Sydney Chawatama - One Crown Office Row

Vice-Chair = Iain Macdonald - Gough Square Chambers

Vice-Chair = Eleena Misra = Littleton Chambers



Paul Bogan QC - 23 Essex Street

Peter Carter QC - Doughty St. Chambers

Richard Drabble QC - Landmark Chambers

Rhodri Williams QC - 30 Park Place Chambers

Jamie Anderson - Trinity Chambers

Efe Avan-Nomayo - Financial Conduct Authority

Tim Calland - Maitland Chambers

Tom Cockroft - 3 Temple Gardens

Celina Colquhoun - No5 Chambers

Alex Cooke - Government Legal Services

Graham Denholm - Landmark Chambers

Nigel Dougherty - Erskine Chambers

Tom Dumont - 11 New Square

Jonathan Goulding - Gough Square Chambers

Alison Green - 2 Temple Gardens

Ben Griffiths - Erskine Chambers

Dominic Lewis - 5 Paper Buildings

Edite Ligere - Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Samuel Main - CPS 

Alison Moore - 1 Garden Court

Robert O'Sullivan QC - 5 Paper Buildings

Alexandra Robson - Financial Conduct Authority 


The Terms of Reference of the Committee are:

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

b. To organise events and activities designed to demonstrate the importance of, and foster an interest in, law reform amongst the Bar and those training for a career at the Bar;

c. To support the strategic aims of the Bar Council, as published.

Law Reform Essay Competition

The Bar Council's 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

Details of the 2018 essay competition will be announced in spring 2018. Please check this page for further updates.

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