International Committee

Executives: Christian Wisskirchen

Chair: Steven Thompson QC- XXIV Old Buildings

Vice-Chair: Hugh Mercer QC - Essex Court Chambers

Vice-Chair: Michael Patchett-Joyce - Ely Place Chambers



Nick Johnson QC - Exchange Chambers

Deok Joo Rhee QC - 39 Essex Chambers

David Josse QC - 5SAH

Pavlos Panayi QC - 7 Bedford Row

Jonathan Peacock QC - 11 New Square

Marion Smith QC - 39 Essex Chambers

Guy Vassall-Adams QC - Matrix Chambers

Adrian Berry - Garden Court Chambers

Brian Cahill - Merck Serono Ltd

Catherine Calder - Serjeant's Inn

Sydney Chawatama - 1 Crown Office Row

Sarah Lucy Cooper - Thomas Moore Chambers

Rupert D'Cruz - Littleton Chambers

Patrick Duffy - 23 Essex Street

Alex Haines - Outer Temple Chambers

Tetyana Nesterchuk - Fountain Court Chambers

David O'Mahony - 7 Bedford Row

Rowan Pennington-Benton - 3 Hare Court

Francesca Perselli - New Square Chambers

Mark Rushton - Wilberforce

Frederico Singarajah - Hardwicke Chambers

Ian Skelt - Serjeant's Inn

Andrew Stevens - 4 Pump Court

Rachel Spearing - Serjeants Inn 

Niranjan Venkatesan - One Essex Court


The Terms of Reference of the Committee are:

a. To promote the standing and the interests of the Bar internationally;

b. To support the rule of law internationally;

c. To keep abreast of international developments; 

d. To inform and educate the Bar about international developments and opportunities;

e. To further the objectives above by cooperation between the Bar and legal professions abroad and by participation in the work of international legal associations and professional bodies;

f. To influence international legal developments;

g. To support the strategic aims of the Bar Council as published.