Law Reform Committee

Executives: Sarah Richardson and Eleanore Hughes 

Chair: Iain MacDonald - Gough Square Chambers

Vice-Chair: Sydney Chawatama - 1 Crown Office Row

Vice-Chair: Eleena Misra - Old Square Chambers

Vice-Chair: Alexandra Robson - Financial Conduct Authority



Paul Bogan QC - 23 Essex Street

Peter Carter QC - Doughty Street Chambers

Richard Drabble QC - Landmark Chambers

Robert O'Sullivan QC - 5 Paper Buildings

George Peretz QC - Monckton Chambers

Fergus Randolph QC - Brick Court Chambers

Rhodri Williams QC - Henderson Chambers

Jamie Anderson - Trinity Chambers

Efe Avan-Nomayo - Financial Conduct Authority

Tim Calland - Maitland Chambers

Tom Cockroft - 3 Temple Gardens

Celina Colquhoun - No5

Graham Denholm - Landmark Chambers

Nigel Dougherty - Erskine Chambers

Tom Dumont - Radcliffe Chambers

Jonathan Goulding - Gough Square Chambers

Alison Green - 2 Temple Gardens

Ben Griffiths - Erskine Chambers

Dominic Lewis - 5 Paper Buildings

Edite Ligere - 1 Crown Office Row

Kendrah Potts - 4 New Square

Samuel Main - Crown Prosecution Service

Alison Moore - 1 Garden Court


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.