Employed Barristers' Committee

Executive:  Emily Timcke

Co-Chair: James Kitching - Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Co-Chair: Lucinda Orr - Enyo Law LLP

Vice-Chair: Philip Bennetts QC - Crown Prosecution Service



Mike Jones QC - Crown Prosecution Service

Nicholas Khan QC - European Commission Legal Service

Tom Leech QC - Herbert Smith Freehills

Efe Avan-Nomayo - Financial Conduct Authority

Shelley Brownlee - The Nursing and Midwifery Council

Richard Croxson - Clerksroom

Judith Donnelly - Addleshaw Goddard

Sara George - Sidley Austin LLP

Birgitte Hagem - Crown Prosecution Service

Michael Jennings - Government Legal Department

Anthony Lavers - White & Case LLP

Samuel Main - Crown Prosecution Service

Charlotte Pope-Williams - Pinsent Masons LLP

Patrick Rappo - DLA Piper LLP

Ryan Richter - Crown Prosecution Service

Raminder Shergill - Paternoster Chambers

Karen Squib-Williams - Acorn Chambers

Clare Strickland - The Nursing and Midwifery Council

Laura Thomas - Acteon Group

Emma Walker - DWF Advocacy

Grant Warnsby - BP PLC

Layla Ferguson - Government Legal Department


The Terms of Reference of the Committee are:

a. To provide support to the employed Bar in all matters relevant to practice at the employed Bar;

b. To influence policy and advise representative committees of the Bar Council on all matters which appear to the Employed Barristers' Committee to be of particular concern to the employed Bar, or upon which advice is sought by other representative committees of the Bar Council;

c. To consider and advise on the implications for the employed Bar of any regulatory changes proposed by the BSB;

d. To elect, from amongst their number, a Chair and Vice-Chair both of whom must be employed barristers. Each should serve a one-year term, with the expectation that the Vice-Chair will become the Chair of the committee. If the Chair is employed in the public sector, then the Vice-Chair must be drawn from outside (and vice versa). [If the Chair or Vice-Chair ceases to be an employed barrister, then he (or she) shall cease to be qualified to hold that office, in which event paragraph 3(a) in Schedule One to these Standing Orders will apply (but with the word "elected" being substituted for the word "appointed").]

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