Employed Barristers' Committee

Executive:  Lesley Orero

Co-Chair: Philip Bennetts QC - CPS

Co-Chair: Ryan Richter - CPS

Vice-Chair: Emma Walker – DWF Advocacy



Mike Jones QC – CPS

Nicholas Khan QC – European Commission

Tom Leech QC – Herbert Smith Freehills

Major Jenny Agnew – England Hockey

Efe Avan-Nomayo – FCA

Shelley Brownlee – Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

Charles Coventry – HM Armed Forces

Richard Croxson – Govericks Ltd

Judith Donnelly – Addleshaw Goddard

Layla Ferguson – GLD

Sara George – Sidley Austin

Birgitte Hagem – CPS

Lt Col Rhys Hopkins – Royal Marines

Michael Jennings – GLD

James Kitching - Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Professor Anthony Lavers – White & Case

Samuel Main – CPS

Andre Nwadikwa-Jonathan – CPS

Lucinda Orr – Enyo Law LLP

Charlotte Pope-Williams - Pinsent Masons LLP

Patrick Rappo – DLA Piper

Karen Squib-Williams – Acorn Chambers

Clare Strickland – Nursing and Midwifery Council

Laura Thomas - Acteon


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.

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