International Committee

Executive: Natalie Darby

Chair: Hugh Mercer KC– Essex Court Chambers

Vice-Chair: David Josse KC– 5SAH

Vice-Chair: John McKendrick KC- Outer Temple Chambers

Vice-Chair: Marion Smith KC– 39 Essex Chambers

Vice-Chair: Frederico Singarajah – Hardwicke Chambers



Andrew Moran KC– Serle Court

Charles Hale KC- 4 Paper Building Chamber

Rupert D’Cruz KC– Littleton Chambers

Simon Milnes KC– Twenty Essex Chambers

Anton Dudnikov- Essex Court Chambers

Adrian Berry – Garden Court Chambers

Alastair Tomson – 4 Stone Buildings

Alex Haines – Outer Temple Chambers

Andrew Stevens – 4 Pump Court

Baldip Singh - 22 Bedford Row

Birgitte Hagem – CPS

Michael Polak - Church Court Chambers

Naomi Hart - Essex Court

Nancy Williams - Doughty Street Chambers 

Rory Brown - 9 Stone Buildings

Sara Ibrahim - Gatehouse Chambers

Sparsh Garg - Serle Court Chambers

Simon Astill – 3 Paper Buildings (CEO)

Steven Wright – 7 Bedford Row (Senior Clerk)

Sydney Chawatama – 1 Crown Office Row

Tetyana Nesterchuk – Fountain Court Chambers

Tom Francis - 4-5 Gray's Inn Square


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.


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