Pro Bono and Social Responsibility Committee

Executive: Sam Mercer

Chair: Leanne Targett-Parker – 10 Kings Bench Walk

Vice-Chair: Gary Blaker QC – Selborne Chambers



Debra Andrés – Kings Chambers (Chambers Director)

Toby Brown – South Square

Lucy Barbet - 11 KBW Chambers

Chris Sacker - Doughty Street Chambers

Mark Dembovsky – Doughty Street Chambers (Chief Executive)

Eleanor Holland – 4 Stone Buildings

Maxwell Myers – Selborne Chambers

Shiraz Oshidar – Outer Temple Chambers (Policy and Regulatory Standards Manager)

Shyam Popat - Advocate

Sarah Phillimore – St Johns Chambers

Samantha Singer - QEB


The terms of reference of the Committee are:

a. To lead work in promoting pro bono volunteering, in particular by liaising with pro bono charities and organisations involved in promoting access to justice;

b. To promote good practice in social responsibility (CSR) across the Bar;

c. To educate and inform members of the Bar about socially responsible business practices (in the workplace, community, environment and supply chain);

d. To engage with the Bar's stakeholders in relation to CSR activity on behalf of the Bar; and

e. To support all other Bar Council committees, panels and working groups with specific responsibility for aspects of Social Responsibility work (e.g. the Ethics, EDSM, Education & Training committees etc.)


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