Young Barristers' Committee

Executive: Lesley Orero

Chair:     Joanne Kane - Carmelite Chambers

Vice-Chair:    Michael Polak - Church Court Chambers


Aadhitya Anbahan  -   St Ives Chambers

George Bennett  -   20 Essex Street

Lucy Conroy  -   12 College Place

Diana Deju  -    Ofgem

Amrit Dhanoa  -  4-5 Gray’s Inn Square

Diane Doliveaux  -   Tanfield Chambers

Layla Ferguson  -   GLD

Michael Harwood  -   HM Treasury

Danielle Manson  -   Garden Court Chambers

Aisla McKeon  -   6 Kings Bench Walk

Charlotte Pope-Williams -   Pinsent Masons LLP

Shabana Saleem  -   Forsters LLP

Michael Standing  -   39 Essex Chambers

Emma Walker  -   DWF Advocacy

Gerwyn Wise  -   Garden Court Chambers

Spencer  Turner -  12 King’s Bench Walk

Ted Loveday  - Maitland Chambers

Zayd  Ahmed -  EBR Attridge LLP

Shaylla  Shabbir  - Pupil, Kings Chambers

Kate Spence - St Johns Buildings

Phillippa White  - Pupil, 1 MCB Chambers



The Terms of Reference of the Committee are:

a. To advise the representative committees of the Bar Council on all matters which appear to the Young Barristers' Committee to be of particular concern to young barristers, or upon which advice is sought by other representative committees of the Bar Council, and to liaise with the BSB on such matters as necessary;

b. To take such steps as seem likely to promote the interests of the Young Bar having regard to the interests of the Bar as whole;

c. To elect a Chair and Vice-Chair amongst their number;

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


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