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Chambers of James Goudie KC and Daniel Stilitz KC

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Andrew specialises in all aspects of public law (commercial, regulatory, education, community care, local government,  and planning and environmental law) human rights, public inquiries, public procurement and information law. He practises in English and European courts acting for private individuals, public authorities, commercial organisations and NGOs. Notable cases include:  R (Bridges) v South Wales Police (Article 8 ECHR, GDPR and automatic face recognition technology in the Court of Appeal),  MacDonald v UK (Private life and community care in ECHR), Kennedy v Charity Commission (freedom of information and Article 10 ECHR in the Supreme Court), R (Plantagenet Alliance) v Secretary of State for Justice and Leicester City Council (challenge to the decision to bury Richard Ill’s remains in Leicester) and DWF v Insolvency Service (public procurement and applications to lift the automatic suspension in the Court of Appeal).


Called 1996, Gray’s Inn; Silk 2018. Visiting fellow on constitutional law at Brunel University 1996-98; junior counsel to the Crown (A Panel) 2011; appointed to the Treasury Solicitor’s Freedom of Information panel of counsel; appointed to the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s panel of counsel 2011. Publications: ‘Judicial Review: Principles and Procedure’ (OUP); ‘Atkins Court forms: Human Rights’; ‘Blackstone’s Guide to Media Law & Human Rights’ (2nd ed); contributor to ‘Education and the Courts’ (R McManus QC) and Information Rights (P Coppel QC).


ALBA; ADRL; PEBA, Procurement Lawyers Association; Council of Europe Panel of Experts on Media Law and Human Rights.


Queen Mary & Westfield College, University of London (1993 LLB Hons first class); William & Mary College, Virginia USA (1994 LLM); Worcester College, Oxford (1995 BCL); Inns of Court School of Law (1996). Postgraduate diploma in Public Procurement Law, University of Nottingham.


Table tennis, travelling, photography.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Local government (including rating law)

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 3

Andrew Sharland KC11KBWIn advocacy, Andrew has the ability to grasp the most intricate of details and focus on the salient factors without losing his audience. His advice is exceptional and his knowledge base in specific disciplines appears to have no parameter.

11KBWspecialises in the areas of law related to local authority functions‘. Andrew Sharland KC, who ‘has the ability to grasp the most intricate of details‘ led in T W Logistics Ltd v Essex County Council, a Supreme Court challenge to Essex County Council’s decision to register part of an industrial port as a Village Green, a key case this year regarding the use of land. Jonathan Auburn KC advised on a local authority on examining whether a local authority meetings could be held remotely. On the advisory side, ‘highly intelligent‘ barrister Jen Coyne recently advised Rank Leisure on a novel point of law in relation to local authority byelaw powers.

London Bar > Court of Protection and community care

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 3

Andrew Sharland KC11KBW ‘Andrew is very responsive and pragmatic. He is excellent on paper and in court.’

London Bar > Data protection

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 2

Andrew Sharland KC –11KBWA robust and confident advocate, with a keen understanding of the legal issues at the heart of a case.

London Bar > Administrative law and human rights

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 4

Andrew Sharland KC11KBW ‘Great organisation and clarity of thinking and strategy.’

London Bar > Education

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 2

Andrew Sharland KC11KBWA silk who possesses an exemplary knowledge of the education sphere. Andrew is very precise on his feet and puts together clear and extremely well structured arguments.

11KBW is widely recognised for its excellent track record in handling the full range of education law matters. Among recent instructions, Andrew Sharland KC acted for an education charity in R v Secretary of State for Education and the LB of Lambeth, concerning the council’s alleged failure to provide compensation for the transfer of property where the charity had previously a school. Tom Cross acted for the claimant in a case challenging advice provided by a local authority to schools on teaching of matters pertaining to gender and sex. Katherine Eddy fields particular expertise in handling high-profile discrimination claims brought against universities. The senior end of the team was further bolstered by Joanne Clement KC taking silk in March 2022.