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Chambers of James Goudie KC and Daniel Stilitz KC

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Barrister practising predominantly in the fields of administrative and public law, human rights, education, employment, professional discipline and regulation, and data protection. He acts for individuals, companies, government, and associations across the private and public sectors alike.


Called 2007; joined 11KBW in 2010; part-time visiting lecturer, City University 2008-09; first judicial assistant, UK Supreme Court 2009. He has appeared in courts and tribunals at all levels up to the Supreme Court. He is co-author of a number of leading practitioner texts including ‘The Protections for Religious Rights: Law and Practice’ (OUP) and has written regularly for a varied range of publications including The Times. Appointed counsel to the Crown in civil matters (A Panel); counsel to the Welsh Government (A Panel); and the Panel of Counsel for the Equality and Human Rights Commission.


English, French, Spanish




Queen’s College, Oxford (2005 Double 1st Hons French and Spanish). City University (2006 Graduate Diploma in Law, distinction); BVC (2007, outstanding). Recipient of the Sir Robert Megarry Award, the Buchanan Prize, a Lord Denning Scholarship, a Lord Bowen Scholarship and a Hardwicke Entrance Award from Lincoln’s Inn. Chosen by the Bar European Group as the Peter Duffy Human Rights Scholar for 2007.


Theatre, literature, cricket, food and wine.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Education

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 1

Tom Cross11KBWTom is unbeatable in his knowledge and understanding of education and equalities law. He is both brilliant and brilliant to work with.’

Barristers at 11KBW have an excellent reputation for their wide-ranging experience acting for the likes of the University and Colleges Union and the Department for Education, who instruct the set to handle the full gamut of cases in education law. Aileen McColgan represented the University of Bristol in a disability discrimination appeal following the suicide of a student after a county court found that the university had breached its duty to make reasonable adjustments to its assessment arrangements, while Tom Cross acted for the Secretary of State for Education in a judicial review concerning the Government’s educational responsibility in cases where a child with special educational needs moves abroad with a diplomat parent. Katherine Eddy is noted for her ability to represent schools and local authorities in educational discrimination and negligence claims.


London Bar > Employment

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 4

Tom Cross11KBWA master of human rights case law.’

London Bar > Professional disciplinary and regulatory law

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Tom Cross11KBWA very responsive junior. Tom is great to work with; he is technically strong and sympathetic to clients’ needs.

London Bar > Administrative law and human rights

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Tom Cross11KBW ‘Tom is impressive on his feet, and his advocacy is assured and compelling. Nothing throws him.’

London Bar > Local government (including rating law)

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 1

Tom Cross11KBW ‘Tom is incredibly impressive; he can get to the heart of a case at lightning speed and quickly articulate a convincing case theory.’

London Bar > Data protection

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Tom Cross11KBW