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11 KING'S BENCH WALK
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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
ALBA, ELA, BEG
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(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3 (Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2 (Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3 (Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 4 (Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2 (Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 1
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.