James Goudie KC > Chambers of James Goudie KC and Daniel Stilitz KC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of James Goudie KC and Daniel Stilitz KC
11KBW
11 KING'S BENCH WALK
TEMPLE, LONDON
EC4Y 7EQ
England

Living Wage

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Position

Head of chambers, specialising in commercial litigation, employment, public sector.

Career

Solicitor 1966-70; called Inner Temple 1970; Silk 1984; recorder 1986; master of the bench Inner Temple 1991; deputy High Court judge, Queen’s Bench division 1994; deputy chairman, Information Tribunal, national security appeals 2000, president 2007; admitted ad hoc to bars of Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Singapore, Malawi, Hong Kong; co-editor ‘Supperstone, Goudie and Walker on Judicial Review’ (6th edition 2017 with 2019 supplement); co-editor ‘Butterworths Local Government Law’ (1998); co-editor ‘Local Authorities and the Human Rights Act 1998’; consultant editor, ‘Local Government Reports’; editorial board, ‘Judicial Review’.

Memberships

Chairman, Administrative Law Bar Association 1994-96; chairman, Bar European Group 2001-03; chairman, law reform committee, Bar Council 1994-96; fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; fellow of the Society of Advanced Legal Studies; Bar Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (Antigua and Barbuda and Virgin Islands).

Education

Dean Close School; London School of Economics (1963 LLB Hons).

Leisure

Governor, London School of Economics 2001, chairman of the chairmanship and vice-chairmanship selection committee.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Pensions

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 3

James Goudie KC  – 11KBW ‘James is the golden eagle of the London Bar. He has the rare combination: forensic analysis, encyclopaedic knowledge and never losing sight of the bigger picture.’

London Bar > Local government (including rating law)

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

James Goudie KC11KBWHis knowledge and experience are abundantly clear, and this no doubt contributes to his ability to provide not only technically astute advice, but also practical guidance on how best to approach a particular issue. He is approachable and responsive.’      

London Bar > Employment

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 4

James Goudie KC11KBWJames is the golden eagle of the London Bar – a rare combination of forensic analysis and encyclopaedic knowledge, while never losing sight of the bigger picture. His breadth of specialism is astonishing, and he maintains the common touch – leaving an impression with clients and lawyers of all levels of experience. Very assured at tribunal – takes no prisoners.

London Bar > Administrative law and human rights

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 2

James Goudie KC11KBW ‘He displays an ease of communication coupled with an excellence and mastery of the subject matter, however diverse. A dream to work with.’

London Bar > Public procurement

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 2

James Goudie KC11KBW ‘He combines forensic analysis with encyclopaedic knowledge and never loses sight of the bigger picture.’

London Bar > Education

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

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