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Chambers of James Goudie KC and Daniel Stilitz KC

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Specialist in public, public procurement, information law, EU law and Human Rights Act issues. Notable recent cases include: T v Home Secretary [2015] 1 AC 49 (disclosure of convictions and cautions on criminal records checks); R (London Criminal Courts Solicitors Association) v Lord Chancellor [2014] EWHC (Admin), [2015] EWHC 295 (Admin) (challenge to the government’s proposed reforms to criminal legal aid); Childrens Rights Alliance for England v Justice Secretary CA, 2012 (duty to inform victims of human rights abuses); Humphreys v HMRC SC, 2012 (splitting of state benefits paid for children); St Prix v SSWP SC, 2012 (EU ‘worker’ status of pregnant woman); Greenwich Community Law Centre v Greenwich LBC CA, 2012 (application of public sector equality duty to tender processes); JBW v Ministry of Justice(CA, 2012 (public service concessions and implied contract terms in tender processes); MPC v ZH CA, 2013 (Mental Capacity Act defence to assault and false imprisonment).


Called 1994; Silk 2013. Member of Attorney General’s A Panel for Civil Litigation. Co-editor of Butterworth’s ‘Administrative Law Practice’; author of ‘The Human Rights Act 1998: Enforcing the European Convention in the Domestic Courts’.


Italian, French.


Methodist College Belfast; Brasenose College, Oxford (1990 BA); European University Institute, Florence (1991 LLM).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Local government (including rating law)

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 4

Jason Coppel KC – 11KBW

London Bar > Data protection

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 2

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London Bar > Administrative law and human rights

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 2

Jason Coppel KC11KBW ‘Jason is clear-eyed and calm and his advocacy has a quiet authority to it.’

11KBW is described as a ‘very good public law chambers, with great understanding of health law issues’. ‘Clear-eyed and calm’ advocate Jason Coppel KC is representing the claimants in R (Gardner) v Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, a challenge the Government’s policies regarding protection of care homes during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, such as the absence of recommendations about generalized use of PPE and the discharge of patients in to care homes without mandatory testing or isolation. On the junior side, Christopher Knight recently acted for the Home Secretary in R (Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex) v Secretary of State for the Home Department, utilising his ‘insight into how public authorities operate’ in an extremely high-profile claim concerning Prince Harry’s protection arrangements when he is in the United Kingdom as a non-working royal who is resident abroad.

London Bar > Public procurement

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Jason Coppel KC11KBW ‘An extremely approachable silk. He gives clear and practical advice, and is second to none in this area of law.’   

11KBW is highly regarded for its expertise in public procurement matters, and has a solid track record in handling work for public authorities. The team has notable experience in advising on judicial reviews concerning contract awards. In R (Good Law Project Ltd) v Secretary of State for Health and Social Care and Abingdon Health, the ‘knowledgeable‘ Rupert Paines acted for the Good Law Project in a judicial review challenging the award of multi-million pound contracts for Covid-19 antibody tests to a British consortium. In another matter, Paines, led by Jason Coppel KC, appeared in R (Good Law Project Ltd) v Secretary of State for Health and Social Care and Pharmaceuticals Direct, representing the Good Law Project in a claim against the Department of Health in relation to the award of a £102m contract for FFP3 masks.

London Bar > European Union law

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Jason Coppel KC11KBW