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

Living Wage

Position

Barrister specialising in administrative and public law; human rights and civil liberties; education and local government. Recent cases include: R (London Criminal Courts Solicitors Association and Criminal Law Solicitors Association) v Lord Chancellor [2014] EWHC 3020 (Admin) (successfully challenging the LC’s reforms to criminal legal aid); R (West, Beer, Webb and Thomas) v Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council [2014] EWHC 2134 (Admin) (challenge to local authority’s decision to abolish free full time nursery education for three year olds); R (Medical Justice) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2011] EWCA Civ 1710 (court of Appeal decision on the scope of the common law right of access to justice); R (Bailey) v London Borough of Brent [2011] EWCA Civ; 1586; [2011] EWHC 2572 (Admin) (leading case on library closures and the public sector equality duty); R (Hurley and Moore) v Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills [2012] EWHC 201 (Admin) N (challenge to increase tuition fees); ALL Party Parliamentary Group on Extraordinary Rendition v Information Commissioner and Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Judgment pending Information Tribunal appeal seeking information held about extraordinary rendition); Department of Healthy v Information Commissioner [2011] EWHC 1430 (Admin) (abortion statistics and personal data); BUAV v Information Commissioner and University of Newcastle [2011] UKUT 185 AAC (Information Upper Tribunal FOIA – seeking project licences authorising experiments on primates; R (Medical Justice) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2011] EWCA Civ 269 Application to vary/appeal against conditions imposed by trial judge on the grant of permission to appeal to the Court of Appeal; R (MN (Tanzania) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2011] EWCA 193 Test case on the test to be applied by a judge on an application for judicial review of a refusal of the Secretary of State to treat further representations by an asylum seeker as a fresh claim under paragraph 353 of the lmmigration Rules; R (Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2010] EWHC 3524 (Admin) Judicial review of the Secretary of State’s interim immigration cap; R (Petsafe) v Welsh Ministers [2010] EWHC 2908 (Admin) Challenge to the Animal Welfare (Electronic Collars) (Wales) Regulations 201 0 which prohibited in Wales the use on cats and dogs of any electronic collar designed to administer an electronic shock; R (Ghai) v Newcastle City Council and Secretary of State for Justice [2010] EWCA Civ 59 [2010] 3 All ER 380 Junior Counsel for the Secretary of State in a claim brought by religious groups challenging the ban on open air funeral pyres as being contrary to Articles 8, 9 and 14 of the ECHR.

Career

Called 2002; Gray’s Inn; judicial assistant to the Law Lords 2003-04. Attorney General’s B Panel of counsel to the Crown 2010; member of the Welsh Government’s A Panel of Junior Counsel.

Memberships

ALBA; ELBA.

Education

Ferndale Comprehensive School; Somerville College, Oxford (2000 BA Hons Jurisprudence First Class; 2001 BCL Distinction).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Court of Protection and community care

(2022 Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Joanne Clement KC11KBW

London Bar > Local government (including rating law)

(2022 Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Joanne Clement KC11KBW

London Bar > Administrative law and human rights

(2022 Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Joanne Clement KC11KBW

London Bar > Education

(2022 Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Joanne Clement KC – 11KBW

(2022 Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Joanne Clement KC11KBW

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.