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

Chambers of James Goudie KC and Daniel Stilitz KC

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Commercial, education, employment, European Union, health and community care, human rights, information, procurement, professional discipline and regulatory law, public law.


Pupil 11KBW 2012-13; judicial assistant, UK Supreme Court 2013; tenant 11KBW 2013-present.


English, German, French.




Westminster School; Regent’s Park College and Trinity College, 2008 BA Theology (1st), 2010 BA Jurisprudence with Senior Status (1st), 2011 BCL (Distinction).


Reading, fencing, football, cricket, walking, cookery.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Data protection

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 1

Rupert Paines11KBWRupert is a real subject matter expert. He is deservedly the go to junior counsel for substantial data privacy disputes.

11KBW stands out for being the ‘the go-to set for data protection‘, with a range of practitioners focused on information law. Considered ‘a first rate advocate‘, Anya Proops KC, leading Rupert Paines and Daniel Isenberg, acted on behalf of BA in Various Claimants v British Airways Plc, a group litigation action in the High Court in relation to a cyber-attack on the airline, for which it has been fined by the ICO. In addition, ‘exceptionally bright‘ Zac Sammour represented the Chinese-owned social media company in SMO v TikTok, a representative claim brought by a large collection of users concerning the app’s use of the personal information of British children.

London Bar > Employment

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 4

Rupert Paines11KBWOne of the up-and-coming stars of the employment Bar. Rupert is a superb barrister to have on a team. His legal and factual analysis is always outstanding, and he can be relied upon to deliver even under the pressure of an urgent injunction. Clients are invariably impressed with the quality of his work.

London Bar > Administrative law and human rights

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 4

Rupert Paines11KBW ‘Very flexible and organised. Willing to express a hard view but is prepared to discuss as he is works collaboratively.’

London Bar > Public procurement

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Rupert Paines11KBW ‘Very knowledgeable on the law and accessible at all times . He works collaboratively and also undertakes his own research.’

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.