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

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2020 Silks

Marcus Pilgerstorfer QC - 11KBWHe has a superb analytical brain.

Data protection Tier 1

As 'a leading set in the field with class-leading experience and strength in depth', 11KBW is 'a first choice for information law matters' and is 'pre-eminent in the data protection world'. Chambers' presence in complex and high-profile data work continues, fielding top-choice barristers for the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) and other public authorities alongside notable expertise handling private-sector work. The 'bright, responsive and hardworkingAnya Proops QC and Rupert Paines are defending Morrisons in the Supreme Court in a Data Protection Act 1998 claim arising from a data incident in which a rogue employee uploaded the payroll information of employees to the internet. Timothy Pitt-Payne QC remains a key silk in the arena, while Christopher KnightDavid Glen and Robin Hopkins are dominant juniors. Glen and Hannah Ready joined following the closure of One Brick Court in 2019.

Rising stars

Daniel Isenberg - 11KBWQuick, smart, helpful and hardworking, he is beginning to build a profile in the area of freedom of information appeals, including national security matters. One to watch.
Ranked: Tier 1
Peter Lockley - 11KBWHe performs incredibly well under pressure and gets to grips with complex issues in a short time frame.
Ranked: Tier 1
Zac Sammour - 11KBWAbsolutely outstanding.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Timothy Pitt-Payne QC - 11KBWHe is a real "brain" when it comes to data protection. He is intelligent, experienced, knowledgeable and highly sought after.
Ranked: Tier 1
Anya Proops QC - 11KBWShe is pre-eminent in the field of data protection law, is tenacious in approach and gives hands-on and practical advice.
Ranked: Tier 1
Jason Coppel QC - 11KBWHe is highly organised and someone you don’t want on the other side.
Ranked: Tier 2
Andrew Sharland - 11KBWA hardworking barrister with strong technical knowledge of data protection.
Ranked: Tier 2

2020 Silks

Julian Milford QC - 11KBWHe is meticulous and approachable.

Leading Juniors

David Glen - 11KBWAn exceptional barrister, who possesses the perfect balance of an outstanding intellect and a solid grasp of the commercial realities of his cases.
Ranked: Tier 1
Robin Hopkins - 11KBWHe is a true expert in the field and incredibly knowledgeable.
Ranked: Tier 1
Christopher Knight - 11KBWVery smart, extremely knowledgeable and experienced in data protection.
Ranked: Tier 1
Rupert Paines - 11KBWIntelligent, very thorough and also thoughtful, he gets to grips with very complicated events remarkably quickly.
Ranked: Tier 1
Julian Blake - 11KBWOne of very few barristers who has a deep understanding of both criminal and civil litigation, experience which he deftly brings to bear in the field of data protection litigation.
Ranked: Tier 2
Heather Emmerson - 11KBWShe is a talented, hardworking and charming opponent who is both intellectual and pragmatic.
Ranked: Tier 2
Hannah Ready - 11KBWFiercely intellectual, meticulous in her preparation and attention to detail and provides shrewd advice far beyond her year of call. She is wonderfully understated when packing a punch and fantastic with client.
Ranked: Tier 2
Tom Cross - 11KBWHe clearly has a good understanding of regulatory proceedings in the data protection arena.
Ranked: Tier 3

Education Tier 1

11KBW retains its position as the 'leading set in education law and provides the best service' with members described as 'simply exceptional.' Recent instructions for the set include Peter Oldham QC acting in R (D) v Leicestershire County Council for the defendant on a discrimination claim regarding the council's transport policy on grounds of disability and age, as well as acting for a further education college challenging an Ofsted report. Tom Cross is acting for the claimant (as instructed by the Safe School Alliance) in a judicial review in R (Edwards) v Oxfordshire County Council and others challenging the council's response surrounding the balance between trans rights in schools and female-only safe spaces.

Leading Silks

James Goudie QC - 11KBWThe go-to specialist on local government law.
Ranked: Tier 1
Peter Oldham QC - 11KBWPeter's experience and knowledge allow him to get to grips with matters very quickly and to provide pinpointed strategic advice.
Ranked: Tier 1
Clive Sheldon QC - 11KBWRecommended for education-related matters
Ranked: Tier 1
Andrew Sharland QC - 11KBWAn education law guru. He is an exceptional advocate, a brilliant tactician, and gives pragmatic advice.
Ranked: Tier 2
Nigel Giffin QC - 11KBWA leading public law silk.
Ranked: Tier 2
Jonathan Moffett QC - 11KBWExcellent silk, very client friendly.
Ranked: Tier 2

2020 Silks

Aileen McColgan QC - 11KBWA highly accomplished barrister with an impressive performance in both written advice and advocacy skills.

Leading Juniors

Jonathan Auburn - 11KBWIncredible attention to detail and can pick up on key nuances in the law and explain in a straightforward and simplistic manner.
Ranked: Tier 2
Tom Cross - 11KBWAn extremely good barrister, his knowledge of education law is encyclopaedic. Tom’s manner and approach is always clear, commanding and convincing; he has a very calming manner.
Ranked: Tier 2
Paul Greatorex - 11KBWA clever advocate; he leaves no stone unturned in his cross-examination of witnesses.
Ranked: Tier 2
Joanne Clement - 11KBWShe is excellent for education work.
Ranked: Tier 3
Jane Oldham - 11KBWJane has a particular focus on education clients which was one of the reasons for instructing her. We were impressed with attention to detail and quick grasp of facts. Very user friendly.
Ranked: Tier 4
Katherine Eddy - 11KBWA real joy to instruct and is extremely knowledgeable in the areas and crossover between employment and education law. A real barrister to watch.
Ranked: Tier 5
Harini Iyengar - 11KBWHarini is very calm under pressure and has a wealth of knowledge and experience. Very quick to grasp both the legal issues and commercial realities.
Ranked: Tier 5

Employment Tier 1

11KBW is 'an excellent set of chambers with incredible strength in depth. The clerking is also very good, and I always feel confident that the team understands the needs of my clients'. The 'constructive and commercialDaniel Stilitz QC successfully acted for Protect, the whistleblowers’ charity, in a Supreme Court appeal which involved the question of whether judges can whistleblow. Meanwhile, Clive Sheldon QC acted for Cambridge University in a judicial review challenge to its decision not to re-engage a lecturer, which followed an employment tribunal's decision that she was unfairly dismissed. Strengthening chambers at the senior end, Marcus Pilgerstorfer QCJulian Milford QC and Aileen McColgan QC all took silk in 2020. Peter Lockley and Daniel Isenberg are highlighted as rising stars of the employment Bar.

Rising stars

Daniel Isenberg - 11KBWClearly highly intelligent and gets to the heart of the issue very quickly. He also has an excellent manner with clients and a great ability to distil complex legal matters into clear, commercial advice.
Ranked: Tier 1
Peter Lockley - 11KBWVery organised, proactive, detail-oriented, on the mark on the law, and well prepared for hearings. He thinks a few steps ahead, has a practical approach, and will push points as far as he can to achieve results.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Christopher Jeans QC - 11KBWStar silk, particularly on must-win cases. One of the top employment silks at the bar, very hardworking and great to work with.
Ranked: Tier 1
Sean Jones QC - 11KBWAs clever as he is creative, as expert as he is amusing, he has taken up residence in the Supreme Court on every employment case going - it's where he belongs though. Associates see working with him as a perk of the job.
Ranked: Tier 1
Daniel Stilitz QC - 11KBWFabulous manner with both clients and tribunals, and he is constructive and commercial.
Ranked: Tier 1
Simon Devonshire QC - 11KBWA wonderful advocate who always has the clients’ best interests in mind.
Ranked: Tier 2
Richard Leiper QC - 11KBWRichard is brilliant - he is clever, urbane and decisive. I value all of these qualities, but having counsel be properly decisive with highly qualified lay clients is critical.
Ranked: Tier 3
Adrian Lynch QC - 11KBWDemonstrates a clear and logical approach to complex legal issues, which are invaluable in managing client expectations and achieving outcomes that protect clients' interests. The attention to detail in the advice provided is invaluable.
Ranked: Tier 4
Anya Proops QC - 11KBWHas a super-quick mind, gives clear and sensible advice, instills huge confidence in solicitors and lay clients, and is practical and pragmatic. She also grasps complicated factual circumstances very quickly, and is one of the most talented barristers I have had the pleasure to work with.
Ranked: Tier 4
Clive Sheldon QC - 11KBWAdaptable and hardworking, he is now firmly established as a leading silk with the ability and experience to take on the most technically complex case.
Ranked: Tier 4

2019 Silks

Jane McCafferty QC - 11KBWFantastic in cross-examination and can be relied upon for very complex cases.

2020 Silks

Aileen McColgan QC - 11KBWWorks extremely hard for her clients and her advice is always commercial.
Julian Milford QC - 11KBWAn exceptional barrister, who is very bright and has excellent technical knowledge. He has a razor-sharp mind, and is able to unravel the most complex of factual and legal cases into concise and convincing submissions.
Marcus Pilgerstorfer QC - 11KBWThe word forensic was invented for Marcus and it applies across all of his work. His cross-examination is laser-sharp, and his submissions are compelling and always backed up with authority. Marcus also clearly has the respect of the judges and his promotion to silk was richly deserved.

Leading Juniors

Sophie Belgrove - 11KBWSophie is a star junior at 11KBW. She is a natural first choice for complex whistleblowing and discrimination claims, and is a real favourite at my firm. She is a powerful advocate. Her attention to detail and tenacity never fails to impress.
Ranked: Tier 1
Amy Rogers - 11KBWAmy is at the very top of the tree. She out-performs virtually every Employment Silk at the bar. Her technical skills are second to none. Her work-ethic is unparrelled. Amy is also a brilliant advocate. Particularly strong on restrictive covenant work - a junior of choice for many.
Ranked: Tier 1
Andrew Edge - 11KBWA top-drawer individual and someone I would always like to have as my junior in a case. He brings real value, showing great insight and coming up with strong legal analysis and sound tactical advice.
Ranked: Tier 2
Simon Forshaw - 11KBWIncredibly intelligent and hardworking, and incredibly good both on paper and on his feet.
Ranked: Tier 2
Judy Stone - 11KBWExtremely bright and hardworking, great to work with, and very responsive. She has good judgement and is a good strategist - one of my juniors of choice.
Ranked: Tier 2

Edward Capewell - 11KBW ‘A highly reliable and knowledgeable junior. He is client friendly, calm, clear, and very thorough.

Ranked: Tier 3
Ronnie Dennis - 11KBWKeeps things simple and to the point, effectively manages the litigation, and makes the key points heard.
Ranked: Tier 3

Patrick Halliday - 11KBW ‘Incredible work ethic, very thorough, totally on top of the detail, with clear and concise advice. An able advocate, who inspires confidence and is thoroughly likeable. As a solicitor you feel very well supported.

Ranked: Tier 3
Harini Iyengar - 11KBWA technically excellent, tenacious, skilled advocate.
Ranked: Tier 3
Michael Lee - 11KBWGreat at being there by your side the whole way, and giving the strategy advice you need. Particularly strong on complex discrimination matters and employment issues with a commercial twist - a great advocate.
Ranked: Tier 3

Katherine Eddy - 11KBW ‘Katherine is an absolutely brilliant barrister to instruct. She is attentive, produces commercial and user-friendly advice and is first class with clients. A real joy to instruct and is extremely knowledgeable in the areas and crossover between employment and education law. A real barrister to watch.

Ranked: Tier 4
Tom Ogg - 11KBWMy go-to junior - his number is on speed dial as he is the barrister who springs to mind when I have a complex employment dispute in the financial services industry. He is an advocate beyond his years of call, always a safe pair of hands and technically excellent.
Ranked: Tier 5
Rupert Paines - 11KBWHead and shoulders above his peers. He is a brilliant black-letter lawyer, but more than that he has remarkable experience of complex litigation for someone so junior, excellent judgement, and a nose for a killer point. I always want him as a junior!
Ranked: Tier 5
Hannah Slarks - 11KBWExceptionally bright, with the ability to simplify the most complex of matters, and her written work is outstanding.
Ranked: Tier 5

European Union law

Leading Silks

Jason Coppel QC - 11KBWHe is very much a specialist in EU law as it applies in commercial disputes, particularly in the area of public procurement and Francovich damages claims. Jason is very well-placed to take advantage of this continuing post-Brexit need among commercial solicitors and firms for EU law informed advice.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors

Christopher Knight - 11KBWExcellent barrister who has appeared unled in a number of leading cases before the CJEU. Excellent written and oral submissions.
Ranked: Tier 1

Licensing

Leading Silks

Philip Kolvin QC - 11KBWPhilip is the best in the business in terms of standing by your client and fighting their corner. He works tirelessly across the trade and is already demonstrating himself to be a key figure in helping to get the hospitality industry back on its feet after the Covid-19 pandemic.
Ranked: Tier 1

Local government (including rating law) Tier 1

A 'highly-regarded set with brilliant barristers', members of 11KBW advise local government on the gamut of governance and public law issues. Peter Oldham QC advised Buckinghamshire County Council in litigation concerning the county's transition to a unitary authority, while Jen Coyne assisted two of the districts on the same matter. Andrew Sharland QC represented Leicester City Council in litigation concerning the compliance of non-binding resolution to boycott goods from Israeli settlements with its public sector equality duty. Unled, Tom Cross advised Gedling Borough Council concerning whether a Conservative councillor, who stole a European Union flag from anti-Brexit demonstrators, did so in his official capacity.

Rising stars

Jen Coyne - 11KBW An excellent lawyer, very thorough, innovative, and user friendly.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

James Goudie QC - 11KBWMr Goudie QC was friendly and approachable with expert knowledge of the area, able to distil legal complexities into easily understood language. His recall and detail is extremely impressive. He is measured and precise with his advice which enables informed decision making.
Ranked: Tier 1
Peter Oldham QC - 11KBWAn extremely knowledgeable and persuasive advocate.
Ranked: Tier 1
Charles Bourne QC - 11KBWStrengths are depth of knowledge, clear and focused advice. I have experienced him in the high court court before and found him to be particularly impressive as an advocate; he clearly knew his brief well, and was was very quick on his feet. He also had a certain air of calm and confidence and had good command of the Court which is not always easy.
Ranked: Tier 2
Jonathan Moffett QC - 11KBWOne of the most intelligent and articulate barristers I have ever come across, a rare legal mind. Well liked by clients and solicitors alike, Jonathan’s work is exemplary, He is patient, calm and brilliant under pressure. Work always come back well in advance of any deadlines.
Ranked: Tier 3
Andrew Sharland QC - 11KBWIn advocacy, Andrew has the ability to grasp the most intricate of details and focus on the salient factors without losing his audience. His advice is exceptional and his knowledge base in specific disciplines appears to have no parameter.
Ranked: Tier 3

Leading Juniors

Jane Oldham - 11KBWShe provides incredibly good advice.
Ranked: Tier 1
Jonathan Auburn - 11KBWHe works well in a team and is very commercial.
Ranked: Tier 2
Joanne Clement - 11KBWA superb lawyer, very knowledgeable, resourceful and persuasive.
Ranked: Tier 2
Tom Cross - 11KBWHe is very bright and easy to work with. His written and oral advocacy is always of the highest standard. He always responds to requests for advice and support in a timely manner.
Ranked: Tier 2

Public procurement Tier 1

11KBW is 'top drawer when  it comes to public law - they are up with the  best'. Jason Coppel QC represents both claimants and contracting parties; he is acting for the claimant train operating companies in a challenge to disqualification from procurement for the right to operate West Coast mainline and HS2.  James Goudie QC is in demand for his breadth of expertise across local government vires, and state aid matters in addition to public procurement. Peter Oldham QC has vast experience of procurement disputes in areas as varied as medical devices, transport and IT, and Nigel Giffin QC is equally seasoned. The junior ranks include the 'procedurally and tactically savvyRupert Paines and 'first class technical and tactical lawyer' Patrick Halliday.

Leading Silks

Jason Coppel QC - 11KBWOne of the top two performing QCs.
Ranked: Tier 1
Nigel Giffin QC - 11KBWOne of the best barristers I've ever worked with. A first-class silk.
Ranked: Tier 1
James Goudie QC - 11KBWA very practical and formidable advocate. Clearly knowledgeable on the area but also understands the clients objectives and the need for clear, positive, and confident advice.
Ranked: Tier 2
Peter Oldham QC - 11KBWVery accessible and provides prompt, efficient advice.
Ranked: Tier 2

Leading Juniors

Joseph Barrett - 11KBWHugely bright, exceptionally user-friendly, good advocate, trusted by all of the leading lights and by the court – a current and future star, and a real pleasure to work with.
Ranked: Tier 1
Patrick Halliday - 11KBWVery hard-working, great depth of knowledge of procurement law, very personable. His paper work, pleadings, skeleton arguments and opinions are readable and of the highest calibre.
Ranked: Tier 1
Rupert Paines - 11KBWVery quick to respond, accessible/approachable and really understands how the different parts of an instruction fit together and that gives him an insight into the priority of what has to be done and when.
Ranked: Tier 3

Administrative and public law (including elections) Tier 2

A set with 'real strength and depth across the board, whose members appear in most of the major cases', 11KBW is active across the public law space, with many members of chambers active for defendants represented by the Government Legal Department, as well as other government bodies, quangos, and some claimant work. Members were on both sides of Lincolnshire Police's ultimately unsuccessful challenge to the College of Policing's plan to effectively transform policing into a graduate profession – Jonathan Moffett QC  and Christopher Knight for the College of Policing and Charles Bourne QC (elevated to the High Court as of 1 October 2020) and Aileen McColgan QC (a 2020 silk appointment) for the force. The set is 'one of the leading chambers for dealing with public law issues affecting the health sector': Andrew Sharland QC defeated a challenge to the Royal College of Physicians' neutral stance on assisted dying brought by some of the organisation's members opposed to it. Clive Sheldon QC  successfully represented the government in the Court of Appeal in R (BPAS) v Department of Health concerning the meaning of "the pregnancy has not exceeded its twenty-fourth week" in the Abortion Act 1967. Unled, Jonathan Auburn represented the defendant in R (Leighton) v Lord Chancellor, in which disability activists challenged the lack of qualified one-way costs shifting in discrimination claims. Elizabeth Prochaska, formerly of Matrix Chambers, joined chambers from the role of legal director of the Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Rising stars

Jen Coyne - 11KBW An excellent lawyer, very thorough, innovative and user friendly.
Ranked: Tier 1
Daniel Isenberg - 11KBWSuperb legal insight, excellent drafting and affable manner. He is developing a reputation for a being a good team member in bigger judicial review litigation. Very capable and one to watch.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Jason Coppel QC - 11KBWJason is one of the best public law silks around. His written work is superb and his advocacy is excellent. He is a pleasure to work with.
Ranked: Tier 2
Nigel Giffin QC - 11KBWHe inspires confidence.
Ranked: Tier 2
James Goudie QC - 11KBWHe is very practical and provides formidable advocacy.
Ranked: Tier 2
Charles Bourne QC - 11KBWHe is an authoritative presence and an impressive opponent.
Ranked: Tier 3
Jonathan Moffett QC - 11KBWA hard-working and experienced public law silk. He is a challenging opponent.
Ranked: Tier 3
Peter Oldham QC - 11KBWPeter has an excellent manner with clients, he is thorough and patient in both his dealing with clients and the conduct of his work generally. He commands respect and authority in a calm and reassuring manner.
Ranked: Tier 3
Clive Sheldon QC - 11KBW Clive is very tenacious with a particularly assertive and effective style of advocacy.
Ranked: Tier 3
Daniel Stilitz QC - 11KBWA standout silk. Intelligent, hardworking and user-friendly.
Ranked: Tier 3
Andrew Sharland QC - 11KBWHe is a fantastic advocate with a superb command of the facts and law. He puts his points well and handles challenges from judges skilfully and with good humour.
Ranked: Tier 4

2020 Silks

Aileen McColgan QC - 11KBWAileen is an absolute star. She is quick to understand issues and to provide advice in a succinct and clear manner. She has a ability to break down legal language and to address matters in a manner that is easily understandable.
Julian Milford QC - 11KBWJulian is a very considered advocate. He strongly advocates for his client but he is not unnecessarily aggressive or combative, which is a real strength in my view in a public law barrister.

Leading Juniors

Jonathan Auburn - 11KBWWorks well in a team and is very commercial.
Ranked: Tier 1
Christopher Knight - 11KBWAn encyclopaedic knowledge of public law and information/privacy law, prodigious work ethic, turns instructions around very quickly and cost-effectively.
Ranked: Tier 1
Julian Blake - 11KBWAttention to detail, very user friendly. Strong intellect.
Ranked: Tier 2
Tom Cross - 11KBW Very through in his analysis of the issues which a client will face and very clear on the prospective outcomes depending on the tactical approach adopted.
Ranked: Tier 2
Heather Emmerson - 11KBWReassuringly professional and thorough, while very easy to work with. Provides great support.
Ranked: Tier 2
Jane Oldham - 11KBWShe provides incredibly good advice.
Ranked: Tier 2
Amy Rogers - 11KBWShe is highly intelligent and extremely hard working and pro-active. Her ability to make clients understand complex issues of law is exceptional. she is extremely client friendly.
Ranked: Tier 3
Joanne Clement - 11KBWA superb lawyer, very knowledgeable, resourceful and persuasive.
Ranked: Tier 3
Katherine Eddy - 11KBWGreat attention to detail and a very quick and thorough approach to instructions.
Ranked: Tier 3
Paul Greatorex - 11KBWHe works quickly. He produces excellent submissions which are incisive and to the point. The clients like his tough approach with opponents and his sound and realistic advice.
Ranked: Tier 3
Ronnie Dennis - 11KBW Very smart and diligent. Very good with numbers.
Ranked: Tier 4
Stephen Kosmin - 11KBWFirst-class attention to detail, and impressive all-round skills. As well as knowing the law inside out, Stephen is a confident and impressive advocate. Judges listen.
Ranked: Tier 4
Thomas Ogg - 11KBWTom is very professional, offers sound and thorough advice, also strikes a good rapport with the client. In particular, his submissions are succinct and thorough, reading very well.
Ranked: Tier 4
Rupert Paines - 11KBWRupert is extremely hard-working and bright with an outstanding knowledge of the law. His drafting is excellent.
Ranked: Tier 4
Hannah Slarks - 11KBWShe is perceptive, thorough and calm.
Ranked: Tier 4

Civil liberties and human rights (including actions against the police) Tier 3

11KBW is an 'excellent set with very proactive and high-powered silks' who are frequently engaged in civil liberties matters pertaining to immigration, social care, and detention. Leading silk Jason Coppel QC represented the Equality and Human Rights Commission in a Supreme Court appeal concerning the immigration rights of human trafficking victims, as well as acting for NGO Maternity Action in a judicial review challenging the NHS charging regime for disproportionately impacting migrant women. Tom Cross is engaged in a judicial review for the parents of Charlie Hughes who are challenging the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence Guidelines over the prescription of cannabis-based medicine to children. 'King of data rightsChristopher Knight is also of note and has expertise across media and privacy law-related human rights claims. Aileen McColgan QC has strengthened the set with her elevation to silk in early 2020.

Leading Silks

Jason Coppel QC - 11KBWExcellent leader who is receptive and adaptable. Has the ear of the court.
Ranked: Tier 3
Jonathan Moffett QC - 11KBWAn impressive advocate.
Ranked: Tier 4

2020 Silks

Aileen McColgan QC - 11KBWHer work on complex pleadings has been exceptionally good.

Leading Juniors

Joanne Clement - 11KBWA star in the making.
Ranked: Tier 3
Tom Cross - 11KBWExcellent legal analysis coupled with an impressive capability (especially for a public law junior of this quality) to take the strategic initiative and engage fully with clients.
Ranked: Tier 3
Heather Emmerson - 11KBWAn accomplished junior who is the all-round package: her written advocacy is incisive and persuasive and, in person, she is engaging and compelling.
Ranked: Tier 3
Christopher Knight - 11KBWChris is one of the best public law juniors around and is an absolute star in the making.
Ranked: Tier 3

Defamation and privacy Tier 3

Having 'significantly strengthened' its defamation and privacy offering thanks to 2019 arrivals David Glen and Hannah Ready from the now-dissolved One Brick Court, information rights hub 11KBW covers cases at the nexus of data privacy and defamation. A particular strong suit is disputes in the online environment: Glen defended Facebook against a defamation claim brought by consumer affairs journalist Martin Lewis about adverts bearing his endorsement and Anya Proops QC, one of the set's 'absolutely outstanding people', was instructed by the same client to challenge an ICO penalty in connection with the Cambridge Analytica affair.

Leading Silks

Anya Proops QC - 11KBWOutstanding. A real star. Always amazingly well prepared, in command of the law and her papers.
Ranked: Tier 3

Leading Juniors

David Glen - 11KBWUndoubtedly the go-to senior junior for media defendant work in his field, a formidable opponent with razor-sharp intellect and astute judgement.
Ranked: Tier 1
Hannah Ready - 11KBWFiercely intellectual, meticulous in her preparation and attention to detail and provides shrewd advice far beyond her year of call.
Ranked: Tier 2
Rupert Paines - 11KBWHis attention to detail is extremely impressive and his drafting is really first class.
Ranked: Tier 4

Financial services regulation

Leading Juniors

Thomas Ogg - 11KBWVery bright and technically astute.
Ranked: Tier 3

Professional disciplinary and regulatory law

Leading Juniors

Tom Cross - 11KBWTom has vast experience in advising clients in this sphere meaning that he has an almost instinctive sense of the public law challenges that can be brought to bear to secure the best results for clients. Decisive, deft and devastating in drafting, Tom is the go to barrister in these cases.
Ranked: Tier 3
Heather Emmerson - 11KBWTruly excellent in the field. A star of the future if not the present. Very good at absorbing a mass of detail and focusing on the key points. Strong written advocacy skills. Good with clients.
Ranked: Tier 3
Thomas Ogg - 11KBWTom understands how to achieve the best results for individuals and firms.
Ranked: Tier 4

Sport

Leading Silks

Sean Jones QC - 11KBWSean is utterly brilliant in relation to statutory construction, presentation of legal argument to tribunals and is also extremely client friendly. His cross-examination is electric and carries a real "edge" to it.
Ranked: Tier 3

Media and entertainment (including art and cultural property)

Media and entertainment - Leading Juniors

David Glen - 11KBWHighly intelligent, strategically astute and extremely personable, he draws on a deep knowledge and understanding of the law and is forensic in his analysis of complex legal issues.
Ranked: Tier 3

Court of Protection and community care

Leading Juniors

Jonathan Auburn 11KBW 'Jonathan has an extraordinary skill of being remarkably calm and clear even in the most protracted cases. He has extensive experience in education and adult social care cases and is known for his meticulous preparation and will always present the case in the best light for his clients.'

Ranked: Tier 4
Joanne Clement - 11KBW 'Joanne is exceptionally focused and clear in her submissions, and is able to advance difficult positions on behalf of government with authority.'
Ranked: Tier 4

Tax: corporate and VAT/indirect tax

Tax: VAT - Leading silks

Jonathan Swift QC - 11KBWGreat on his feet and on paper, he has very strong attention to detail.
Ranked: Tier 4

Commercial litigation

Leading Juniors

Amy Rogers - 11KBWHer knowledge and experience in the administrative law and commercial law is exceptional.
Ranked: Tier 5

Set overviews: England and Wales

11KBW has strengthened its stable of leading advocates since launch of the 2020 guide. Elizabeth Prochaska, a public lawyer, specialising in education, equality and human rights, has joined the set from Matrix Chambers; public law specialist Cecilia Ivimy has returned to full-time practice; and licensing expert Philip Kolvin QC has joined from Cornerstone Barristers. Strengthening chambers at the senior end, Julian Milford , Aileen McColgan  and Marcus Pilgerstorfer  were all appointed silk in March 2020. Elsewhere, Charles Bourne QC has been appointed a High Court judge, assigned to the Queen’s Bench Division from 1 October 2020. In other new, the set has been appointed the sole chambers on the Bar Standards Board new Tribunal Representation Panel which replaces the regulator’s pro bono prosecution panel.

Testimonials

Clerks:

‘A very good clerking service is always offered.’

‘Tom Street and Christopher Smith are always delightful to deal with. Helpful and professional.’

‘An excellent, proactive and efficient team – Martin Pownall in particular.’

‘Nothing is ever too much trouble and they make an effort to accommodate any requests and to help in any way they can.’

‘Chris Smith provides excellent service and a safe pair of hands.’

‘Everyone in the clerks’ room at 11KBW seems to have the right priorities and to put the interests of lay clients first wherever possible. They are also personable, likable people.’

‘Excellent clerking and head clerk Mark Dann is particularly impressive, commercial, easy to use and to work with.’

Excellent. Single out Mark Dann, head clerk, for being proactive and highly approachable to discuss matters of sensitivity and confidentiality; Harry Gilsom, down-to-earth, responsive clerk, always looking after the client’s interests.’

‘Fantastic – best clerks I work with, and they work very hard to give a good service/bend over backwards to help.’

‘Lee Cutler is a real super star – attentive, accessible and invaluable – regardless of the time of day. One of the best employment law clerks out there.’

‘Lucy Barbet is a consummate, modern and engaging senior clerk.’

‘Mark Dann, in my view, is one of the absolute standout clerks in London. He is excellent and shines head and shoulders above the rest.’

‘The clerking is excellent. It is headed up by the highly approachable Mark Dann and Lucy Barbet, but there is real strength in depth throughout, including the excellent Martin Pownall and Lee Cutler.’

Set:

’11 KBW are rightly considered one of the best sets of Employment Barristers in London. They have a number of QCs who are very impressive.’

’11 KBW are top drawer for public procurement and State aid work, with excellent EU and public law pedigree.’

’11 KBW is, in my view, one of the pre-eminent sets for employment law, with incredible strength in depth and a very impressive focus on employment.’

’11KBW are my chambers of choice. I am yet to be disappointed with their barristers.’

’11KBW are my go to chambers for all education related matters. Their expertise in the field is up there with the best in my opinion. There is always someone available who has relevant experience .’

’11KBW are my “go to” set for employment work. Whilst other sets have particular individuals I use, 11KBW has the greatest strength in depth both in terms of silks and juniors.’

’11KBW are the go to chambers for public law and information law. The strength in depth is unparalleled and I would be confident recommending any barrister at the chambers to clients.’

’11KBW has a number of superb advocates.’

’11KBW is composed of excellent and very nice barristers – committed to their clients, fiercely intelligent and, above all, fair: they play with a straight bat.’

’11KBW is the best public law set. Members are exceptional.’

’11KBW is unquestionably the “go to” data protection set in London. Most of the leading practitioners work from there, which must give them a collective advantage over competing sets. Their barristers are usually found in the ground-breaking cases in this rapidly developing and hotly contested field.’

 

11KBW is an award-winning and long-established set renowned for its expertise in employment, commercial, public and media law. Chambers prides itself on producing first-class advocates, and on delivering a service of the highest quality to its clients.

The set: 11KBW has 63 members, including 20 silks. Members of chambers regularly appear in complex and high-profile cases and have experience in all courts and tribunals, including the Supreme Court, Privy Council, Court of Appeal, the European Court of Justice and the European Court of Human Rights, specialist courts, regulatory bodies and tribunals and public inquiries. Members act for clients in both the public and private sector, including government departments, local authorities, corporates, statutory bodies and individuals.

Members of 11KBW have written, co-authored, edited and contributed to key text books and practitioners guides, including Tolley’s Employment Handbook; Tottel’s Local Government Law; Supperstone and Goudie on Judicial Review; Judicial Review, Principles and Procedure; Media Law and Human Rights; The Protections for Religious Rights: Law and Practice; Education Law and the Courts; Information Rights; Butterworth’s Employment Law Guide; Sports Law; The Law of Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions; Information Law Reports; Freedom of Information Handbook, and Conduct and Pay in The Financial Services Industry.

Types of work undertaken: Within chambers’ key areas of work, members also specialise in data protection and information, education, public procurement and state aid, European law, healthcare, immigration, professional discipline and regulatory law, inquests and public inquiries, local government, community care, sports law, partnerships, public international law, mediation and arbitration, civil liberties and human rights, media law and data privacy, international arbitration and product liability.

 

Department Name Email Telephone
Senior clerk Lucy Barbet
Senior clerk Mark Dann
Outside of office hours 07831 304714
DIrector of Finance and Operations Claire Halas
Director of Business Development Andrea Kennedy
Members of Chambers GOUDIE QC, James (1970)
Members of Chambers JEANS QC, Christopher (1980)
Members of Chambers LYNCH QC, Adrian (1983)
Members of Chambers GIFFIN QC, Nigel (1986)
Members of Chambers KOLVIN QC, Philip (1985)
Members of Chambers DEVONSHIRE QC, Simon (1988)
Members of Chambers PITT-PAYNE QC, Timothy (1989)
Members of Chambers OLDHAM QC, Peter (1990)
Members of Chambers STILITZ QC, Daniel (1992)
Members of Chambers SHELDON QC, Clive (1991)
Members of Chambers JONES QC, Seàn (1991)
Members of Chambers COPPEL QC, Jason (1994)
Members of Chambers PROOPS QC, Anya (1998)
Members of Chambers LEIPER QC, Richard (1996)
Members of Chambers MOFFETT QC, Jonathan (1996)
Members of Chambers SHARLAND QC, Andrew (1996)
Members of Chambers McCAFFERTY QC, Jane (1998)
Members of Chambers MILFORD QC, Julian (2000)
Members of Chambers PILGERSTORFER QC, Marcus (2002)
Members of Chambers McCOLGAN QC, Aileen (2001)
Members of Chambers OLDHAM, Jane (1985)
Members of Chambers PORTER, Nigel (1994)
Members of Chambers IVIMY, Cecilia (1995)
Members of Chambers WILSON, Julian (1997)
Members of Chambers AUBURN, Jonathan (1999)
Members of Chambers GREATOREX, Paul (1999)
Members of Chambers IYENGAR, Harini (1999)
Members of Chambers BELGROVE, Sophie (2001)
Members of Chambers CORNWELL, James (2002)
Members of Chambers CLEMENT, Joanne (2002)
Members of Chambers GLEN, David (2002)
Members of Chambers EDGE, Andrew (2003)
Members of Chambers STONE, Judy (2003)
Members of Chambers FORSHAW, Simon (2004)
Members of Chambers BEDENHAM, David (2005)
Members of Chambers HALLIDAY, Patrick (2005)
Members of Chambers BLAKE, Julian (2006)
Members of Chambers ROGERS, Amy (2007)
Members of Chambers CROSS, Tom (2007)
Members of Chambers PROCHASKA, Elizabeth (2007)
Members of Chambers HOPKINS, Robin (2008)
Members of Chambers KNIGHT, Christopher (2008)
Members of Chambers LEE, Michael (2009)
Members of Chambers EDDY, Katherine (2009)
Members of Chambers CAPEWELL, Edward (2009)
Members of Chambers BARRETT, Joseph (2009)
Members of Chambers EMMERSON, Heather (2009)
Members of Chambers DENNIS, Ronnie (2010)
Members of Chambers READY, Hannah (2010)
Members of Chambers SLARKS, Hannah (2011)
Members of Chambers KOSMIN, Stephen (2011)
Members of Chambers OGG, Tom (2012)
Members of Chambers PAINES, Rupert (2012)
Members of Chambers LOCKLEY, Peter (2013)
Members of Chambers GANNON, Zoe (2014)
Members of Chambers SAMMOUR, Zac (2014)
Members of Chambers DAVIDSON, Leo (2015)
Members of Chambers ISENBERG, Daniel (2015)
Members of Chambers COYNE, Jen (2016)
Members of Chambers MITCHELL, Ben (2017)
Members of Chambers PARKIN, Christopher (2017)
Members of Chambers TAUNTON, Katherine (2017)
Members of Chambers WHITE, Michael (2018)
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