Set Profile > 11KBW > London, England

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

Living Wage

Product liability

2020 Silks

Marcus Pilgerstorfer QC - 11KBWHighly intellectual, but still very approachable. An expert in product liability law.

Court of Protection and community care

Data protection Tier 1

11KBW is ‘an excellent set for information law cases with a good range of counsel at all levels’. 'Leader in the fieldAnya Proops QC, and Rupert Paines, are continuing to defend Morrison's in the WM Morrisons Supermarkets plc v Various Claimants case concerning criminal publication by an employee of company payroll data, which went to the UK Supreme Court on a point regarding vicarous liability. Well-respected by regulators, the set is often first-choice for the Information Commissioner's Office and other public authorities, and also handles a range of private sector work. The ‘very collaborative and supportiveTimothy Pitt-Payne QC is a key silk in this area, with Christopher Knight, David Glen and Robin Hopkins recommended as juniors.

Rising stars

Daniel Isenberg - 11KBWFirst-rate professional in mind and in practice. A future heavyweight silk without doubt.
Ranked: Tier 1
Peter Lockley - 11KBWVery approachable, reliable and easy to work with and delivers great results.
Ranked: Tier 1
Zac Sammour - 11KBWAn all-round intellectual and practical talent, a future star of the bar and a pleasure to work with.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Timothy Pitt-Payne QC - 11KBWTim has a fantastically sharp mind, cutting through the complex to provide inciteful findings and advice but balances this with an extremely pragmatic approach, greatly appreciated by instructing solicitors and clients.
Ranked: Tier 1
Anya Proops QC - 11KBWVery bright, hardworking and has excellent strategic judgement.
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 2
Andrew Sharland - 11KBWHe is very clear-sighted, offers sensible and strategic advice, and has the ear of the court.
Ranked: Tier 2

2020 Silks

Julian Milford QC - 11KBWApproachable and available to discuss matters when needed and able to work to tight timeframes.

Leading Juniors

David Glen - 11KBWHe possesses the rare combination of being exceptionally bright and extremely personable.
Ranked: Tier 1
Robin Hopkins - 11KBWHe is pragmatic in his assistance and clearly has a wealth of experience in data cases.
Ranked: Tier 1
Christopher Knight - 11KBWHe is super-knowledgeable about all aspects of data protection law and combines this with clear strategic vision. A real star.
Ranked: Tier 1
Rupert Paines - 11KBWA very quick and analytical mind, and provides clear, sound and practical advice.
Ranked: Tier 1
Julian Blake - 11KBWOne of the few barristers in the data protection field who offers expertise in both the regulatory and black letter law fields of information law.
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 2
Hannah Ready - 11KBWHer strengths include the capacity to balance intellectual legal analysis with a client's commercial objective.
Ranked: Tier 2
Tom Cross - 11KBWAccessible and cogent advice delivered to a very short timescale.
Ranked: Tier 3

Testimonials

Set:

‘A tremendous set, shot-through with talent at all levels’.

‘A well-rounded team with a good breadth of experience’.

’11KBW is a very reputable set with barristers of a very high calibre and they are always very responsive’.

’11KBW are a recognised leader in regulatory data protection work’.

‘This chambers is deservedly the leader in the field of information law and enjoys unparalleled strength in depth’.

Clerking:

‘Always get you back to you quickly, very easy to communicate with and very helpful’.

‘The clerking service is excellent – the clerks will always work hard to place your matter’.

‘They have done a great job putting us in touch with the most appropriate barristers in the set’.

‘Excellent – very responsive, courteous and helpful’.

‘The clerks work hard to make sure they can always offer support and try to meet demands and deadlines’.

Education Tier 1

11KBW remains the 'gold standard when it comes to education', with 'nonpareil' 'depth and breadth in educational work' and experience across the area, particularly when it comes to work for educational institutions. Jonathan Auburn QC recently acted in R (AD) v London Borough of Hackney, successfully defending the council in a major special educational needs funding test case in the High Court and Court of Appeal. Tom Cross successfully defended R (Colchester and others) v Secretary of State for Education, a judicial review of a claim brought by parents opposed to secondary legislation and government guidance providing sex and relationships education.

Leading Silks

Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 2
Jonathan Moffett QC - 11KBWThe advice provides on urgent matters is on point and commercially focused.
Ranked: Tier 2
Andrew Sharland QC - 11KBWDown-to-earth, does not stand on ceremony and good with clients, he exhibits a quick grasp of complex issues.
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 2

2020 Silks

Aileen McColgan QC - 11KBWShe knows an awful lot about universities.

2021 Silks

Jonathan Auburn QC11KBWVery determined with good judgement, and easy to work with.

Leading Juniors

Ranked: Tier 1
Tom Cross - 11KBWTom has an encyclopaedic knowledge of education and brings his wider human rights, discrimination and public law expertise to bear in this; he continues to delight clients with his advice and service.
Ranked: Tier 1
Paul Greatorex - 11KBWApproachable, available and willing to discuss issues as they arise.
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 4
Katherine Eddy - 11KBWA calm and professional advocate who provides extremely thorough and detailed analysis of cases.
Ranked: Tier 5
Ranked: Tier 5

Testimonials

Set

Fantastic chambers for education, public law and general commercial litigation.’

’11KBW are the gold standard when it comes to education. Strength in depth and availability are key factors.

‘The strength in depth at 11KBW for education matters is nonpareil; from QC to junior, you know you are in safe hands when you instruct them.’

’11 KBW is one of the few sets with real expertise in the area, and for me has the stand out members of the Bar.’

Clerking

‘The clerks have always been very helpful and timely with responses.’

‘Excellent and responsive’

Employment Tier 1

'The leading employment law set in England', 11KBW regularly appears in many of the market's leading cases, whether in Employment Tribunals, the High Court or the appellate courts. In recent highlights, Jane McCafferty QC acted in the long-running, high-profile dispute over Ocado's founder and former employee setting up a competing online grocery business (allegedly using confidential information); and junior Tom Cross acted in Sir Philip Rutnam v Secretary of State for the Home Department (one of the highest profile employment disputes of 2020-21), which involved a senior civil servant's claim that he was pushed out of the Home Office for blowing the whistle on aspects of the working environment.

Rising stars

Daniel Isenberg - 11KBWDaniel to be wise, practical and incredibly adaptable and responsive. A great team player who was good at building a rapport with the client and offering solutions to knotty problems in a fast-paced matter.
Ranked: Tier 1
Ruth Kennedy - 11KBWRuth is very commercial and cuts through to the key issues for clients. Ruth is also incredibly personable.
Ranked: Tier 1
Zac Sammour - 11KBWAn excellent advocate who demonstrates abilities well beyond his year of call. Both a razor-sharp mind and a natural manner with clients. A barrister who solicitors always trust to do a good job - a real star of the employment Bar.
Ranked: Tier 1
Jamie Susskind - 11KBWCombines a supreme intellect with dedication and leadership, and is calm and unflappable. He is a true standout among a large crowd of rising stars. One of the best examples of a born QC - he is so obviously going to make it to the top.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Christopher Jeans QC - 11KBWHe knows the law inside out. Clients love him, he can break down complex legal issues for clients with ease, and is a pleasure to work with. For such a superstar, he is down to earth.
Ranked: Tier 1
Sean Jones QC - 11KBWSean's submissions in tribunal are highly persuasive and he is constantly available to us. Even extremely demanding clients are blown away - Sean is the brightest star of the senior employment Bar.
Ranked: Tier 1
Daniel Stilitz QC - 11KBWHe is a superstar. Incredibly clever, not afraid to take decisions, excellent on his feet, and a number one choice on any injunction matter without a doubt.
Ranked: Tier 1
Simon Devonshire QC - 11KBWVery hands-on, hard-working and responsive, with good availability. Strong on restrictive covenants and team moves. 
Ranked: Tier 2
Richard Leiper QC - 11KBWRichard's clarity of expression, insight and emotional intelligence are second to none. He is able to pick up on the smallest of indicators of how someone might react and adjust his position/submissions to accommodate it.
Ranked: Tier 2
James Goudie QC - 11KBWA brilliant strategist, combining a sharp eye for detail with an innate sense for what matters - and what doesn't. James can turn instructions around within days and sometimes hours, possessing a ferocious appetite for work, he immediately wins the confidence of clients, and is never wrong-footed. 
Ranked: Tier 4
Jane McCafferty QC - 11KBWMagnificent – a great cross-examiner, who is client friendly, razor-sharp, and across all the detail.
Ranked: Tier 4
Anya Proops QC - 11KBWHer strengths are unrivalled specialist knowledge, exceptional advocacy and great attention to detail.
Ranked: Tier 4
Clive Sheldon QC - 11KBWA superb advocate who gives clients the advice they need to hear.
Ranked: Tier 4

2020 Silks

Aileen McColgan QC - 11KBWAileen is able to pick up the matter, and the factual and legal detail, very quickly at the last minute before the final hearing, and does a good job of cross-examining claimants.
Julian Milford QC - 11KBWJulian is exceptional - supportive, approachable, able to keep a clear head, and calm and eloquent in even the most testing of situations. Julian thinks creatively about solutions to problems and is a pleasure to work alongside. He is also incredibly responsive. One of his particular strengths is his ability to combine incredible intellect with abundant commerciality and practicality.
Marcus Pilgerstorfer QC - 11KBWEverything that you could want from counsel – approachable, quick, thorough, fabulously intelligent, great with lay clients, and with a work ethic that is an inspiration.

Leading Juniors

Sophie Belgrove - 11KBWSophie is an excellent advocate and always a committed member of the relevant client team on a particular dispute. She is responsive and very collaborative in her approach.
Ranked: Tier 1
Andrew Edge - 11KBWAndrew is one of the very best juniors at the employment Bar. In every case, Andrew adds value, bringing new ideas and enabling solicitors to develop the case. This is what one looks for in a junior and Andrew has the ability to think about and advance cases - one of the very best out there.
Ranked: Tier 1
Simon Forshaw - 11KBWVery bright and really robust. A brilliant cross-examiner, tremendous team player and very good with clients.
Ranked: Tier 1
Amy Rogers - 11KBWAmy is simply outstanding across the board. She is unrivalled at the Bar when it comes to the most complex and high-value employment litigation. Amy is technically brilliant, works tirelessly and delivers results time and again. Her reputation is very much deserved - without question, a top-tier QC in waiting.
Ranked: Tier 1
Patrick Halliday - 11KBWReally punches well above his weight. Able to hold his own against much more experienced advocates. Technically very strong, works incredibly hard, always delivers, no matter how busy. Clear and firm in his advice, he wins the confidence of his clients through his obvious ability. Always a pleasure to work with Patrick and he is a go-to junior on a wide variety of matters.
Ranked: Tier 2
Michael Lee - 11KBWThe biggest strength is his commitment. He is intellectually top rate and he combines that with sheer hard work and attention to detail. He has been extremely well prepared for everythin. He is also very responsive to queries and a team player.
Ranked: Tier 2
Judy Stone - 11KBWJudy is fast becoming a barrister of choice. Legally, technically strong, and commercially savvy, she quickly gains the client's trust.
Ranked: Tier 2
Ronnie Dennis - 11KBWGreat tactical insight (he will not take weak points), highly commercial in terms of looking at what the client wants as an end game, works incredibly hard under pressure (prepared to put in the hours when needed), great paperwork, great cross-examination, and great advocacy - very client friendly too.
Ranked: Tier 3
Harini Iyengar - 11KBWHarini is very thorough in her preparation, and has a great intellect as well as a good appreciation of commercial realities, resulting in an all-round package of high-quality, pragmatic advice.
Ranked: Tier 3
Katherine Eddy - 11KBWHighly responsive - provides clear, precise and very commercial advice, inspires great trust and is a delight to work with.
Ranked: Tier 4
Rupert Paines - 11KBWExtremely hard-working, very smart, and with a can-do attitude - working at a level significantly beyond his year of call.
Ranked: Tier 4
Tom Cross - 11KBWTom has an incisive mind, an ability to assimilate material quickly, analyse the legal and factual issues carefully, and cut through to the important points. His judgement is pragmatic and sound, and he gives clear, accurate advice.
Ranked: Tier 4
Peter Lockley - 11KBWVery engaged with the issues on which he is instructed, with excellent advocacy.
Ranked: Tier 5
Tom Ogg - 11KBWVery accessible and down to earth.
Ranked: Tier 5
Nigel Porter - 11KBWVery knowledgeable and very good to work with.
Ranked: Tier 5
Hannah Slarks11KBWHannah is very approachable - she has a confident, clear and unfussy advocacy style.
Ranked: Tier 5

Testimonials

Set

11 KBW is the leading employment law set in England. The depth of talent is quite incredible.

One of the best in London. All the barristers we know at 11KBW are smart, hard-working and know the law inside out.

Top set – my go to set for restrictive covenants and team moves.

The set rightly has a great reputation, and is a go-to for us for more complex or high value/risk work.

11 KBW is, without question, the premier set for employment barristers. It has tremendous strength in depth at all levels of seniority.

Clerking

The clerks are responsive and available, and understand the importance of our relationship with the lay client and how that works. Really well connected with judges’ clerks, which especially oils the wheels of the litigation process in the High Court. Nothing is ever too much trouble.

The clerking service is very good, and this year (dealing with the impact of the pandemic) it has been particularly helpful.

The clerking team is the best in the business from joint senior clerk Mark Dann down.

Mark Dann is excellent as joint senior clerk; a notable mention goes to the ever available and highly responsive team leader Lee Cutler; and team leader assistant Martin Pownall has great working knowledge of the High Court processes, is well connected with the judges’ clerks, and gets things done.

Joint senior clerk Lucy Barbet worked extremely hard to get bundles and papers lodged at court at very short notice, which conveyed a real sense of invaluable reliability.

European Union law

Leading Juniors

Christopher Knight - 11KBWOne of the finest junior barristers that I have ever worked with.
Ranked: Tier 1

Licensing

Leading Silks

Philip Kolvin QC - 11KBWPhilip is the name to look for in licensing.
Ranked: Tier 1

Local government (including rating law) Tier 1

11KBW ‘remains the blue chip, go-to public law set for local authorities‘. Joanne Clement, unled, appeared for the Secretary of State for Education in In the matter of T(A Child) before the Supreme Court, in a test case concerning issues of shortages of places in secure accommodation. Elsewhere, Jonathan Auburn QC successfully defended the London Borough of Hackney in a challenge to special needs funding plans, while Andrew Sharland QC and Jonathan Moffett QC acted for Lambeth Council in a challenge to whether compensation must be paid by the local authority when school land is transferred from an Academy Trust to the local authority.

Rising stars

Jen Coyne11KBWHighly intelligent with sound judgement. Very thorough and well structured work. No perceived weakness.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

James Goudie QC - 11KBWA brilliant, versatile silk. He is able to explain complex concepts simply in clear, concise advice.
Ranked: Tier 1
Peter Oldham QC - 11KBWAn extremely knowledgeable and persuasive advocate.
Ranked: Tier 1
Charles Bourne QC11KBWHis strengths are depth of knowledge and clear and focused advice. An impressive advocate who is very quick on his feet.
Ranked: Tier 2
Jonathan Moffett QC - 11KBWJonathan is approachable, pragmatic and practical in his application of the law.
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

2021 Silks

Jonathan Auburn QC11KBWHe works well in a team and is very commercial.

Leading Juniors

Jane Oldham - 11KBWAn extremely knowledgeable and persuasive advocate.
Ranked: Tier 1
Jonathan Auburn - 11KBWHe works well in a team and is very commercial.
Ranked: Tier 2
Joanne Clement - 11KBWJo is extremely quick on the uptake and strategic. She is able to analyse the key legal issues and take you to the key issues which are at the heart of the strategy.
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.
Ranked: Tier 2

Testimonials

Set

‘The ‘go to’ set for all public law issues.’

’11 KBW remain the blue chip go to public law set for local authorities.’

’11 KBW offers the public sector considerable expertise in a range of public law issues.’

Clerking

‘The clerks are helpful , responsive , informed and timely in their response to enquiries.’

Public procurement Tier 1

11KBW's team is very experienced in acting in leading High Court claims brought under the Public Contracts, Utilities and Defence Regulations, and has appeared in judicial reviews concerning contract awards and CJEU litigation. In Ontix Ltd v London Borough of Tower Hamlets, Jason Coppel QC defended the borough as the contracting authority in a challenge to its decision to procure a wireless concession project across Tower Hamlets, in which the claimant contended that the successful bidder's tender was not compliant with the invitation, and that the borough had erred in its interpretation and application of the award criteria.

Leading Silks

Jason Coppel QC11KBWFantastically knowledgeable, Jason also has good judgement. He has a calm, measured advocacy style and is great with clients.
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 1
James Goudie QC - 11KBWVery client-focused and with impressive turnaround times.
Ranked: Tier 2
Peter Oldham QC - 11KBWVery accessible, Peter provides prompt, efficient advice.
Ranked: Tier 2

Leading Juniors

Ranked: Tier 1
Patrick Halliday - 11KBWPatrick is a star. Smart, insightful, diligent and thorough. A brilliant barrister with whom instructing solicitors enjoy working very much.
Ranked: Tier 1
Stephen Kosmin - 11KBWStephen is very client-friendly, works incredibly hard and is all over the detail of matters, even where the factual matrix is complicated and technical.
Ranked: Tier 3
Rupert Paines - 11KBWVery responsive, client friendly and hands-on.
Ranked: Tier 3

Testimonials

Set

‘Strong set when it comes to public procurement and public law issues, and good bench strength.’

‘Excellent strength in depth for procurement law – my go-to set.’

‘Exceptional for public procurement/public law work, and my preferred choice. Good strength in depth and very good responsiveness and investment in the relationship with my firm.’

’11KBW are excellent on public procurement and state aid/subsidy issues.’

Clerking

‘Good experience, Tom Street is very helpful and responsive.’

‘Excellent, among the best. Lucy Barbet is particularly impressive.’

Travel law (including jurisdictional issues)

Rising stars

Ruth Kennedy – 11KBW ‘An up and coming star. Brilliant in everything she does, and so user friendly.
Ranked: Tier 1

Administrative and public law (including elections) Tier 2

With a reputation for being 'second to none in public law', 11KBW is a top choice for administrative law, with a particularly strong caseload in work for national and local governmental bodies. The set also benefitted from the addition of Elizabeth Prochaska from the Equality and Human Rights Commission in January 2020. Jason Coppel QC represented the Good Law Project and Runnymede Trust in their challenge to various government appointments during the Covid-19 pandemic. The 'superb advocate' Clive Sheldon QC and Christopher Knight represented the Minister for the Cabinet Office in a judicial review brought by a campaign group, 3Million, in R (the3Million Limited) v Minister for the Cabinet Office, concerning the widely-publicised flaws in the polling system for the 2019 European Parliamentary election and associated damages claims. Turning to the set's juniors, Tom Cross represented Fair Play for Women in a judicial review of the Office for National Statistics' guidance on how to detail a person's sex on the 2021 census.

Rising stars

Jen Coyne - 11KBWGreat to work with. Excellent attention to the detail. Extremely bright. Pragmatic and sensible.
Ranked: Tier 1
Daniel Isenberg - 11KBWDaniel has a superb intellect. He is good at analysing the legal issues in a case, and writes extremely well.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Jason Coppel QC - 11KBWVery impressive silk - a go-to barrister for procurement judicial review. Excellent on the papers and in advocacy, where he strikes the right balance of being firm but fair.
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 - 11KBWJonathan is very good at taking a strategic view of how a client needs to position itself with an eye on the ultimate tribunal rather than reacting to the latest point of detail thrown up in sparring with opponents. Written and oral advocacy is focussed, concise and judge-friendly.
Ranked: Tier 3
Peter Oldham QC - 11KBWPeter is approachable, calm, considered and practical in his application of the law
Ranked: Tier 3
Clive Sheldon QC - 11KBWSuperb advocate, able to get to the core issues very quickly and gives clients the advice they need to hear.
Ranked: Tier 3
Daniel Stilitz QC - 11KBWDaniel is very user friendly, has an excellent manner with clients and is absolutely first class as a trial advocate when on his feet - particularly during cross-examination.
Ranked: Tier 3
Andrew Sharland QC - 11KBWHe is a fantastic advocate with a superb command of the facts and law.
Ranked: Tier 4

2020 Silks

Aileen McColgan QC - 11KBWFierce advocate, readily available and approachable to speak about issues as they arise.
Julian Milford QC - 11KBWJulian is an excellent barrister, with extensive experience and is excellent to work with, he is an excellent all rounder.

2021 Silks

Leading Juniors

Christopher Knight - 11KBWChristopher's strengths include considerable expertise in constitutional law, diligence, valuable inter-personal skills, approachability, team-working and a considerable adder of value.
Ranked: Tier 1
Julian Blake - 11KBWJulian is phenomenal. A truly exceptional barrister. He is able to cut right through to the heart of the matter.
Ranked: Tier 2
Tom Cross - 11KBWTom is the standout junior at the public law bar. Tom has a unique ability to bring his expertise across several areas of law to bear in the realm of public law and human rights.
Ranked: Tier 2
Heather Emmerson - 11KBWHeather is incisive in her analysis of a case, and quickly identifies the key issues on which the matter will turn.
Ranked: Tier 2
Jane Oldham - 11KBWShe provides incredibly good advice.
Ranked: Tier 2
Joanne Clement - 11KBWA superb lawyer, very knowledgeable, resourceful and persuasive.
Ranked: Tier 3
Katherine Eddy - 11KBWKatherine is a very strong lawyer, with a sharp mind. She is very good at the detail of a case, both factual and legal, and builds strong relationships with her clients. Katherine is very quick to learn new areas of law, and to expand her expertise.
Ranked: Tier 3
Paul Greatorex - 11KBWAssertive and determined, he works quickly and wins the trust of the client. His submissions are concise and to the point. Paul explores every avenue.
Ranked: Tier 3
Amy Rogers - 11KBWAn excellent, hardworking, lawyer.
Ranked: Tier 3
Thomas Ogg - 11KBWTom is very professional, offers sound and thorough advice, also strikes a good rapport with the client.
Ranked: Tier 4
Rupert Paines - 11KBWRupert is a stand-out barrister and a real talent. He is quick to identify the key issues in the case. His written submissions are always of the highest quality; opposing counsel are instantly on the back-foot.
Ranked: Tier 4
Hannah Slarks - 11KBWShe is perceptive, thorough and calm.
Ranked: Tier 4
Ronnie Dennis - 11KBWVery smart and diligent. Very good with numbers.
Ranked: Tier 4
Stephen Kosmin - 11KBWStephen combines unusual thoroughness with exceptional legal creativity. He is remarkably clever. His pleadings are fantastic. And if there is a solution to a problem to be found he will find it.
Ranked: Tier 4

Testimonials

Set 

’11KBW is top of the league – a class set of chambers. They have strength at all levels, from the very junior barristers through to their silks.’

’11KBW are a standout set for public law. They can turn their hand to any area.’

‘The best set for public, procurement and information law. Their strength in depth cannot be beat.’

’11 KBW have been second to none in public law matters for decades.’

Clerking 

‘Excellent clerking team, among the best. Lucy Barbet is particularly impressive.’

‘Always very willing and obliging and fast to respond. A class act, like their barristers.’

‘The clerks’ room is first rate. I have had excellent service from Lucy Barbet and Mark Dann.’

‘The clerks are excellent – extremely helpful and responsive, practical and kind. Tom Street is easy to work with.’

‘Mark Dann and Lucy Barbet lead from the front a universally courteous, pleasant and efficient team of clerks.’

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

11KBW ‘are able to take on any human rights issue and do it with panache‘, with notable strengths in immigration, social care and mental health matters. Jason Coppel QC represented the claimant founder of the Brexit Party in Banks v HMRC, who alleges that the lack of inheritance tax exemption on minor political parties was discriminatory under the European Convention on Human Rights. Tom Cross was leading counsel for the claimant in Phillimore v College of Policing, a case concerning a police policy of recording “non-crime hate incidents”. Alongside claimant work, multiple members of chambers are active in government work for national and local authorities.

Leading Silks

Jason Coppel QC11KBWJason has become one of the pre-eminent public law silks. His particular strength is focus; being absolutely clear on the best points to take, and then being able to present them to the court in a highly persuasive way.
Ranked: Tier 2
Jonathan Moffett QC - 11KBWAn impressive advocate.
Ranked: Tier 4

2020 Silks

Aileen McColgan QC11KBWShe distils complicated issues into manageable areas. She has a phenomenal ability to cut through swathes of information to get to the heart of the matter and has a genuine partnership approach.

Leading Juniors

Tom Cross - 11KBWExceptionally lucid in oral communication and written argument. Highly collaborative and hardworking and liaises superbly with solicitors and lay client.
Ranked: Tier 2
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 2
Joanne Clement - 11KBWUndoubtedly one of the cleverest individuals at the Bar.
Ranked: Tier 3
Christopher Knight11KBWHis written advocacy is at silk level and his oral advocacy is insightful, easy to follow, and compelling. It is not unusual for his submissions to essentially be adopted as the core of the judgment of the court.
Ranked: Tier 3

Testimonials

Set

’11KBW are able to take on any human rights issue and do it with panache. They have top rate barristers at all levels of call.’

’11 KBW is right at the top of the game for employment and public law.’

’11KBW are a go to set for public law and discrimination issues. I have been continually impressed by the quality of counsel and their analysis.’

Clerking

‘Lucy Barbet and Mark Dann are brilliant.’

‘Excellent service from Tom Street, again a pleasure to work with.’

‘Chris Smith is extremely helpful.’

Defamation and privacy Tier 3

With a ‘worthy reputation for housing data protection and defamation specialists’, 11KBW's members advise major tech giants, media outlets, and private individuals on defamation, privacy, and data protection matters.  David Glen is currently acting for the defendant in Shahbaz Sharif v Associated Newspapers Limited, in respect of a Mail on Sunday article which reported on a police investigation into allegations of fraud and embezzlement in Pakistan by the former Chief Minister of Lahore. In Whyte v CBS, Anya Proops QC is acting for the publisher, defending a claim by heavyweight boxer Dillian Whyte in connection with the publication of news articles reporting he had tested positive for banned substances. Hannah Ready acted for the defendant in Baltaci v Refinitiv Limited, which surrounded the claimant’s inclusion in a high-profile database of high-risk individuals used globally by financial institutions.

Leading Silks

Anya Proops QC - 11KBWAnya is at the top of her game and the go-to silk for data protection matters. She is also fast-becoming a silk of choice for other media-related cases too, particularly privacy and freedom of speech disputes. She is incredibly bright, commercially astute and a great advocate.
Ranked: Tier 3

Leading Juniors

David Glen - 11KBWA fantastic barrister. Unfailingly across all aspects of a case. Outstanding attention to detail and focus on the bigger picture. He can be relied on 100%.
Ranked: Tier 1
Hannah Ready - 11KBWHannah skilfully balances sound legal analysis with commercial awareness.
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 4

Testimonials

Set

‘Worthy reputation for housing data protection and defamation specialists.’

‘From its information law origins, its media practice has expanded to cover a broader range of cases, with many of them being very high profile. They are now one of the go-to sets for defamation and privacy cases and their offering of talent is practically second to none.’

Clerking

‘From an instructing solicitor’s perspective, the clerks are the glue that keeps the set running so efficiently. Mark Dann is joint senior clerk and is a complete dream to work with. Martin Pownall is also excellent.’

‘The set is well-clerked. Mark Dann and Martin Pownall are a delight to work with.’

‘Good communication.’

‘Responsive and reliable.’

Financial services regulation

Leading Juniors

Stephen Kosmin - 11KBWStephen has a tremendous intellect that is matched with his charm. An extremely hard working and effective junior.
Ranked: Tier 3
Thomas Ogg - 11KBWHe is very accessible and down to earth in his approach, yet comprehensive and confident in his advice.
Ranked: Tier 3

Professional disciplinary and regulatory law

Leading Juniors

Tom Cross - 11KBWTom clearly knows his stuff in a highly technical area. He is clear and effective when dealing directly with the client (even when asked to advise at short notice), and very hands on during the course of the matter.
Ranked: Tier 3
Heather Emmerson - 11KBWTruly excellent in the field. A star of the future if not the present. Heather is very good at absorbing a mass of detail and focusing on the key points and has strong written advocacy skills.
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 4

Sport

Leading Silks

Sean Jones QC - 11KBWFirst choice in relation to the intersection of employment and sport.
Ranked: Tier 3

Pensions

Leading Silks

James Goudie QC  - 11KBW ‘Detailed knowledge across a broad range of local authority law and presents it in a clear way with no extraneous advice.
Ranked: Tier 3

Media and entertainment (including art and cultural property)

Media and entertainment - Leading Juniors

David Glen - 11KBWA fantastic barrister. Unfailingly across all aspects of a case. Outstanding attention to detail and focus on the bigger picture. Always available and hugely insightful. He can be relied on 100%.
Ranked: Tier 3

Tax: corporate and VAT/indirect tax

Tax: VAT - Leading juniors

David Bedenham - 11KBWSolicitors go back to David time and time again. He is a brilliant advocate, very good with lay clients, responsive and has a great attention to the detail of cases. He is friendly, approachable and always helpful.
Ranked: Tier 3

Commercial litigation

Leading Juniors

Amy Rogers - 11KBWFirst class - she has the ability to produce top-quality documents at a rapid speed.
Ranked: Tier 5

 

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 66 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,  data privacy, media law, defamation, and  licensing 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 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 AUBURN QC, Jonathan (1999)
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 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 SUSSKIND, Jamie (2013)
Members of Chambers GANNON, Zoe (2014)
Members of Chambers BETHELL, John (2014)
Members of Chambers SAMMOUR, Zac (2014)
Members of Chambers DAVIDSON, Leo (2015)
Members of Chambers ISENBERG, Daniel (2015)
Members of Chambers KENNEDY, Ruth (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)
Members of Chambers HOGARTH, Raphael (2020)
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