Jonathan Moffett QC > Chambers of James Goudie QC and Daniel Stilitz QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of James Goudie QC and Daniel Stilitz QC

Living Wage


QC specialising in public law and human rights, with an emphasis on judicial review. Recognised as a leading silk in administrative and public law, civil liberties and human rights, education law and local government law. Co-author of Judicial Review: Principles and Practice (OUP, 2013).


Called 1996; Silk 2017. Appointed to the Welsh government’s A panel of counsel and the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s panel of counsel.


Constitutional and Administrative Law Bar Association.


Girton College, Cambridge (1993 BA; 1994 LLM).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Civil liberties and human rights (including actions against the police)

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 4

Jonathan Moffett QC11KBWAn impressive advocate.

London Bar > Administrative and public law (including elections)

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 3

Jonathan Moffett QC11KBWJonathan 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.

London Bar > Education

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 2

Jonathan Moffett QC11KBWThe advice provides on urgent matters is on point and commercially focused.

London Bar > Local government (including rating law)

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 3

Jonathan Moffett QC11KBWJonathan is approachable, pragmatic and practical in his application of the law.

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.