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Chambers of James Goudie QC and Daniel Stilitz QC

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Specialist in information law, employment (including discrimination), and public law (including local government, data protection, freedom of information). Cases include: R (on the application of Evans) v Attorney General (Supreme Court 2014); T v Secretary of State (Supreme Court, [2014] UKSC 35); Stack v Ajar-Tec Ltd (Court of Appeal, [2015] EWHC Civ 46; APGER v Information Commissioner and FCO (Upper Tribunal, [2013] UKUT 560 (AAC); NUM v Scargill (High Court, [2012] EWHC 3750 (Ch); H and L v A City Council (Court of Appeal, [2011] EWCA Civ 403).


Called 1989; Inner Temple; appointed QC 2010; visiting professor in information law, University of Northumbria 2007-13; contributor Supperstone, Goudie and Walker ‘Judicial Review’ (5th ed, Butterworths 2014), co-author ‘Supperstone & Pitt-Payne on Freedom of Information Act 2000’ (Butterworths 2002).




St Augustine’s College; Worcester College, Oxford (1985 BA; 1986 BCL).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Data protection

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 1

Timothy Pitt-Payne QC11KBWTim 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.

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.