Clive Sheldon QC > Chambers of James Goudie QC and Daniel Stilitz QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of James Goudie QC and Daniel Stilitz QC

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Specialist in employment law, public law (human rights, local government, social services, health, police) and education law. Recent cases have included: R (SG) v S of S for Work & Pensions (welfare cap: Supreme Court); R (Moseley) v L B Haringey (council tax reduction scheme: Supreme Court); Cornwall CC v S of S Health (community care ordinary residence: Supreme Court); Windle v S of S Justice (freelance interpreter: EAT).


Called 1991; Inner Temple; NY Bar 1992; CEDR-accredited mediator 2003.


Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge (1989 BA Law, 1st); University of Pennsylvania (LLM); Inns of Court School of Law.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Administrative and public law (including elections)

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 3

Clive Sheldon QC11KBWSuperb advocate, able to get to the core issues very quickly and gives clients the advice they need to hear.

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 advocateClive 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.

London Bar > Employment

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 4

Clive Sheldon QC11KBWA superb advocate who gives clients the advice they need to hear.

London Bar > Education

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 2

Clive Sheldon QC11KBW