Rupert Paines > 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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Commercial, education, employment, European Union, health and community care, human rights, information, procurement, professional discipline and regulatory law, public law.


Pupil 11KBW 2012-13; judicial assistant, UK Supreme Court 2013; tenant 11KBW 2013-present.


English, German, French.




Westminster School; Regent’s Park College and Trinity College, 2008 BA Theology (1st), 2010 BA Jurisprudence with Senior Status (1st), 2011 BCL (Distinction).


Reading, fencing, football, cricket, walking, cookery.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Public procurement

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Rupert Paines11KBWVery 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.

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 savvy‘  Rupert Paines and ‘first class technical and tactical lawyerPatrick Halliday.

London Bar > Data protection

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 1

Rupert Paines11KBWIntelligent, very thorough and also thoughtful, he gets to grips with very complicated events remarkably quickly.

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 hardworking‘ Anya 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.

London Bar > Administrative and public law (including elections)

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 4

Rupert Paines11KBWRupert is extremely hard-working and bright with an outstanding knowledge of the law. His drafting is excellent.

London Bar > Employment

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 5

Rupert Paines11KBWHead 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!

London Bar > Defamation and privacy

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 4

Rupert Paines11KBWHis attention to detail is extremely impressive and his drafting is really first class.