Employed Barristers' Committee

Executive
Emily Timcke

Chair
Lucinda Orr - Enyo Law LLP

Vice-Chair
Major Jennifer Agnew - Army Legal Services

Members
Steven Bramley - Government Legal Department
James Burke - Ministry of Justice: Judicial Office
Katie Drummond - Government Legal Department
James Kitching - Fried Frank Harris Shriver and Jacobson LLP
Charlotte Pope-Williams - Bank of England
Angharad Price - Caerphilly County Borough Council
Grant Warnsby - BP PLC
Philip Bennetts QC - Crown Prosecution Service
Shelley Brownlee - Nursing and Midwifery Council
Sara George - Stevenson Harwood LLP
Professor Anthony Lavers - White & Case LLP
Alison Levitt QC - Mishcon de Reya LLP
Group Captain Mark Phelps - Service Prosecution Authority
Kevin McGinty - HM Chief Inspector at HMCPSI
Patrick Rappo - Steptoe and Johnson LLP
Michael Jennings - Home Office Legal Advisors, Government Legal Department
Katy Shrimplin - Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Clare Strickland - Blake Morgan LLP
Richard Croxson - Director, Govericks Ltd
Birgitte Hagem - Specialist Prosecutor, Crown Prosecution Services
Richard Posner - Crown Prosecution Service
David Aubrey QC - Public Defender Service
Captain Stuart Wright - Navy Bar 
Jenny Jones - Harrison Clark Rickerbys
Ryan Richter - Crown Prosecution Service 
Karen Squibb-Williams - Acorn Chambers
Raminder Shergill - Unregistered 

The Terms of Reference are:

  1. To provide support to the employed Bar in all matters relevant to practice at the employed Bar;
  2. To influence policy and advise representative committees of the Bar Council and their sub-committees on all matters which appear to the Employed Barristers' Committee to be of particular concern to the employed Bar, or upon which advice is sought by other representative committees or sub-committees of the Bar Council;
  3. To consider and advise on the implications for the employed Bar of any regulatory changes proposed by the BSB;
  4. To elect a Chair and Vice-Chair from amongst their number. Each should serve a one-year term, with the expectation that the Vice-Chair will become the Chair of the committee. If the Chair is a member of the GLS/CPS, then the Vice-Chair must be drawn from outside (and vice versa);
  5. To support the strategic aims of the Bar Council, as published.

 

The EBC's remit

The Employed Barristers’ Committee (EBC) is one of the Bar Council’s representative Committees. It represents and promotes the interests of the employed Bar within and beyond the Bar Council. Its membership includes barristers from a wide range of career backgrounds, from across the country.

The EBC meets regularly to consider and address issues facing the employed Bar.

If you are aware of issues which should be considered by the EBC, please write to us at EBC@barcouncil.org.uk

Becoming a Pupillage Training Organisation

One of the recommendations contained in Lord Neuberger’s Entry to the Bar report stated that "the Bar Council and the Bar Standards Board should work towards ensuring that more employed and other pupillages are made available." For more information about become an Approved Pupillage Training Organisation, please see: https://www.barstandardsboard.org.uk/regulatory-requirements/for-cpd-providers-and-approved-pupillage-organisations/approved-pupillage-training-organisations/.