Employed Barristers' Committee

Executive = Emily Timcke

Chair = Jennifer Agnew - Army Legal Services

Vice-Chair = Alison Levitt QC - Mishcon de Reya



Philip Bennetts QC - Crown Prosecution Service

David Aubrey QC - Public Defender Service

Shelley Brownlee - Nursing and Midwifery Council

James Burke - Ministry of Justice: Judicial Office

Richard Croxson - Director, Govericks Ltd

Judith Donnelly - Squire Patton Boggs

Katie Drummond - Government Legal Department

Sara George - Stevenson Harwood LLP

Birgitte Hagem -  Crown Prosecution Service

Michael Jennings - Home Office Legal Advisors, Government Legal Department

Jenny Jones - Harrison Clark Rickerbys

James Kitching - Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver and Jacobson LLP

Professor Anthony Lavers - White & Case LLP

Samuel Main - Crown Prosecution Service

Lucinda Orr - Enyo Law LLP

Group Captain Mark Phelps - Service Prosecution Authority

Charlotte Pope-Williams - Bank of England

Angharad Price - Caerphilly County Borough Council

Patrick Rappo - Steptoe and Johnson LLP

Ryan Richter - Crown Prosecution Service 

Raminder Shergill - Self-Employed

Karen Squibb-Williams - Self-Employed - Acorn Chambers

Katy Shrimplin - Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

Clare Strickland - Nursing and Midwifery Council

Captain Stuart Wright - Royal Navy Bar 

Grant Warnsby - BP PLC

Efe Avan-Nomayo - FCA


The Terms of Reference of the Committee are:

a. To provide support to the employed Bar in all matters relevant to practice at the employed Bar;

b. To influence policy and advise representative committees of the Bar Council 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 of the Bar Council;

c. To consider and advise on the implications for the employed Bar of any regulatory changes proposed by the BSB;

d. To elect, from amongst their number, a Chair and Vice-Chair both of whom must be employed barristers. 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 employed in the public sector, then the Vice-Chair must be drawn from outside (and vice versa). [If the Chair or Vice-Chair ceases to be an employed barrister, then he (or she) shall cease to be qualified to hold that office, in which event paragraph 3(a) in Schedule One to these Standing Orders will apply (but with the word "elected" being substituted for the word "appointed").]

e. 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/.


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