IKEA, the RAF, United Nations and ACCA amongst those shortlisted by the Bar Council

12 May 2017

The shortlist for the inaugural Bar Council Employed Bar Awards has been announced, with employed barristers from business, public sector, legal, accountancy and the armed forces up for an award.

The awards, the initiative of the Bar Council and its Employed Barristers' Committee to acknowledge the success of employed barristers, will be presented at a gala dinner at the Tower of London on the 30 June 2017. 

Tickets for the awards dinner are now available. Click here to buy tickets and find out more about the awards. 

Employed barrister of the year

  • James Hanlon (IKEA)

  • Camilla de Silva (Serious Fraud Office)

  • Nigel Povoas (United Nations)

Young employed barrister of the year

  • Matthew Johnston (Government Legal Department - GLD)

  • Michael Fry (DLA Piper)

  • Jamie Johnston (Department for Education)

Employed advocate of the year (sponsored by Gray's Inn)

  • Matthew Gowen (Birketts LLP)

  • Simon Heptonstall (Crown Prosecution Service - CPS)

  • Philip Bennetts QC (CPS)

Outstanding achievement by a public service barrister

  • Thomas Reveley (GLD)

  • David Browitt (GLD)

  • Dominic Alexander (HMRC)

Outstanding achievement by a barrister in a corporate organisation or solicitors' firm (sponsored by BACFI)

  • Guy Micklewright (Blake Morgan LLP)

  • Hannah Laming (Peters & Peters)

  • Jamie Hunt (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants - ACCA)

Outstanding performance by a HM Forces barrister

  • Commander Carolyn Kenyon (Royal Navy)

  • Air Vice Marshal Lindsay Irvine (RAF)

  • Major Christopher Storr (Army Legal Services)


Further information is available from the Bar Council Press Office on 020 7222 2525 and Press@BarCouncil.org.uk

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  • The Bar's high quality specialist advocacy and advisory services

  • Fair access to justice for all

  • The highest standards of ethics, equality and diversity across the profession, and

  • The development of business opportunities for barristers at home and abroad.

The General Council of the Bar is the Approved Regulator of the Bar of England and Wales. It discharges its regulatory functions through the independent Bar Standards Board.