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Bar Representation Committee Members

See who the current (as of January 2021) elected and co-opted members of the Bar Representation Committee are and on which Bench Committees they represent Hall.

Brynmor Adams

Self-employed barrister at Exchange Chambers. Brynmor specialises in property and public law.

BRC member since 2021 (co-opted 2021).

He is a member of the Social Mobility Sub-committee.

Bryn represents Hall on the Chapel Committee.

His Honour Judge Afzal CBE

District Judge Afzal OBE

Judge Afzal is a Circuit judge in the Midland Circuit, based at Derby Combined Court Centre. He was formerly a self-employed Barrister at No 5 Chambers.

BRC member since 2002 (last elected 2018-2021).

Judge Afzal is a member of the Social Mobility Sub-committee.

He represents Hall on the Post-Call Education Committee.

Rafey Altaf

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Advocate High Courts of Pakistan specialising in Public, Human Rights, Industrial Relation, Labour & Employment law.

BRC member since 2020 (elected 2020-2023).

He represents Hall on the Chattels Committee.

Daniel Barnett

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Employment law barrister at Outer Temple Chambers.

BRC member since 2003 (last elected 2019-2022).

Daniel represents Hall on the Staff Committee.

Zoë Barton QC - Chair

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Chancery barrister at Wilberforce Chambers specialising in property, trusts and relied professional negligence.

BRC member since 2011 (last elected 2020-2023).

Zoë represents Hall on the Advisory (Benchers) and the Estates Committee.

Antonia Benfield

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Self-employed barrister at Doughty Street Chambers, practising in asylum, immigration, human rights and public law.

BRC member since 2018 (elected 2018-2021).

Antonia represents Hall on the Hospitality, Events and Dining Committee.

Philip Bennetts QC

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Employed Barrister at CPS South East.

BRC member since 2020 (elected 2020-2023).

Philip represents Hall on the Advisory (Benchers) Committee. He is also, independently, an elected member of the Bar Council.

Georgina Blower

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Self-employed criminal barrister at Farringdon Chambers.

BRC member since 2017 (last elected 2019-2022).

Georgina represents Hall on the Chattels Committee.

Dr Miranda K. Brawn

Non-practising barrister. Banking and finance lawyer for global investment banks. Founder and CEO of The Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Foundation.

BRC member since 2021 (co-opted 2021).

Miranda is a member of the Social Mobility Sub-committee.

She represents Hall on the Chapel Committee and Investment Committee.

Gerard Forlin QC

Practice areas: Global Regulatory; Health & Safety; Aviation Mass; Tort Litigation.

BRC member since 2016 (elected 2016-2019; co-opted 2021).

Gerard represents Hall on the Library Committee.

Keith Gordon

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Self-employed tax barrister at Temple Tax Chambers.

BRC member since 2011 (elected 2011-2015, last co-opted 2021).

Keith represents Hall on the Finance & General Purposes and the Library Committee.

Laura Gould

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Self-employed barrister, practising throughout the UK in employment, commercial and sports law from Kings Chambers in Manchester, Leeds and Birmingham.

BRC member since 2016 (last elected 2020-2023).

Laura co-chairs the Social Mobility Sub-committee with Chris Loweth.

She represents Hall on the Pre-Call Education Committee.

In addition, Laura is the Inn’s Representative on the Northern Circuit and a representative to the Bar Council.

Ben Hamer

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Media and communications barrister at 5RB.

BRC member since 2018 (last elected 2021-2024).

Ben represents Hall on the Staff Committee.

He co-chairs the Junior Members’ Committee, together with Hazel Jackson. He is also a member of the Social & Wellbeing Group.

Alice Hawker

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Commercial Chancery barrister at Selborne Chambers

BRC member since 2019 (elected 2019-2022).

Alice represents Hall on the Post-Call Education Committee.

Amelia Highnam

Self-employed barrister at Farrar’s Building with a growing practice in public law. She previously worked at the Government Legal Department within immigration litigation, the Department for Exiting the European Union and the Department for Transport.

BRC member since 2017 (last elected 2018-2021).

Amelia is a member of the Social Mobility Sub-Committee.

She represents Hall on the Pre-Call Education Committee.

Nadeem Holland

Self employed criminal barrister at The 36 Group.

BRC member since 2020 (elected 2020-2023).

Nadeem is a member of the Social Mobility Sub-committee.

He represents Hall on the Post-Call Education Committee.

Laureen Husain

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Self employed criminal barrister at 187 Fleet Street.

BRC member since 1999 (last elected 2021-2024).

Laureen chairs the Social and Wellbeing Group, together with Linda Turnbull.

She represents Hall on the Staff Committee.

Hazel Jackson

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Self employed barrister at Henderson Chambers.

BRC member since 2018 (co-opted 2021).

Hazel represents Hall on the Hospitality, Events & Dining Committee and Scholarships Committee.

She also co-chairs the Junior Members’ Committee, together with Ben Hamer, and is also a member of the Social Mobility Sub-Committee.

Chris Loweth

Head of Legal & Business Affairs at BBC Global News, specialising in media and entertainment law.

BRC member since 2021 (elected 2021-2024).

Chris co-chairs the Social Mobility Sub-Committee with Laura Gould.

He represents Hall on the Advisory (Benchers) Committee.

Timothy Lyons QC

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Member of 39 Essex Chambers with particular interests in tax, customs, trade and WTO matters, especially in relation to the EU. Also a member of the Irish Bar.

BRC member since 2017 (elected 2021-2024).

Timothy represents Hall on the Investments Committee and on the Advisory (Benchers) Committee. He is also a member of the Inn’s Regulatory Panel.

Dr Tariq Mahmood

Self employed barrister at 33 Bedford Row. Dr Mahmood has a broad commercial litigation and arbitration practice covering a wide range of contractual, property and public law disputes.

BRC member since 2021 (elected 2021-2024).

Tariq represents Hall on the Estates Committee.

He is also a member of the Social Mobility Sub-committee.

James Manning

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Self-employed criminal barrister at Nexus Chambers.

BRC member since 2017 (last elected 2019-2022).

James represents Hall on the Library Committee and Gardens Committee.

Ayan Mustafa Memon

Advocate High Court and Partner at Abid .S Zuberi & Co (Advocates & Barristers) in Karachi, Pakistan. Constitutional, Commercial and Civil Litigation.

BRC member since 2019 (elected 2019-2022).

Ayan represents Hall on the Scholarships Committee.

Gurprit Mattu

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Barrister at No. 5 Chambers, with a general commercial practice and specialising in financial services.

BRC member since 2018 (last co-opted 2021).

Gurprit represents Hall on the Finance & General Purposes Committee.

Sarfaraz Metlo

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Self-employed corporate & commercial barrister at QMLC, Pakistan.

BRC member since 2017 (last elected 2018-2021).

Sarfaraz represents Hall on the Chattels Committee.

Maxwell Myers

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Self-employed chancery barrister at Selborne Chambers, London.

BRC member since 2020 (elected 2020-2023).

Max represents Hall on the Chapel Committee and on the Scholarships Committee. He is also a member of the Junior Members’ Committee.

Muhammad Ahmad Pansota

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Self-employed barrister in Pakistan.

BRC member since 2019 (elected 2019-2022).

Muhammad represents Hall on the Pre-Call Education Committee.

George Payne

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Criminal barrister practising in London and the South East. Since 2009 employed within a solicitors firm and previously self-employed.

BRC member since 2017 (elected 2017 and last co-opted 2021).

George represents Hall on the Pre-Call Education and Hospitality, Events and Dining Committees.

Amber Qureshi

Legal Executive at 5 Tan Chambers, specialising in Immigration, Family Law and Civil Litigation.

BRC member since 2021 (Co-opted 2021).

Amber represents Hall on the Gardens Committee and a representative to the Bar Council.

She is also a member of the Social & Wellbeing Group.

Rifat Rahman

Corporate and Commercial Law Associate at Mahbub & Company, Bangladesh. General Corporate and Commercial Practice with a specialisation in M&A, Foreign Investment, Employment Law and Arbitration.

BRC member since 2021 (elected 2021-2024).

Rifat is a member of the Junior Members’ Committee and Social Mobility Sub-Committee.

Emma Southern

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Self employed family barrister at 3PB.

BRC member since 2018 (elected 2018-2021).

Emma represents Hall on the Chapel Committee. She is also a member of the Social & Wellbeing Group.