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Bar Representation Committee Members

See who the current (January 2020) elected and co-opted members of the Bar Representation Committee are and on which Bench Committees they represent Hall.

District Judge Afzal OBE

District Judge Afzal OBE

District Judge sitting at Leicester County Court dealing with Civil and Family cases. Formerly, a self employed Barrister at No 5 Chambers.

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

District Judge Afazal 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 laws.

BRC member since 2020 (elected 2020-2023).

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 Pre-Call Education 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 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 and on the Gardens Committee.

Gerard Forlin QC

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

BRC member since 2016 (elected 2016-2019; co-opted 2020).

Gerard represents Hall on the Investments and 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 2020).

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 is a member of the Social Mobility Sub-committee.

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 (co-opted 2018 – to date).

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

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Employed barrister for the Government Legal Department. Currently situated in the Department for Exiting the European Union and has previously also worked in Immigration Litigation and at 39 Essex Chambers.

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

Amelia co-chairs the Social Mobility Sub-committee, together with Sara Ibrahim, and is also a member of the Social & Wellbeing Group.

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 represents Hall on the Chattels Committee.

Stuart Hornett

Stuart Hornett, Chairman of the Bar Representation Committee at Lincoln's Inn

Chancery and Commercial Barrister at Selborne Chambers in London.

BRC member since 2012 (elected 2012-2016 and since been co-opted).

Stuart was elected as Chair in August 2018. His current term runs until 31 July 2020.

Stuart represents Hall on the Gardens Committee and on the Scholarships Committee.

Laureen Husain

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Self employed criminal barrister at 187 Fleet Street.

BRC member since 1999 (last elected 2017-2020).

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

Laureen represents Hall on the Staff Committee.

Sara Ibrahim

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Self-employed commercial/employment law barrister at 3Hare Court.

BRC member since 2017 (elected 2017 – 2020).

Sara co-chairs the Social Mobility Sub-committee,  together with Amelia Highnam.

She represents Hall on the Pre-Call Education Committee.

Hazel Jackson

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Pupil Barrister at Brick Court Chambers.

BRC member since 2018 (co-opted 2018 – to date).

Hazel represents Hall on the Hospitality, Events & Dining Committee. She co-chairs the Junior Members’ Committee, together with Ben Hamer.

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 2017-2020).

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

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 and on the Estates 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 2020).

Gurprit represents Hall on the Finance & General Purposes Committee. She is also an Inn representative to the Bar Council.

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.

Keith Morton QC

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Head of Chambers at Temple Garden Chambers, specialising in health and safety law, inquests and inquiries.

BRC member since 2020 (co-opted for 2020).

Keith represents Hall on the Finance & General Purposes Committee.

Margia Mostafa

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Self employed criminal barrister at 187 Fleet Street.

BRC member since 2007 (last elected 2017-2020).

Muhammad Ahmad Pansota

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Self-employed Barrister in Pakistan

BRC member since 2019 (elected 2019-2022).

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.

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 since been co-opted).

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

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.