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Bar Representation Committee Members

See who the current (January 2019) elected and co-opted members of the Bar Representation Committee are and on which Bench Committees they represent Hall.

District Judge Afzal OBE

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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.

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.

Thomas Barrett

Employed barrister with the Government Legal Department advising the Home Office on EU, International and general public law.

BRC member since 2014 (elected 2014-2018, co-opted 2018-2019).

Thomas represents Hall on the Advisory (Benchers) and the Chattels Committee. He is also a member of the Technology Programme Board.

Independently of his position on the BRC he is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee.

Zoë Barton

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

BRC member since 2011 (last elected 2016-2019).

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.

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.

Neil Chawla

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Chancery/Commercial and Personal Injury practitioner in the Midlands at No5 Chambers.

BRC member since 2017 (co-opted 2018-19).

Neil represents Hall on the Chattels and on the Scholarships Committee. He is also a member of the Social and Wellbeing Group.

Timothy Devlin

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Self-employed Criminal practitioner at Furnival Chambers.

BRC member since 2006 (last elected 2016-2019).

Tim represents Hall on the Chattels Committee.

He is, independently, an elected member of the Bar Council.

Gerard Forlin QC

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

BRC member since 2016 (elected 2016-2019).

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 2018-2019).

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 (elected 2016-2019).

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

She represents Hall on the Pre-Call Education Committee.

Ben Hamer

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Media and communications barrister at 5RB.

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

Ben 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).

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.

Stuart Hornett - Chair

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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 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 co-chairs the Junior Members’ Committee, together with Ben Hamer.

Karim A. A. Khan QC

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Self employed barrister, Temple Garden Chambers, Temple, London. Principal areas of practice: Public international law, international criminal law, international human rights law & international arbitration. Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations and Special Advisor and Head of the Investigative team for Da’esh/ISIS.

BRC member since 2016 (elected 2016-2019).

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. 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 is a member of the Social and Wellbeing Group. He represents Hall on the Library 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)

Gurprit Mattu

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Barrister at 9 Stone Buildings, with a general commercial practice and specialising in financial services.

BRC member since 2018 (co-opted 2018-2019).

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.

Margia Mostafa

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Self employed criminal barrister at 187 Fleet Street.

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

Margia represents Hall on the Advisory (Benchers) Committee.

Muhammad Ahmad Pansota

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Self-employed Barrister in Pakistan

BRC member since 2019 (elected 2019-2022).

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 Catering and Pre-Call Education 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 and Post-Call Education Committees.

Linda Turnbull

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Self employed barrister at Goldsmith Chambers. Practice areas: Family (children, care, finance, TOLATA) & Human Rights (immigration/asylum).

BRC member since 2003 (last elected 2017-2020).

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

She represents Hall on the Chapel and Pre-Call Education Committees. Linda also sits on the Chapel Working Group and is the Inn Representative to the Bar Council.