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Bar Representation Committee Members

See who the current (as of January 2022) elected members of the Bar Representation Committee are and on which Bench Committees and sub-committees they represent Hall.

Rafey Altaf

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

BRC member since 2020 (elected 2020-2023).

Rafey represents Hall on the Chattels Committee.

Zoë Barton QC - Chair

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) Committee, Finance & General Purposes Committee and Estates Committee.

Philip Bennetts QC

Employed barrister at CPS South East.

BRC member since 2020 (elected 2020-2023).

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

Georgina Blower

Self-employed criminal barrister at The 36 Group.

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

Georgina represents Hall on the Chapel Committee.

Edmund Burge QC

Self-employed barrister at Five St Andrew’s Hill.

BRC member since 2022 (elected 2022-2025).

Edmund represents Hall on Estates Committee and is also a member of the Social Mobility sub-committee.

Dilpreet Dhanoa

Self-employed tax barrister at Field Court Tax Chambers.

BRC member since 2022 (elected 2022-2025).

Dilpreet represents Hall on Finance and General Purposes Committee and Investment Committee.

Laura Gould

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 2020-2023). Laura co-chairs the Social Mobility sub-committee with Chris Loweth.

She represents Hall on the Pre-Call Education Committee and Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Committee.

In addition, Laura is the Representative of the Northern Circuit.

Ben Hamer

Media and communications barrister at 5RB. BRC member since 2018 (elected 2021-2024).

Ben represents Hall on the Staff Committee, Scholarships Committee and Post-Call Education Committee.

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

Alice Hawker

Commercial Chancery barrister at Selborne Chambers

BRC member since 2019 (elected 2019-2022).

Alice represents Hall on the Post-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 and Social & Wellbeing Group.

He represents Hall on the Post-Call Education Committee.

Laureen Husain

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.

Chris Loweth

Acting Director of Legal & Rights, BBC News International Services.

BRC member since 2021 (elected 2021-2024).

Chris co-chairs the Social Mobility sub-committee with Laura Gould.

Chris also represents Hall on the Advisory (Benchers) Committee and Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee.

Timothy Lyons QC

Self-employed barrister at 39 Essex Chambers with 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 Investment 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 Hospitality, Events and Dining Committee and Library Committee.

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

James Manning

Self-employed criminal barrister at Nexus Chambers.

BRC member since 2017 (elected 2019-2022).

James represents Hall on the Library Committee, Chattels 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.

Maxwell Myers

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

Self-employed barrister in Pakistan.

BRC member since 2019 (elected 2019-2022).

Muhammad represents Hall on the Pre-Call Education Committee.

George Payne

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

BRC member since 2017 (last elected 2022-2025).

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

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 represents Hall on Gardens Committee. He is also a member of the Junior Members’ Committee and Social Mobility sub-committee.

Imogen Sadler

Self-employed barrister at 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square.

BRC member since 2022 (elected 2022-2025). Imogen represents Hall on Library Committee.

Imogen is also a member of the Junior Members’ Committee.

Amar Saeed Sheikh

Barrister based in Pakistan, specialising in Civil, Corporate, and Commercial Law.

BRC member since 2022 (elected 2022-2025).

Amar represents Hall on the Pre-Call Education Committee.

Emma Southern

Self-employed family barrister at 3PB.

BRC member since 2018 (elected 2022-2025).

Emma represents Hall on the Chapel and Hospitality, Events and Dining Committee. She is also the Representative for the Western Circuit and a member of the Social & Wellbeing Group.