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Circuit Representation

When based geographically far, it is easy to feel isolated from life at the Inn. Traditionally most of the Inn’s services, facilities and the majority of our events have taken place in London. However, we have taken further steps to improve the accessibility of our provision for members by making many Inn events and initiatives accessible online.

In 2019 the Treasurer appointed Representatives of the Circuits to enhance the visibility of the Inn on Circuit and allow barristers based outside of London to make the most of their membership with the Inn. The Representatives act as a line of communication between the Inn and members on Circuit. In addition, they inform, invent and introduce ways in which the Inn can increase engagement amongst members based outside of London.

Any upcoming Circuit events organised by the Representatives will be published on the What’s On section and communicated to those based on Circuit via email. We also have a dedicated booklet for members based outside of London, which can be accessed via this webpage. If you have any questions or suggestions for Circuit activities please contact your representatives or email the Member Engagement Team.

Susan Brown

Susan Brown

Self-employed barrister. Head of Tennyson Chambers.

Senior Representative of the Western Circuit.

Judge Burns

His Honour Judge Burns

Designated Civil Judge for Staffordshire & Shropshire and authorised to act as a judge of the High Court.

Senior Representative of the Midlands Circuit

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Isabelle Haddad

Self-employed barrister specialising in criminal law at 9 St John Street Chambers.

BRC member since 2023 (elected 2023- 2026).

Isabelle represents Hall on the Pre-Call Education Committee. She is also the Representative for the Northern Circuit.

Carly Henley

Her Honour Judge Henley

Circuit Judge deployed to sit in Newcastle Upon Tyne in the Family Court.

Authorised to sit as a Deputy High Court Judge in the Family Division since 2019.

Senior Representative of the North Eastern Circuit.

Sophie Howard

Sophie Howard

Self-employed barrister at St John’s Chambers.

Co-opted BRC member since 2024 and the Representative for the Western Circuit.

Sophie represents Hall on the Chapel Committee.

Eleanor Marsh

Eleanor Marsh

Self-employed family barrister at 3PB (3 Paper Buildings).

Co-opted BRC member since 2024 and the Representative for the Midland Circuit.

Eleanor represents Hall on the Post-Call Education Committee and is also a member of the Social Mobility sub-committee.

Mark McKone KC

Mark McKone KC

Self-employed criminal barrister at Park Square Barristers.

Co-opted BRC member since 2024 and the Representative for the North Eastern Circuit.

Mark represents Hall on the Scholarships Committee.

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Christopher Rees KC

Self-employed barrister. Head of Chambers and a founder member of Apex Chambers.

Senior Representative of the Wales and Chester Circuit.

Lisa Roberts KC

Lisa Roberts KC

Self-employed barrister at Lincoln House Chambers. Leader of the Northern Circuit 2020-2022

Senior Representative of the Northern Circuit and Bencher at the Inn.

Lisa also sits on the Advisory (Benchers) Committee and Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee.

Cerys Walters

Cerys Walters

Self-employed civil and financial remedies barrister at 9 Park Place Chambers.

Co-opted BRC member since 2023.

Cerys represents Hall on the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee.  She is also the Representative for the Wales & Chester Circuit.