PIBA EC Committee


Chair Charles Bagot QC Gatehouse Chambers
Vice-Chair Emily Formby QC 39 Essex
Treasurer Nigel Spencer Ley Farrar’s Building
Secretary Richard Wilkinson Temple Garden Chambers
Assistant Secretary Mat Brunning No. 5
Membership Officer Andrew Davis QC Crown Office Chambers
Minutes Secretary Elizabeth Gallagher Temple Garden Chambers
PIBA Bar Council Rep John-Paul Swoboda 12 KBW
Elected Committee Members from 2022 AGM (until 2024 AGM)
Stuart McKechnie QC 9 Gough Chambers
Andrew Davis QC Crown Office Chambers
John Meredith-Hardy    Farrar's Building
Richard Wilkinson  Temple Garden Chambers
Stephen Cottrell Devereux Chambers
Mat Brunning No. 5
Elected Circuit Reps (from 2021 AGM until 2023 AGM):
Stuart Jamieson ParkLane Plowden (North Eastern)
Rachel Russell St John's Chambers (Western)
Gareth McAloon Ropewalk Chambers (Midlands & Oxford)
Meghann McTague 2TG (South Eastern)
Matthew Hooper  7 Harrington Square (Northern)
Theo Huckle QC Doughty Street (Wales & Chester)
Junior Sub-Committee
Carin Hunt Outer Temple (Co-Chair)
Helena Drage Gatehouse Chambers (Co-Chair)
Marcus Coates-Walker St Johns Chambers
Dan Laking 39 Essex Chambers
Helen Waller 12 KBW
Laura Fitzgibbons Farrar's Building
Neil Shastri-Hurst No. 5
Kate Longson Ropewalk Chambers


Responsible for Events
Annual Conference: Hannah Saxena, Marcus Coates-Walker
Annual Lecture: Stephen Cottrell, Emma Corkill
Northern Circuit Conference: Richard Whitehall QC, Matthew Hooper
London Winter Conference:   Charlie Woodhouse QC, Kathy Howells
Continuing Education:   Stephen Cottrell, Angela Frost
Remote Seminars:   Dan Laking, Helena Drage


Co-opted committee members (as at 31 March 2021):

Judith Ayling QC

39 Essex

Charles Bagot QC

Gatehouse Chambers

Alex Carrington

12 KBW

Marcus Coates-Walker

St Johns Chambers

Emma Corkill

39 Essex Chambers

Jason Cox


Sarah Crowther QC

Outer Temple

Lisa Dobie

1 Chancery Lane

Helena Drage

Gatehouse Chambers

Laura Fitzgibbon

Farrar’s Building

Emily Formby QC

39 Essex Chambers

Angela Frost

12 KBW

Adam Gadd

3 Pump Court

Elizabeth Gallagher

Temple Garden Chambers

Laura Hibberd

9 Gough Chambers

Katherine Howells

Old Square Chambers

Carin Hunt

Outer Temple

Dan Laking

39 Essex Chambers

Sarah Lambert QC


William Latimer-Sayer QC


Kate Longson


Martyn McLeish


Richard Methuen QC

12 KBW (PIBA rep on the Ogden Committee)

Helen Mulholland

Kings Chambers

Jasmine Murphy

Gatehouse Chambers

Kate Parker


John Platts-Mills


Susan Rodway QC

39 Essex Chambers (link with PNBA)

Paul Russell QC

12 KBW

David Sanderson

12 KBW

Hannah Saxena

Farrar’s Building

Shahram Sharghy

1 Crown Office Row

Neil Shastri-Hurst

No. 5

Nigel Spencer-Ley

Farrar’s Building

John-Paul Swoboda

12 KBW

Helen Waller

12 KBW

James Weston

7 Bedford Row

Richard Whitehall QC

Deans Court

Charlie Woodhouse QC

Old Square Chambers

Emma Zeb

St John’s Chambers


PIBA Administrator: Jo Davies

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