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Panel of counsel


Members of the Commission's panel of counsel are our preferred providers of external legal services, including representation and advice. These services support our advisory, influencing, regulatory and enforcement work across the equality and human rights spheres, including strategic litigation in domestic and European courts. Panel members were appointed following an open, robust and transparent competition.

Equality and Human Rights Commission’s panel of counsel: England and Wales

  • Robin Allen QC: Cloisters
  • Katherine Apps: Littleton
  • Nick Armstrong: Matrix
  • Alex Bailin QC: Matrix
  • Katharine Beattie: 1 Crown Office Row
  • Sasha Blackmore: Landmark
  • Paul Bowen QC: Brick Court
  • Ulele Burnham: Doughty St
  • Lisa Busch: Landmark
  • Victoria Butler-Cole: 39 Essex Street
  • Chris Buttler: Matrix
  • Monica Carss-Frisk QC: Blackstone
  • Catherine Casserley: Cloisters
  • Martin Chamberlain QC: Brick Court
  • Jason Coppel QC: 111KBW
  • Thomas Cross: 11 KBW
  • Raj Desai: Matrix
  • Richard Drabble: QC: Landmark
  • Paul Epstein QC: Cloisters
  • Michael Ford QC: Old Square
  • Danny Friedman QC: Matrix
  • Kate Gallafent QC: Blackstone
  • Caoilfhionn Gallagher: Doughty St
  • Sarah Hannett: Matrix
  • Bethan Harris: Garden Court
  • Stephanie Harrison QC: Garden Court
  • Dr Thomas Hickman: Blackstone
  • Henrietta Hill QC: Doughty St
  • Raza Husain QC: Matrix
  • Sara Ibrahim: 3 Hare Court
  • Ben Jaffey: Blackstone
  • Schona Jolly: Cloisters
  • Satvinder Juss: 3 Hare Court
  • Nathalie Lieven: QC Landmark
  • David Lock QC: Landmark
  • Shu Shin Luh: Garden Court
  • Joseph Markus: Garden Court North
  • David Massarella: Cloisters
  • Aileen McColgan: 11KBW
  • Laura McNair-Wilson: Littleton
  • Catherine Meredith: Doughty St
  • Eric Metcalfe: Monkton
  • Christopher Milsom: Cloisters
  • David Mitchell: Ely Place
  • Karon Monaghan QC: Matrix
  • Helen Mountfield QC: Matrix
  • Declan O'Dempsey: Cloisters
  • Aidan O'Neill QC: Matrix
  • Alison Pickup: 
  • Marcus Pilgerstorfer: 11 KBW
  • Jason Pobjoy: Blackstone
  • James Robottom: 7 Bedford Row
  • Fiona Scolding: Outer Temple
  • Clive Sheldon QC: 11 KBW
  • Tariq Sadiq: St Philips
  • Hugh Southey QC: Matrix
  • Martha Spurrier: Doughty St
  • Dan Squires: Matrix
  • David Stephenson: 1 MCB
  • Karen Steyn QC: 11 KBW
  • Adam Wagner: Doughty Street Chambers
  • Martin Westgate QC: Doughty St
  • Marc Willers QC: Garden Court
  • David Wolfe QC: Matrix

Equality and Human Rights Commission’s panel of counsel: Scotland

  • Dorothy Bain QC: Ampersand
  • Scott Blair: Terra Firma Chambers
  • Jonathan Mitchell QC: Arnot Manderson Advocates
  • Aidan O'Neill QC: Ampersand
  • Anna Poole QC: Axiom Advocates
  • Kay Springham QC: Compass Chambers
  • Dan Byrne: Axiom Advocates
  • David Hay: Westwater Advocates
  • Julius Komorowski: Terra Firma Chambers
  • John McGregor: Axiom Advocates
  • Kenneth McGuire: Westwater Advocates
  • Christine O'Neill: Brodies LLP
  • Catherine Smith: Arnot Manderson Advocates
  • Laura-Anne van der Westhuizen: Ampersand
  • Stephen Winter: Terra Firma Chambers
  • Alice Stobart: Ampersand
  • Juliette Casey: Westwater Advocates

All counsel who applied to join the panel were invited to complete an equality monitoring form. Responses are summarised in an Excel Document for download here: Panel of counsel appointments 2015: Equality monitoring data.

The panel will operate as a framework agreement until no later than 1 March 2019. The Commission may decide to run a further competition before the expiry of the term to expand the panel membership. If we decide to do so, we would advertise our intention on our website.

Last updated: 15 Jan 2018