Public law, planning and children barristers well represented among latest QCs

A number of barristers with practices in areas such as administrative and public law, planning, human rights and children cases are among the 113 new Queen’s Counsel announced today.

Among those to take silk are:

  • Samantha Broadfoot, Landmark Chambers (public law)
  • Louis Browne, Exchange Chambers (planning, environmental and local government)
  • Ben Cooper, Old Square Chambers (employment, discrimination and industrial relations)
  • Tom Cosgrove, Cornerstone Barristers (planning, administrative and public law)
  • Caoilfhionn Gallagher, Doughty Street Chambers (public law, human rights)
  • Kate Grange, 39 Essex Chambers (public and commercial law)
  • Ivan Hare, Blackstone Chambers (public law, judicial review)
  • Penny Howe, Pump Court Chambers (care and adoption)
  • Matt Hutchings, Cornerstone Barristers (property, administrative and public law)
  • Ben Jaffey, Blackstone Chambers (public law, regulatory)
  • Sam Karim, Kings Chambers (administrative law, human rights)
  • Anna McKenna, 1KBW (public law child care)
  • Jonathan Moffett, 11KBW (public law, education, local government)
  • Sam Momtaz, 1 Garden Court (public law child care)
  • Stefano Nuvoloni, No 5 (public law child care)
  • Shaheen Rahman, 1 Crown Office Row (administrative and public law, civil liberties)
  • Matthew Reed, Landmark Chambers (planning, local government, environment)
  • Deok Joo Rhee, 39 Essex Chambers (EU law, public law, human rights)
  • Oliver Sanders, 1 Crown Office Row (public law, human rights)
  • Fiona Scolding, Outer Temple Chambers (public law)
  • Paul Shadarevian, Cornerstone Barristers (planning, compulsory purchase and compensation)
  • Andrew Tabachnik, 39 Essex Chambers (planning, compulsory purchase)
  • Mark Twomey, Coram Chambers (public law child care)

A full list of the new QCs can be found on the QC Appointments website. The number appointed is slightly up on last year, when 106 barristers were selected.

The appointments are made by the Queen on the advice of the Lord Chancellor, Elizabeth Truss, following consideration by the independent Queen’s Counsel Selection Panel.    

Commenting on the Cornerstone Barristers appointments, Head of Chambers Philip Kolvin QC said: "We are very pleased to congratulate Paul, Matt and Tom on their well-deserved appointments as Queen's Counsel. Their appointments are further evidence of the wealth of talent and experience within Cornerstone Barristers and increases the number of silks in Chambers to 15, a record for our organisation.”

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