Inns’ Conduct Committee members

The ICC is made up of both barrister and judicial members of the four Inns and lay members. Lay panellists are appointed by the President of COIC on the recommendation of the Tribunal Appointments Body. Barrister and judicial members of the ICC are appointed by the President of COIC, on the recommendation of the four Inns of Court. Each ICC Committee member serves for a period of 4 years, renewable once subject to satisfactory performance and continued eligibility as set out in the Appointments Protocol 2014.

Training for panellists is based on the competencies described in the Performance & appraisal policy.  This provides an objective and role-linked means of identifying the training and development needs of panel members and focuses on developing the desired performance characteristics.

The performance of the individual panellists is appraised against the following core competences:

1.         Judgement and decision-making

2.         Analytical thinking

3.         Effective communication

4.         Interpersonal skills

5.         Integrity and impartiality

The list below shows, in alphabetical order, the details of the barrister and lay committee members of the Inns Conduct Committee.

Mr Philip Baker QC MA, BCL, LLM, PhD

Barrister (Gray's Inn)

ICC

Visiting Professor, University of Oxford; Senior Visiting Fellow, Institute for Advanced Legal Studies (IALS); director, Baker Consultancy Services (private, unlimited company; bencher, Gray’s Inn; member, Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT); member, Society of Trusts & Estates Practitioners (STEP); member, Permanent Scientific Committee, International Fiscal Association; member, International Tax Committee, Law Society.

Mr Anand Beharrylal LLB, LLM

Barrister (Lincoln's Inn)

ICC

Self-employed barrister; Self-employed Attorney (Trinidad and Tobago); member, Law Association of Trinidad and Tobago; member, Criminal Bar Association.

District Judge Gareth Branston MA Hons; Law (Cantab)

Barrister (Gray's Inn)

ICC

District Judge (Magistrates’ Courts); Recorder of the Crown Court; barrister 1996-2013; barrister member of COIC Disciplinary Tribunals (January 2013 – September 2016); Trustee, David Isaacs Fund.

Miss Beverley Brown Msc

Lay

ICC

Lay member, Employment Tribunals; member, Tribunal Members Association – London South; lay member of the COIC Disciplinary Tribunals (July 2009 – July 2013).

Mr Jeremy Carter-Manning QC

Barrister (Middle Temple)

ICC

Self-employed barrister; Recorder of the Crown Court.

Mr Gordon Catford LLB

Barrister (Lincoln's Inn)

ICC

Self-employed barrister; Recorder; member, Personal Injuries Bar Association (PIBA); member, London Common Law & Commercial Bar Association (LCLCBA); member, Society of Apothecaries.

Mrs Rachel Darby

Barrister (Inner Temple)

ICC

Self employed barrister, member, Criminal Bar Association; member, South Eastern Circuit; member, Midlands Circuit; member Fraud Lawyers Association; member Employment Lawyers Association; member, Employment Law Bar Association.

Miss Julia Dias QC

Barrister (Inner Temple)

Disciplinary / ICC

Self-employed barrister; Trustee/Director, Magpie Dance charity; Parish Disclosure Officer, St Mark’s Bromley; Chairman, Inner Temple Finance Committee; Fellow, Royal Society of Arts; member Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; supporting member, London Maritime Arbitrators’ Association; member, Commercial Bar Association [COMBAR]; member, London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association [LCLCBA], member, British Insurance Law Association [BILA]; member, London Shipping Law Centre; barrister member of COIC Disciplinary Tribunals (July 2009- 2012).

Mr Emir Feisal FCMA

Lay

ICC

Board member, London Metropolitan University; member, The Royal Parks Agency Audit Committee; board member, The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service; magistrate; member, Queen’s Club; member, Reform Club; member, The Worshipful Company of Wheelwrights.

Mr Alexander Gunning QC LLB, LLM [Commercial and Corporate Law] King's College London

Barrister (Inner Temple)

Disciplinary / ICC

Self-employed barrister; member [chairman of North-American Committee and Contract Terms sub-committee], Commercial Bar Association [COMBAR]; supporting member, London Maritime Arbitrators’ Association [LMAA]; member, London Court of International Arbitration Users’ Council [LCIA]; member, Inter-Pacific Bar Association [IPBA].

Mr Sean Hammond

Barrister (Lincoln's Inn)

ICC

Legal Assessor to the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC); member, The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn; member, The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple (ad eundem); member, The South Eastern Circuit; member, The Criminal Bar Association; member, The Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers.

Ms Beryl Hobson BA, MBA

Lay

ICC

Director, Professional Governance Services Ltf; Chair, NCT; Chair, Queen Victoria NHS Foundation Trust

Ms Hazelanne Lewis B.Soc (Science)

Lay

ICC

Social worker; Visiting lecturer, University of Hertfordshire (fee paid; specialist member, Mental Health Tribunal (fee paid); member, Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society (SANDS); member, College of Social work; member, British Association of Social Workers (BASW); member, Mental Health Tribunal Association.

Mr Roger Lucking BSc, Diploma in HR

Lay

ICC

Self-employed HR Advisor; Employment Tribunal lay member;  The Taxation Disciplinary Board lay member; Fellow, Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (C.I.PD.).

Sir David Madel MA (Oxon)

Lay

ICC

Part-time Consultant; Advisory panel member (fee paid), Advisory Conciliation & Arbitration Service (ACAS); member, Carlton Club; associate member, Metropolitan Cricket Club; member, Conservative Party; Lay member of COIC Disciplinary Tribunals (2005- 2011).

Mrs Lucy Melrose

Lay

ICC

Retired; Lay Assessor, General Medical Council.

Ms Karon Monaghan QC

Barrister (Inner Temple)

ICC

Self-employed barrister; Recorder; Deputy High Court Judge; Assistant Coroner; member, Committee of Experts, International Labour Organisation; patron, Forward (charity)

Mr Christopher Morcom QC MA (Cantab)

Barrister (Middle Temple)

ICC

Self-employed barrister; member, International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI); member, European Communities Trade Mark Association (ECTA); member, International League of Competition Law (LIDC); member, Competition Law Association (CLA); member, Bar European Group; associate member, Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA); associate Member, Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (ITMA); member, Conservative Party.

Ms Alison Potter MA (Oxon) Jurisprudence

Barrister (Middle Temple)

ICC

Self-employed barrister; Bencher, Honourable Society of the Middle Temple; Vice Chairman, Clifton College (Chairman from 18th June 2016) ; Trustee, Bath Preservation Trust.

Ms Heather Rogers QC LLB (Hons)

Barrister (Middle Temple)

ICC

Self-employed barrister; Recorder (Crime); Bencher of the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple; Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts; Director of Campaign for Freedom of Information.

Ms Nirmal Shant QC

Barrister (Gray's Inn)

ICC

Self-employed barrister, Recorder.

Mr Paul Spencer

Barrister (Middle Temple)

ICC

Constitutional and Administrative Law Bar Association (ALBA), member; Personal Injuries Bar Association (PIBA), member; Liberty, member; Middle Temple Advocacy Trainer

Ms Patricia Steel BA (Hons)

Lay

ICC

Director, Seaway Court (Torquay) Limited; Director, Besford Court Management Limited; Director, The Court (Besford) Management Limited; member, Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation (CIHT); member, Conservative Party.

Mr Alan Steinfeld QC

Barrister (Lincoln's Inn)

Disciplinary / ICC

Self-employed barrister; member, Chancery Bar Association; member, Commercial Bar Association [COMBAR].

Mr David Streatfeild-James QC

Barrister (Inner Temple)

ICC

Self-employed barrister; Recorder; Bencher of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple.

Mrs Veronica Thompson MA, BA (Hons)

Lay

ICC

Semi-retired Interim manager; sitting member, Southampton Employment Tribunal; lay member, Intellectual Property Regulation Board (IPReg) disciplinary panel.

Mr Robert Walton MA Hons

Barrister (Lincoln's Inn)

Disciplinary / ICC

Self-employed barrister; volunteer, Planning Aid for London; member, Compulsory Purchase Association; member, Planning and Environment Bar Association [PEBA].

Professor Ken Young BSc (Econ), MSr, PhD, FRHistS, AcSS

Lay

ICC

Professor of Public Policy; King’s College London; Fellow, Royal Historical Society; Academician, Academy of the Social Sciences.

Mr Timothy Young BA (Oxon), BCL

Barrister (Gray's Inn)

ICC

Self-employed barrister; member, Dulwich & Sydenham Golf Club; life member, Worcestershire County Cricket Club; member, Conservative Party.