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.

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 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].

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.

Mr Alan Steinfeld QC

Barrister (Lincoln's Inn)

Disciplinary / ICC

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

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].