Disciplinary panel members and clerks

Judicial, barrister and lay panel members are nominated by the President of the Council of the Inns of Court to sit on disciplinary tribunals and other panels.

Barrister and lay panel members are appointed by the President of COIC on the recommendation of the Tribunal Appointments Body, following open competition.  The requirements around the BTAS recruitment process are set out in the Appointments Protocol 2019 and the BTAS Recruitment and Selection Policy.  Panellists are appointed against agreed competencies designed to identify individuals who will approach their work with integrity and objectivity and who will produce well-reasoned and fair decisions.  The competencies used in the most recent recruitment process were:

COIC Disciplinary Pool competencies:

  • Judgement and Decision Making
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Effective Communication
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Integrity & Impartiality
  • Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

COIC Clerk competencies:

  • Motivation
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Effective Communication
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Integrity & Impartiality
  • Commitment to Diversity and  Inclusion

Training for panellists is also based on these competencies.  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 regularly against the following core competences:

  1. Judgement and decision-making
  2. Analytical thinking
  3. Effective communication
  4. Interpersonal skills
  5. Integrity and impartiality

For further details please see the BTAS Performance and Appraisal Policy.

There is currently a pool of 72 lay (people who are not from the legal profession) and barrister panel members.  Both lay and barrister panel members are wholly independent of the Bar Council and the Bar Standards Board.

The list below shows, in alphabetical order, the details of the barrister and lay members who have been appointed by the President of the Council of the Inns to sit on disciplinary tribunals and other panels and their declaration of interests.

 

Mr Geoffrey Brighton

Lay

Disciplinary / ICC

Member, Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service; Judicial Appointments Commission; Penwith Education Trust; Chair, Housing Group, Madron Neighbourhood Planning Board; Fellow, Chartered Institute of Housing.

Mr Godwin Busuttil MA (Cantab), MPhil (Cantab), Dip Law (City)

Barrister (Lincoln's Inn)

Disciplinary

Self-employed barrister; member (pro bono), Cochrane Library Oversight Committee.

Mrs Sara Carnegie nee Worrall

Barrister

Disciplinary

Director, International Bar Association; member, Human Rights Lawyers Association.

Mr Peter Causton

Barrister

Disciplinary / ICC

Barrister of Middle Temple; Director, Promedite [UK] Ltd. [Mediation Provider]; Consultant, Southerns Solicitors; Deputy District Judge, Northern Circuit; Treasurer, UK Association of Fee Paid Judges; Member, Law Society Council; Member, Civil Mediation Council;

Mr David Crompton

Lay

Disciplinary

Chair, Fitness to Practice, Nursing and Midwifery Council; member, Fitness to Practice, Health and Caring Professions Council; member, Judicial Appointments Commission.

Mr Tom Crowther QC

Chairman

Disciplinary / ICC

QC; member, Inner Temple; Immigration Judge [2006-2013]; Recorder [2009-2013]; Circuit Judge [2013-2018]; Associate Judge, Sovereign Base Areas Akrotiri and Dhekelia [2016-to date]; Chair, Independent Inquiry – Telford Child Sexual Exploitation; member, Cardiff University School of Psychology Research Ethics Committee; member, UK Environmental Law Association [UKELA]; member, Chartered Institute of Trading Standards.

Ms Naomi Davey

Barrister

Disciplinary

Legal Counsellor [employed barrister] at Foreign and Commonwealth Office; member, Lincoln’s Inn.

Ms Lyndsey de Mestre QC QC

Chairman

Disciplinary / ICC

Barrister, Mediator and Arbitrator; member, Middle Temple; Chancellor, St Albans Diocese [Church of England judicial part time appointment]; Legally Qualified Chair, Police Misconduct Panel [Eastern Region – part time tribunal chair]; member, Chancery Bar Association; member, Association of Contentions Trusts and Probate Specialists; member, Ecclesiastical Judges Association; member, Ecclesiastical Lawyers Association; member, Arbitral Women; member, LCIA; member, Civil Mediation Council; member, Bar Choral Society.

Mr Richard Doman LLB [Hons]

Barrister (Clerk)

Disciplinary

Self employed barrister; Door tenant, Foregate Chambers Kidderminster; Pupil Supervisor; Student Sponsor, Lincoln’s Inn; member, Criminal Bar Association; member, Employment Law Bar Association; member, Public Access Bar Association; member, Family Law Bar Association.

Mrs Jennie Ferrario

Barrister (Clerk)

Disciplinary

Self employed barrister; member, Advocate [Bar Pro Bono Unit]; member, Employment Lawyers Association; member, Women in Law; member, Association of Regulatory Lawyers; contributor, ‘Supperstone, Goudie and Walker: Judicial Review’.

Ms Hayley Firman

Barrister

Disciplinary / ICC

Employed Barrister; Head of RSPCA Prosecutions; Member, Inner Temple.

Mr Robert Fitt BA [Hons], LLDip.

Barrister (Clerk)

Disciplinary

Self employed barrister; member, Criminal Bar Association.

Mr David Flinter MBA JP

Lay

Disciplinary

Formerly Panel Chair, Conduct and Competence Committee, Nursing and Midwifery Council; Justice of the Peace, North London Local Justice Area; member, Magistrates’ Association.

Mr John Foy QC

Chairman

Disciplinary / ICC

Barrister of Gray’s Inn; Member PIBA and PNBA.

Ms Elaine Freer

Barrister (Clerk)

Disciplinary

Barrister and Academic; Teaching Officer in Law, Robinson College, Cambridge; Affiliated Lecturer, University of Cambridge; Ad hoc paid activities for University; Civilian volunteer, City of London Police’s Mounted Section; Member, Criminal Bar Association; Member, Socio Legal Studies Association; Member, Society of Legal Scholars; Member, Lincoln’s Inn; Ad-eundum member, Inner Temple [member of Outreach Committee].

Mr Michael Gibbon QC

Chairman (Gray's Inn)

Disciplinary / ICC

Self-employed barrister; Committee member, Chancery Bar Association; member, Commercial Bar Association (COMBAR); member, Wales and Chester Circuit; Bencher, Lincoln’s Inn, Governor, King’s College School Cambridge; Council member, Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion.

 

Mr Jonathan Glasson QC

Chairman (Middle Temple)

Disciplinary / ICC

Member, Human Rights Lawyers Association [HRLA]; Member, Inquest Lawyers Group; Member, Professional Negligence Bar Association [PNBA]; Supporter, Labour Party.

Mr Lee Gledhill RGN, BA (Hons), CPE

Barrister (Lincoln's Inn)

Disciplinary

Self-employed barrister; member, Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) Disciplinary Board; member, Trustee, ELOP (East London Mental Health Charity) (voluntary); Youth worker, ELOP – Running Youth Group (voluntary); member, British Humanist Association

Ms Janine Green

Lay

Disciplinary / ICC

Self-employed Lay Member; Lay Member, Scottish 1st Tier Property Tribunal; Member, Independent Appeals Panel for the Department for Transport; Subject Matter Expert, Metropolitan Police; Lay Member, West Midlands Police Ethics Committee; Trustee, ASB Help; Consultant, Council and Housing Associations [in relation to Community Safety];

Mr Edmund Gross

Barrister (Clerk)

Disciplinary

Barrister; member, Gray’s Inn.

Ms Saima Hanif

Barrister

Disciplinary / ICC

Barrister of Lincoln’s Inn; Member, FSLA, COMBAR, ALBA.

Mr Stephen Harpum BSc[Open], MSc, MA, MCIPD

Lay

Disciplinary

Group Captain RAF (Ret’d); Deputy Director, Supply Chain, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust; Managing Director, Silver Strategies Consulting Ltd.;  member, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development; fellow of the Chartered Management Institute; life member, Royal Air Forces Association.

Ms Sally Harrison QC

Chairman

Disciplinary / ICC

Practising Barrister; Head of Chambers – St Johns Buildings; Member, Family Law Bar Association.

Ms Siobhan Heron

Barrister

Disciplinary / ICC

Employed Barrister, working within the Crown Prosecution Service as Head of the Complex Casework Unit; member Middle Temple

Mr Jonathan Holl-Allen QC

Chairman (Inner Temple)

Disciplinary / ICC

Member, Professional Negligence Bar Association [PNBA]; Member, London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association [LCLCBA].

Mr Edwin Johnson QC

Chairman

Disciplinary / ICC

Barrister; member, Property Bar Association; member, Chancery Bar Association; member, Professional Negligence Bar Association.

Mr Mohammed Khamisa QC

Chairman (Middle Temple)

Disciplinary / ICC

Partner, Mishcon de Reya LLP; Recorder, Crown Court / County Court [Fee Paid]; Chairman, Code Adjudication Panel of Phone Services Authority [PSA] [Fee Paid]; Deemster [Part time Judge of High Court of Isle of Man] [Fee Paid]; Adviser, Dil Trust Charity [Pro Bono]; British Pakistan Foundation Charity [Pro Bono].

Mrs Kathryn King

Lay

Disciplinary / ICC

Doctoral research student, Magdalen College Oxford; Tutor, Magdalen College Oxford; member, Magdalen College Oxford; member, Fitness to Practise Panel, General Optical Council; ordinary board member, the Office for Students.

Mr Anthony Lenanton

Barrister (Clerk)

Disciplinary

Panel Member, Bar Pro Bono Unit; Member, Personal Injury Bar Association; Member, Administrative Law Bar Association.

Mr Edward Levey MA (Cantab); BCL

Barrister (Inner Temple)

Disciplinary / ICC

Self-employed barrister; member, Commercial Bar Association [COMBAR]; member, London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association [LCLCBA]; member, Bar Pro Bono Unit.

Mr John Lloyd-Jones QC

Chairman

Disciplinary / ICC

Barrister; member, Inner Temple; member, Criminal Bar Association; member, Midland Circuit; member South Eastern Circuit; member, Old Etonian Association; member, Coldstream Guards Association. member, BASC.

Mr Paul Lowenstein QC

Chairman (Middle Temple)

Disciplinary / ICC

Self-employed barrister; member, Investment Committee of the Harbour Litigation Funding; chairman, Trustees of the International Law Book Facility; Master of the Bench, Middle Temple; member, Commercial Bar Association [COMBAR]; member, London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association; member, Commercial Fraud Lawyers Association; member, Professional Negligence Bar Association.

Mr James McClelland

Barrister

Disciplinary / ICC

Practising Barrister; member, Executive Committee of the Alliance for Lawyers at Risk.

Mr Brian McCluggage

Barrister (Middle Temple)

Disciplinary / ICC

Barrister; Fee Paid Employment Judge; Attorney -General’s A Panel for Government Work [Regional]; member, Personal Injuries Association; member, Middle Temple.

Ms Stephanie McIntosh

Lay

Disciplinary / ICC

Member, Parole Board of England and Wales [employment]; Non-executive Director, Costs Lawyers Standards Board; Member, Judicial Appointments Commission [appointment].

Mr Max Melsa

Barrister (Clerk)

Disciplinary

Barrister; Member, Middle Temple; Member, Criminal Bar Association.

Mr Jonathan Monk

Lay

Disciplinary / ICC

Interim Manager, public sector – 33 Pheasants Consulting Limited; Trustee, 9 Lives Furniture Charity.

Mr Paul Ozin QC

Chairman (QC)

Disciplinary / ICC

Barrister, 23 Essex Street Chambers; member, Middle Temple; member, Lexis Nexis Corporate Crime Lawyers Consulting Editorial Board;Trustee, Freebar; Vice-Chair and Chair of Seminar Committee, Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers; member, Fraud Lawyers Association; member, South Eastern Circuit; member, various Bar Messes; Team Leader, 23 Essex Street Chambers Regulatory and Disciplinary practice team; Co-Chair, 23 Essex Street Chambers Complaints Committee; member, Labour Party;

Mr Leon Pickering

Barrister

Disciplinary / ICC

Barrister, member 10 Old Square Chambers; member, Professional Committee of the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council [ad hoc]; member, Rugby Football Union Independent Judiciary; Advocacy Tutor, Lincoln’s Inn; member, Chancery Bar Association; member, Charity Law Association; member, Court of Protection Practitioner’s Association;

Mr Nigel Poole QC BA (Oxon), Diploma in Law

Chairman (Middle Temple)

Disciplinary / ICC

Self-employed barrister;fee paid judicial post as Deputy High Court Judge; Head of Chambers; member, Personal Injury Bar Association; member, Professional Negligence Bar Association; member, Middle Temple.

Ms Lakshmi Ramakrishnan

Lay

Disciplinary / ICC

Lay Member, Investigations Committee for ARB [Architect’s Registration Board]; Chair, Professional Conduct Committee, General Chiropractic Council; Specialist Advisor, Care Quality Commission; Chair, Audit Registration Committee [Institute of Chartered Accountants]; Lay Member, Professional Conduct Committee, Chartered Institute of Legal Executives; Lay Member, Professional Conduct Committee, General Osteopathic Council; Chair, Investigations Committee, Nursery and Midwifery Council [from April 2020].

Mr Paul Robb

Lay

Disciplinary / ICC

Senior Security Advisor Restrata, Dubai; Lead Auditor, IQ Verify.

Ms Zoe Saunders

Barrister (Gray's Inn)

Disciplinary / ICC

Member, Family Law Bar Association; Member, Resolution; Member, Western and South Eastern Circuits; Member, Professional Negligence Bar Association; Bencher, Gray’s Inn.

Mr Vincent Scully

Barrister (Clerk)

Disciplinary

Barrister; CPS Grade 2 Prosecutor; volunteer, Advocate; member, Middle Temple; member, Criminal Bar Association;’ member, Seldon Society;

Ms Vivienne Sedgley

Barrister (Clerk)

Disciplinary

Self employed barrister; Contributor, ‘Supperstone, Goudie and Walker: Judicial Review’ [6 Ed., 2017]. Member, Bar Pro Bono Unit; Member, Commercial Bar Association; Member, Administrative Law Bar Association; Member, Property Bar Association; Member, Public Access Bar Association; Member, South Eastern Circuit.

Mr Ashley Serr

Barrister

Disciplinary / ICC

Barrister; Legal Advisor, General Dental Council’s Fitness to Practise Tribunal; Member, Health Care Professions Council Fitness to Practise Tribunal; Court Examiner, Ministry of Justice; Member, Employment Lawyers Association; Member, Middle Temple.

Mr Darren Snow LLB [Hons], LL.M [City], MCIArb Accredited Meditor

Barrister (Middle Temple)

Disciplinary / ICC

Barrister; Visiting Lecturer, University of Law; Legal Adviser, General Optical Council; Legal Chair, Police Misconduct Tribunals – MOPAC & Eastern Region; Legal Adviser, British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy;  member, Bar Pro Bono Unit; member, Sports Resolution Pro Bono Panel; chair, Safeguarding Panel English Boxing; member, Stop and Search Advisory Panel, British Transport Police; community panel member, Essex Youth Offending Service; ; member, Middle Temple; member, Criminal Bar Association; member, Professional Disciplinary Lawyers Association; member, Fraud Lawyers Association; member LQC Association; member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; member, Civil Mediation Council; member, Advocate, Social Mobility Foundation.

Ms Deborah Spring BA (Hons) (Cantab), MA (London)

Lay

Disciplinary / ICC

Chartered Secretary; publishing consultant, Justice of the Peace; family member connections to Doughty Street chambers and Temple Garden chambers;  lay member, Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service.

Mr Alan Steinfeld QC

Chairman (Lincoln's Inn)

Disciplinary / ICC

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

Ms Tracy Stephenson

Lay

Disciplinary / ICC

Retired Superintendent, Metropolitan Police Service; volunteer, Anthony Nolan Trust, volunteer, Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Mr John Vaughan

Lay

Disciplinary / ICC

Lay Member; Retired Executive Director, NHS Foundation Trust; Director of Strategy and Partnerships [interim], Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust; Special Advisor and Executive Reviewer, Care Quality Commission [CQC]; Education Associate, General Dental Council [GDC]; Independent Panel Member, Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime [MOPAC]; Lay Member, General Optical Council [GOC].

Mr John Walsh

Lay

Disciplinary / ICC

Self employed HR Consultant; Lay Member, Employment Tribunals [ET]; Lay Examiner, Royal College of Surgeons of England and Wales [RCS]; Lay Partner, Health and Care Professions Council [HCPC];  Lay Member [Reserve] Statutory Committees: General Pharmaceutical Council [GPHC]; Lay Member, Insolvency Licensing Committee, Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales [ICAEW]; Lay Chair/Adjudicator, Social Work England; Fellow, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development [FCIPD]; member, Employment Tribunals Membership Association London Central [ETMALC]; member, National Landlords Association [NLA].

Mr Robert Walton QC MA Hons

Chairman (Lincoln's Inn)

Disciplinary / ICC / SAB

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

Mr Andrew Ward

Lay

Disciplinary / ICC

Panel member, Employment Tribunal Service [Scotland]; Invigilator. Sunderland College; Retired Police Sergeant, Durham Constabulary; Director / Management and Training Consultant, AMW Professional Ltd; Director / Trustee, National Appropriate Adult Network; Retired member, Police Federation of England and Wales.

Miss Isabelle Watson

Barrister (Middle Temple)

Disciplinary / ICC

Member, Family Bar Association.

Mr Jeremy Weston QC

Chairman

Disciplinary / ICC

Practising Barrister, Family Law; Head of Chambers, St Ives Chambers Birmingham; Chair, West Midlands Family Bar Association; member, Family Bar Association; member, Association of Lawyers for Children; member, Midland Circuit; independent member Parole Board; Recorder appointed in 2018 sitting in the Family Court.

Mr Thomas Williams

Barrister (Lincoln's Inn)

Disciplinary / ICC

Employed barrister; Member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; Member, Young International Arbitration Group.

Ms Heather Williams QC

Chairman (Gray's Inn)

Disciplinary / ICC

Barrister in private practice; Member, Liberty; Member, Administrative Law Bar Association [ALBA]; Member, Industrial Law Society; Member, The Coroner’s Society; Member, Discrimination Law Association; Member, Police Actions Lawyers’ Group; Member INQUEST and the INQUEST Lawyer’s Group; Member, Justice; Recorder [Crime – Northern Circuit and Civil]; Appointed Deputy High Court Judge.

Mr Brett Wilson

Barrister (Clerk)

Disciplinary

Self employed barrister; Member, The Bar Association for Commerce, Finance and Industry [BACFI]; Member, Society of Computers and Law; Member, Worcestershire Medico-Legal Society.

Miss Sadia Zouq

Barrister

Disciplinary / ICC

Barrister of Lincoln’s Inn; Legal Assessor, Social Work England; Legal Assessor, General Optical Council; Legal Assessor, General Pharmaceutical Council; lay panel member, Nursing and Midwifery Council; chair, Health Care and Professions Tribunal Service, member, Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers [ARDL].

Mr Ben Zurawel

Barrister (Clerk)

Disciplinary

Self-employed Barrister; member, London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association; member, Family Law Bar Association; member, Association of Lawyers for Children.