Combar’s officers and committees

Combar operates through its Officers and the members of its Executive Committee.

Its Officers and Executive Committee members are members of Combar who serve voluntarily after being appointed in Combar’s Annual General Meeting.

Combar’s present Officers and Executive Committee members are as follows:


Chair: David Joseph KC (Essex Court Chambers)
Vice-Chair/Treasurer: Alex Gunning KC (One Essex Court)
Secretary: Henry King KC (Fountain Court Chambers)
Chair, International Committee: Fionn Pilbrow KC (Brick Court Chambers)
Consultation Chair: Andrew George KC (Blackstone Chambers)

Executive Committee members 

Chloë Bell (3 VB)
Christopher Bond (3 VB)
Niamh Cleary (Fountain Court)
Anneliese Day KC (Fountain Court)
Andrew Fulton KC (Twenty Essex)
Philippa Hopkins KC (Essex Court Chambers)
James Macdonald KC (One Essex Court)
Georgina Peters (South Square)
Jeremy Richmond KC (Quadrant Chambers)
Michael Ryan (7 KBW)
James Willan KC (Essex Court Chambers)
Alex Wright KC (4 Pump Court)

Combar Chambers’ Committee Representatives

Matthew Abraham (South Square)
Emily Betts (Gatehouse Chambers)
Clive Blackwood (Lamb Chambers)
Veronique Buehrlen KC(Keating Chambers)
Richard Harrison (Devereux Chambers)
Edward Cumming KC (XXIV Old Buildings)
Peter Dodge (Radcliffe Chambers)
Anton Dudnikov (Essex Court Chambers)
Andrew Feld (Twenty Essex)
Orlando Gledhill KC (One Essex Court)
Hannah Glover (3 VB)
Simon Hattan (Serle Court)
Richard Hill KC (4 Stone Buildings)
Michael Holmes (7 KBW)
Thomas Sebastian (Monckton Chambers)
Ben John (Maitland Chambers)
Simon Johnson (Enterprise Chambers)
Jennifer Jones (Atkin Chambers)
Chirag Karia KC (Quadrant Chambers)
Timothy Killen (2 Temple Gardens)
Luka Krsljanin (Blackstone Chambers)
David Lascelles (Littleton Chambers)
Kate Livesey (4 Pump Court)
David Lord KC (Three Stone)
Simon Mills (Five Paper)
Laura Newton (Brick Court Chambers)
Shail Patel (4 New Square)
Rosalind Phelps KC (Fountain Court Chambers)
Ben Griffiths (Erskine Chambers)
Richard Samuel (3 Hare Court)
Daniel Shapiro KC (Crown Office Chambers)
Justina Stewart (Outer Temple Chambers)
Daniel Stilitz KC (11 KBW)
Ben Symons (The 36 Group)
Karishma Vora (39 Essex Chambers)
Sarah Walker (Selborne Chambers)
John Wardell KC (Wilberforce Chambers)
Henry Warwick KC (Henderson Chambers)
Hermione Williams (New Square Chambers)

Individual Members’ Representatives

Kabir Bhalla (King & Spalding)
Shobana Iyer (Swan Chambers)
Duncan Macpherson  (1 Essex Court Chambers)


Combar also operates a number of sub-committees who have responsibility for particular aspects of Combar’s activities and operations. The following are presently Chairs of these committees:

Advocacy Committee Co Chairs: Rupert Allen and Nehali Shah

Africa Committee Co Chairs: Andrew Onslow KC, Abdul-Lateef Jinadu

Consultation, Policy and Reform Committee  Co Chairs: Andy George KC, George Spalton KC; Penelope Nevill and Chris Bond

Continuing Education Programme Co Chairs: Philippa Hopkins KC and Michael Ryan

Gulf Committee Chairs: George Spalton KC

Inclusivity, Equality and Diversity  Co Chairs: Sid Dhar KC and Niamh Cleary

India and Asia Committee Co Chairs: Sudhanshu Swaroop KC and David Brynmor Thomas KC

Junior Combar  Chair: Kira King

North America  Co Chairs: Anneliese Day KC and James Willan KC

Offshore Committee Co Chairs: Rosalind Nicholson, Georgina Peters, Alex Potts KC

Pro Bono Initiatives Co Chairs: Conall Patton KC and James MacDonald KC

Student Mentoring Committee

Chair: Alexander Wright KC
Sarah Abram KC
Adam Baradon (Blackstone)
Emily Betts (Gatehouse)
Lucy Colter (Four New Square)
Stephen Du (7KBW)
Philippa Hopkins KC
Adam Kramer KC
Ben Lask (Monckton)
Angharad Parry (Twenty Essex)
Leonora Sagan (Fountain Court)
Nick Sloboda (One Essex Court)
James Thompson (Keating)
Ben Woolgar (Brick Court)

Wellness and Mentoring Committee Co Chairs:  Thomas Munby KC, Chloë Bell and Oliver Caplin