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

Executive Committee members

Chloë Bell (Outer Temple Chambers)
Chris Bond (3VB)
Niamh Cleary (Fountain Court Chambers)
Josephine Davies (Twenty Essex)
Philippa Hopkins QC (Essex Court Chambers)
James Leabeater QC (4 Pump Court)
James MacDonald QC (One Essex Court)
David Mumford QC (Maitland Chambers)
Penelope Nevill (Twenty Essex)
Jeremy Richmond QC (Quadrant Chambers)
George Spalton QC (4 New Square)
Alex Wright QC (4 Pump Court)

Combar Chambers’ Committee Representatives

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

Individual Members’ Representatives

Jalil Asif QC (Kobre & Kim)
Jennifer Meech (Enterprise Chambers)
Dr Anthony Richardson (9 Bedford Row)


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 Chair: Andrew Onslow QC

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

Continuing Education Programme Co Chairs: Philippa Hopkins QC and Josephine Davies

Gulf Committee Co Chairs: Tom Montagu-Smith QC and George Spalton QC

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

India and Asia Committee Co Chairs: David Joseph QC and Charles Béar QC

Junior Combar  Chair: Kira King

North America  (Florence 2022) Co Chairs: Fionn Pilbrow QC and Emily Wood QC
and from June 2022 handing over to James Willan QC

Offshore Committee Chair: Nikki Singla QC

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

Remote Hearings Committee  Chair: Alexander Gunning QC

Student Mentoring Committee Chair: Alexander Wright QC; Adam Kramer QC, Philippa Hopkins QC and Sarah Abram QC

Wellness and Mentoring Committee Co Chairs:  David Mumford QC and Chloë Bell