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: Sonia Tolaney QC (One Essex Court)
Vice-Chair/Treasurer: David Joseph QC (Essex Court Chambers)
Secretary: Alex Gunning QC (One Essex Court)

Chair, International Committee: Henry King QC (Fountain Court Chambers)
Consultation Chair: Andrew George QC (Blackstone Chambers)

Kira King (XXIV Old Buildings, represents Junior Combar)

Executive Committee members

Niamh Cleary (Fountain Court)
Josephine Davies (Twenty Essex)
Anne Jeavons (3VB)
Emma Jones (One Essex Court)
Adam Kramer QC (3VB)
James Leabeater QC (4 Pump Court)
David Mumford QC (Maitland Chambers)
Fionn Pilbrow QC (Brick Court Chambers)
Michael Ryan (7 KBW)
George Spalton QC (4 New Square)
Charlotte Tan (Brick Court Chambers)
Emily Wood (Essex Court Chambers)
Alex Wright (4 Pump Court)

Combar Chambers’ Committee Representatives

Matthew Abraham (South Square)
Tom Bell (Hardwicke)
Clive Blackwood (Lamb Chambers)
Christopher Bond (3 VB)
Veronique Buehrlen QC (Keating Chambers)
Andrew Burns QC (Devereux Chambers)
Jess Connors (39 Essex 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)
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)
Chiraq Karia QC (Quadrant Chambers)
Timothy Killen (2 Temple Gardens)
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)
James Shirley (The 36 Group)
Justina Stewart (Outer Temple Chambers)
Daniel Stilitz QC (11 KBW)
Sarah Walker (Selborne Chambers)
John Wardell QC (Wilberforce Chambers)
Henry Warwick QC (Henderson Chambers)
Victoria Windle (Blackstone Chambers)
Hermione Williams (New Square Chambers)

Individual Members’ Representatives

Kabir Bhalla (King & Spalding)
Emilie Gonin (Doughty Street 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: Rupert Allen (Fountain Court) and Nehali Shah (One Essex Court) – Co Chairs

Africa Committee: Glen Davis QC  (South Square)

Race and Ethnicity Committee: Anne Jeavons (3 VB) and Charlotte Tan (Brick Court Chambers) – Co-Chairs

Bar Council and Recruitment committee: Natasha Bennett (Fountain Court) and James Willan (Essex Court Chambers) – Co-Chairs

Communications Committee: James MacDonald (One Essex Court)

Equality and Diversity Committee: Ruth Hosking (Quadrant Chambers)

India and Asia Committee: Charles Béar QC (Fountain Court Chambers) and David Joseph QC (Essex Court Chambers) – Co-Chairs

Junior Combar: Kira King ( XXIV Old Buildings)

North America Committee: Fionn Pilbrow QC (Brick Court Chambers)

Offshore Committee: Nikki Singla QC (Wilberforce Chambers)

Remote Hearings Committee: Alexander Gunning QC (One Essex Court)