• COMBAR Committees

    Executive Committee Members 2019/2020

    The following officers and Ex/Co were appointed at the AGM for the coming year:

    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) 

    Natasha Bennett (Fountain Court Chambers)
    David E. Grant (Outer Temple Chambers)
    Anne Jeavons (3VB)
    Emma Jones (One Essex Court)
    Adam Kramer (3VB)
    James Leabeater QC (4 Pump Court)
    David Mumford QC (Maitland Chambers)
    Fionn Pilbrow QC (Brick Court Chambers)
    Michael Ryan (7 KBW)
    George Spalton (4 New Square)
    Charlotte Tan (20 Essex Street)
    Emily Wood (Essex Court Chambers) 

    Kira King (XXIV Old Buildings, represents Junior COMBAR)
    James MacDonald (One Essex Court, Communications Chair)

    Chambers' Committee Representatives 

    The Chambers' Committee Representatives meet quarterly and join the Executive Committee for meetings in March, June (the AGM), October and December. All meetings are held at One Essex Court between 1pm-2pm unless otherwise stated.

    Equality and Diversity Committee 

    COMBAR sets want to recruit the very best people, irrespective of gender, ethnicity or background. To this end, COMBAR set up the COMBAR E&D committee in 2005 to promote equality and diversity and to ensure COMBAR members keep up to date with the latest regulatory requirements. The full extract of the BSB Handbook relating to E&D can be seen here.

    Junior COMBAR 

    The Junior COMBAR Committee deals with issues of interest and importance to junior commercial barristers. The Committee arranges social and marketing events, recruitment events, and lectures. It seeks to create and foster strong relationships amongst junior practitioners, both barristers and solicitors.