Lord Goodhart QC, Liberal Democrat peer and head of chancery commercial chambers Gough Square, is to join Gough Square Chambers when his current set dissolves on 1 November.
It is a natural move for Goodhart, who has been used by 3 New Square to lead its members in cases on consumer credit, banking and timeshare. He led Francis Philpot and William Hibbert in the successful appeal for First National Bank against the Director General of Fair Trading. Josephine Hayes, a tenant at 3 New Square, is also joining Gough Square, along with senior clerk Richard Bayliss, who will become practice manager at the set. 3 New Square tenants Richard Mullis, Justin Holmes, Michael Heywood, Dov Ohrenstein, Adam Deacock and Hedley Marten have joined 11 New Square. Andrew Walker has joined 10 Old Square; David Rowell, 9 Stone Buildings; and Camilla Lamont, 4 Breams Buildings.