Hardwicke underlines its expansionist policy

HARDWICKE Building is to take on two new women barristers as part of long-term plans to build Britain's first 100-strong set.

The Lincoln's Inn chambers now has 56 tenants, including 15 women.

The two will work as part of the chambers' growing civil department. Julia Jarzabkowski will work in property and commercial, while Emily Formby will specialise in PI and professional negligence.

Head of chambers Walter Aylen QC says: "We are in a very fortunate position in that we are able to pick the best of a very talented crop of young barristers. We do have an expansionist philosophy and we believe that if talent is encouraged, the work will come."

Hardwicke Building is expected to move to larger premises within 18 months because it would be impossible to house 100 barristers in its current offices.