Management overhaul creates seven new posts at Doughty Street Chambers

Doughty Street Chambers ;has ;undergone ;a massive management shake-up, creating seven new posts and putting a brand new structure in place.

The overhaul has seen Keir Starmer QC become joint head of chambers with Geoffrey Robertson QC. In addition, Gavin Millar QC and Heather Williams QC have been appointed to the newly created roles of joint deputy heads of chambers and will chair the new management committee and barristers’ forum respectively.

Doughty Street chief executive Ann Conway-Hughes, who was parachuted in last May to drive the reform, said the new organisation pulls together the 90-barrister set under one cohesive structure.

“The set has grown to such a size that it would have been difficult to keep it moving forward in the same direction without modernisation,” said Conway-Hughes. “The new structure ;provides ;the set with a flexible, more businesslike platform.”

Five non-barristers have also been brought on board for new roles, which include the position of director of services in place of the chief executive function. Robin Jackson, director at housing company Angel Group, becomes services director as Conway-Hughes leaves chambers today (28 April).