Barristers at chambers 4-5 Gray's Inn Square have scooped four places on the first panel of barristers set up by the Welsh Assembly Government.
The Welsh Assembly's in house chief Carwyn Jones has appointed barristers on two separate panels, one consisting of silks and the other juniors. Welsh chambers 33 Park Place and 30 Park Place managed to win two places each, while Apex Chambers also scored a brace of appointments.
Jones said: "Having this talent available to carry out advocacy and advisory work is important in ensuring that we have the best legal advice available at all times."
The panels will last for three years, after which time they will be reviewed.
Panel of Junior Counsel:
Charles Bourne - 4-5 Grays Inn Square Joanne Clement - 11KBW Lucy Crowther - Apex Chambers Tom Crowther - Apex Chambers Paul Hopkins - 9 Park Place Jeremy Johnson - 5 Essex Court Andrew Kinnier - Henderson Chambers Gwynneth Knowles - Atlantic Chambers Gwion Lewis - Landmark Chambers Marian Lewis - 30 Park Place Chambers Philip Marshall - Iscoed Chambers James Maurici - Landmark Chambers Jonathan Moffett - 4-5 Grays Inn Square Tariq Sadiq - No5 Chambers James Strachan - 4-5 Grays Inn Square Justine Thornton - 39 Essex Street Anthony Vines - 33 Park Place Graham Walters - 33 Park Place Rhodri Williams - 30 Park Place
Panel of Queen's Counsel:
Malcolm Bishop QC - 30 Park Place Timothy Corner QC - 4-5 Grays Inn Square Ruth Henke QC - 30 Park Place Simon Picken QC - 7KBW Winston Roddick QC - Ely Place Chambers
The new panel combined the legal spends of the Welsh Assembly, the Countryside Council for Wales, the Sports Council for Wales, the Arts Council of Wales, the Care Council for Wales, the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales and the Office for National Statistics.
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