Welsh Assembly names external counsel

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

In February, firms including Eversheds, Browne Jacobson and Hugh James won places on the biggest public sector panel in Welsh history (see story).

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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