Parliamentary & Public Affairs

Parliamentary & Public Affairs

What our barristers offer

39 Essex Chambers’ barristers provide drafting and expert advice on proposed legislation at the Westminster parliament, the devolved institutions, in Europe and overseas jurisdictions.

Our experience

Recent work includes:

  • representation and advice in relation to public and private bills, special parliamentary procedure and transport and works orders
  • appearances before select committees on private and hybrid bills and orders
  • appearing at inquiries into Transport and Works Act orders
  • public bills, include:
    • Planning Bill
    • Human Rights Act 1998
    • Planning & Compulsory Purchase Act 2004
    • Countryside & Rights of Way Act 2000
    • Land Use (Gardens Protection etc) Bill 2007
  • hybrid and private bills and orders, including:
    • Crossrail Act
    • Channel Tunnel Rail Link Act
    • Thameslink 2000 Order
    • Docklands Light Railway (City Airport) Order
    • East London Line Extension Order

Who to contact

Sheraton Doyle

Sheraton Doyle is the Senior Practice Manager for the Parliamentary & Public Affairs team and will, along with the clerking team below, be able to help you with any questions.


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Call: +44 (0)20 7832 1144


View clerk's team

Alison Foster QC

Alison Foster QC

Call: 1984 Silk: 2002

Edwin Glasgow CBE QC

Edwin Glasgow CBE QC

Call: 1969 Silk: 1987

Brian Ash QC

Brian Ash QC

Call: 1975 Silk: 1990

Nigel Pleming QC

Nigel Pleming QC

Call: 1971 Silk: 1992

John Steel QC

John Steel QC

Call: 1978 Silk: 1993

William Norris QC

William Norris QC

Call: 1974 Silk: 1997

Gregory Treverton-Jones QC

Gregory Treverton-Jones QC

Call: 1977 Silk: 2002

Peter Village QC

Peter Village QC

Call: 1983 Silk: 2002

Colin McCaul QC

Colin McCaul QC

Call: 1978 Silk: 2003

Charles Cory-Wright QC

Charles Cory-Wright QC

Call: 1984 Silk: 2006

Adrian Hughes QC

Adrian Hughes QC

Call: 1984 Silk: 2006

Stephen Tromans QC

Stephen Tromans QC

Call: 1999 Silk: 2009

Charles Manzoni QC

Charles Manzoni QC

Call: 1988 Silk: 2009

Steven Kovats QC

Steven Kovats QC

Call: 1989 Silk: 2010

Sean Wilken QC

Sean Wilken QC

Call: 1991 Silk: 2010

Eleanor Grey QC

Eleanor Grey QC

Call: 1990 Silk: 2011

Lisa Giovannetti QC

Lisa Giovannetti QC

Call: 1990 Silk: 2011

Jenni Richards QC

Jenni Richards QC

Call: 1991 Silk: 2011

Paul Stinchcombe QC

Paul Stinchcombe QC

Call: 1985 Silk: 2011

Fenella Morris QC

Fenella Morris QC

Call: 1990 Silk: 2012

Richard Harwood OBE QC

Richard Harwood OBE QC

Call: 1993 Silk: 2013

James Strachan QC

James Strachan QC

Call: 1996 Silk: 2013

Vikram Sachdeva QC

Vikram Sachdeva QC

Call: 1998 Silk: 2015

Justine Thornton QC

Justine Thornton QC

Call: 1994 Silk: 2016

Kate Grange QC

Kate Grange QC

Call: 1998 Silk: 2017

John Pugh-Smith

John Pugh-Smith

Call: 1977

Adam Robb

Adam Robb

Call: 1995

Parishil Patel

Parishil Patel

Call: 1996

Christiaan Zwart

Christiaan Zwart

Call: 1997

Richard Wald

Richard Wald

Call: 1997

Judith Ayling

Judith Ayling

Call: 1998

Colin Thomann

Colin Thomann

Call: 1999

Neil Allen

Neil Allen

Call: 1999

Rory Dunlop

Rory Dunlop

Call: 2002

Andrew Deakin

Andrew Deakin

Call: 2006

Peter Mant

Peter Mant

Call: 2006

Rebecca Drake

Rebecca Drake

Call: 2007

Jack Holborn

Jack Holborn

Call: 2008

Annabel Lee

Annabel Lee

Call: 2010

James Potts

James Potts

Call: 2011

Tom Tabori

Tom Tabori

Call: 2011

Nicola Kohn

Nicola Kohn

Call: 2012

Call +44 (0)20 7832 1111 for more information

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