Parliamentary & Public Affairs

Parliamentary & Public Affairs

What our parliamentary & public affairs 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 parliamentary& public affairs law 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.


Sheraton DoyleEmail


Call: +44 (0)20 7832 1144


Mobile: +44 (0)7921 880 670


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

Kate Grange QC

Kate Grange QC

Call: 1998 Silk: 2017

Adam Robb QC

Adam Robb QC

Call: 1995 Silk: 2018

Parishil Patel QC

Parishil Patel QC

Call: 1996 Silk: 2018

Rory Dunlop QC

Rory Dunlop QC

Call: 2002 Silk: 2019

John Pugh-Smith

John Pugh-Smith

Call: 1977

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

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

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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