11KBW barristers commended in Procurement and Employment Law in Who’s Who Legal 2020


16 members of chambers were named as leaders in their field in Employment, and 5 members listed as leaders in Procurement (Government Contracts). Daniel Stilitz QC and Sean Jones QC were particularly recognised as Thought Leaders in Labour, Employment and Benefits. 


11KBW demonstrates the strength and depth of its labour and employment expertise with nine silks and six juniors listed. Specific praise includes:


The “excellent” Christopher Jeans QC is a top name in labour and employment disputes, with strong experience in both individual and collective claims. 

Sean Jones QC is highlighted as “outstanding in novel and technical legal matters”.

Richard Leiper QC is “superb with tactics, the law and clients”. One source declares they would “go to Richard over and above any QC, regardless of their experience, because he is so bright and confident”.

Jane McCafferty QC has successfully represented clients before the High Court on disputes relating to restrictive covenants, breaches of fiduciary duty and contracts.

Daniel Stilitz QC is well versed in representing clients from the financial and professional services sectors in the High Court and the Court of Appeal.


Andrew Edge is “a top-drawer junior at the bar”. His expertise lies in High Court cases involving breaches of fiduciary duty, breaches of contract and bonus disputes.

The “outstanding” Simon Forshaw is celebrated as a “very bright and able practitioner” who is “top-notch and reliable”.

Patrick Halliday is “a very bright, very personable, fearless, calm and measured advocate who can really stand his own against others more experienced”. He provides “absolute preparation and the capacity to know everything about even the most complex brief”.

Amy Rogers is “hard as nails”, say impressed sources, and “excellent on team moves and similar cases”.

Listed in Employment:
Sophie Belgrove, Simon Devonshire QC, Andrew Edge, Simon Forshaw, Patrick Halliday, Christopher Jeans QC, Sean Jones QC, Richard Leiper QC, Jane McCafferty QC, Julian Milford QC, Anya Proops QC, Amy Rogers, Clive Sheldon QC, Daniel Stilitz QC and Judy Stone

Government Contracts

11KBW demonstrates the strength and depth of its procurement expertise with three silks and two juniors listed:


James Goudie QC is “super-responsive, sharp and commercial”, and “an excellent advocate who has seen it all, and clients draw reassurance from that”.

Jason Coppel QC is lauded as “a very good lawyer” and “a leader in the sector” with over 20 years of experience in public procurement matters.

Nigel Giffin QC is “an exceptional barrister” who is “at the top of the tree” for government contracts work. He is “very approachable, reliable and gives robust advice”.


Joseph Barrett is “a fantastic barrister” whose expertise lies in public procurement litigation and public sector contracts.

Patrick Halliday provides “real tactical insight, intellectual firepower, responsiveness, a very pleasant personal manner and good draftsmanship”.

For the full list of our barristers featured in Who’s Who Legal please click here.