11KBW listed in Labour & Employment Public Procurement and Sports in this year’s Who’s Who Legal


We are delighted to announce 20 members of chambers have been ranked in the Who’s Who Legal UK Bar 2018 directory in Labour & Employment, Public Procurement, and Sports.

Five of our barristers were singled out as the “most highly regarded” silks and juniors at the employment bar, namely Richard Leiper QC, Daniel Stilitz QC, Jane McCafferty, Amy Rogers and Sophie Belgrove.

Nigel Giffin QC, Jason Coppel QC, James Goudie QC and Joseph Barrett were ranked as four of the most highly regarded procurement barristers, with Joseph being the top ranked UK junior for procurement and government contract disputes.

In addition, Nigel Giffin QC has been identified as a Thought Leader in Procurement and Government Contracts.

Read the full results from Who’s Who Legal UK Bar below:

Procurement and Government Contracts

Joseph Barrett

Jason Coppel QC

Nigel Giffin QC (and Thought Leader in Procurement)

James Goudie QC

Patrick Halliday

Labour & Employment

Sophie Belgrove

John Cavanagh QC

Simon Devonshire QC

Andrew Edge

Simon Forshaw

Patrick Halliday

Christopher Jeans QC

Sean Jones QC

Richard Leiper QC

Jane McCafferty

Julian Milford

Anya Proops QC

Amy Rogers

Clive Sheldon QC

Daniel Stilitz QC

Judy Stone


Sean Jones QC



11KBW remains one of the leading sets for employment law with a robust and highly skilled set of barristers operating at the highest level. Eight silks are recognised in this year’s chapter.
Daniel Stilitz QC is recommended as one of the employment bar’s leading advocates and is highly regarded for his expertise in the financial and professional services sector. He is a top name in disputes while sources call him “a superb advocate and excellent on injunctions”.
Richard Leiper QC acts for both businesses and individuals where he is recognised as “a leader in his field”. He has deep experience in whistleblowing claims, restraint of trade and complex discrimination matters and is regarded as “a consummate team player”.
John Cavanagh QC is very highly regarded for his expertise in employment and pensions law and is a well-known name in high-value cases. One respondent praises him for his “excellent tribunal litigation”.
Sean Jones QC receives praise for his work in commercial employment cases with a particular specialism in sport-related matters. He is a seasoned cross-examiner and one respondent says, “Sean is stellar on the law and great both with clients and as an advocate.”

11KBW sees eight standout juniors recommended in this chapter.
Jane McCafferty comes highly recommended as “an excellent technical lawyer” who is “strong advising on commercial issues and strategy”. She has deep experience in team moves and misuse of confidential information, particularly in the financial services sector. One source describes her as “a brilliant senior junior”.
Amy Rogers is widely regarded as one of the leading juniors on employment disputes and is an expert on team moves and cross-border litigation. One source says, “Amy is the standout junior in her area.”
Sophie Belgrove is a leading name in employment law, particularly employment-related insurance disputes and is praised for her courtroom performance. One source effuses: “Sophie is a superb advocate who masters the detail of difficult cases effortlessly.”
Judy Stone receives praise for her expertise in directors’ duties claims, restrictive covenants and contractual disputes where she is “very effective in cross-examination”.



11KBW remains the leading chambers in this area, with three leading silks highlighted for their extensive expertise in the field. The set is particularly well regarded in this space, thanks to its strong public law focus.
“Outstanding silk” Nigel Giffin QC is “a real class act” who sources consider “a real expert in procurement law”. He is a firm favourite among clients who appreciate him for his “measured approach and reliability”.
The “exceptional” Jason Coppel QC is “a fearless advocate” who impresses sources with his “intellectual brilliance” and “creativity with judicial review remedies”.
James Goudie QC is “extensively experienced in the field” and draws widespread acclaim for his extensive knowledge of public procurement matters.


The “fantastic” Joseph Barrett at 11KBW is the top ranked UK junior for procurement and government contract disputes.  He has an excellent reputation in the market as a leading government contracts expert, drawing praise for his “intelligence and attention to detail”.

Read more here.