Four 11KBW Barristers Commended by Who’s Who Legal 2018 for Government Contract Work


Nigel Giffin QC (“a brilliant silk with a brain”), James Goudie QC (“the doyen of public procurement and state aid”), Jason Coppel QC (“highly capable and strategic”) and Joseph Barrett (“absolutely outstanding”) have been identified as leaders in Government Contract work by Who’s Who Legal 2018.   The set itself “continues to be viewed by sources as a market leader” in the field.

Here is what Who’s Who Legal says about 11KBW in their 2018 Government Contracts directory:

An impressive set that continues to be viewed by sources as a market leader.  It sees four of its outstanding barristers listed in our guide this year.

Nigel Giffin QC is described as “a brilliant silk with a brilliant brain” and is someone whom colleagues “utterly rate”.  “Highly intellectual and extremely bright”, he offers a wealth of insight into matters such as PFI and shared service schemes.

The “brilliant” Joseph Barrett is “highly recommended” by market observers and noted as “an absolutely outstanding barrister”.  His practice features deep expertise in issues relating to state aid and EU procurement.

Jason Coppel QC is an “active and highly capable barrister” who is commended by our sources as “very strategic”.  He offers clients extensive expertise regarding property development agreements.

James Goudie QC is “the doyen of public procurement and state aid”, says one interviewee, with others highlighting his as “a brilliant practitioner”.  He is noted by sources for being “a real local authority specialist