Barristers appointed for further Government work

February 13, 2020

We are pleased to report that Simon Lewis and Brynmor Adams have been appointed to “B Panel” on the Attorney General’s regional civil panel of barristers in the most recent competition. The appointments formally commence on 1 March 2020 and last for 5 years.

Simon was initially appointed to the regional panel, at the first available opportunity, in 2015.  Since then, he has been instructed very regularly in a wide range of cases by government departments and ministers.  Although his original term had another year to run, he has now progressed to the B Panel.

Much of Simon’s government work is in employment and equality law.  In addition, he has been instructed in a significant number of Judicial Review proceedings, along with various other matters.  Government legal work is a strong fit with Simon’s wider public sector experience, including his role as a Non-Executive Director of an NHS trust and his earlier work in the UK Cabinet Office.

Brynmor was first appointed to the London “C Panel” in 2015 and became a member of the regional “B Panel” following his move to Manchester in 2018.  He is instructed by a variety of government departments in cases across the country.

Brynmor is a public and property law specialist. His practice also includes human rights, equality, local government and environmental law. He frequently appears for government departments in judicial review proceedings and in private law claims. He recently successfully represented Ofsted in judicial review proceedings in R(Governing Body of X) v Ofsted [2020] EWHC 69 (Admin).

These appointments further strengthen Exchange Chambers’ position as a leading provider of high-quality counsel for government work.

To view the current list of barristers from Exchange Chambers named on the Attorney General’s Regional Panel, please click here.