26 April 2018

Naomi Ellenbogen QC appointed as new Vice-Chair of the Bar Standards Board

4 January 2016

The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has today announced that Naomi Ellenbogen QC has been appointed its new Vice-Chair with effect from 1 January 2016. Naomi will take over from Patricia Robertson QC who stood down from her role at the independent regulator of barristers at the end of 2015.

The Board has a lay majority and a non-barrister Chair in Sir Andrew Burns KCMG. Naomi joined the Board as a barrister member in 2015 having served as Barrister Vice-Chair of the regulator's Professional Conduct Committee since 2011 and as a member of that committee since 2005.

Naomi Ellenbogen QC said: "I am delighted to be taking up my position as Vice-Chair at such an interesting time for the Bar Standards Board as a modern and effective regulator. These are challenging times for the Bar and I look forward to working with my colleagues on the Board to ensure that regulation remains proportionate and focused on the public interest. I am particularly keen to ensure that our dialogue with the profession which we regulate is meaningful and mutually beneficial. I am honoured to be taking over from such a distinguished predecessor."

Sir Andrew Burns, Chair of the BSB, said: "I am very pleased that Naomi Ellenbogen QC has accepted our invitation to take over the Vice-Chairmanship of the BSB, in succession to Patricia Robertson QC who has made such an influential contribution to our work in recent years. The Vice-Chair has a critically important role to play. Naomi's experience and insight into the realities of practising at the Bar will be enormously valuable to the Board as we continue to address issues of professional regulation which will have a profound effect on the future of the Bar and all those we regulate in England and Wales." 

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About the Bar Standards Board
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About Naomi Ellenbogen QC
Naomi was educated at King David High School, Liverpool before reading Jurisprudence at the University of Oxford (New College), graduating in 1991. She was Called to the Bar by Gray's Inn the following year and appointed Queen's Counsel in 2010. In 2011, she was appointed Barrister Vice-Chairman of the Professional Conduct Committee of the Bar Standards Board, having been a member of that committee since 2005. Naomi is Joint Head of Littleton Chambers, specialising in Employment, Commercial and Professional Negligence Law. She is an accredited mediator and General Editor of Butterworths Employment Law: Practice, Procedure & Precedents, Fifth Edition. Naomi is a member of the Training and Accreditation Committee of the Advocacy Training Council. She is a Bencher of Gray's Inn and a recently appointed Recorder of the Crown Court. 

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