Baroness Ruth Deech QC
Baroness Deech QC (Hon) lectured in law at Oxford University
for many years before being elected Principal of St Anne's College
1991-2004. She was a Gresham Professor of Law (2008-2012) and
is currently a Fellow of Gresham College. Baroness Deech is
also a Liveryman of the Drapers' Company. She has extensive
experience of regulatory bodies, having served as Chairman of the
Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (1994-2002), a
Governor of the BBC (2002-2006) and as the first Independent
Adjudicator for Higher Education (2004-08 ). She is an independent
member of the House of Lords.
Patricia Robertson QC was called to the Bar in 1988 and practises
at Fountain Court Chambers. She has a broad commercial and civil
practice, focusing in particular on banking and financial services
litigation, professional negligence, regulation of financial and
legal services and mediation. She is a co-author of the Guide to
the Legal Services Act (Butterworths, 2009) and her other
publications include chapters on Fund Managers and on Expert
Witnesses in Professional Negligence and Liability (ed Simpson,
Informa, Looseleaf), and chapters on Plastic Money and on Internet
Payments in The Law of Bank Payments (eds. Brindle & Cox, 3rd
Ed., Sweet and Maxwell). She was a member of the Alternative
Business Structures (ABS) working group of the BSB, formerly
chaired the Standards Committee and is currently a member of the
Entity Regulation Working Group and of the Regulatory Improvement
Program project board. Patricia is also involved in equality and
diversity issues, acting as one of her chambers' two equality
officers. She is a Master of the Bench, Inner Temple.
Rolande has had a wide-ranging career in Government, and now
works as an independent non-executive.
She joined the Bar Standards Board as a lay member and Chair of
its Equalities and Diversity Committee in January 2012. She is also
a non-executive Director of Genesis Housing, where she chairs the
Remuneration Committee of the Board and the Diversity Committee, as
well as a trustee of Community Service Volunteers and of the
mentoring charity Brightside. She is an Honorary Associate and
member of the Campaign Board of Newnham College, Cambridge and a
Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
In Government, she was Director General of the Office for Civil
Society in the Cabinet Office until 2010 and, prior to that,
Director-General for Transformation and Corporate Services at the
Office for National Statistics .
Rob is Independent Adjudicator and Chief Executive of the Office of
the Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education in England and
Wales, appointed in 2008. Before this he was Complaints
Commissioner to the Bar Standards Board (2006-2008). He has also
held various positions within the UK Civil Service, including
Director of the South Africa Development Unit and the International
Public Service Group within the Cabinet Office and Secretary to the
Committee on Standards in Public Life. Rob is a Trustee of the Fort
Hare University Foundation, UK.
Sarah spent the first ten years of her career at the self
employed Bar, where she focussed on financial crime and
confiscation. She then spent six years as an in-house counsel in
the Enforcement Division of the Financial Services Authority where
she advised on and conducted regulatory proceedings and insider
dealing prosecutions. In 2011, Sarah returned to private practice
at Serjeants Inn Chambers where she continues to specialise in
financial crime and regulatory and disciplinary proceedings.
Sarah is an experienced lecturer on financial regulation and fraud
and also conducts advocacy training at a national and international
Dr Malcolm Cohen
Malcolm is an experienced chief executive in the international
manufacturing industry. He has a BSc in microbiology from the
University of London and a PhD in Immunology from the University of
Cambridge. He is also an Associate of the Institute of Financial
He is a Senior International Trade Adviser of UK
Trade and Investment leading the London regional infrastructure
team. This involves him working with small and medium sized
businesses to support them in developing their trade and investment
in international markets.
Since 1992, Malcolm has been Magistrate in Barnet. He sits on Adult
and Youth Courts and has recently been appointed to the Family
Proceedings Court. He is also a member of the Barnet Safer
Communities Partnership Board and Domestic Violence Strategic
Previous positions include the Finance Director and Chairman of BLP
Plc Group and the Director of the China and Britain Business
Justine was educated in South Wales and completed both her
undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in law at Cardiff
University. She was called to the Bar in 2001 and completed a
criminal law pupillage. Since 2004 she has been a tenant at the
Chambers of T Raggatt QC at 4 Kings Bench Walk where she has a
wide-ranging criminal law based practice with a specialism in fraud
and confiscation, and also acts as Head of Pupillage. Justine is
panel counsel to the Serious Fraud Office and also to the Welsh
Assembly. She additionally tutors BPTC students in advocacy and
ethics, Judges moots at Gray's Inn and undertakes public speaking
seminars to law undergraduates.
Simon Lofthouse QC was educated at Fernwood Comprehensive School in
Nottingham and later studied law at University College London. He
was called to the Bar in 1988, appointed a Recorder in 2003 and as
Queen's Counsel in 2006. As a Recorder he sits on the Midland
circuit in crime, civil, private family and public family law. He
became Chairman of the BSB's Complaints Committee upon appointment
to the Board in January 2011, having previously been a Vice
Chairman of the Complaints Committee since 2008. He was a
prosecutor for the BSB and a member of the Bar Professional Conduct
Committee prior to that. He has also been a member of the Equality
and Diversity Committee of the Commercial Bar Association for many
Tim is a qualified chartered accountant who has moved into
consultancy after an impressive career as Human Resources Manager
at Price Waterhouse Coopers and as HR and Corporate Services
Partner at Accenture. He was a member of the Accenture UK/Ireland
Board leading the infrastructure transformation and culture change
associated with its transition from partnership to a public
Andrew was educated at Wandsworth comprehensive school and the
Universities of Warwick and Sheffield. He is Professor of Criminal
Law and Criminology at the University of Birmingham, where he is
Head of the School of Law. He is author of several books, journal
articles and research reports on criminal justice.
Andrew has been a member of the Parole Board for England and Wales,
the Parole Commission for Northern Ireland, and of the Attorney
General's Advisory Board of the Crown Prosecution Service
Inspectorate. He has also been an EU 'expert' on victim policy. He
is a former member of the Criminal Justice Council and Chair of the
Committee of Heads of University Law Schools in England and
Sam Stein QC studied law at the Polytechnic of the South Bank
(now the London South Bank University) before being called to the
Bar in 1988. Sam took silk in 2009. Sam is a criminal practitioner
and a member of Dyers Chambers and Westgate Chambers. Sam is
the Chair of the BSB Quality Assurance Committee, the Pupillage
Sub-Committee and a member of the Education and Training Committee,
Pupillage Review and the Joint Advocacy Group. He is also a trained
advocacy assessor for the Crown Prosecution Services and an
advocacy trainer for the Inner Temple.
He was elected Inner Temple Bencher Trinity 2011.
Richard has recently completed thirty-three years in
Government service during which time he was commissioned into the
Royal Green Jackets (1978 - 88), served in the Foreign and
Commonwealth Office (1989 - 2007), and was the Chief Constable of
the Civil Nuclear Constabulary (2007 - 12). He has served
extensively overseas, and his postings have including Hong Kong,
France, Oman, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, Kosovo, and Iraq.
He has also held a number of senior domestic appointments in
the Cabinet Office and the Home Office as well as geographic
operational commands within the FCO before becoming the first
civilian to become a Chief Constable since 1947 when he took up the
responsibility for providing the armed police protection for all
British civil nuclear sites and the transhipment of fissile
material both inside the UK and internationally.
He is now a paid Director of Elvaston Global Limited, an unpaid
Director and shareholder in Advanced Laser Imaging; and a Fellow at
Kings College London and Exeter University.
He was educated at St Paul's School, London; Exeter University;
Harvard Business School; and Bramshill Police College.
Dr Anne Wright
Anne is currently a Member of the Nursing
and Midwifery Council. She was the former Chair and
Commissioner of the National Lottery Commission (now merged with
the Gambling Commission), where she was also a member of its
Remuneration Committee and its Regulating with Excellence Reference
Group. Other of her former non-executive roles include Chair of the
School Teachers Review Body and member of the Board of English
Partnerships and the Armed Forces Pay Review Body. Her former
executive posts include Chief Executive of the Ufi/learndirect and
Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sunderland.
Sarah is a former Senior Civil Servant in the Department of Trade
and Industry where her responsibilities included company law,
relations with the accountancy profession and financial services
She now has a portfolio of interests which currently
Matthew Nicklin QC practises in media and defamation law at 5
Raymond Buildings in London. He was educated at Tasker Milward
School in Haverfordwest before graduating from Newcastle University
with a First Class degree in Law. Matthew was called to the Bar by
Lincoln's Inn in 1993. He was awarded an Inns of Court Pegasus
Scholarship to Sydney in 1998 spending time with one of Australia's
leading law firms, Mallesons Stephen Jaques and also at the Supreme
Court of New South Wales. He was previously one of Lincoln's Inn's
representatives on the Bar Council and, until December 2007, he was
Vice-Chairman of the Bar Representation Committee of Lincoln's Inn.
He later served on the Bar Standards Board, standing down at the
end of 2013. Matthew is one of the authors of Oxford
University Press's "The Law of Privacy and the Media".
Emily Windsor is a barrister specialising in property litigation.
She was called to the bar in 1995 and practises from Falcon
Chambers. Emily was appointed to the Bar Standards Board in 2006.
In the past she has chaired its Equality and Diversity Committee
and its CPD working group. At present Emily is a member of the
BSB's Education and Training Committee and chair of its BPTC
subcommittee. She also sits as a Deputy District Judge and is
a contributor to various practitioner textbooks.