21 December 2016
The Bar Standards Board has today announced three new
appointments to its Advisory Pool of Experts (APEX), a group of
specialists who will provide independent advice on the regulator's
The new appointments are:
APEX was established as part of the BSB's ongoing governance
restructuring which has seen a reduction in both the number of
committees and the number of members sitting on them.
the BSB announced the initial appointments to the pool.
Director General of the BSB, Dr Vanessa Davies, said: "With
their specialist knowledge, these three appointees will add real
value to our work. I look forward to our teams being able to draw
on their expertise in their respective fields."
Notes to editors
Competition Law - Suzanne
Suzanne Rab is a barrister at Serle Court Chambers. Suzanne has
a wide experience of competition law matters combining cartel
regulation, commercial practices, intellectual property (IP)
exploitation, merger control, public procurement and State aid.
Suzanne has significant experience of advising on the
development, implementation and application of new competition laws
and regulatory regimes, in line with international best
In private practice as a solicitor for 15 years prior to joining
the Bar, she has held positions at magic circle and leading
international antitrust practices. She has also held the role of
director at PricewaterhouseCoopers working within its strategy,
economics and forensics teams.
Equality and Diversity Law - Emma
Emma Dixon is a barrister at Blackstone Chambers. She is a
public law, employment, regulatory and EU practitioner. Emma
specialises particularly in challenges relating to charities; civil
liberties and human rights; commercial judicial review;
discrimination and equality; EU law; financial services; health and
social security; regulatory and professional disciplinary matters;
and religious organisations.
Emma has for many years specialised in equality law, with
particular breadth and depth of expertise in challenges under
Article 14 of the European Convention on Human Rights and those
relating to discrimination on grounds of disability, religion, sex,
sexual orientation and transgender status.
Suzanne has published extensively on comparative competition law
and regulatory matters. She is also a visiting Professor at
Imperial College Business School and a CEDR accredited
Equality and Diversity Law, and Regulatory Law
- Louise Price
Louise Price is a practising barrister at Doughty Street
Chambers. She specialises in employment, discrimination and
education law. She also undertakes work in the related fields of
public law, regulatory law and professional discipline. She has a
depth of experience of both advisory work and representation in the
field of employment law and is known for her expertise in complex
disability discrimination matters.
Louise has been instructed in a number of cases concerning the
United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with
Disabilities. She has extensive experience of advising on the
application of the public sector equality duty and provides
training to public bodies on how to meet this duty.
Additionally, Louise has considerable experience of regulatory
law and compliance work in the fields of health and social care and
education. She is recognised as a leading junior in the area of
Professional Disciplinary law in both Chambers & Partners UK
and the Legal 500 and sits as a Chair at the General Pharmaceutical
Council. Prior to coming to the Bar, Louise was awarded a Joseph
Priestly Scholarship to undertake an internship for the Centre of
Capital Punishment studies, working in Malawi for CHREAA, a local
NGO, in partnership with Open Society, South Africa. She also
worked as an advisor and tribunal representative for the London
Borough of Brent's Citizens' Advice Bureaux.
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