14 October 2019

BSB adds three barristers to pool of advisory experts

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 work.

The new appointments are: 

  • Suzanne Rab (Competition Law);
  • Emma Dixon (Equality and Diversity Law); and
  • Louise Price (Equality and Diversity Law, and Regulatory Law).

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.

Last month, 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 Rab

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 practices.

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 Dixon

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 mediator.

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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