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‘One of the super-sets’, Brick Court Chambers is ‘an all-round strong’ set with ‘a large selection of high-quality competition law specialists’, ‘top commercial counsel’, ‘an excellent chambers for banking litigation’, and a ‘go-to’ set for public administrative law.
The Legal 500 2020
The clerks’ room ‘sets the benchmark’ for other sets with its ‘friendly, knowledgeable, and hardworking’ clerks.
The Legal 500 2020
"An outstanding commercial set with a track record of excellence across its core areas of work."
Chambers & Partners 2018
"A set that is singled out for its "first-rate" clerking and "client service-oriented, commercial approach."

Richard Gordon QC co-authors Select Committees and Coercive Powers Report


Richard Gordon QC has been commissioned by the Constitution Society to co-author a Report on the coercive powers of select committees.

The subject matter of the Report is extremely topical with select committee powers being the subject of intense debate in Parliament and the media. The report sets out the advantages and disadvantages of legislating for formal powers. It suggests that clarification of committee powers is an essential first step. However, it warns that conferring coercive powers on select committees could prove a hostage to fortune by resulting in clashes with the courts in circumstances where committee hearings were claimed to infringe fundamental rights legislation. This could lead to the courts making inroads on Article 9 of the Bill of Rights which protects ‘proceedings in Parliament' from the jurisdiction of the courts.

The Report was published on 13th June and its publication was marked by a private seminar in the House of Commons.

The report is here.

Co-author Amy Street, and Margaret Hodge, discussing the Report on the Today programme 13th June 2012