Central London

Central London Bar Mess



James Thacker KC, Deka Chambers


Emilie Morrison, 23ES


William Dean, Deka Chambers

Circuit Representatives:

Woolwich Crown Court: Vacant

Inner London Crown Court: Peta-Louise Bagott, Doughty Street Chambers

Central London Country Court: Vacant

Southwark Crown Court: Faras Baloch, Red Lion Chambers

Membership Secretary:

Dominic Hockley, 2 Harcourt Buildings

Social Secretary:

Amelia Katz, Deka Chambers

The Chair of the Mess, members of the Committee and the Juniors who represent the Bar Mess at each Court, deal with a considerable number of matters which affect the interests of the Bar at the Courts which the Mess covers, such as accommodation, catering, listing, and implementation of any pilots, new practices, and procedures. Any suggestions or concerns should be directed to the juniors of each Court, or the Junior of the Mess.

Representatives of the Bar Mess and the Chair of the Mess liaise with the Resident Judges about the implementation of new practices relating to court business.

The Mess is represented in wider forums. The Chair and Junior serve on the South Eastern Circuit committee and we represent the interests of the Bar at Court User Meetings.

The Mess will hold social functions throughout the year. 


Inner London


Woolwich Crown Court

Central London County Court