Kent Bar Mess



Edmund Burge KC, 5 St Andrew's Hill

Mess Junior:  

Craig Evans, 6 Pump Court 


Eleanor Scott-Davies, 5 St Andrew's Hill 

Thomas Stern, 6 Pump Court

CPS Liaison:

Simon Taylor QC, 6 Pump Court Chambers


Whilst never a member of any other mess, I would say that the Kent Bar Mess is one of the most thriving in the country.  This is best illustrated by the success of its annual dinner year after year.  Last year saw nearly 90 attendees to dinner in Gray’s Inn with 3 High Court Judges, the High Sheriff as well as many members of the Kent judiciary and bar.  We enjoyed speeches from the Chairman, the Junior and our guest speaker Mr Justice Spencer, whose ‘Trump-based’ speech went down a storm!  The dinner is typically on the last Friday of November or the 1st Friday of December.  

The Kent Bar Mess also has regular smaller scale events in both the court centres it covers. 

The mess also tries to provide lectures and seminars to contribute towards our annual CPD burden.

The mess hopes that in 2019 it will be able encourage more younger members of the Bar to join its ranks.  Those wishing to do so should contact