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Giles Bain and Chris Poole Announced as Joint Heads of Chambers

Giles Bain and Chris Poole Announced as Joint Heads of Chambers

After 11 years of dedicated service to chambers, Dr Giuseppe Calà is handing over the position of Head of Chambers.  For the first time in Chambers’ history we now have joint heads in Giles Bain and Christopher Poole.

Dr Calà is the longest standing member of New Court, having been with Chambers for over 30 years.  During this time Dr Calà has been the link between the barristers here in London and the advocates over in Italy.

Dr Calà remains a valued member of chambers and is in the process of developing and heading the NCC international annex here in London.

Dr Giuseppe Calà is standing down as Head of Chambers after 11 years.

Paying tribute to ‘GC’, as he is affectionately known, Christopher Poole said “he is a hard act to follow and his continued guidance and support will be invaluable”. Giles Bain expressed his gratitude for the leadership provided by GC and his considerable contribution to New Court.

The new joint heads are both former pupils of New Court.  Giles, called in 1993, has a few years’ experience on Christopher, called in 1996.

Giles and Christopher said;

“We see a very positive future for NCC. We have a vibrant team of barristers, complimented recently by our new tenants, Anna Hefford, Kathryn Blair and Katherine Cooper.  We have the loyalty of many long-standing professional clients and we have the support of a dedicated clerks room.  It is an honour and privilege to take on the Headship of NCC and we look forward to the challenges and opportunities to come”.