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Edite’s practice focuses on the regulation of artificial intelligence, global financial regulation, banking, insurance, human rights, machine learning and cyber security.
Edite has participated in and advised on global regulatory standard setting and the national implementation of global regulatory standards. Edite is a regular contributor to various pro bono human rights and environmental initiatives, an author of various legal publications and a speaker at international and national conferences.
Edite Ligere holds an LLB (First) and an LLM from the University of London. She was called to the Bar of England and Wales by the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn and is a Hubert Greenland Scholar of the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn.
- Regulation of Artificial Intelligence
- Global Financial Regulation
- Human Rights
- Machine Learning Cyber Security
- Member of the board of the Assured Cyber Protection/Financial Times Cyber Resilience Summit 2022
- Honorary Vice President of The Windsor Platinum Jubilee Committee for the celebration of Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee
- Member of the Bar Council’s and the Law Society’s joint Cybersecurity Working Group
- General Council of the Bar of England and Wales 2019-2022 (Elected member)
- Director of Politeia think tank 2021-2022
- Bar Council Law Reform Committee
- Galileo Global Group, New York, NY, U.S.A., Senior Advisor
- Philanthropy Board of the Institute of Cancer Research
- Chairman of the Windsor Benefit Trust (for the advancement of music and the arts)
- Member of various international and U.K. pro bono legal initiatives
- Rights of audience in the courts of England and Wales
- Hubert Greenland Scholar, awarded by The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn (2000)
- Intern at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law focusing on EU and international law (1999 – 2002)
- Bar Vocational Course, (Outstanding in Advocacy), Inns of Court School of Law, London (2000)
- LLB (First Class Honours: 1996-1999); LLM in EU law, international law, human rights and United Nations law, University of London, (2000-2001)
- The International Bar Association (2008 – Present).
- Insurance Institute of London (2008-Present).
- The Bar Association For Commerce, Finance and Industry (2008-Present).
- The Bar Council’s Law Reform Committee (2006-Present).
- The European Law Committee of The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn (2005-Present).
- The Constitutional and Administrative Law Bar Association of England and Wales (2002-Present).
- The Bar European Group (2002-Present).
1 Crown Office Row, the Chambers of Richard Booth QC, is recognised as one of the leading sets in the UK, particularly in the fields of civil and public law. Our commitment to excellence has led to an equally dedicated and diverse client base, which includes entrepreneurs, small businesses, large corporations, NGOs and local and central Government.
1 Crown Office Row has a stellar reputation for advocacy, court-craft, and specialist advisory work. Our barristers are known both for their forensic expertise and the versatility of their talent, which underpins all of their work. Matthew Phipps, our Senior Clerk, leads a dedicated team of Clerks who provide a top-drawer client service. We remain recommended by Chambers & Partners as one of the top twenty sets for client service. Legal 500 describe the clerking team as “definitely the benchmark for other sets’” “and everyone at chambers from the tea ladies to the Head of Chambers is a pleasure to work with.”
Members practise in a broad range of Civil Law specialisms including Health Law, Public Law, Professional Discipline, Professional Negligence, Inquests, Public Inquiries, Human Rights, Environmental Law, Immigration, Tax and Multinational Torts. Our Brighton annex offers extensive experience in Civil, Criminal and Family law.
1COR has a pre-eminent reputation in Health Law, including its Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury practice, and Regulatory work for leading Medical organisations and individuals.
Members regularly appear in many of the most significant and high profile Inquests and Inquiries, both public and private. Recently, this has included the Grenfell Tower Inquiry, Paterson Inquiry and Hillsborough Inquests.
Tax, Costs, Immigration and Environmental Law are specialist practice areas for a large number of 1COR members, who have been involved in many of the leading cases in these areas in the European Court, Supreme Court and Court of Appeal.
The set has a long tradition of active in the legal and wider community. Robert Seabrook QC and former Members (Guy Mansfield QC and Sir Robert Owen) have all been Chairmen of the Bar. Members regularly provide their time on pro bono cases and write and lecture extensively on their areas of expertise in the UK and Overseas. Former members have continued this tradition of service while holding some of the highest judicial positions in the country.
We run the widely acclaimed UK Human Rights Blog and Law Pod UK, a legal podcast with a growing audience. The blog and podcast provide case analysis, interviews and the latest legal news by members of 1COR and external speakers free of charge and advertisement.
Our drive to ensure that our chambers is socially responsible is based on four core principles; Community, Equality & Diversity, Sustainability and Wellbeing.
1COR have passed Cyber Essentials Plus as part of our commitment to cyber security.
Chambers was founded in 1935 and takes its name from its current address, 1 Crown Office Row, Temple, which is situated opposite the Inner Temple Gardens in the heart of the Inns of Court. Chambers has occupied its commanding position in the Temple since it relocated after the Second World War from 3 Temple Gardens.
The founding Heads of Chambers, Hildreth Glyn Jones (Glyn) and Stanley Rees, established a culture and atmosphere which has been central to Chambers’ ethos since its foundation and which still continues today.
The hallmarks of the 1COR ethos are standards of excellence and integrity interwoven with a strong sense of responsibility for delivering legal work and advocacy of excellent quality with outstanding client care.
Glyn Jones set these values in motion and they have been the principles at the heart of Chambers growth to its current standing as one of the leading sets in the UK.
The early Heads of Chambers and Members inevitably were moulded by their experience of the Second World War, and after these events they were united as much by friendship as by their roles in Chambers. From this grew a social togetherness and warmth, which continues to be a distinct feature of relationships in Chambers today.
Our previous heads of chambers, Robert Seabrook QC, Philip Havers QC and now Richard Booth QC as Head of Chambers continue to exemplify these core values. Despite very significant growth in Chambers over recent years we maintain a strong identity and a commitment to the ongoing success of chambers as a whole.
The Clerks and staff at 1 Crown Office Row have always been seen as integral to this Chambers family, and they have a longstanding reputation of providing a distinguished quality of work alongside the work of the barristers.
The membership of 1COR has a distinguished record of judicial service and service to the legal profession.
No fewer than 16 former members have been appointed as judges of the High Court and above, with Lord Woolf being appointed a Law Lord, Lord Chief Justice and Master of the Rolls and both Lord Justice Watkins and Lord Justice Latham being appointed Deputy Lord Chief Justice. Numerous members have been appointed to positions on the circuit bench and in the County Court.
- Sir Hildreth Glyn-Jones (High Court Judge 1953-1968 and former Head of Chambers)
- Sir Stanley Rees (High Court Judge 1962-1977 and former Head of Chambers)
- Sir Tasker Watkins, VC (High Court Judge 1971-1980, Lord Justice of Appeal 1980-1993 and Deputy Chief Justice)
- Sir Kenneth Jones (High Court Judge 1973-1989)
- Sir John Wood, MC (High Court Judge 1977-1993, President of the Employment Appeal Tribunal 1988-1993 and former Head of Chambers)
- Lord Woolf (High Court Judge 1979-1986, Lord Justice of Appeal 1986-1992, Lord of Appeal in Ordinary 1992-1996, Master of the Rolls 1996-2000, Lord Chief Justice of England & Wales 2000-2005)
- Sir Anthony McCowan (High Court Judge 1981-1989, Lord Justice of Appeal 1989-1997, Senior Presiding Judge of England & Wales 1991-1995 and former Head of Chambers)
- Sir John Alliott (High Court Judge 1986-2001 and former Head of Chambers 1981-1986)
- Sir Scott Baker (High Court Judge 1988-2002, Lord Justice of Appeal 2002-2012, Justice of the Court of Appeal of Bermuda 2011-present and former Head of Chambers 1986-1988)
- Sir David Latham (High Court Judge 1992-2000, Lord Justice of Appeal 2000-2009, Chairman of the Parole Board 2009-2012)
- Sir Rodger Bell (High Court Judge 1993-2006 and former Head of Chambers 1988-1993)
- Sir Robert Owen (High Court Judge 2001-2014)
- Sir David Foskett (High Court Judge 2007-present)
- Dame Philippa Whipple (High Court Judge 2015-2021, Lord Justice of Appeal 2022-present)
- Sir Neil Garnham (High Court Judge 2015-present)
- Dame Christina Lambert (High Court Judge 2018-present)
- His Hon Michael Kennedy QC
- His Hon Duncan Matheson QC
- Her Hon Judge Christine Henson QC
- His Hon Judge Anthony Niblett
- His Hon Simon Coltart
- His Hon Brian Grant
- His Hon Christopher Oddie
- District Judge Keeley Bishop
Three members have served as the elected Chairman of the Bar: Robert Seabrook QC in 1994, Robert Owen QC in 1998 and Guy Mansfield QC in 2005.
We have a distinguished list of associate members, which includes not only former members who remain in legal practice but also those whose practice is predominantly in other diverse jurisdictions.