Jason Beer KC wins ‘Barrister of the Year’ at The Lawyer Awards 2024

19 June 2024

Chambers is delighted to announce that Head of Chambers, Jason Beer KC won ‘Barrister of the year’ at The Lawyer Awards 2024. The Awards ceremony took place on 18 June at the JW Marriott Grosvenor House Hotel in London.

The nomination follows Jason’s inclusion in The Lawyer Hot 100 2024 list, during a significant year for Chambers that coincides with its 70th anniversary.

The Lawyer magazine writes ‘As leading counsel to the Post Office Horizon IT Inquiry, the scandal of which has been described as one of the most widespread miscarriages of justice in British legal history, Jason Beer KC’s job has been to hold those in power to account. In 2022, Beer and the inquiry heard the human impact hearings of the wronged sub-postmasters as well as details on the Horizon IT system. 2023 was an explosive year for the inquiry as Beer questioned the Post Office on its conduct. His work continues well into 2024, with the inquiry concluding on the Post Office’s current practices and procedures.

Beer, who heads up 5 Essex Chambers, also plays a pivotal role in the UK Covid-19 Inquiry as lead counsel for NHS England. Module three of the inquiry, which looks at the healthcare system, starts in October 2024. Beer will again represent the NHS in the upcoming Lucy Letby Inquiry after Letby was convicted of the murder of seven babies and the attempted murder of six others last year. He will also act as leading counsel for Counter Terrorism Policing South East in the Dawn Sturgess Inquiry regarding the Novichok poisoning in Salisbury, as well as leading counsel for Greater Manchester Police in the Malkinson Inquiry.’

Jason is recognised as a leading silk, and is recommended as the Star Individual for both Police Law and Inquests and Public Inquiries by Chambers UK. He won Silk of the Year in the Inquests and Public Inquiries category at the Chambers UK Bar Awards 2023. He specialises in public inquiries, inquests, public law and police law – representing a range of clients, including central government, public authorities, police forces, coroners, and corporations.

Congratulations to everyone who was shortlisted in the various categories. Find out more about these prestigious awards and see the winners here: The Lawyer Awards 2024.



Jason Beer KC

Call 1992 | Silk 2011


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