The Editorial Team is comprised of barristers at 1 Crown Office Row. In addition, barristers from across chambers contribute by writing articles. To see all the articles written by a particular author, select their name from the list in the sidebar.

Rajkiran Arhestey (Call: 2017) – Editor-in-Chief

Kiran is the Editor-in-Chief of QMLR and creator of the QMLR Archive. She has a broad practice, particularly in clinical negligence, inquests, personal injury, public law, tax, immigration, environmental and planning, criminal injuries compensation and public inquiries. Kiran acts for both Claimants and Defendants and is a member of the Attorney General’s Panel of Counsel (‘C’ Panel). Click here for Kiran’s full profile.

Jeremy Hyam KC (Call: 1995, KC: 2016) – Editorial Team

Jeremy is a specialist in clinical negligence, administrative and public law, inquests, public inquiries, and professional regulatory work.  He has particular experience in all aspects of health law and has appeared in a number of leading cases in the field at all levels including in the Supreme Court and Privy Council. Click here for Jeremy’s full profile.

Shaheen Rahman KC (Call 1996, KC: 2017) – Editorial Team

Shaheen Rahman KC specialises in public law, clinical negligence and professional discipline.  Recognised by the legal directories as a leading practitioner in multiple areas, she is instructed in complex and high value clinical negligence matters including catastrophic brain injury cases and has particular expertise in judicial review challenges to healthcare funding decisions. She appears at inquests involving detained or otherwise vulnerable patients and acts for healthcare professionals in regulatory and MHPS proceedings. She is Chair of the Birthrights’ Inquiry on Racial Injustice in UK Maternity Services and appointed to the UK Covid-19 Inquiry legal team. Click here for Shaheen’s full profile.


Suzanne Lambert (Call: 2002) – Editorial Team

Suzanne has a broad practice, with a particular focus on healthcare/medical law. She has experience mainly in clinical negligence and inquests, but also in disciplinary law and judicial review. Suzanne is instructed by claimants and defendants in a wide variety of cases involving serious and catastrophic injuries e.g. cerebral palsy, spinal injuries, loss of fertility, and delayed diagnosis of cancer. She has experience with complex legal issues such as contributory negligence, apportionment between defendants, and consent. She is recommended as a leading junior by Legal 500. Click here for Suzanne’s full profile.

Rachel Marcus (Call: 2005) – Editorial Team

Rachel Marcus has a specialised healthcare practice. She acts in high-value clinical negligence matters, including birth injury and spinal injury claims. She is a highly experienced inquest advocate, appearing on behalf of both families and healthcare providers in inquests involving hospital and mental health settings, prisons and the community. Rachel is experienced in front of juries and in Article 2 inquests. She also acts in the Court of Protection on behalf of the Official Solicitor as well as healthcare providers and funders, and in the Mental Health Review Tribunal, as well as in the various healthcare disciplinary tribunals. Click here for Rachel’s full profile.

Dominic Ruck Keene (Call: 2012) – Editorial Team

Dominic has considerable experience of acting in clinical negligence claims for both claimants and defendants: drafting pleadings, advising on merits, quantum and settlement; successfully representing parties at RTMs and at mediation; as well as appearing in case management hearings, application hearings, and at trial in both the County and High Courts. As a result of his background in the Army, Dominic has a particular interest and expertise in cases involving service personnel and National Security. He is on the Attorney General’s B Panel. Click here for Dominic’s full profile.

Darragh Coffey (Call: 2018) – Editorial Team

Darragh Coffey has a broad practice, accepting instructions in all Chambers’ areas of work. He has a focus on Inquests and Public Inquiries, Public Law, Clinical Negligence, and Environmental Law. He has a wide range of advocacy experience, having been led in the in the Court of Appeal in the case of Bell v Tavistock, appeared in High Court, the County Court, Coroners’ Courts, the First Tier and Upper Tribunals. Click here for Darragh’s full profile.

Thomas Hayes (Call: 2021) – Editorial Team

Thomas Hayes is building experience in all of Chambers’ practice areas since joining Chambers as a tenant in September 2022 after 12 months of pupillage at 1COR. since joining 1COR he has appeared several times as sole counsel in the Court of Protection. He is currently instructed by solicitors representing the Chief Medical Officer in the Covid-19 Inquiry. Thomas was a practising surgeon before turning to a career in law and, in addition to a full time medical practice, led a safe surgery initiative in the Democratic Republic of Congo and has acted as an expedition medic for a field study undertaken in the Peruvian Amazon. Before joining chambers, he volunteered at the Free Representation Unit (FRU). Click here for Thomas’ full profile.

Harry Piercy – Editorial Assistant

Harry Piercy is a legal research and editorial assistant for QMLR. He graduated from the University of Cambridge with a first-class degree in law and then worked as a paralegal at a niche firm specialising in capacity, health and social care law. He is currently studying the Bar Course at the Inns of Court College of Advocacy alongside working as a part-time paralegal.