It is with great sadness that we have learnt of the death of Stephen Knafler QC. Our deepest condolences go out to his family and friends. Stephen recently joined Doughty Street Chambers.
Stephen was a member of Garden Court Chambers for 16 years until 2016, including Joint Head of Garden Court Chambers from 2013 to 2016.
Stephen had been a shining light at the Bar for three decades. He was a huge inspiration to all of us working in civil & public law. His contribution to welfare law, his original specialism and which some would say he invented as a distinct discipline, and across the whole field of civil liberties, has been immeasurable. He is irreplaceable and his loss as one of the Bar’s true legal heroes, leaves a chasm.