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Legal 500 identify Outer Temple Chambers as a top tier set


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Outer Temple Chambers is delighted to again be listed amongst the top sets for barristers and set rankings in the edition of the Legal 500 Bar Guide 2015.

Chambers of Michael Bowes QC, David Westcott QC and Andrew Spink QC has been recommended as a Top-Tier Set in the practice area of Business & Regulatory Crime (including global investigations) and has also been listed in other main areas of law: Banking & Finance (including consumer credit), Clinical Negligence, Consumer, Employment, Fraud – Crime (including money laundering and asset forfeiture), Health & Safety, Pensions, Personal Injury, Professional Discipline and Regulatory law.

14 QCs are listed in the “Leading silks” list and 37 barristers are listed as “Leading juniors” in the above areas of law, and also in Administrative and Public Law (including local government), Civil liberties and human rights (including actions against the police), Education, Inquests and inquiries. 4 barristers are identified in the 2015 editorial in Consumer, Personal injury and Professional discipline and regulatory law (including police law) areas of law.

The guide’s overview of the set is as follows:

‘There is no shortage of talent at a variety of levels’ at Outer Temple Chambers, which is strong in financial services litigation, employment and pensions work. It is also very highly regarded for its work across the healthcare spectrum, and expanded its travel law practice with recent arrivals from 3 Hare Court. Furthermore, it is the only set to have serviced offices in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and New York. The clerks are ‘always keen to help, and take the opportunity to network and maintain a good rapport’. They are led by directors Christine Kings and Steve Graham, and other names to note include Graham Woods and the ‘helpful and attentive’ Dave Scothern. David Smith is also ‘a pleasure to deal with; he takes a real interest in finding the right fit for a case and clearly goes the extra mile to find a barrister and a deal that will work for the client’. Offices in: London, Manchester.”

The online version of the guide can be viewed here.


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