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Awards & Accolades


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2017 Awards & Accolades

Queen’s Counsel

James Counsell, Matthew Phillips and Fiona Scolding were appointed Queen’s Counsel.


2016 Awards & Accolades

The Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards

Tim Green was awarded “The Lawyer Monthly’s Health and Safety Barrister 2016”.

Legal 500 UK Bar Awards

The Employment team was nominated for the Legal 500 Employment Set of the Year award.

Chambers UK Bar Awards

Cara Guthrie was nominated for Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence Junior of the Year.

Fiona Horlick was nominated for Professional Discipline Junior of the Year.

Queen’s Counsel

John McKendrick was appointed Queen’s Counsel.


2015 Awards & Accolades

Chambers Innovation Award

Outer Temple was awarded the Chambers Innovation Award by Legal Week.

Runner-up: Chambers Of The Year

Outer Temple was the runner up in The Lawyer Award for Chambers of the Year 2015.

Chambers UK Bar Awards

Ben Compton QC was awarded the accolade of Health & Safety Silk of the Year 2015 at the 2015 Chambers & Partners Bar Awards.

Lifetime Achievement Award

Christopher Wilson Smith QC won the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2015 Chambers & Partners 2015 Bar Awards.


2014 Awards & Accolades

Financial Times Innovative Lawyers

Outer Temple has been commended in the FT’s Innovative Lawyers 2014 Report. Identified as a ‘Legal Industry Pioneer’, the FT noted that Outer Temple, the only traditional Chambers featured, had been restructured to meet the challenges of a changing legal market.

Legal 500 UK Awards

Outer Temple was recommended as a Top Tier Set in Business and Regulatory Crime by the Legal 500 Directory.

Chambers UK Bar Awards

James Leonard won the accolade of Professional Discipline Junior of the Year 2014.

Ben Compton was shortlisted as Silk of the Year in Health & Safety.

Stephen Climie was shortlisted as Junior of the Year in Health & Safety.

Excellence In Legal Care Award

Gerard McDermott QC won the award of ‘Excellence in Legal Care’ on Thursday 6 June 2014 at the SIA’s ‘Rebuilding lives after spinal cord injury’ awards.

Tax Adviser Of The Year

David Russell QC won ‘Chartered Tax Adviser of the Year 2014’ at The Tax Institute’s 29th National Convention.


2013 Awards & Accolades

Legal Week’s Stars At The Bar

Farhaz Khan was picked as one of the top 10 (under ten year call) highlighted in the Legal Week’s Stars at the Bar 2013 feature.

Chambers UK Bar Awards

The Personal Injury / Clinical Negligence teams won the title Set of the Year 2013.

David Morris was awarded Professional Discipline Junior of the Year 2013.

The Professional Discipline team were finalist in the category Set of the Year 2013.

Legal 500 UK Awards

The Personal Injury / Clinical Negligence teams were awarded Set of the Year.

The Times Lawyer Of The Week

John McKendrick was featured in The Times Lawyer of the week column.

The Lawyer Awards

Winner of Employment Team of the Year 2012, jointly nominated with Leigh Day.

Legal Journalism Award

Daniel Barnett was shortlisted for the 2013 Legal Journalism Award.


2012 Awards & Accolades

Chambers UK Bar Awards

The Professional Discipline team won Set of the Year 2012.

Gerard McDermott QC won the award for Personal Injury Silk of the Year 2012.

Personal Injury Awards

Gerard McDermott QC was awarded the title of Personal Injury Silk of the Year 2012.

Friends In Law

Outer Temple Chambers was awarded the accolade Friends in Law 2012 for providing finance and support to FRU and the Bar Pro Bono Unit.


2011 Awards & Accolades

Chambers UK Bar Awards

David Westcott QC won the award for Personal Injury / Clinical Negligence Silk of the Year 2011.

The Times Lawyer Of The Week

Richard Hitchcock was featured in The Times Lawyer of the week column.


2010 Awards & Accolades

Chambers UK Bar Awards

Richard Lissack QC won Health and Safety Silk of the Year 2010.

Alan Jenkins was nominated for Professional Discipline Junior of the Year 2010.

Black Solicitor Network Awards

Outer Temple won awards for Retaining Talent and for Promoting Talent. Chambers was also one of the three finalists in the Attracting Talent category.

Professional Pensions, Pensions Awards

The Pensions team at Outer Temple Chambers was short listed for the Professional Pensions, Pensions Awards 2010, in the category of Pension Lawyers of the Year.

The Lawyer’s Hot 100

Richard Lissack QC and Christine Kings, were identified in The Lawyer’s Hot 100 people who made an impression in the legal profession in 2009.