- Michael Bowes QC +
- Christopher Gibson QC +
- Andrew Spink QC +
- Christopher Wilson-Smith QC +
- David Russell QC +
- Robert Rhodes QC +
- Philip Mott QC +
- Gerard McDermott QC +
- Gordon Bebb QC +
- David Westcott QC +
- Andrew Short QC +
- Ben Compton QC +
- Nicolas Stallworthy QC +
- Kate Davenport QC +
- Keith Bryant QC +
- Richard Hitchcock QC +
- Marc Willems QC +
- John McKendrick QC +
- James Counsell QC +
- Matthew Phillips QC +
- Fiona Scolding QC +
- Hywel Jenkins +
- Richard Mawhinney +
- Michael Patchett-Joyce +
- Teresa Peacocke +
- Christopher Kemp +
- Patrick Sadd +
- Harry Trusted +
- James Aldridge +
- Alison McCormick +
- Andrew Maguire +
- Mark Mullins +
- Paul Rogers +
- James Leonard +
- Jonathan Hand +
- Tim Nesbitt +
- Nathan Tavares +
- Natasha Joffe +
- Fiona Horlick +
- Rachel Vickers +
- Eliot Woolf +
- Daniel Barnett +
- Naomi Cunningham +
- Matthew McDonagh +
- Abhi Mukherjee +
- Andrew Allen +
- Benjimin Burgher +
- David Pope +
- Tim Green +
- Lydia Seymour +
- Harriet Jerram +
- Matthew Stockwell +
- David E Grant +
- Sarah Crowther +
- Cara Guthrie +
- James Arnold +
- Samantha Presland +
- Naomi Ling +
- James Rickards +
- Oliver Assersohn +
- Dr Ali Almihdar +
- Claire van Overdijk +
- Tim Aron +
- Michael Uberoi +
- Daniel Clarke +
- Saul Margo +
- Farhaz Khan +
- Oliver Powell +
- Clare Baker +
- Ben Bradley +
- Robert Dickason +
- Emily Gordon Walker +
- Miranda de Savorgnani +
- Jennifer Seaman +
- Nicholas Hill +
- Keira Gore +
- Will Young +
- Alexander Line +
- Simon Oakes +
- Tom Gibson +
- Katarina Sydow +
- Saaman Pourghadiri +
- Paul Livingston +
- Stephen Doherty +
- Bianca Venkata +
- Stephen Butler +
- Gabor Bognar +
- Gus Baker +
Michael Bowes QC
Michael Bowes QC is highly regarded as an expert in civil and criminal “cross-over” work. He is praised as “one of the few specialist criminal practitioners in this area” (Legal 500 2015). Michael is a Deputy High Court Judge (Queen’s Bench Division) and is a joint head...
Christopher Gibson QC
Christopher Gibson QC practises in all types of high value clinical negligence and personal injury cases. He has extensive experience in cases involving injuries of maximum severity including, in particular, cases of cerebral palsy involving birth injuries where allegations are made in respect of...
Andrew Spink QC
Andrew Spink QC is a highly respected advocate with 30 years’ experience at the Bar, of which 13 years have been as a successful QC. Andrew has a broad-based business law practice, specialising particularly in disputes relating to the interpretation or breach of most types of commercial...
Christopher Wilson-Smith QC
Christopher Wilson-Smith’s practice covers personal injury, often compounded by breaches of duty in healthcare following the initial trauma; clinical negligence; and serious crime, primarily involving corporate manslaughter and health and safety cases. In clinical negligence Christopher acts...
David Russell QC
Call: 1977 (Australia)
David Russell QC commenced legal practice in 1974. He is admitted to practice in Australia, England & Wales (Lincoln’s Inn) (2013), the Courts of the Dubai International Financial Centre, New York (as a Legal Consultant), the Singapore International Commercial Court, New Zealand and Papua New...
Robert Rhodes QC
Robert Rhodes QC specialises in business crime (e.g. civil and criminal fraud, tax investigations, bribery and money laundering), financial services, regulatory and disciplinary, mediation and arbitration (both as counsel and mediator / arbitrator). He is also registered for direct access with the...
Philip Mott QC
Philip Mott QC has a very wide experience in civil and criminal law. Over the course of his career, he has appeared in many gross negligence manslaughter prosecutions, major fraud cases, clinical negligence claims for both claimants and defendants, personal injury work, local authority negligence...
Gerard McDermott QC
Gerard McDermott QC practises from England and is based in London and Manchester, with associated offices in Abu Dhabi and New York. His main areas of practice are Personal Injury and Employment Law at all levels, although he maintains a diverse practice across the Common Law and Commercial fields....
Gordon Bebb QC
Gordon Bebb QC is identified as a leading silk, in professional disciplinary and regulatory law, by both Chambers & Partners and Legal 500. With a background in both serious crime and high value civil litigation, Gordon has become a specialist in the areas of clinical negligence, personal injury...
David Westcott QC
David Westcott QC has been a specialist in clinical negligence and catastrophic personal injury cases for longer than he cares to recall. Having dealt with high-value actions without a leader for some five years before taking silk in 2003, he has been preparing big cases for nearly 20...
Andrew Short QC
Andrew Short QC’s practice centres on pensions, employment, financial services and general commercial work. His “practical” and “realistic” approach together with his “great understanding of the commercial issues in a case” makes his strategic advice and his...
Ben Compton QC
Ben Compton QC is a specialist advocate in health and safety renowned for his extensive experience in civil and criminal courts, subsequent appeals at the Court of Appeal, and the Supreme Court, together with jury inquests throughout the UK. He is recognised as one of the country’s leading health...
Nicolas Stallworthy QC
Nicolas Stallworthy QC’s practice involves the interaction of commercial trusts, contract law, insolvency and professional negligence at very high levels of complexity and value. He undertakes cases concerning the interpretation of trusts, contracts, financial instruments & legislation;...
Kate Davenport QC
Kate Davenport QC was admitted to the New Zealand Bar in 1983 and became a Barrister sole in 1990 and took Silk in 2013. Kate was admitted to the Bar of England & Wales in July 2015. Kate was awarded NZ Lawyer Barrister of the Year Award in 2013, and is a former Vice President of the New Zealand...
Keith Bryant QC
Keith Bryant QC’s wide experience includes advising and acting for commercial and public sector organisations, trustees, government departments and agencies, individuals and unions. His practice is focussed on pensions law and employment law and the areas of overlap between the two. He is also...
Richard Hitchcock QC
Richard Hitchcock QC has broad experience of acting as adviser and advocate in the commercial sphere. In recent years his practice has become principally focused in four complimentary areas: Banking and Financial Services; Occupational Pension Schemes; Civil Fraud and Financial Professional...
Marc Willems QC
Marc Willems QC is a significant contributor to seminars and lectures to firms of Solicitors and has contributed to several mock trials including “Brain Injury and the Law” National Conference June 2014. He has been invited to speak at PIBA conferences nationally on three occasions. He...
John McKendrick QC
John McKendrick QC took up office as Attorney General, Anguilla, British West Indies on 1st September 2016 and is currently unable to accept instructions. He can be contacted on email@example.com. John is a highly experienced litigator and adviser with a diverse practice distinguished by his formidable...
James Counsell QC
James Counsell, QC is widely recognised in the fields of Clinical and Professional Negligence and in Personal Injury, acting both for claimants and for defendants. He also specialises in acting for victims of historic sexual abuse, having recently acted as lead counsel in the first successful...
Matthew Phillips QC
Matthew Phillips practises in the following fields: Clinical Negligence, Personal Injury and Sport. In the field of personal injury Matthew specialises in asbestos related disease claims and catastrophic head and spinal injuries. In the field of clinical negligence he acts for Claimants and...
Fiona Scolding QC
Fiona Scolding is a specialist public law barrister, whose practice focuses upon challenges concerning both central and local government and quangos. She has particular expertise in the areas of education, community care, equality, healthcare and procurement law but also practices in immigration,...
Hywel Jenkins’s specialty is advocacy – this he practises in the areas of Personal Injury, Disciplinary & Regulatory, where he has extensive experience in Health & Safety at work cases and also VAT cases.
A CV for Richard Mawhinney is available upon request.
Michael Patchett-Joyce is an experienced barrister, and a international commercial arbitrator, as well as a CEDR accredited mediator. He holds a post-graduate diploma in International Dispute Resolution (Arbitration), from Queen Mary, University of London. Michael specialises in advocacy and advice...
Teresa Rosen Peacocke is an American, called to the English Bar in 1982 and admitted as an attorney in New York in 2004. She specialises in chancery, commercial and US / UK cross-border litigation, professional negligence, private international law and international and domestic arbitration and...
Christopher Kemp specialises in clinical negligence and personal injury litigation and acts for both Claimants and Defendants.
Between 2013 and 2016 Patrick Sadd was Counsel to the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry looking into the care of children in the Island since 1945. The Inquiry followed the world-wide publicity the Island attracted during the abuse investigation into the island’s children’s home at Haut de La...
Harry Trusted specialises in clinical negligence, personal injury, and related fields. His practice includes a good balance of claimant and defendant work predominantly involving high value claims, including brain injury, spinal cord damage, cerebral palsy and amputations. Harry was initially a...
James Aldridge specialises in personal injury, clinical negligence, and professional negligence in relation to the handling of litigation in those areas. His practice is fairly evenly split between claimant and defendant in personal injury work, and he acts mainly, but not exclusively, for claimants...
Offering “sensitive yet robust advice” and “explaining things in plain terms” are key principles of Alison McCormick’s Claimant focused personal injury and clinical negligence practice. In personal injury Alison specialises in catastrophic injury and industrial disease...
Andrew Maguire has a busy chancery-based commercial law practice. He specialises particularly in disputes over the interpretation or breach of contracts, personal guarantees, restrictive covenants, mortgage and trust deeds and joint venture agreements, breach of trust, fiduciary duty and...
Mark Mullins is a public law barrister with particular interests and experience in judicial review, mental health and mental incapacity, healthcare and medical treatment, social care and social services law. He also practices in employment and discrimination law.
Paul Rogers has a proven track record in handling complex investigations, trials and appeals as lead counsel, at both the domestic and international level. He has many years experience leading cases at both the trial and appellate level. As a senior prosecutor at the United Nations International...
James Leonard specialises predominantly in Disciplinary & Regulatory and Health, Safety & Environmental Law. He has a considerable background in complex industrial accident cases, fraud and corruption cases, Financial Services, multi-jurisdictional confiscation proceedings and Public Law....
Jonathan Hand specialises in Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury work. He has wide-ranging experience across both these fields, and acts for a mix of Claimant and Defendant clients. Much of his work involves catastrophic brain and spinal injuries as well as fatal accident claims. He has a...
Tim Nesbitt has over 20 years experience acting as an advocate and adviser across a number of areas of regulatory, commercial and public law. The regulatory work Tim undertakes especially includes; dealing with EU regulation of the commercial transport sector, both domestically and internationally....
Nathan Tavares specialises in clinical negligence, catastrophic personal injury claims, product liability, and professional negligence. He is regarded by solicitors and opponents interviewed by the legal directories for having “sound judgment”, “an industrious approach”, “a measured and...
Natasha Joffe has expertise in all aspects of employment and discrimination, acting for a wide range of claimants and respondents. She has represented a wide variety of public bodies and claimants including trade unions in long and complex discrimination and whistle-blowing cases, sometimes...
Fiona Horlick is a Band 1 (top tier) leading junior in both Chambers & Partners and Legal 500. She is praised for her unrivalled advocacy skills, her unbending will to succeed as well as her charisma and her ability to handle clients with sensitivity. Fiona’s practice encompasses regulatory...
Rachel Vickers has over 20 years experience undertaking personal injury and clinical negligence cases. During this period she has been involved in cases covering nearly all areas of clinical specialism. Rachel undertakes work in the Coroner’s court, CICA and has litigated a civil jury trial. In...
Eliot Woolf specialises exclusively in the fields of Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury (domestic and international). His Clinical Negligence practice is wide ranging, representing both claimants and defendants. His Personal Injury work has a focus on spinal injury claims, military claims and...
Daniel Barnett is a leading employment and commercial barrister. With over 20 years’ experience representing business, he has acted for international airlines, FTSE-250 companies, NHS Trusts, many hundreds of SMEs and a Royal Family. As the co-founder and past COO of the UK’s leading online...
Naomi Cunningham has specialised in employment and discrimination law throughout her career. She acts for a mix of public and private sector employers, large and small, and individual employees and trade unions, giving her an overview of both sides’ priorities and tactics. Naomi accepts...
Matthew McDonagh is a renowned trial advocate who appears on a regular basis in the criminal and civil jurisdiction and before regulatory tribunals. He is regarded as a fearsome advocate by his opponents but presents with a charm and charisma that is regularly remarked upon by Judges. His particular...
Abhi Mukherjee specialises in medical law, his work encompasses medical disciplinary work, clinical negligence and inquests. He also has extensive experience of personal injury law. Abhi is currently away from the UK and practising at the Bar in Melbourne, Australia. In the event of wishing to...
Andrew Allen’s employment and discrimination practice encompasses TUPE, contractual disputes, discrimination – including within partnerships, equal pay, restrictive covenants, unfair dismissal, redundancy, working time, minimum wage, breach of contract, parental and carer’s rights,...
Benjimin Burgher specialises in Commercial, Employment & Discrimination and Professional Negligence matters. Benjimin has significant experience of business dispute resolution, particularly managing the breakdown in working relationships between key individuals and any consequent litigation. He...
David Pope specialises in Arbitration and Commercial litigation, particularly Banking & Finance disputes. David has acted for and against banks throughout his career, in disputes covering many aspects of retail and investment banking. In recent years, he has been instructed in a large number of...
Tim Green specialises in health and safety law, environmental work and financial investigations. His clients include FTSE 100 companies and their officers. Appointed as a part—time Circuit Judge at 39 years old, Tim has been consistently recommended by the legal directories for combining the...
Lydia Seymour has a specialist pensions and employment law practice. She has been recognised by the legal directories as a leading junior since 2005 and is listed in both the employment and pensions categories. Her practice includes all aspects of ‘black letter’ pensions law, including:...
Harriet Jerram’s key practice areas are clinical negligence and personal injury. She also represents clients at inquests, public inquiries and before disciplinary bodies. At Inquests she represents families, healthcare Trusts and insurers. She has particular experience of inquests concerning...
Matthew Stockwell is a personal injury and public law barrister who specialises in serious injury litigation and welfare related aspects of public law. His caseload is made up almost exclusively of cases with a mixture of high value (or other importance to the parties), sensitivity and complexity....
David E Grant
David E Grant practises primarily in commercial law, particularly pensions, financial services, civil fraud and fiduciary duty, banking, insolvency, chancery and employment. David has extensive advocacy experience and regularly appears in the Court of Appeal, High Court and specialist Tribunals. He...
Sarah Crowther is a specialist in all claims for injury, illness or accident involving an international element. Her practice is wide ranging, from cases of catastrophic injury in road accidents against foreign insurers or involving foreign nationals, to others with significant EU law issues. She...
Cara Guthrie specialises in Clinical Negligence, and has done so since she started in practice. She also acts in Personal Injury cases, inquests, lawyers’ negligence cases and Court of Protection cases and regularly represents claimants and defendants in High Court trials Cara is instructed by...
James Arnold has a specialist employment and discrimination law practice. He has comprehensive experience in representing clients in complex and lengthy cases, with particular expertise in handling discrimination claims for respondent employers. James is predominantly instructed by public and...
Samantha Presland specialises in the fields of Clinical Negligence, Court of Protection, Inquests and Personal Injury. She is also a trained mediator, acting as a mediator in commercial and civil matters and in community matters on a voluntary basis for the London Borough of Lambeth, as well as...
Naomi Ling is a specialist in employment law and pensions law. She is recognised for her expertise and experience in both fields, particularly in areas where there is overlap between the two disciplines. She is especially rated for her strong client skills, excellent judgment and meticulous...
James Rickards practises across the spectrum of chancery and commercial law with a particular emphasis on pensions and financial services. Market sources have lauded his dedicated and commercial approach to cases and described him as “fantastic to work with.”
Oliver Assersohn is a commercial and regulatory barrister specialising in banking and financial services and is recommended by the foremost independent legal directories including by Chambers & Partners 2016 in Band 1 (non-QC’s) for financial services. Chambers & Partners write: “A...
Dr Ali Almihdar
Ali Almihdar brings to the Bar of England and Wales, much experience of legal practice in the Middle East. He splits his professional time equally between Saudi Arabia and London. His work covers Sharia Law, Middle East Arab Law and the full spectrum of commercial legal practice from advice to...
Claire van Overdijk
Claire is a specialist public law and private client (trusts and estates) barrister, with expertise in private international law. Claire’s public law expertise includes healthcare and social care, mental capacity (general welfare and serious medical treatment), mental health, ordinary residence...
Tim is a commercial barrister and specialist in financial services law and regulation. Prior to joining Outer Temple Chambers Tim was a partner and head of the UK financial services practice at a leading US law firm. Tim’s practice at the Bar focuses on advisory and regulatory enforcement work...
Michael Uberoi practises in regulatory and commercial litigation, with a particular focus upon pensions and financial services. He recently appeared in the case of Safeway v (1) Newton (2) Safeway Pension Trustees Ltd  EWHC 377 (Ch), believed to be the largest pensions equalisation claim to...
Daniel Clarke practises in personal injury. He has a particular specialism in cases with an international element. These include claims arising from accidents abroad involving conflicts of law and jurisdictional issues, package travel claims, claims under the Athens and Montreal Conventions. Daniel...
Saul Margo specialises in pensions, employment and commercial work. He has been instructed in some of the highest profile pensions cases over the last couple of years including IBM v Dalgleish and the Lehman Brothers and GPG regulatory actions. He is recommended in Chambers & Partners and Legal...
Farhaz Khan is regularly instructed in complex and high profile commercial and chancery litigation and regulatory investigations, usually involving investment banks, insurers and pension schemes. He particularly enjoys cases with an international / cross-border dimension. Farhaz has consistently...
Oliver Powell is ranked in both Chambers & Partners (UK) and The Legal 500. He primarily undertakes instructions that involve the regulation of business activity and commerce. His practice encompasses: asset forfeiture & civil recovery; commercial fraud; health, safety & environmental...
Clare Baker practises in the areas of banking, commercial, financial services and pensions and trusts law. Clare was a solicitor in Simmons & Simmons’ Finance Litigation department prior to transferring to the Bar in 2007. Clare was educated at Pembroke College, Cambridge University (2:1...
The leading directories recommend Ben Bradley across his core practice areas of Clinical Negligence, Personal Injury and Travel Law. He undertakes a mixture of work across these areas of practice, generally beyond his level of call, for both Claimants and Defendants. Ben is happy and willing to...
Robert Dickason specialises in clinical negligence and health and safety. He has been appointed to the Attorney General’s list of Junior Counsel (C Panel) primarily to undertake clinical negligence, personal injury and public law work. Robert is ranked as a Leading Junior in Clinical Negligence...
Emily Gordon Walker
Emily Gordon Walker is ranked as a leading junior in the employment field in both Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500. Emily is a member of the Attorney General’s C panel, a select group of barristers appointed to undertake civil cases on behalf of the UK government. Emily is an...
Miranda de Savorgnani
Miranda de Savorgnani is a commercial and regulatory barrister who is instructed in Banking, Financial Services, EU / Competition, Employment and Procurement cases. She has a particularly strong background in EU law, having been a stagiaire in EU Commission legal service and in the chambers of...
Jennifer Seaman’s practice includes all areas of chancery and commercial litigation, with a particular emphasis on pensions, trusts and probate disputes, contractual and commercial disputes, civil fraud, professional negligence, company and partnership disputes, property and insolvency....
Nick Hill practises in commercial law, with a particular focus on Banking and Financial Services, Pensions law and Employment Law. He is a member of the Attorney General’s C Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown and ranked in Chambers & Partners 2017 as an “up-and-coming junior with...
Keira Gore is a specialist in employment, discrimination and regulatory law. She also has experience in public law, particularly with matters relating to discrimination. Keira represents both claimants and respondents in all areas of employment and discrimination law. She appears frequently in the...
Will Young’s main areas of work are personal injury and clinical negligence, employment law, and professional discipline. Will regularly acts in personal injury claims in the County Court. His cases include a wide range of personal injury actions, as well as an expanding practice in the area...
Alex is a civil practitioner whose practice is focused particularly on the areas of education, social welfare, court of protection, public law, employment and discrimination. He regularly appears in employment tribunals, county courts and different chambers of the First-Tier Tribunal. He also has...
Simon Oakes practises in commercial law, specialising in financial services and pensions matters. He has been involved in major financial services cases in recent years, including the LIBOR test case of Graiseley Properties Ltd v Barclays Bank Plc in the Court of Appeal. Having been seconded to both...
Tom specialises in clinical negligence, personal injury, and inquests. He does a good balance of claimant and defendant work. He has also been developing a public law practice since his appointment to the Attorney General’s C Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown in February 2016. Tom joined Outer...
Katarina Sydow specialises mainly in public law, clinical negligence and personal injury. She acts on behalf of a diverse range of clients including individuals, NHS Trusts, local authorities and the Official Solicitor in the Court of Protection and regularly undertakes work well beyond her level of...
Saaman is regularly instructed in complex multi-jurisdictional commercial and regulatory disputes with work often involving the intersection of these fields. He has particular expertise in financial services, pensions, civil fraud and professional negligence. His financial services/banking work...
Paul joined Chambers as a tenant in 2014 and accepts instructions in all areas of Chambers’ practice, with a focus on Employment & Discrimination, Public Inquiries, Child Abuse, Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury. Paul has acted and advised in a range of Employment Tribunal claims,...
Stephen Doherty became a member of Chambers in September 2014 following pupillage. He accepts instructions in all areas of Chambers’ practice and has a particular interest in pensions, financial services and commercial litigation. Stephen has just returned to Chambers having previously been...
Bianca joined Chambers as a tenant in 2015 after successfully completing pupillage. She accepts instructions in all areas of Chambers’ practice including commercial litigation, probate, employment & discrimination, financial services, personal injury, inquests and international related...
Stephen Butler joined Chambers in 2015. He is developing a broad practice across all areas of Chambers’ work. He has appeared (without a leader) in the Employment Appeal Tribunal, successfully appealing on behalf of the claimant in a discrimination claim. He has also been instructed to...
Gabor accepts instructions in the following areas of Chambers’ practice: • Business: Banking; commercial; employment; financial services; pensions; professional negligence. • Health: Disciplinary and regulatory; personal injury (domestic and international). • Public law. Gabor has...
Gus was called to the Bar in 2015 and joined Chambers as a tenant after the successful completion of his pupillage. He accepts instructions in all areas of Chambers’ work.