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Outer Temple Chambers appoints City executive to new CEO role


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We are delighted to announce that Rebecca Priestley has been appointed as Chief Executive of Outer Temple Chambers. Rebecca is an executive HR Director and dual-qualified solicitor and barrister with extensive financial services and legal experience, managerial skills and business acumen.

Rebecca joins from Lloyds Banking Group, where as People Director, Group Employee Relations and Policy Transformation, she was a member of the Executive HR Leadership team and the GCE’s Strategic Leadership Group. Previous roles included leading the HR Legal departments at Lloyds Banking Group and at Standard Chartered Bank. Before moving to financial services in 2006, Rebecca was in private practice, initially at the Bar and then as a senior associate at Simmons & Simmons.

Rebecca is also a Non-Executive Director on the Board of the City Mental Health Alliance (CMHA), an alliance of FTSE 100 financial services companies and magic circle law firms committed to promoting best practice in the City to support mental wellbeing and destigmatise mental ill-health.

Outer Temple Chambers’ joint Heads, Michael Bowes QC, Andrew Spink QC (current Combar Chair) and Christopher Gibson QC, said:

We are extremely pleased to have appointed a candidate of Rebecca’s calibre to lead Chambers. The creation of the CEO role and Rebecca’s appointment reflect Chambers’ ambition for strategic growth, including internationally, and our ongoing commitment to modernise and enhance the quality of our client services and care.”

Rebecca commented:

It’s an exciting time to be joining Outer Temple Chambers, which has a wealth of exceptionally talented, approachable and client-focused people working in an inclusive, collaborative culture. I’m looking forward to working with Chambers to build its business and profile and enhance Outer Temple Chambers’ reputation as a sophisticated, modern and progressive set.

Outer Temple Chambers is a leading set which is highly-ranked for its legal and advocacy expertise in a range of specialist practice areas, including commercial and chancery litigation and arbitration in the UK and abroad, business and regulatory (including global investigations), banking and financial services, employment, pensions and trusts, clinical and professional negligence/disciplinary and personal injury.

Outer Temple Chambers provides legal advisory and advocacy services for solicitors, in-house counsel, providers of professional services such as accountants, actuaries, trustees and financial services organisations, regulators, companies and private individuals, in the UK and internationally. Success is built on sound legal advice and effective problem-solving focused wholly on the individual needs of clients.


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