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Andrew Spink QC

Call: 1985

Silk: 2003

Andrew Spink QC is a highly respected advocate with 35 years’ experience at the Bar, of which 17 years have been as a successful QC. He is one of the Heads of Outer Temple Chambers and a part-time judge sitting as a Deputy High Court Judge in the Queen’s Bench and Chancery Divisions of the...

James Counsell QC

Call: 1984

Silk: 2017

James Counsell QC, one of Outer Temple Chambers’ heads of chambers, responsible for governance, is widely recognised in the fields of Clinical and Professional Negligence and Personal Injury, acting both for claimants and for defendants. He also specialises in acting for victims of historical...

David Russell QC

Call: 1977 (Australia)

Silk: 1986

David commenced legal practice in 1974. He is admitted to practise in Australia, England and Wales (Lincoln’s Inn), the Courts of the Dubai International Financial Centre, New York (as a Legal Consultant), New Zealand and Papua New Guinea. He currently practises in Dubai, London, and Abu Dhabi...

Robert Rhodes QC

Call: 1968

Silk: 1989

Robert Rhodes QC specialises in business crime (e.g. civil and criminal fraud, tax investigations, bribery and money laundering), international mediation and international arbitration (both as counsel and mediator / arbitrator), financial services, regulatory and disciplinary law. He is also...

Michael Bowes QC

Call: 1980

Silk: 2001

Michael Bowes QC is highly regarded as an expert in civil and criminal "cross-over" work. He is described as “…one of the go-to barristers in England for a corporate crisis. He has a very practical approach to solving some of the more complicated problems.” “A great crossover practitioner...

Andrew Short QC

Call: 1990

Silk: 2010

Andrew Short QC's practice centres on pensions, employment, 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 advocacy highly sought after by his clients, whether they...

Nicolas Stallworthy QC

Call: 1993

Silk: 2011

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; and...

John McKendrick QC

Call: 1999

Silk: 2016

John practises in the areas of public and commercial law both domestically and internationally. He took silk at 39 and in the last five years, as leading counsel, has led teams before the Court of Appeal, the Queen’s Bench Division, Chancery Division, Family Division, the Commercial Court, the...

Michael Uberoi

Call: 2004

Michael Uberoi practises in commercial and regulatory litigation, with a particular focus upon pensions and financial services. He is recommended as a Leading Junior by the legal directories in both Pensions and Financial Services - the 2021 editions describe him as “very dynamic and bright”,...

Saul Margo

Call: 2005

Saul specialises in pensions and employment, as well as professional negligence claims relating to pension schemes. His pensions practice encompasses both pure pensions litigation and advisory work with his litigation experience including Part 8, professional negligence and rectification claims. ...

Clare Baker

Call: 2007

Clare is an experienced junior specialising in financial services, banking, commercial and insurance law. Clare has particular expertise in advising in relation to financial services regulatory issues and individual authorisations. Clare also acts in a wide range of financial services disputes. ...

Nicholas Hill

Call: 2008

Nick practises in commercial and chancery law with a focus on pensions, financial services and professional negligence. He is much in demand for his expertise in cross-over work involving regulatory issues and commercial law. The directories recommend Nick for his client care, for his advocacy, for...

Helen Pugh

Call: 2008

Helen is an established commercial and insolvency junior with experience of a broad range of matters including professional negligence, company and shareholder disputes, civil fraud, and arbitration. Helen's practice has a significant cross-border element and she frequently works with...

Justina Stewart

Call: 2010

Justina Stewart is ranked as a Leading Junior in Commercial Litigation, Banking and Finance, and Insolvency. Her practice encompasses the full range of commercial chancery and financial regulatory work. Directory comments include: "Justina is brilliant. She is sensible, calm and organised...

Stephen Doherty

Call: 2013

Stephen practises commercial litigation, with a focus on international dispute resolution and arbitration, pensions, and financial services law. His international practice is predominantly based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and the wider GCC region. In the past twelve months Stephen has...

Bianca Venkata

Call: 2014

Bianca accepts instructions in all areas of Chambers’ practice including commercial litigation, probate, employment & discrimination, financial services, personal injury, inquests and international related matters. She has a particular interest in international arbitration. Advocacy...

Chloë Bell

Call: 2015

Chloë joined chambers in 2017 following the successful completion of her pupillage. She is developing a busy practice with a particular focus on commercial and public law. Previous Experience Between 2017 and 2018 Chloë was a judicial assistant to Lord Mance (Deputy President) at the United...

Peter Smith

Peter Smith

Call: 2008

Peter joined Outer Temple Chambers in April 2020 as a door tenant. He will be accepting work through Outer Temple Chambers alongside his role as a Senior Associate at Charles Russell Speechlys in Dubai, UAE. He is recommended as a ‘Rising Star’ in the Legal 500 2020 (Dispute Resolution:...

David Pope

Call: 1995

David Pope has practised as a commercial barrister in London for over 20 years, both at the independent Bar and at Dentons, the international law firm. He is a specialist in banking and finance disputes. David was a full-time member of Outer Temple Chambers until October 2017. He is now a Senior...

Anthony Lo Surdo SC, Outer Temple Chambers

Anthony Lo Surdo QC

Call: 1996

Silk: 2011

Professional Associate

Anthony Lo Surdo SC is a Professional Associate at Outer Temple Chambers based in Sydney, Australia. He is qualified to practise across all states and territories of Australia as well as internationally. Anthony qualified as a barrister in 1996 after over 9 years' practice as a solicitor in...

Samir Salloum

Professional Associate

Mr Samir Salloum has over 40 years of experience as a legal adviser and advocate. He holds the office of Foreign Trade Counsellor to the French Government, a position he has been holding for many years. In January 2013, he was elected President of the French Business Group in Abu Dhabi (FBG). In...

Christophe Jolk

Professional Associate

Christophe Jolk is an international business lawyer. Christophe is a dual French and German citizen, registered with the Paris, New York and Luxembourg Bars. Due to his background and global positioning, his practice focuses on international business and private wealth management matters in...

Adnan Abrahim

Professional Associate

Dr Adnan Abrahim has over 30 years of legal experience working in the Arabian Gulf countries and the United States within the sectors of Banking, Investment, Finance, Corporate, Real Estate, and Arbitration. Adnan is an Attorney of Law admitted to practice in the states of New York and Michigan,...

Ziad Salloum

Professional Associate

Ziad Salloum is a partner with Salloum & Partners LLC, formerly the Law Offices of Samir A. Salloum. The firm was established in Abu Dhabi, UAE in 1980. Before converting to and pursuing a career in law, Ziad was a banker with one of the top banks in Lebanon, with four years’ experience...

Anson Cheung

Call: 2019

Anson joined Chambers in 2021 following the successful completion of her pupillage. She is a member of the Attorney General’s Junior Junior Scheme. During pupillage, Anson saw a broad range of general commercial, pensions, financial services and construction work, both in litigation and...


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