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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...

Sarah Crowther QC

Call: 1999

Silk: 2018

Sarah Crowther QC has a broad practice with areas of focus in personal injury, private international law, clinical negligence and public law and discrimination cases. Sarah has experience in all claims for injury, illness or accident with an international element, including advising on European...

Christopher Wilson-Smith QC

Call: 1965

Silk: 1986

Christopher Wilson-Smith QC'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...

Gerard McDermott QC

Call: 1978

Silk: 1999

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, Medical Malpractice and Employment Law at all levels, although he maintains a diverse practice across the Common Law...

Gordon Bebb QC

Call: 1975

Silk: 2002

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...

Ben Compton QC

Call: 1979

Silk: 2011

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...

Kate Davenport QC

Call: 1983

Silk: 2013

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...

Matthew Phillips QC

Call: 1993

Silk: 2017

Matthew Phillips QC 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...

Nathan Tavares QC

Call: 1992

Silk: 2018

Nathan Tavares QC 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...

Eliot Woolf QC

Call: 1993

Silk: 2018

Eliot Woolf QC 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 catastrophic brain and spinal injury...

Jonathan Hand QC

Call: 1990

Silk: 2019

Jonathan Hand QC 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...

Rachel Vickers QC

Call: 1992

Silk: 2020

Rachel Vickers QC 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....

Richard Mawhinney

Call: 1977

A CV for Richard Mawhinney is available upon request.

Christopher Kemp

Call: 1984

Christopher Kemp specialises in clinical negligence and personal injury litigation and acts for both Claimants and Defendants.

Patrick Sadd

Call: 1984

Patrick Sadd has extensive experience in a variety of complementary areas where he has a reputation for an empathetic approach with clients as well as recognised expertise. He has expertise in historical and present day abuse claims stemming from a wide variety of settings including religious...

Harry Trusted

Call: 1985

Harry Trusted is a first class trial advocate and negotiator, dealing with clinical negligence and personal injury claims. He is regularly instructed on behalf of claimants and defendants by specialist solicitors in high value cases. In 2020, he has helped to negotiate settlements with an...

James Aldridge

Call: 1987

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...

Alison McCormick

Call: 1988

Alison McCormick's practice is Claimant focused, specialising in the fields of personal injury and clinical negligence. Offering "sensitive yet robust advice" and "explaining things in plain terms" are key principles of her practice. In personal injury, Alison specialises in catastrophic injury...

Louis Weston

Call: 1994

Louis Weston is sports lawyer with a successful and established practice in Sports Regulation, Governance, Disciplinary Cases, Safeguarding and Anti-Doping.  He has a particular interest in commercial disputes and claims arising from sport and involving complex factual issues. He joined Chambers in...

Abhi Mukherjee

Call: 1995

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...

Harriet Jerram

Call: 1998

Harriet Jerram has specialised in clinical negligence and personal injury for over 20 years. Her clinical negligence practice covers all areas of medical specialism and she receives instructions from Claimants and Defendants. Harriet has significant expertise in inquests, representing families,...

Samantha Presland

Call: 2001

Samantha Presland specialises in the fields of Court of Protection, Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury. She also has an extensive Inquests practice, spanning each of the foregoing fields of specialism. Sam has a particular interest and expertise in aspects of mental capacity law and in...

Ian Denham

Call: 2003

Ian Denham is a personal injury practitioner with a particular expertise in matters involving serious and catastrophic injuries, wrongful deaths, clinical negligence and cross-border personal injury claims. He is regularly instructed on cases involving life changing and catastrophic injury...

Daniel Clarke

Call: 2005

Dan Clarke practises in personal injury. He has a particular specialism in cases with an international element, including claims raising conflicts of law and jurisdictional issues. He also has experience of acting in claims in other jurisdictions including in the Privy Council and in Jersey. He...

David Haines

David Haines

Call: 2005

David Haines qualified in medicine in 1998 and practised as a junior doctor in both medicine and surgery prior to joining the Bar in 2005. He has since built a broad ranging, complex, clinical and dental negligence and personal injury practice. His also undertakes in sports, Court of Protection and...

Ben Bradley

Call: 2007

Ben Bradley acts for Claimants and Defendants, in cases where individuals have suffered life changing injuries. He is listed as a leading junior by the legal directories across his core practice areas of personal injury, clinical negligence and travel law. He has been recognised for his...

Robert Dickason

Call: 2007

Robert Dickason specialises in clinical negligence and health and safety, and has particular experience in multi-party litigation and civil claims with public law elements. Appointed to the Attorney General’s B Panel in 2020 following on from his C Panel appointment since 2015, Robert regularly...

Will Young

Call: 2008

Will’s main areas of work are personal injury, clinical negligence and employment law, as well as professional discipline. Will is regularly instructed in a wide range of multi-track personal injury actions in the County Court and High Court, as well as more specifically in clinical negligence...

Tom Gibson

Call: 2010

Tom specialises in clinical negligence and personal injury – and has done so since joining Outer Temple Chambers in 2011.  He does a good balance of claimant and defendant work. Tom is a former solicitor, having qualified at Magic Circle firm Slaughter and May in 2010 before transferring to...

Katarina Sydow

Call: 2012

Katarina Sydow specialises in public law, clinical negligence and personal injury. She is described in Chambers & Partners as “…a gifted advocate who has an incisive mind and an ability to distil a case into simple points”. She regularly undertakes work well beyond her level of call. ...

Paul Livingston

Call: 2012

Paul is a civil practitioner specialising in Employment & Discrimination/Harassment, Public Inquiries and Child Abuse. His work includes both written and oral advocacy in the Employment Appeal Tribunal, Employment Tribunal, County Courts, and in Public Inquiry hearings. He also accepts...

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...

Stephen Butler

Call: 2014

Stephen practises in commercial and civil law with particular focus on enforcing the rights of his clients in employment and international disputes. He advises and represents clients in disputes in the Court of Appeal, High Court, Employment Appeal Tribunal, County Court, and Employment...

Victoria Brown

Call: 2014

Victoria is a civil and commercial practitioner with a particular focus on pensions, employment, commercial and financial services disputes. She regularly appears in courts and tribunals and has represented clients in the Court of Appeal, High Court, Employment Appeal Tribunal, County Court and...

Imogen Egan

Call: 2015

Imogen specialises in employment, public, personal injury and clinical negligence disputes. Imogen joined Chambers after her successful completion of the Outer Temple Chambers Extended Pupillage Scheme in association with FRU (Free Representation Unit) in May 2017. She remains dedicated to pro...

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...

Alexandra Baumgart

Call: 2015

Alexandra Baumgart joined Chambers in September 2018 after successfully completing pupillage. During pupillage she gained experience across the spectrum of Chambers' core practice areas. Originally from Sydney, Australia, Alexandra studied English Law with German Law at St Hilda’s College,...

Olinga Tahzib

Call: 2016

Olinga is a civil practitioner specialising in personal injury, clinical negligence and employment disputes and in public inquiries. Before joining Chambers, Olinga completed the Bar Professional Training Course as a Lord Denning Scholar of Lincoln’s Inn. He was graded ‘Outstanding’,...

Elizabeth Grace

Call: 2017

Elizabeth joined Chambers in September 2018 upon successful completion of her pupillage and works across all of Chambers core practice areas. She regularly appears in the County Court and the Employment Tribunal, and has also appeared in the High Court on complex interlocutory matters. She has...

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Carin Hunt

Call: 2018

Carin Hunt joined Chambers in September 2019, following her pupillage in which she gained experience across the core practice areas of chambers, including clinical negligence and personal injury, employment, private client, pensions, and public law. Prior to the Bar, Carin read Law at St...

Tim Horlock QC

Call: 1981

Silk: 1997

Tim Horlock QC is a specialist in catastrophic injury cases and in regulatory work. He has appeared in Chambers and Partners for the last few years in the highest category of practitioners in both specialisms. Tim is a member of several panels for Defendants in catastrophic cases including the...

Hywel Jenkins

Call: 1974

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.

David Westcott QC

Call: 1982

Silk: 2003

Professional Associate

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...

Courtney Step-Marsden

Call: 2019

Courtney joined Chambers in 2020 following the successful completion of her pupillage.  She is happy to accept instructions across all of Chambers’ areas of practice.  She is particularly interested in Employment Law, Court of Protection and Education work.  As a barrister with disabilities...

Maria Aisha

Call: 2016

Maria is our current pupil on the Outer Temple Chambers Extended Pupillage Scheme in association with the Free Representation Unit (FRU). Having completed her first six months with FRU, Maria has joined Chambers to commence her formal twelve months of pupillage. Maria has now begun her practising...


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