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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...

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...

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...

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...

Richard Hitchcock QC

Call: 1990

Silk: 2014

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 five complimentary areas: Trusts and Occupational Pension Schemes; Commercial Chancery; Civil Fraud; Banking and Financial Services...

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...

Teresa Rosen Peacocke

Call: 1982

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 Commercial and Chancery litigation, Private International Law and International Arbitration. She has appeared several times in the House of Lords (now the UK...

Daniel Barnett

Call: 1993

Daniel Barnett is a leading employment and commercial barrister. With 25 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...

Peter Linstead

Call: 1994

Ranked as a “leading junior” in UK Employment Law, Peter Linstead’s practice focuses on four main areas: commercial work, often relating to the termination of employment, including employee competition injunctions; all areas of mainstream employment and discrimination, at tribunal and...

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...

David Holloway

David Holloway

Call: 1996

David is a specialist in international trade law and international commercial dispute resolution. He has particular expertise in the field of international arbitration and has represented clients in numerous arbitrations conducted under various international institutional rules and in ad hoc...

Philip Stear

Call: 2018 (Solicitor since 1997)

Philip Stear’s practice involves the interaction of commercial trusts, insolvency and contract law, with a particular focus on disputes arising in relation to occupational pension schemes. Philip joined Outer Temple Chambers on Call in November 2018, having been a solicitor in Travers Smith...

David Grant

David E Grant

Call: 1999

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...

Elaine Palser

Call: 2002

Elaine Palser has an extensive chancery and commercial practice, with an emphasis on contentious probate, trusts, insolvency, and related professional negligence. "An excellent advocate", "technically superb", "very good with clients", "a team player", and "a seasoned legal gladiator" (Legal...

Dr Ali Almihdar

Call: 2003

Dr 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 the full spectrum of commercial legal practice from advice to drafting, arbitrations to advocacy. He...

Claire van Overdijk

Call: 2003

Claire van Overdijk is a specialist private client and public law barrister. She is described as a “very versatile, experienced and persuasive advocate” and was shortlisted as “Advocate of the Year” at the 2019/2020 STEP Private Client Awards. Owing to her expertise in private...

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. ...

Oliver Powell

Call: 2006

“An impressive senior junior well versed in large scale litigation”. Oliver Powell is ranked in both Chambers & Partners (UK) and The Legal 500 (in 4 practice areas). One solicitor observed: “He’s a meticulous, hard-working practitioner who provides sound, commercial advice”. He...

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. ...

Jennifer Seaman

Call: 2007

Jennifer Seaman’s practice in chancery and commercial litigation has an emphasis on pensions, trusts and probate disputes, civil fraud, professional negligence, property and insolvency. Jennifer is appointed to the Attorney General’s B Panel.  Through this appointment, she has advised a...

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...

Alexander Line

Call: 2009

Alex Line specialises in the areas of education, employment and discrimination, court of protection, and public law. He has a busy advisory and advocacy practice, regularly appearing in the Employment Tribunal, County Court and the First-Tier Tribunal. He has High Court, Employment Appeal Tribunal,...

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...

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...

Alex Cisneros

Alex Cisneros

Call: 2015

Alex Cisneros is a specialist public law and private client barrister. He has experience handling significant contentious and non-contentious matters with a particular emphasis on mental capacity and education. Alex is a member of the C Panel of the Attorney General’s Panel of Junior Counsel to...

Gus Baker

Gus Baker

Call: 2015

Gus’ practice focuses on employment, pensions, commercial litigation, professional negligence and financial services disputes. He is regularly instructed to advise and represent clients in courts and tribunals at all levels and has appeared in the High Court, the Court of Appeal and the...

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...

Jeremy Scott-Joynt

Call: 2018

Jeremy accepts instructions across all Chambers' areas of expertise. However, his background in banking, investigations and regulation gives him a particular focus and advantage in assisting clients with commercial matters such as those involving financial services and regulation, and with business...

Joshua  Hitchens

Joshua Hitchens

Call: 2018

Josh practises in all of Chambers' specialisms. He is a member of the Equality and Human Rights Commission Panel of Counsel and has acted in a number of high-profile public law matters. He was instructed by a national charity in their application to intervene in the UK Supreme Court case of Miller v...

Patrick Tomison

Call: 2018

Patrick Tomison accepts instructions across all areas of work undertaken in chambers, including employment, commercial and chancery, pensions, clinical negligence and personal injury and public law. Patrick joined Outer Temple in September 2019 upon successful completion of his pupillage. Prior...

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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...

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:...

Gerard Farara QC

Call: 1979

Silk: 1996

Professional Associate

Gerard is senior partner and head of dispute resolution at Collas Crill. He has been practising law for more than 40 years and is the second native Virgin Islander to practise law in the BVI. Appointed Queen's Counsel in 1996, Gerard is the most senior lawyer and the leading Queen's Counsel at...

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...

Alexey Karpenko

Professional Associate

Alexey Karpenko is the senior partner in Forward Legal, Attorneys-at-law. Forward Legal, established by Alexey Karpenko and his partners, is a legal firm, which focuses on a high quality service, tailor-made solutions, and results for client’s benefit. Forward Legal specialises in litigation...

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...

Joshua Cainer

Call: 2019

Joshua joined Chambers in 2020 following the successful completion of his pupillage. He is happy to accept instructions across all of Chambers’ areas of practice and is also a member of the Attorney General’s Junior Junior Scheme. Education and Previous Experience Joshua completed a BA (Hons)...

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...

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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