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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...

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...

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...

Keith Bryant QC

Call: 1991

Silk: 2013

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 focused on pensions law and employment law and the areas of overlap between the two. He is also...

Andrew Allen QC

Call: 1995

Silk: 2020

Andrew Allen QC has a successful employment and discrimination practice encompassing 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...

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...

Naomi Cunningham

Call: 1994

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. Naomi accepts instructions in goods and services discrimination as well as in the...

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...

Lydia Seymour

Call: 1997

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:...

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...

James Arnold

Call: 2000

James is a specialist in employment and discrimination law. His particular expertise lies in defending complex and high-value discrimination, protected disclosure (whistle-blowing) and detriment claims, as well as providing strategic advice on a broad spectrum of employment law issues. He is...

Naomi Ling

Call: 2001

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...

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...

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. ...

Emily Gordon Walker

Call: 2007

Emily Gordon Walker has a specialist employment and discrimination law practice. She is ranked as a leading junior in the employment field in both Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500, which identify her as “a fantastic up-and-coming barrister” who “cuts straight to the pertinent issues,...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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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:...

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)...

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...

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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