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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...

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...

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, giving her an overview of both sides’ priorities and tactics. Naomi accepts...

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 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 Margo specialises in pensions, employment and commercial work. Recent pensions work includes a Part 8 (led by Andrew Spink QC) that raises issues relating to the closure of a scheme to future accrual and PPF compensation and (acting alone) claims for rectification (representing trustees and...

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, as well as more specifically in clinical negligence cases. He is...

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,...

Saaman Pourghadiri

Call: 2012

Saaman is regularly instructed in commercial, chancery and regulatory disputes with work often involving the intersection of these fields and multiple jurisdictions. He has been recognised in the legal directories as:  “"Very user-friendly, very approachable and very good commercially."...

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 continues...

Stephen Doherty

Call: 2013

Stephen practises commercial litigation, with a focus on pensions, international contractual disputes, and financial services law. His recent work includes proceedings before the Determinations Panel of the Pensions Regulator in relation to the appointment of an Independent Trustee (led by Andrew...

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 employment and international disputes. He advises and represents clients in disputes in the Court of Appeal and Employment Appeal Tribunal, and in the High Court, County Court, and Employment Tribunal. He acts for and...

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

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, PI, and clinical negligence disputes. She is currently instructed on the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA), the largest ever public inquiry in the UK. She was a member of the Inquiry’s counsel team in the Nottinghamshire Investigation...

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 Scott-Joynt accepts instructions across all Chambers’ areas of expertise, but with a focus on  business crime and regulation. He has assisted clients in their dealings with the Financial Conduct Authority (to which he has been seconded), the Serious Fraud Office, the Gambling Commission,...

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...

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 Al Tamimi & Company, the largest international law firm in the UAE. He is recommended as a ‘Rising Star’ in the Legal 500...

Keira Gore

Call: 2008

Keira Gore is Counsel within the Dispute Resolution Department of Appleby, Isle of Man. Prior to relocating to the Isle of Man, Keira practised at the Bar as a tenant at Outer Temple Chambers for over eight years. She is a specialist in employment and discrimination law. She has extensive...


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