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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...

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...

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...

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...

James Leonard

Call: 1989

James specialises predominantly in Disciplinary & Regulatory and Health, Safety & Environmental Law. He has a considerable background in complex industrial accident cases, fraud and corruption cases, Financial Services, multi-jurisdictional confiscation proceedings and Public Law. James'...

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...

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. ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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:...

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...

Deborah Sabalot

Professional Associate

Prior to establishing her own law practice, Deborah Sabalot was a partner of Landwell (PwC Legal), the associated law firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers (2002 - 2005) and held an "of counsel" role at Lovells (2000 - 2002). Deborah was Director of Regulatory Services at KPMG (1995 - 2000) and was a...

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,...

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)...

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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