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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), the Singapore International Commercial Court, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea. He...

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 Counsell QC

Call: 1984

Silk: 2017

James Counsell QC is widely recognised in the fields of Clinical and Professional Negligence and in Personal Injury, acting both for claimants and for defendants. He also specialises in acting for victims of historical sexual abuse, having recently acted as lead counsel in the first successful claim...

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 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. The Legal Directories state, “his written advocacy is clear and persuasive, and he is a pleasure to work with” (Pensions, Legal 500, Leading Junior), and describe him...

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...

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. One solicitor observed: “He is superb to work with. He works night and day for his clients and always gets great results”. He is praised...

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 litigation with a focus on pensions and financial services law. He is much in demand for his expertise in cross-over work involving pensions, financial services and employment. The directories recommend Nick for his client care, for developing new arguments, and for...

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...

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."...

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...

Gabor Bognar

Call: 2015

Gabor’s practice has three focus areas. First, private client work, with an emphasis on contentious inheritance, real property and pensions matters. Second, commercial disputes relating to contract law, company law and insolvency. Third, private international law, covering issues of jurisdiction,...

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 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,...

Tim Prudhoe

Call: 1994

From a Caribbean base, Tim Prudhoe practises largely in that region and where he is admitted to practise - and is active - in many jurisdictions (Anguilla, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Grenada, Saint Vincent and The Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands). In...

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...

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 practice 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,...


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