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Richard Mawhinney

Call: 1977

A CV for Richard Mawhinney is available upon request.

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...

Christopher Kemp

Call: 1984

Christopher Kemp specialises in clinical negligence and personal injury litigation and acts for both Claimants and Defendants.

Patrick Sadd

Call: 1984

Patrick Sadd has extensive experience in a variety of complementary areas where he has a reputation for an empathetic approach with clients as well as recognised expertise. He has expertise in historical and present day abuse claims stemming from a wide variety of settings including religious...

Harry Trusted

Call: 1985

Harry Trusted is a first class trial advocate and negotiator, dealing with clinical negligence and personal injury claims. He is regularly instructed on behalf of claimants and defendants by specialist solicitors in high value cases. In 2020, he has helped to negotiate settlements with an...

James Aldridge

Call: 1987

James Aldridge specialises in personal injury, clinical negligence, and professional negligence in relation to the handling of litigation in those areas. His practice is fairly evenly split between claimant and defendant in personal injury work, and he acts mainly, but not exclusively, for...

Alison McCormick

Call: 1988

Alison McCormick's practice is Claimant focused, specialising in the fields of personal injury and clinical negligence. Offering "sensitive yet robust advice" and "explaining things in plain terms" are key principles of her practice. In personal injury, Alison specialises in catastrophic injury...

Paul Rogers

Call: 1989

Paul Rogers has a proven track record in handling complex investigations, trials and appeals as lead counsel, at both the domestic and international level. Paul has significant experience in the international field as a senior prosecutor at the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for...

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'...

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...

Matthew McDonagh

Call: 1994

Matthew McDonagh is a trial advocate who appears on a regular basis before regulatory and disciplinary tribunals. He also appears frequently in the criminal jurisdiction. He is adept at ‘Judge-only’ advocacy before the Administrative Court and the Court of Appeal. Considered fearsome by some...

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...

Abhi Mukherjee

Call: 1995

Abhi Mukherjee specialises in medical law, his work encompasses medical disciplinary work, clinical negligence and inquests. He also has extensive experience of personal injury law. Abhi is currently away from the UK and practising at the Bar in Melbourne, Australia. In the event of wishing to...

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...

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:...

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...

Harriet Jerram

Call: 1998

Harriet Jerram has specialised in clinical negligence and personal injury for over 20 years. Her clinical negligence practice covers all areas of medical specialism and she receives instructions from Claimants and Defendants. Harriet has significant expertise in inquests, representing families,...

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...

Samantha Presland

Call: 2001

Samantha Presland specialises in the fields of Court of Protection, Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury. She also has an extensive Inquests practice, spanning each of the foregoing fields of specialism. Sam has a particular interest and expertise in aspects of mental capacity law and in...

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...

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...

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...

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”,...

Daniel Clarke

Call: 2005

Dan Clarke practises in personal injury. He has a particular specialism in cases with an international element, including claims raising conflicts of law and jurisdictional issues. He also has experience of acting in claims in other jurisdictions including in the Privy Council and in Jersey. He...

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. ...

David Haines

David Haines

Call: 2005

David Haines qualified in medicine in 1998 and practised as a junior doctor in both medicine and surgery prior to joining the Bar in 2005. He has since built a broad ranging, complex, clinical and dental negligence and personal injury practice. His also undertakes in sports, Court of Protection 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 (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. ...

Ben Bradley

Call: 2007

Ben Bradley acts for Claimants and Defendants, in cases where individuals have suffered life changing injuries. He is listed as a leading junior by the legal directories across his core practice areas of personal injury, clinical negligence and travel law. He has been recognised for his...

Robert Dickason

Call: 2007

Robert Dickason specialises in clinical negligence and health and safety, and has particular experience in multi-party litigation and civil claims with public law elements. Appointed to the Attorney General’s B Panel in 2020 following on from his C Panel appointment since 2015, Robert regularly...

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,...

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...

Alex Haines

Call: 2007 (England & Wales); 2019 (New York); and 2020 (Ireland)

Alex, dual national and fluent in French and Spanish, is a specialist in international law, with particular expertise in the extensive field of international organisations law. Alex was appointed to the Attorney General’s London B Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown in 2019 and as Sanctions...

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...

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...

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,...

Tom Gibson

Call: 2010

Tom specialises in clinical negligence and personal injury – and has done so since joining Outer Temple Chambers in 2011.  He does a good balance of claimant and defendant work. Tom is a former solicitor, having qualified at Magic Circle firm Slaughter and May in 2010 before transferring to...

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...

Sophie O'Sullivan

Call: 2011

Sophie O’Sullivan specialises in business crime and professional regulation. Her practice encompasses: business crime; commercial fraud; asset forfeiture; financial regulation and compliance; sanctions; professional discipline; and health and safety. Sophie is ranked as a Leading Junior in...

Katarina Sydow

Call: 2012

Katarina Sydow specialises in public law, clinical negligence and personal injury. She is described in Chambers & Partners as “…a gifted advocate who has an incisive mind and an ability to distil a case into simple points”. She regularly undertakes work well beyond her level of call. ...

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...

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...

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...

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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