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Andrew Spink QC

Call: 1985

Silk: 2003

Andrew Spink QC is a highly respected advocate with 33 years’ experience at the Bar, of which 16 years have been as a successful QC.  He is the current Chair of the Commercial Bar Association, one of the Heads of Outer Temple Chambers and a part-time judge sitting as a Deputy High Court Judge in...

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...

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...

Kate Davenport QC

Call: 1983

Silk: 2013

Kate Davenport QC was admitted to the New Zealand Bar in 1983 and became a Barrister sole in 1990 and took Silk in 2013. Kate was admitted to the Bar of England & Wales in July 2015. Kate was awarded NZ Lawyer Barrister of the Year Award in 2013, and is a former Vice President of the New...

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...

Teresa 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...

Andrew Maguire

Call: 1988

Andrew Maguire has a busy chancery-based commercial law practice. He specialises particularly in disputes over the interpretation or breach of contracts, personal guarantees, restrictive covenants, mortgage and trust deeds and joint venture agreements, breach of trust, fiduciary duty 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:...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Michael Uberoi

Call: 2004

Michael Uberoi practises in regulatory and commercial 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...

Clare Baker

Call: 2007

Clare has a thriving commercial, insurance, banking and financial services practice. Clare is an experienced commercial and insurance lawyer and advises on a variety of general contract law and insurance issues including frustration and force majeure. In addition, she has particular expertise...

Jennifer Seaman

Call: 2007

Jennifer Seaman's practice includes all areas of chancery and commercial litigation, with a particular emphasis on pensions, trusts and probate disputes, contractual and commercial disputes, civil fraud, professional negligence, company and partnership disputes, property and insolvency. Jennifer...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

Alex Cisneros

Alex Cisneros

Call: 2015

Alex Cisneros is a specialist public law and private client barrister. His practice covers a wide variety of contexts concerning mental capacity, healthcare and education. Alex appears in all courts (both as sole and junior counsel) and is frequently instructed to advise on private client 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...

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...

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...

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...


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