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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), New Zealand and Papua New Guinea. He currently practises in Dubai, London, and Abu Dhabi...

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 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...

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 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...

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 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. ...

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. ...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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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...

Maria Aisha

Call: 2016

Maria is our current pupil on the Outer Temple Chambers Extended Pupillage Scheme in association with the Free Representation Unit (FRU). Having completed her first six months with FRU, Maria has joined Chambers to commence her formal twelve months of pupillage. Maria has now begun her practising...

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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