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Michael Bowes QC

Call: 1980

Silk: 2001

Michael Bowes QC is highly regarded as an expert in civil and criminal "cross-over" work. He is described as “…one of the go-to barristers in England for a corporate crisis. He has a very practical approach to solving some of the more complicated problems.” “A great crossover practitioner...

John McKendrick QC

Call: 1999

Silk: 2016

John is an experienced advocate and advisor with twenty years’ experience of litigation in the United Kingdom and internationally. He has litigated before the highest courts in England and Wales and as an advocate in Scotland. He has appeared in the Supreme Court and HM Privy Council. He has...

Tim Nesbitt QC

Call: 1991

Silk: 2018

Tim Nesbitt QC has a practice focusing in the areas of commercial, regulatory and public law. Tim’s brings to his practice in these areas qualities as an adviser and advocate that are consistently recognised by professional clients and directories,  who especially cite his skills as an...

Nathan Tavares QC

Call: 1992

Silk: 2018

Nathan Tavares QC specialises in clinical negligence, catastrophic personal injury claims, product liability, and professional negligence. He is regarded by solicitors and opponents interviewed by the legal directories for having “sound judgment”, “an industrious approach”, “a measured and...

Sarah Crowther QC

Call: 1999

Silk: 2018

Sarah Crowther QC has a broad practice with areas of focus in personal injury, private international law, clinical negligence and public law and discrimination cases. Sarah has experience in all claims for injury, illness or accident with an international element, including advising on European...

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 claims. He was counsel for the successful claimant in Downing v...

Mark Mullins

Call: 1988

Mark Mullins specialises in the fields of Clinical Negligence and Court of Protection, with particular interests and experience in judicial review, mental health and mental incapacity, healthcare and medical treatment, social care and social services law. Mark also has extensive Inquest...

Andrew Allen

Call: 1995

Andrew Allen's employment and discrimination practice encompasses TUPE, contractual disputes, discrimination - including within partnerships, equal pay, restrictive covenants, unfair dismissal, redundancy, working time, minimum wage, breach of contract, parental and carer's rights, remuneration and...

Harriet Jerram

Call: 1998

Harriet Jerram's key practice areas are clinical negligence and personal injury. She also represents clients at inquests, public inquiries and before disciplinary bodies. At Inquests she represents families, healthcare Trusts and insurers. She has particular experience of inquests concerning...

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...

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...

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...

Ben Bradley

Call: 2007

Ben Bradley is recommended by the leading directories across his core practice areas of Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury. Within those core fields, he also sub-specialises in Travel Law and Sports Law. Described by Chambers & Partners as “…an extremely able barrister who performs...

Robert Dickason

Call: 2007

Robert Dickason specialises in clinical negligence and health and safety, and has particular experience in civil claims involving public law elements. Since his appointment to the Attorney General’s C Panel in 2015, he has regularly represented various Government departments in private and...

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,...

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. ...

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."...

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 continues...

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...

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...

Imogen Egan

Call: 2015

Imogen specialises in employment, public, PI, and clinical negligence disputes. She is currently instructed on the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA), the largest ever public inquiry in the UK. She was a member of the Inquiry’s counsel team in the Nottinghamshire Investigation...

Chloë Bell

Call: 2015

Chloë joined chambers in 2017 following the successful completion of her pupillage. She is developing a busy practice in all of chambers’ core practice areas. Previous Experience Between 2017 and 2018 Chloë was a judicial assistant to Lord Mance (Deputy President) at the United Kingdom Supreme...

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. Before joining Chambers, Olinga completed the Bar Professional Training Course as a Lord Denning Scholar of Lincoln’s Inn. He was graded ‘Outstanding’, graduating top amongst all...

Hywel Jenkins

Call: 1974

Hywel Jenkins's specialty is advocacy - this he practises in the areas of Personal Injury, Disciplinary & Regulatory, where he has extensive experience in Health & Safety at work cases and also VAT cases.

Simon Burrows

Call: 1990

Simon Burrows specialises in cases arising out of the Mental Health Act and Court of Protection, and is recognised as a leader in his field. He has regularly appeared in some of the most significant cases in these areas including: The leading case on deprivation of liberty in a social care...

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...


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