Outer Temple Chambers has offices in London and Dubai, and members based in London, Middle East, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Hong Kong, New York, Australia, New Zealand, France, Italy, Russia and India which allows our clients easy access to those handling their disputes across Europe, Middle East, Asia-Pacific and US.

Our services include advisory work, advocacy and representation in courts and tribunals around the world. We also offer mediation, arbitration, and early neutral evaluation where we can provide an impartial assessment of the merits of your case before you embark on legal proceedings. You can instruct  our barristers to act as counsel in proceedings or as co-counsel with local counsel in foreign proceedings. We can also work closely and in cooperation with local counsel to address specific issues. International lawyers and clients can instruct barristers directly.

Outer Temple Chambers offers specialist and experienced advocates who can act as lead advocates or can deal with and/or assist with specific tasks. Our barristers can also assist more generally with discrete instructions, for example, juniors are able to work on disclosure or research.

International Experience

Our barristers and professional associates have rights of audience in the Courts of the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) and in the Courts of the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC).

Outer Temple Chambers is the only UK set of Chambers registered in the DIFC. We also co-operate with the DIFC Courts Academy of Law in the development and delivery of its professional education programme.

The International Business Support Team has an excellent understanding of the international market and will guide you through all necessary logistics of an international dispute including terms of engagement. We will work with you to put together the right team and/or individual(s) as we understand that in each dispute there is a role to play whether that be as counsel, co-counsel, advisory, expert, arbitrator, neutral or mediator.

Our international team includes a number of multi-lingual members. If you require services in a language not listed below please get in touch to find out more about our translation services and partners.

  • English
  • Russian
  • Japanese
  • Cantonese
  • Mandarin
  • Arabic
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • Romanian

International Barristers

David Russell KC

Call: 1977 (Australia) Silk: 1986

Robert Rhodes KC

Call: 1968 Silk: 1989

Andrew Spink KC

Call: 1985 Silk: 2003

Harry Steinberg

Harry Steinberg KC

Call: 1997 Silk: 2016

John McKendrick KC

Call: 1999 Silk: 2016

Sarah Crowther KC

Call: 1999 Silk: 2018

Claire van Overdijk KC

Call: 2003 Silk: 2023

Teresa Rosen Peacocke

Call: 1982 (England & Wales); 2004 (New York)

Philip Punwar

Call: 1989

Peter Linstead

Call: 1994

Sean Yates

Call: 1996

Dr Ali Almihdar

Call: 2003

Oliver Powell

Call: 2006 (England & Wales); 2010 (Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (BVI))

Alex Haines

Call: 2007 (England & Wales); 2019 (New York); 2020 (Ireland); and 2024 (District of Columbia)

Justina Stewart

Call: 2010

Sophie O’Sullivan

Call: 2011

Stephen Doherty

Call: 2013

Stephen Butler

Call: 2014

Victoria Brown

Call: 2014

Shabana Saleem

Shabana Saleem

Call: 2014

Elizabeth Grace

Call: 2017

Lucian ILIE

Call: 2021 (Solicitor Advocate since 2018); 2016 (Bucharest); 2013 (Paris)

Joshua Hitchens

Call: 2018

Joshua Cainer

Call: 2019

Chris Meiring

Christopher Meiring

Call: 2021

Damien McDonald

Damien McDonald

Call: 2021 (England and Wales), 2020 (Hong Kong)

Walid S. Chiniara

Call: 1989 (Quebec), 2023 (DIFC)

Oliver Agha

Oliver Agha

Call: 1994 (Connecticut) 1995 (New York)

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