The Outer Temple team have renowned experience of providing specialist advisory and adversarial services in the field of professional negligence and other professional liability.

Our multi-disciplinary expertise is recognised in the leading legal directories in the fields of professional negligence, banking and finance, pensions and insolvency.

We act in the full spectrum of claims including breach of fiduciary duty, breach of trust, negligence, breach of contract and misfeasance, and in many regulatory matters.

Professional Negligence Experience

Our multi-disciplinary approach gives us unrivalled knowledge and expertise in disputes concerning a wide variety of professions. We regularly act both for and against professionals in a wide range of regulated industries including:

  • Accountants
  • Actuaries
  • Administrators and administrator receivers
  • Architects
  • Auditors
  • Bankers and financial intermediaries
  • Barristers
  • Insurance intermediaries
  • Liquidators
  • Pension advisers
  • Receivers and managers
  • Solicitors
  • Surveyors
  • Tax advisers

Members of Outer Temple have been involved in, and continue to be involved in, some of the most significant cases in this field including :

The team boasts a number of members ranked in both Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners. More details can be found on our member profile pages.

Our professional liability barristers have a strong track record of successfully negotiating settlements, including at mediations and other without prejudice settings, and accept instructions in all forms of ADR.

We offer mediation, arbitration, and early neutral evaluation (ENE) where we provide an impartial assessment of the merits of your case before legal proceedings.

Various members are qualified to practice in other jurisdictions including USA, Ireland, the Middle East and Australia.

Professional Negligence Barristers

Andrew Spink QC

Call: 1985 Silk: 2003

James Counsell QC

Call: 1984 Silk: 2017

Sarah Crowther QC

Call: 1999 Silk: 2018

Christopher Wilson-Smith QC

Call: 1965 Silk: 1986

David Russell QC

Call: 1977 (Australia) Silk: 1986

Gerard McDermott QC

Call: 1978 Silk: 1999

Andrew Short QC

Call: 1990 Silk: 2010

Nicolas Stallworthy QC

Call: 1993 Silk: 2011

Kate Davenport QC

Call: 1983 Silk: 2013

Keith Bryant QC

Call: 1991 Silk: 2013

Richard Hitchcock QC

Call: 1990 Silk: 2014

John McKendrick QC

Call: 1999 Silk: 2016

Nathan Tavares QC

Call: 1992 Silk: 2018

Eliot Woolf QC

Call: 1993 Silk: 2018

Jonathan Hand QC

Call: 1990 Silk: 2019

Teresa Rosen Peacocke

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

Christopher Kemp

Call: 1984

Harry Trusted

Call: 1985

James Aldridge

Call: 1987

James Leonard

Call: 1989

Louis Weston

Call: 1994

Lydia Seymour

Call: 1997

Harriet Jerram

Call: 1998

David E Grant

Call: 1999

Samantha Presland

Call: 2001

Naomi Ling

Call: 2001

Elaine Palser

Call: 2002

Michael Uberoi

Call: 2004

Saul Margo

Call: 2005

David Haines

Call: 2005

Clare Baker

Call: 2007

Ben Bradley

Call: 2007

Robert Dickason

Call: 2007

Jennifer Seaman

Call: 2007

Nicholas Hill

Call: 2008

Will Young

Call: 2008

Helen Pugh

Call: 2008

Justina Stewart

Call: 2010

Katarina Sydow

Call: 2012

Paul Livingston

Call: 2012

Stephen Doherty

Call: 2013

Bianca Venkata

Call: 2014

Victoria Brown

Call: 2014

Alex Cisneros

Call: 2015

Gus Baker

Call: 2015

Imogen Egan

Call: 2015

Chloë Bell

Call: 2015

Jeremy Scott-Joynt

Call: 2018

Peter Smith

Call: 2008

David Westcott QC

Call: 1982 Silk: 2003

Anthony Lo Surdo SC

Call: 1996 Silk: 2011

Anson Cheung

Call: 2019

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