Outer Temple is well placed to assist our international clients with a wide range of legal services. We have barristers and professional associates, qualified to deal with matters under English law as well as the law of other jurisdictions including Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), New York, India, Australia, New Zealand and British Virgin Islands (BVI).
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.
In addition we offer arbitrators, mediators and expert witnesses to provide evidence on issues of English commercial law and the law of other jurisdictions.
We have offices in London and Dubai, and barristers based in London, Dubai, KSA, Hong Kong, New York, Australia, New Zealand, Russia and India which allows our clients easy access to those handling their disputes across Europe, Middle-East, Asia-Pacific and US.
19 barristers and professional associates have rights of audience 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.
in the Middle-East, Outer Temple is a member of ICC – UAE, the UAE Chapter of the International Chamber of Commerce, which represents global business and promotes free trade and investment, and also a member of ICC Paris.
You can see our global reach in the map above, with our people based from Canada to New Zealand and numerous jurisdictions covered by barristers based elsewhere.
Our barristers have expertise in commercial, construction and infrastructure, energy and natural resources, transport (shipping, travel, aviation), sport, intellectual property and corporate disputes including shareholder, joint-venture, post m&a, private client and trusts, employment, finance and fraud.
Additionally we have expertise in international law and international trade, with experience of acting in investment law claims and claims involving states and state owned enterprises including disputes relating to state immunity and enforcement. Our clients include large corporations, international regulators, private business, local law firms, banks, developers, contractors, state and state entities, joint ventures and professional lay clients.
We pride ourselves on excellence, through stellar service and, most importantly, with excellent advocates and options to support your dispute.
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. We are here to provide you with the right team and/or individual to assist with your dispute.
We will act as an extension of your team. We offer 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.
As a set, we are committed to the implementation and promotion of equal opportunities and to ensuring an absence of direct discrimination, indirect discrimination or harassment. We work hard to identify and eliminate possible areas of discrimination. Read more about our Diversity and Inclusion work here.
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.
The International Business Support team has an excellent understanding of the international market. We are here to assist and guide you through all necessary logistics of a dispute. We can advise you on what services we offer and roles we can play, including terms of engagement.
We work with you to put together the right counsel team and/or individual(s). We will collaborate with you to determine how best to assist your legal team and we can recommend appropriate experts, arbitrators and mediators where appropriate.