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Outer Temple Chambers shortlisted in the Chambers UK Bar Awards 2022

Outer Temple Chambers is delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted as an ‘Outstanding Set’ in Diversity & Inclusion, by the Chambers UK Bar Awards 2022. Congratulations also to James Leonard, Naomi Ling, Matthew McDonagh, and Justina Stewart, who have been shortlisted for individual awards.

Chambers & Partners announced the shortlist ahead of the Awards Ceremony on 17th November in London.

Naomi Ling, Employment

Naomi Ling has been shortlisted as ‘Employment Junior of the Year’ in recognition of her outstanding Employment practice last year. She is a highly sought-after employment barrister with over 20 years of experience in this area. Recent instructions of note include; Abdar v Morrisons, McCloud v Lord Chancellor, Turley v Port of Felixstowe

James Leonard, Health & Safety

James Leonard has been shortlisted as ‘Health & Safety Junior of the Year’. James holds a high-level Health & Safety practice and is known for his considerable background in complex industrial accident cases including the collapse of Didcot Power Station, the baggage hall accident at Heathrow’s T5 (British Airways PLC), and the death of an 11 year old boy on a private rail network. He was awarded ‘Health and Safety Junior of the Year’ in 2017.

Matthew McDonagh, Professional Discipline

Matthew McDonagh has been shortlisted as ‘Professional Discipline Junior of the Year’. He is a trial advocate who appears on a regular basis before regulatory and disciplinary tribunals. Matthew has been involved in number of highly significant Professional Disciplinary cases involving the GMC and the GDC.

Justina Stewart, Diversity & Inclusion

Justina Stewart has been shortlisted in the ‘Diversity & Inclusion: Future Leader’ category. Justina’s practice encompasses the full range of commercial litigation. She has fast become a leading female figure in both the domestic and international commercial arena and, along with a strong female team, has launched a ladies insolvency drinks.

‘Outstanding Set’ in Diversity & Inclusion

Finally, we would like to congratulate all members and our professional support team for the shortlisting as an ‘Outstanding Set’ in Diversity & Inclusion. Chambers participates in a number of organised schemes such as Bridging the Bar, as well as hosting our own activities to encourage diversity and inclusion, both internally and externally. See our Diversity & Inclusion page to find out more about our efforts.

A word from Chambers & Partners

Chambers & Partners said “To be ranked by Chambers means that your set and its members are at the top of the profession. To be shortlisted at the Chambers UK Bar Awards means, as a result of extensive objective research by our dedicated team of over 200 analysts, you are at the pinnacle of the profession. We are also delighted to confirm categories for Diversity & Inclusion which is decided from client feedback during the research process. Congratulations on your achievements!”.

The full shortlist can be found here.

Find out more

Outer Temple Chambers are a leading civil and commercial legal chambers with a modern approach to client care and a global footprint. We are home to some of the most impressive QCs and exceptional junior talent around the world, corroborated by the nominations above. To find out more, please contact us here.

News 1 Sep, 2022


James Leonard KC

Call: 1989 Silk: 2023

Matthew McDonagh

Call: 1994

Naomi Ling

Call: 2001

Justina Stewart

Call: 2010

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