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Read our CEO’s article in Counsel Magazine on managing Chambers through COVID-19

Counsel Magazine asked Outer Temple’s CEO, Rebecca Priestley, how she has managed to steer Chambers successfully through lockdown. Rebecca shares her six key lessons learnt…

You can’t control extreme events; you can control how you react.” 

Rebecca explains how she navigated Outer Temple Chambers through the last few months. In the run-up to full lockdown on 24 March, she had tasked the team with running a full pandemic pilot, shutting down the office and trialling remote working. Key lessons were learnt and a clear business continuity plan formed. Having worked in a bank during the financial crash, Rebecca had some experience of operating during extreme events.

Key lessons from Covid-19 for a new way of working

Read the full article online to find out the key lessons learnt and how we can build back better.

Read the online article here

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Rebecca Priestley is Chief Executive of Outer Temple Chambers, joining in 2019 from Lloyds Banking Group where she was People Director, Group Employee Relations and Policy. An experienced Executive HR Director and City lawyer, Rebecca has also been Head of HR Legal at Lloyds Banking Group and Standard Chartered Bank and a senior associate at Simmons & Simmons following initial practice at the Bar.

Rebecca is also a Non-Executive Director on the Board of the City Mental Health Alliance (CMHA), an alliance of FTSE 100 companies and City law firms, committed to building mentally healthy workplaces.

To contact Rebecca please call +44 (0)20 7353 6381 or email


Covid-19, Legal Blog & Publications 22 Jun, 2020

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