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Chambers of Monica Carss-Frisk QC and Anthony Peto QC

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BLACKSTONE HOUSE, TEMPLE, LONDON, EC4Y 9BW, ENGLAND
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Timothy Otty QC

Tel:
Work 020 7583 1770
Email:
Blackstone Chambers (Chambers of Monica Carss-Frisk QC and Anthony Peto QC)

Position

Barrister in commercial litigation, public law and human rights law, public international law. Full professional career details can be found at www.blackstonechambers.com.

Career

Qualified 1990; Lincoln’s Inn; QC 2006.


London Bar

Administrative and public law (including local government)

Within: Leading Silks

Timothy Otty QC - Blackstone Chambers ‘ Exceptional. ’

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Civil liberties and human rights (including actions against the police)

Within: Leading Silks

Timothy Otty QC - Blackstone Chambers ‘ A first-class silk with a deep commitment to human rights work, providing valuable strategic advice throughout. ’

Within: Civil liberties and human rights (including actions against the police)

When it comes to civil liberties and human rights work Blackstone Chambers has a 'deserved reputation as the best in the business’ with many of its members involved in high-profile and precedent-setting cases. Recent instructions for the 'first-class set' include Michael Fordham QC appearing before the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) to represent clients in Chong & Others v United Kingdom. The case addressed whether there is an obligation under the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), or customary international law, to undertake a further inquiry into the 1948 killing of 24 men by British soldiers in Batang Kali, Selangor, now part of Malaysia but at the time part of the British Empire. Elsewhere, Ben Jaffey QC and Thomas de la Mare QC are acting for Privacy International in its challenge to the government's telecommunications interception; 'Treasure Devil' James Eadie QC acted for the defendant. Also of note, Shaheed Fatima QC is heading up the legal panel in the Inquiry on Protecting Children in Conflict and, alongside Hanif Mussa, is acting for mining company Xstrata pertaining to whether the firm can be liable for human rights infringements by a foreign state. 'Distinguished silk' Dinah Rose QC led the legal team challenging Cambridge Analytica over the alleged misuse of personal data belonging to more than 71 million people, while Timothy Otty QC is noted for his expertise on sanctions law. Pushpinder Saini QC will join the High Court's Queen’s Bench Division on 1 October 2019.

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Public international law

Within: Leading Silks

Timothy Otty QC - Blackstone Chambers ‘ A good team leader, strong analytical skills and powerful advocacy. ’

Within: Public international law

Blackstone Chambers is an 'excellent set' for public international law thanks to its 'array of talent'. In addition to investment treaty and state v state disputes, many of the set's larger public international law cases cross over into related areas such as human rights and state immunity. Highlights in this regard include Certain Underwriters at Lloyds v Syria & Others where Timothy Otty QC and Naina Patel secured a $50m judgment against the Syrian Arab Republic following the terrorist destruction of aircraft.

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