Set Profile > Outer Temple Chambers > London, England

Chambers of Andrew Spink QC, Michael Bowes QC and Sarah Crowther QC
Outer Temple Chambers
THE OUTER TEMPLE, 222 STRAND
LONDON
WC2R 1BA
England

Living Wage

Health and safety

Leading Silks

Ben Compton QC - Outer Temple ChambersHe makes advocacy look effortless. He is the consummate professional who has a very clear grasp of detail but never fails to appreciate the bigger picture when it comes to strategy. He is responsive and engaging with lay clients too and has the jury hanging on his every word.
Ranked: Tier 2
Tim Nesbitt QC - Outer Temple ChambersTim is a real pleasure to work with. His dedication, commitment and attention to detail is unparalleled. He is brilliant with clients and inspires confidence. He produces robust written submissions and he is an outstanding advocate.
Ranked: Tier 2

Leading Juniors

James Leonard - Outer Temple ChambersJames is a fantastic all-rounder. His advice is practical, analytical and commercial. In court James wins over judges and coroners. He is expert in his application of health and safety law. He is our go-to barrister for health and safety and inquest work.
Ranked: Tier 1
Oliver Powell - Outer Temple ChambersHe is extremely personable and charming, and consistently wins the trust and confidence of clients at the outset.
Ranked: Tier 1

Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations)

Leading Silks

Michael Bowes QC - Outer Temple ChambersA highly sophisticated silk.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors

Oliver Powell - Outer Temple ChambersHe has a very analytical eye, and communicates well with clients. Very hard-working and diligent.
Ranked: Tier 3

Clinical negligence Tier 2

Outer Temple Chambers is 'an excellent set of chambers, with a great collection of barristers' who are 'technically brilliant'. The set offers 'not merely the numbers to provide strength in depth, but also a range of sub-specialisms, which gives them a real edge'. Eliot Woolf QC acts for the claimant in the wrongful birth case Khan v Meadows, listed to appear before the Supreme Court. Jonathan Hand QC successfully resisted an appeal against an order refusing to extend time for service of the trust’s defence on behalf of the claimant in Kember (Dcd) v Croydon Health Services NHST. In other highlights, Robert Dickason successfully represented the defendant in Bass v Ministry of Defence, the first of the contested Q Fever liability trials. 'Polished advocate' Katarina Sydow is definitely a junior to watch in the years to come.

Leading Silks

Christopher Wilson-Smith QC - Outer Temple ChambersUnique and effective questioning of the evidence and experts in conference.
Ranked: Tier 3
Gordon Bebb QC - Outer Temple ChambersAn experienced silk with a caring and empathetic manner with clients.
Ranked: Tier 4
Christopher Gibson QC - Outer Temple ChambersIntellectually clear and impressive, as well as being sensitive to the ear of the court.
Ranked: Tier 4
Eliot Woolf QC - Outer Temple ChambersHugely talented and very good at tackling complex or thorny issues in a pragmatic way.
Ranked: Tier 4
Nathan Tavares QC - Outer Temple ChambersMeticulously well prepared, on top of the detail, builds a great rapport with professional and lay clients alike, and matches good judgement with a healthy dose of pragmatism.
Ranked: Tier 5

2019 Silks

Jonathan Hand QC - Outer Temple ChambersHas an authoritative and methodical way of working which always produces excellent results for clients.

Leading Juniors

Harry Trusted - Outer Temple ChambersShows excellent judgement and is willing to take on risky cases and get results.
Ranked: Tier 1
Christopher Kemp - Outer Temple ChambersThoughtful and tactical in court.
Ranked: Tier 2
Rachel Vickers - Outer Temple ChambersHas the incredible ability to spot the killer point hidden amongst masses of information. Rachel combines a wealth of medical knowledge with a forensic legal mind to great effect.
Ranked: Tier 2
Ben Bradley - Outer Temple ChambersDemonstrates excellent technical ability and legal knowledge in grappling with the most complex medical negligence cases and achieving great results.
Ranked: Tier 3
Robert Dickason - Outer Temple ChambersA very sharp and incisive questioner who always has a full measure of the complexities of the medicine at hand.
Ranked: Tier 3
Harriet Jerram - Outer Temple ChambersShows brilliant technical ability combined with common sense. She is a very safe pair of hands for the most complex medical negligence case and is also brilliant with clients.
Ranked: Tier 3
James Aldridge - Outer Temple ChambersA superb advocate and a formidable opponent who has a very calm and commanding style in court.
Ranked: Tier 3
Tom Gibson - Outer Temple ChambersHas an encyclopaedic understanding of the rules and how to apply them in practice to achieve the best strategic effect.
Ranked: Tier 4
Katarina Sydow - Outer Temple ChambersThinks outside the box when presented with a challenge and is an extremely thorough and reassuring presence on any case.
Ranked: Tier 4

Employment Tier 2

Outer Temple Chambers is 'extremely efficient and all the clerks are helpful when looking for suitable counsel at affordable fees'. 'Brilliant legal analyst and highly skilled, clever advocate', Andrew Short QC, who is at the forefront of equal pay claims in the private sector, acts in the representation of approximately 15,000 shop workers in Brierley v Asda, while Keith Bryant QC, leading Saul Margo, acted for the respondents in the first case at appellate level to consider the meaning of 'unfavourable' in a disability discrimination claim (under s15 of the Equality Act 2010). Taking silk in 2020, Andrew Allen QC's practice is predominantly in employment and partnership discrimination law. 'A real talent', Stephen Butler is a rising star in chambers.

Rising stars

Stephen Butler - Outer Temple ChambersA real talent for the future and one to watch. Calm, forensic and highly persuasive.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Andrew Short QC - Outer Temple ChambersA brilliant legal analyst and highly skilled and clever advocate. Working with him is delightful and being against him is a tremendous challenge, as he is so effective on all fronts. Total integrity and excellent with clients and judges.
Ranked: Tier 1
Keith Bryant QC - Outer Temple ChambersVery calm under pressure, really helps to get the tone and content right with the documents, and provides great strategic guidance in very sensitive claims.
Ranked: Tier 3

2020 Silks

Andrew Allen QC - Outer Temple Chambers ‘Calm, authoritative, cuts to the chase, excellent on technical detail, and very client friendly.

Leading Juniors

Naomi Ling - Outer Temple ChambersA strong litigator who is trusted by clients. She is particularly impressive in her detailed analysis of large amounts of evidence/disclosure and her ability to separate the wheat from the chaff.
Ranked: Tier 2
Daniel Barnett - Outer Temple ChambersCalm demeanour, confidence and obvious mastery of his subject. Daniel works well with people at all levels and his cross-examination is meticulous, aided by a polite and reasonable approach towards respondents' witnesses. His drafting is also crisp and precise.
Ranked: Tier 3
Naomi Cunningham - Outer Temple ChambersA very intelligent barrister who always thinks outside of the box.
Ranked: Tier 3
Lydia Seymour - Outer Temple ChambersReally knows her subject, prepares very diligently, is unfailingly helpful, and utterly fearless in court.
Ranked: Tier 3
Emily Gordon Walker - Outer Temple ChambersProvides clear, pragmatic advice in a way that a client can clearly understand. Emily delivers great results, she is approachable and responsive when you need her and clients are always impressed by her.
Ranked: Tier 4
Peter Linstead - Outer Temple ChambersIncisive, gets to the heart of an issue and technically excellent; he is also very practical and generous with his time.
Ranked: Tier 4
Saul Margo - Outer Temple ChambersHighly recommended. He gets up to speed on complex matters quickly, places nervous clients at ease, and makes strong, strategic decisions.
Ranked: Tier 4
Will Young - Outer Temple ChambersHe provides clear, pragmatic advice, and is particularly strong in advising on employment matters where there is an overlap with personal injury.
Ranked: Tier 4

Financial services regulation Tier 2

Outer Temple Chambers has 'strength and depth across the gamut of financial services' and is 'generous in offering insights and education and training programmes'. Members are experienced across a range of areas, including regulatory enforcement proceedings, both for and against regulators such as the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Silks such as Michael Bowes QC also offer strong support on the overlap between criminal, regulatory and civil issues. James Counsell QC is also highly experienced and was involved in The Council of Lloyd’s v Equity Syndicate Management Company Limited and Others.

Leading Silks

Michael Bowes QC - Outer Temple ChambersHe is very knowledgeable as you would expect, he is very approachable, he has fantastic client bedside manner as well as a terrific work ethic.
Ranked: Tier 2
James Counsell QC - Outer Temple ChambersA go-to QC for financial services litigation - bright, personable and good with judges.
Ranked: Tier 2

Leading Juniors

Michael Uberoi - Outer Temple ChambersMichael is personable, technically outstanding, and very hard working and responsive.
Ranked: Tier 3

Sport

Leading Juniors

Louis Weston - Outer Temple ChambersHis advice and advocacy is extremely high quality. He is a pleasure to work with and his advocacy style is well suited to disciplinary panels. His demeanour with participants is a huge strength, being able to defuse a hostile respondent and narrow issues in a difficult case.
Ranked: Tier 2

Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

Leading Silks

Michael Bowes QC - Outer Temple ChambersKnows his stuff inside out, backwards and forwards.
Ranked: Tier 4

Leading Juniors

Justina Stewart - Outer Temple ChambersJustina is brilliant. She is sensible, calm and organised as well as being really personable and a fantastic communicator, her practice will go from strength to strength following her recent move to Outer Temple Chambers.
Ranked: Tier 2

Inquests and inquiries

Leading Juniors

Harriet Jerram - Outer Temple ChambersFantastic at putting vulnerable witnesses at ease and bringing a sense of calm to a potentially intimidating environment for witnesses.
Ranked: Tier 2
Patrick Sadd - Outer Temple ChambersHas a brilliant understanding of the effect of trauma on clients, and a kind and courteous manner.
Ranked: Tier 4

Pensions Tier 2

Outer Temple Chambers is consistently rated as 'one of the top' pensions teams. In particular, Nicolas Stallworthy QC, 'without doubt, one of the leading QCs in this field', recently represented the regulator in its successful defence against ITV and four subsidiaries. In addition, Andrew Spink QC, 'probably the best advocate at the pensions bar',  acted for a group of Atos companies' RPI disputes, while Andrew Short QC and Keith Bryant QC took opposing sides in Britvic v Britvic Pensions Limited and Simon Mohun (a matter concerning statutory minimum increases). Richard Hitchcock QC has substantive experience in complex Part 8 claims and is described as 'a great strategic thinker'.

Rising stars

Chloë Bell - Outer Temple ChambersA very clever and hard-working junior.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Andrew Short QC - Outer Temple ChambersArticulate, considered and very good at cutting through the detail to the crux of the matter. Andrew is very personable and a pleasure to work with.
Ranked: Tier 1
Andrew Spink QC - Outer Temple ChambersProbably the best advocate at the pensions bar. Great team leader. He gets the best out of the juniors on the case.
Ranked: Tier 1
Nicolas Stallworthy QC - Outer Temple ChambersWithout doubt, one of the leading QCs in this field. Good in conference and in Court. To the point and commercial in his advice.
Ranked: Tier 1
Keith Bryant QC - Outer Temple ChambersHe has a friendly, approachable manner which makes him very easy to work with. He is known to provide clear, pragmatic advice understanding the commercial approach taken by clients.
Ranked: Tier 2
Richard Hitchcock QC - Outer Temple ChambersA great strategic thinker and finds commercial paths through complex issues.
Ranked: Tier 3

Leading Juniors

David Grant - Outer Temple ChambersTechnically very strong, but also able to present complex advice in a way which can be understood by the lay client.
Ranked: Tier 1
Naomi Ling - Outer Temple ChambersVery insightful. Quick to grasp the key issues and navigate the way to a practical outcome.
Ranked: Tier 2
Nicholas Hill - Outer Temple ChambersEnormously thorough and quick. Right on top of the subject, and you can rely on him to know what the case is about and then spot a new angle. Second to none.
Ranked: Tier 3
Saul Margo - Outer Temple ChambersA fantastic barrister with a first rate mind. Great at getting to the heart of problems and providing solutions for his clients. A trusted adviser and a clear communicator.
Ranked: Tier 3
Lydia Seymour - Outer Temple ChambersVery insightful. Quick to grasp the key issues and navigate the way to a practical outcome. Excellent attention to detail. Hard-working and knowledgeable. Easy to work with.
Ranked: Tier 3
Saaman Pourghadiri - Outer Temple ChambersVery clever (but wears it lightly) but also practical and sensible - a pleasure to work with. Written advocacy is direct and focused and has a good courtroom manner. Inspires the confidence of clients.
Ranked: Tier 4
Jennifer Seaman - Outer Temple ChambersExtremely bright, takes care to absorb the detail of the case and is proactive and very reliable. Also diligent, hardworking and able to work well with counsel from other sets.
Ranked: Tier 4
Michael Uberoi - Outer Temple ChambersExcellent senior junior who invests time to understand and address client concerns.
Ranked: Tier 4

Personal injury, industrial disease and insurance fraud Tier 2

Outer Temple Chambers' 'excellent reputation' comes from its 'huge breadth of expertise relating to accident and injury types', along with its offering of a 'great number of silks at the top of their game' and 'juniors who complete work well beyond their call'. The set is also valued for showing 'particular capability in the less mainstream work areas', including equestrian claims, which are a particular specialism of Jonathan Hand QC, and historical abuse matters, which are frequently handled by James Counsell QC. In other highlights, Gerard McDermott QC continues to act for over 200 claimants following the Grenfell Tower tragedy. Matthew Phillips QC is noted for his industrial disease expertise, specifically asbestos-related claims. At the junior end, Ben Bradley is noted for his expertise in both historical abuse and catastrophic injury cases.

Industrial disease - Leading Silks

Matthew Phillips QC - Outer Temple ChambersVery experienced in the field of asbestos litigation and has been involved in some of the most important cases in this field.
Ranked: Tier 1

Personal injury - Leading Silks

Gerard McDermott QC - Outer Temple ChambersAble to put the client completely at ease, while addressing difficult issues and showing exceptional skill and aplomb in negotiation.
Ranked: Tier 1
James Counsell QC - Outer Temple ChambersA specialist barrister when it comes to the niche area of law covering sexual abuse.
Ranked: Tier 3
Christopher Wilson-Smith QC - Outer Temple ChambersA real legend of the Bar who has a keen eye for details and enthusiastically engages with tricky issues and opponents.
Ranked: Tier 3
Sarah Crowther QC - Outer Temple ChambersA leading expert on accidents abroad and jurisdictional issues.
Ranked: Tier 4

Personal injury - 2019 Silks

Jonathan Hand QC - Outer Temple ChambersA true expert on equestrian matters with extensive knowledge and experience of all aspects of personal injury law.

Personal injury - Leading Juniors

Harry Trusted - Outer Temple ChambersGives clients huge confidence through thorough preparation and depth of knowledge.
Ranked: Tier 2
Ben Bradley - Outer Temple ChambersExcellent with clients, particularly those with brain injuries, and has an amazing work ethic.
Ranked: Tier 3
Alison McCormick - Outer Temple ChambersOne of the most astute and effective communicators at the Bar.
Ranked: Tier 3
Patrick Sadd - Outer Temple ChambersFantastic with both lay clients and expert witnesses - a true expert in the field.
Ranked: Tier 3
James Aldridge - Outer Temple ChambersAn unflappable barrister and superb advocate who acts with great sensitivity with vulnerable clients.
Ranked: Tier 4
Christopher Kemp - Outer Temple ChambersA strong negotiator who bring a measured approach and considers a case from all angles.
Ranked: Tier 4
Daniel Clarke - Outer Temple ChambersHas a quietly effective style and adopts a pragmatic and collaborative approach.
Ranked: Tier 5

Travel law (including jurisdictional issues) Tier 2

Outer Temple Chambers’ ‘broad range of barristers’ are among ‘the best in the business for catastrophic injury claims arising from accidents overseas and travel law issues’. This includes package travel claims, direct claims against insurers as a result of road traffic or other accidents abroad, and skiing and sporting claims. A recent highlight in Sarah Crowther QC’s caseload is Hutchinson v MAPFRE and Ocean Beach Club, a spinal cord injury claim arising from a swimming pool dive in Spain which establishes new legal principle that insurers cannot use contract terms to exclude the right of third parties to sue directly against insurers in courts of own country. Top-tier silk Gerard McDermott QC is seen as a 'go-to leader on catastrophic injury claims' with travel law elements, while Ian Denham has 'established himself as a leading junior' for cross-border claims. 'Shining star' Will Young is 'bang on the money in terms of his preparation and advice'.

Leading Silks

Gerard McDermott QC - Outer Temple ChambersA great team leader who fully understands the implications of catastrophic injuries upon every aspect of clients’ lives.
Ranked: Tier 1
Sarah Crowther QC - Outer Temple ChambersShe is involved in many of the leading cases in this area. Can always be relied upon to provide imaginative solutions to thorny issues.
Ranked: Tier 2

Leading Juniors

Daniel Clarke - Outer Temple ChambersHe is approachable, amenable, thorough and knowledgeable - utterly cool, calm and collected in high-pressure situations.
Ranked: Tier 2
Ian Denham - Outer Temple ChambersInvolved in some of the leading cases in travel law and has an extensive knowledge of the law.
Ranked: Tier 2
Ben Bradley - Outer Temple ChambersVery knowledgeable and provides clear and practical advice. Great results at trial.
Ranked: Tier 3
Will Young - Outer Temple ChambersHe has impeccable attention to detail and will go the extra mile to provide advice.
Ranked: Tier 3

Court of Protection and community care

Leading Juniors

Claire van Overdijk - Outer Temple ChambersIs a great advocate, a clear communicator and excellent when it comes to providing technical and practical legal advice.
Ranked: Tier 3
Katarina Sydow - Outer Temple ChambersHas an astonishing ability to assimilate vast quantities of information in very little time and reduce it to a written advice or position statement for the court that wonderfully captures all the key elements of a case.
Ranked: Tier 3

Proceeds of crime (POCA) and asset forfeiture

Leading Juniors

Oliver Powell - Outer Temple ChambersVery diligent, enthusiastic and personable. Instils you with confidence that they know the law and relevant material well and have sensible comments on how it can be applied in practice.
Ranked: Tier 3

Product liability

Leading Silks

Nathan Tavares QC - Outer Temple ChambersHe is firm and unflinching in his dealings with opponents, and very committed to fighting for the best possible outcomes for his clients.
Ranked: Tier 3

Leading Juniors

Robert Dickason - Outer Temple ChambersHe is decisive, focused, efficient and excellent with complex cases.
Ranked: Tier 3

Professional disciplinary and regulatory law Tier 3

Members of Outer Temple Chambers – 'well-regarded set for professional discipline cases' – handle both medical and legal services disciplinary work.  James Counsell QC both prosecutes and defends in BTAS cases, while in the medical space Matthew McDonagh represented a haematologist who was convicted of causing the death by dangerous driving in the Isle of Man. The case before the GMC raised arguments about the admissibility of an Isle of Man conviction and the basis of the Judge alone conviction in subsequent.

Leading Silks

James Counsell QC - Outer Temple ChambersJames is reliable, resilient and a brilliant tactician. He has a calm and measured yet devastating approach in the examination of witnesses and captivates his audience in submissions.
Ranked: Tier 3
Tim Nesbitt QC - Outer Temple ChambersHe prepared a powerfully argued written case, which showed his mastery of the field of professional discipline and the crossover with administrative and human rights law. He is a clear-headed and powerful advocate.
Ranked: Tier 4

2019 Silks

Fiona Horlick QC - Outer Temple ChambersShe has a no-nonsense approach to get the best out of difficult clients. A keen eye for detail and a can-do approach. Always good at identifying and vocalising the strengths and weaknesses of a case.

Leading Juniors

Matthew McDonagh - Outer Temple ChambersHe is excellent with the client, who is often anxious in a difficult situation potentially facing either to loss of career or profession or at the least risk of reputational damage. He is a skilful advocate whose examination of witnesses is wonderful to watch.
Ranked: Tier 3
James Leonard - Outer Temple ChambersJames is always very well prepared with an excellent eye for detail, a strong advocate who is also very good at putting clients at ease.
Ranked: Tier 4
Michael Uberoi - Outer Temple ChambersMichael has a sensitive and sympathetic approach to clients, which is often necessary in the area of professional discipline.
Ranked: Tier 4

Fraud: crime

Leading Juniors

Sophie O’Sullivan - Outer Temple ChambersShe is an excellent junior. Reliable, hardworking and focused. She is a very good lawyer and extremely competent to handle any task in case preparation. She has an engaging, charming personality and ability to get on with everyone. Neither her advocacy nor her written work can be faulted. She is an impressive operator in all aspects of criminal law.
Ranked: Tier 4

Private client: trusts and probate

Leading Juniors

Elaine Palser - Outer Temple ChambersElaine is very thoughtful and thorough with her work. She has a very calm manner which was great when dealing with very forceful bullish opponents as she appeared unflappable. She also has a deep understanding of the law in this area and gave very clear an succinct advice.
Ranked: Tier 4

Environment

Leading Juniors

Oliver Powell - Outer Temple ChambersHe is knowledgeable, helpful, quick and thorough and he is very deft in handling client expectations.
Ranked: Tier 4

Insolvency

Leading Juniors

Elaine Palser - Outer Temple ChambersA silent assassin - she is quiet and lacks the bombastic ego of many at the bar but is all the more effective for it. Her advocacy is effective and her points well considered, and well received.
Ranked: Tier 4
Justina Stewart - Outer Temple ChambersStrong, dynamic and commercial. She's a force and great to use on difficult insolvency claims.
Ranked: Tier 4
Tim Prudhoe - Outer Temple ChambersA go-to expert for offshore insolvency work.
Ranked: Tier 5

Professional negligence Tier 4

Outer Temple Chambers stands out for its 'strength in depth in pensions professional indemnity work', frequently advising on claims against solicitors, barristers, actuaries, financial services professionals and insolvency practitioners in relation to occupational pension schemes. The set also handles claims involving financial services, wills and estates, businesses in administration and the conduct of litigation. In a recent highlight, members of chambers including Nicolas Stallworthy QC, David E Grant and Nicholas Hill were on the legal teams of three of the four parties in Briggs v Aon & others (Re Gleeds), a professional negligence case arising out of earlier proceedings relating to a pension scheme.

Leading Silks

Nicolas Stallworthy QC - Outer Temple ChambersA huge brain and exceptionally talented. He is very passionate, creative and hardworking. A great lawyer who is very good with clients.
Ranked: Tier 3
Andrew Spink QC - Outer Temple ChambersHe has long experience of valuer and pensions-related professional negligence cases. Confident in court and a good delegator.
Ranked: Tier 4

Leading Juniors

David E. Grant - Outer Temple ChambersVery knowledgeable in the pensions professional negligence field.
Ranked: Tier 5
Nicholas Hill - Outer Temple ChambersHe is excellent with clients, has a great eye for detail and picks up the background very quickly.
Ranked: Tier 5

Elaine Palser - Outer Temple Chambers ‘A top choice for professional negligence claims against insolvency practitioners. Very efficient, thorough and clearly an expert in her field.

Ranked: Tier 6
Lydia Seymour - Outer Temple ChambersShe has excellent attention to detail, and is hardworking and knowledgeable in the pensions field.
Ranked: Tier 6

Education

Leading Juniors

Alexander Line - Outer Temple ChambersVery clever with a first-class grasp of the law relating to SEN.
Ranked: Tier 5

Commercial litigation

Leading Silks

Andrew Spink QC - Outer Temple ChambersHe always finds the right argument, and the right way to deliver it, he also knows when to step in and fits in very well to a client team.
Ranked: Tier 6

Leading Juniors

Justina Stewart - Outer Temple ChambersExtremely bright, enthusiastic and commercial - she produces excellent written work and is able to both empathise with clients whilst providing well considered independent advice.
Ranked: Tier 5

The set: Outer Temple Chambers, identified as one of the top 30 sets at the Bar, is a dynamic, innovative and friendly set, with a forward-thinking approach to business development and client care in the new legal market place. Chambers€™ London offices are located directly opposite the Royal Courts of Justice and it has office facilities in Manchester, Abu Dhabi, Dubai and New York.

Types of work undertaken: Commercial, banking and financial services: Outer Temple€™s commercial practice encompasses advocacy and advisory work across a number of areas, with a particular emphasis on banking-related litigation and civil fraud. Chambers has an extensive financial services regulatory practice, with members regularly appearing and advising on matters before the RDC and Upper Tribunal. Members also appear in arbitrations and regularly act as arbitrators.

International: Chambers has a physical presence in New York, Abu Dhabi (ADGM), Dubai (DIFC) and Jeddah, providing quality services and facilities for the firm€™s contract and commercial, financial, regulatory, employment and arbitration work in the US, UAE and across the Middle East. Barristers offer expert legal services in the court of the Dubai International Financial Centre and the LCIA arbitration centre in the DIFC. Chambers has full members of the New York State Bar and the American Bar Association and others are qualified as foreign legal consultants in New York.

Pensions and trusts: Chambers advises employers, trustees, insurers and industry bodies (such as TPR and PPF) on all aspects of pensions and trusts law. Members consistently appear in major pension and trusts litigation. Members also have extensive experience of professional negligence claims against actuaries, solicitors and all other professionals involved in pension schemes.

Employment and discrimination:  Outer Temple Chambers is widely acknowledged as being at the forefront of employment and discrimination law, and is particularly well- known for its work in the areas of equal pay, working time and holiday pay, TUPE and whistleblowing. Non-tribunal work includes directors€™ duties, restrictive covenants and breach of contract, partnership disputes and breach of fiduciary duty.

Business crime: Members of chambers are experts in the field of financial crime and regulatory enforcement, advising and acting for corporate and individual clients in respect of investigations and proceedings in the UK and overseas. They advise and act for the UK a€™s leading enforcement authorities (SFO, FCA, CMA, HMRC, PRA and Lloyds of London) and various overseas governments and enforcement authorities. Members are routinely instructed in alleged fraud, market abuse and insider dealing, bribery and corruption, cartels and price fixing, and sanctions violations.

Health and safety and environment: With unparalleled expertise in corporate and gross negligent manslaughter and all areas of health and safety, teams have worked on many of the landmark cases of criminal negligence, involving heavy industry and construction, as well as residential, retail and commercial premises and NHS trusts.

Professional discipline and regulatory: Chambers acts regularly in a wide range of disciplinary and regulatory proceedings in, among other areas, healthcare, law, transport and sports.

Clinical negligence and healthcare: Chambers offers a specialist and highly rated team who are regularly instructed in cases concerning all aspects of clinical negligence involving health professionals, trusts and hospitals. The firm acts for both claimants and defendants.

Personal injury: Chambers undertakes work for both claimants and defendants in relation to severe brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, international injuries, industrial diseases, product liability, abuse, employers’ liability, road traffic claims, stress claims and sports injuries. It also advises and appears in professional negligence actions arising out of the mishandling of personal injury cases.

Law in sport: The firm€™s experienced team of specialist law in sport barristers have a range and depth of expertise in a number of areas touching many aspects of law in sport and recreation, including the protection and exploitation of commercial rights and disciplinary, regulatory, personal injury and governance issues.

Public law: Members deal with judicial review and advise on the powers and duties of public bodies and the public law aspects of commercial transactions. Chambers is well known for work in major public inquiries of all types. Members appear in Court of Protection proceedings concerning medical consent to withdrawal of treatment, deprivation of liberty, mental capacity and mental health law, and property/financial affairs jurisdictions of the court.

 

Department Name Email Telephone
Chief Executive Rebecca Priestley
Director Steve Graham
Members of Chambers BOWES QC, Michael (1980)
Members of Chambers SPINK QC, Andrew (1985)
Members of Chambers GIBSON QC, Christopher (1976)
Members of Chambers WILSON-SMITH QC, Christopher (1965)
Members of Chambers RUSSELL QC, David (1977)
Members of Chambers RHODES QC, Robert (1968)
Members of Chambers MOTT QC, Philip (1970)
Members of Chambers McDERMOTT QC, Gerard (1978)
Members of Chambers BEBB QC, Gordon (1975)
Members of Chambers SHORT QC, Andrew (1990)
Members of Chambers COMPTON QC, Ben (1979)
Members of Chambers STALLWORTHY QC, Nicolas (1993)
Members of Chambers DAVENPORT QC, Kate (1983)
Members of Chambers BRYANT QC, Keith (1991)
Members of Chambers HITCHCOCK QC, Richard (1990)
Members of Chambers McKENDRICK QC, John (1999)
Members of Chambers COUNSELL QC, James (1984)
Members of Chambers PHILLIPS QC, Matthew (1993)
Members of Chambers NESBITT QC, Tim (1991)
Members of Chambers JOHNSON QC, Nick (1996)
Members of Chambers TAVARES QC, Nathan (1992)
Members of Chambers WOOLF QC, Eliot (1993)
Members of Chambers CROWTHER QC, Sarah (1999)
Members of Chambers HAND QC, Jonathan (1990)
Members of Chambers HORLICK QC, Fiona (1992)
Members of Chambers ALLEN QC, Andrew (1995)
Members of Chambers MAWHINNEY, Richard (1977)
Members of Chambers PEACOCKE, Teresa (1982)
Members of Chambers KEMP, Christopher (1984)
Members of Chambers SADD, Patrick (1984)
Members of Chambers TRUSTED, Harry (1985)
Members of Chambers ALDRIDGE, James (1987)
Members of Chambers McCORMICK, Alison (1988)
Members of Chambers MAGUIRE, Andrew (1988)
Members of Chambers MULLINS, Mark (1988)
Members of Chambers ROGERS, Paul (1989)
Members of Chambers LEONARD, James (1989)
Members of Chambers VICKERS, Rachel (1992)
Members of Chambers BARNETT, Daniel (1993)
Members of Chambers CUNNINGHAM, Naomi (1994)
Members of Chambers McDONAGH, Matthew (1994)
Members of Chambers LINSTEAD, Peter (1994)
Members of Chambers WESTON, Louis (1994)
Members of Chambers MUKHERJEE, Abhijeet (1995)
Members of Chambers HOLLOWAY, David (1996)
Members of Chambers SEYMOUR, Lydia (1997)
Members of Chambers JERRAM, Harriet (1998)
Members of Chambers GRANT, David E (1999)
Members of Chambers ARNOLD, James (2000)
Members of Chambers PRESLAND, Samantha (2001)
Members of Chambers LING, Naomi (2001)
Members of Chambers ALMIHDAR, Dr Ali (2003)
Members of Chambers VAN OVERDIJK, Claire (2003)
Members of Chambers DENHAM, Ian (2003)
Members of Chambers ARON, Tim (2004)
Members of Chambers UBEROI, Michael (2004)
Members of Chambers CLARKE, Daniel (2005)
Members of Chambers MARGO, Saul (2005)
Members of Chambers POWELL, Oliver (2006)
Members of Chambers BAKER, Clare (2007)
Members of Chambers BRADLEY, Ben (2007)
Members of Chambers DICKASON, Robert (2007)
Members of Chambers GORDON WALKER, Emily (2007)
Members of Chambers SEAMAN, Jennifer (2007)
Members of Chambers HAINES, Alex (2007)
Members of Chambers HILL, Nicholas (2008)
Members of Chambers YOUNG, Will (2008)
Members of Chambers LINE, Alex (2009)
Members of Chambers GIBSON, Thomas (2010)
Members of Chambers STEWART, Justina (2010)
Members of Chambers O'SULLIVAN, Sophie (2011)
Members of Chambers SYDOW, Katarina (2012)
Members of Chambers POURGHADIRI, Saaman (2012)
Members of Chambers LIVINGSTON, Paul (2012)
Members of Chambers DOHERTY, Stephen (2013)
Members of Chambers VENKATA, Bianca (2014)
Members of Chambers BUTLER, Stephen (2014)
Members of Chambers BROWN, Victoria (2014)
Members of Chambers BAKER, Gus (2015)
Members of Chambers BOGNAR, Gabor (2015)
Members of Chambers BELL, Chloë (2015)
Members of Chambers EGAN, Imogen (2015)
Members of Chambers BAUMGART, Alexandra (2015)
Members of Chambers TAHZIB, Olinga (2016)
Members of Chambers GRACE, Elizabeth Dr (2017)
Members of Chambers SCOTT-JOYNT, Jeremy (2018)
Members of Chambers TOMISON, Patrick (2018)
Members of Chambers HUNT, Carin (2018)
Members of Chambers HORLOCK QC, Tim (1981)*
Members of Chambers SABALOT, Deborah*
Members of Chambers BAILEY SC, Ian*
Members of Chambers WALKER, Prof Janet*
Members of Chambers KARPENKO, Alexey*
Members of Chambers JOLK, Christophe*
Members of Chambers BURROWS, Simon*
Members of Chambers WESTCOTT, David *
Members of Chambers JENKINS, Hywel*
Members of Chambers BATES Paul
Members of Chambers BILLIMORIA Percival*
Members of Chambers SHERMAN Lawrence*
Members of Chambers BEER OBE Mark*
Members of Chambers KIRK David*
Members of Chambers MOFFAT Jonathan*
Members of Chambers POPE David*
Members of Chambers PRUDHOE Tim*
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Diversity

Outer Temple Chambers is committed to increasing diversity at the Bar. Guided by the Bar Standard’s Board’s Equality and Diversity Rules, we hold regular E&D meetings to monitor diversity data, review policies and maintain standards . We continue to hold the Investors in People Platinum Award.

We operate a mentoring scheme for junior members. Regular ‘Women in Law’ meetings are held with female barristers and staff to ensure a healthy working environment. We are also proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

Outer Temple is also a Mindful Employer, which provides guidelines, training and advice on mental health issues. Rebecca Priestley, our CEO, is Non-Executive Director on the Board of the City Mental Health Alliance (CMHA), committed to the promotion of mental well-being and destigmatising mental ill health.

We encourage applications from groups under-represented at the Bar such as women, ethnic minorities and those with a disability. We have no preference for an undergraduate law degree over the conversion course. We welcome applications from transferring solicitors, qualified legal practitioners and legal academics wishing to transfer to the Bar.

Chambers manages its pupillage selection process through the Pupillage Gateway. Applications undergo an anonymised paper sift where candidates are scored on ability, potential, motivation, commitment and compatibility with Chambers. We aim to interview all disabled applicants who meet our minimum criteria. Chambers also operates an X-Factor style assessment at the paper sift stage to identify non-traditional but exceptional candidates. These candidates will be interviewed even if they do not achieve the necessary score.

We run an 18-month pupillage scheme in conjunction with the Free Representation Unit (FRU). Assessors have no regard to, or knowledge of, employment history, education, pastimes and interests.

Outer Temple Chambers has joined the Bridging the Bar Initiative to offer a mini-pupillage programme for those candidates from a range of underrepresented backgrounds, including from low-income/first-generation university, BAME, LGBTQ+ and more. We are pleased to take students through the joint initiative organised through the Social Mobility Foundation and the Bar Council. This provides bright students from disadvantaged backgrounds with the opportunity to get an insight into a career at the Bar.

Pro Bono and CSR

Outer Temple Chambers provides pro bono advice via Advocate and has a nominated pro bono champion to encourage contributions in a range of ways. We also provide some pro bono work via Free Representation Unit and have participated in fundraising events for this charity.

Every year Outer Temple Chambers members and staff take part in the London Legal Walk to raise funds for the Legal Support Trust, which distributes monies to the Bar Pro Bono Unit, the Free Representation Unit and other legal law charities to provide support to the poorest and most vulnerable people who need legal assistance.

Outer Temple Chambers has a long association with Spinal Injuries Association, raising awareness and funds for their work. Members also support Headway in various ways including fundraising events and art commissions.


CLIENT: Colin Makin
COMPANY/FIRM: Ashtons Legal
TESTIMONIAL: The Ashtons Legal employment team have been instructing barristers from Outer Temple for many years. The barristers are excellent and service top rate. Recent instructions have included: Lydia Seymour who was ‘incredibly knowledgeable, commercial and pragmatic in her advice, which was provided quickly’; Keith Bryant QC did a ‘great job’ on a particular matter; Saul Margo who is ‘brilliant’; Bianca Venkata and Paul Livingston who are both ‘superb’ and ‘great to deal with’. Practice Director, Nicholas Levett, is ‘a pleasure to deal with, always helpful and takes a commercial view on pricing’.


CLIENT: Ian Christian
COMPANY/FIRM: Irwin Mitchell LLP
TESTIMONIAL: I have worked with OTC for 20 years. Whatever the issue and whatever level of counsel is required, OTC are always able to provide first rate representation. The way that they have geared their barristers from senior QCs to pupils is testament to OTC knowing who they are as a chambers and finding and retaining the right people to deliver their brand. Their silks are top drawer and the quality of their juniors at all years of call is incontrovertible. OTC’s clerking services are stellar, ensuring solicitors and lay clients receive a seamlessly professional service.


CLIENT: Chris Newton
COMPANY/FIRM: Keoghs
TESTIMONIAL: I have instructed Ben Compton QC and James Leonard in some high profile manslaughter cases. In addition to being in the top tier of health and safety lawyers, their client care is second to none. They both take time to get to know and understand the client which provides much needed reassurance, trust and confidence during what is usually a very difficult time. Their tactical nous, measured response and team approach has helped us successfully navigate some tricky cases. In court their advocacy is sharp and persuasive but again measured. I have instructed Oliver Powell on maritime cases. He has an excellent technical knowledge in this niche area and excellent client care. Oliver will go the extra mile on cases and has drafted some impressive submissions which have helped secure some excellent results. The wider team speak highly of Paul Rogers and instruct him in motor and HSE cases. He is very thorough, measured and makes clients feel at ease. Our strong relationship with Outer Temple is ably managed by Nick Levett who has a bubbly personality and is very responsive.


CLIENT: Jennette Newman, Partner
COMPANY/FIRM: Clyde & Co LLP
TESTIMONIAL: Outer Temple Chambers is my absolute ‘go to’ Chambers for Health and Safety Regulatory cases. Not only are the Regulatory team best of class but they combine excellence in advocacy and strategic advice, with a client centric service and an accessible approach.


CLIENT: Karen Jackson, MD, Solicitor
COMPANY/FIRM: Didlaw
TESTIMONIAL: Outer Temple Chambers is our chambers of choice. All the barristers we have worked with have been first class intellects but also extremely personable which is very important. We want to work with Counsel who understand the needs and vulnerability of our clients. They are attentive and deliver impeccable work on time. The service of the clerks is outstanding. They treat us as valued customers, proactively checking in with us from time to time to see what we need. The clerks and counsel were super supportive to our team during lockdown providing us with some fantastic online learning to keep us up to speed. Outstanding all round.


CLIENT: Chris Benson, Partner
COMPANY/FIRM: Leigh Day
TESTIMONIAL: Many partners at Leigh Day see Outer Temple as the first choice for counsel on cases involving employment, clinical negligence and personal injury. In these areas the cases we run can be ground breaking, of wider significance or just the most important thing on our client’s mind. Whatever the case the barristers at Outer Temple always provide an excellent service from the Senior QC’s to junior counsel. Their breadth of practice areas and experience means there is a first class advocate for any case. Counsel are backed up by a great clerking team and a well-resourced chambers in an ideal location opposite the High Court. For the most important cases I always speak to Outer Temple first.


CLIENT: Jessica Bowles, Solicitor
COMPANY/FIRM: Irwin Mitchell
TESTIMONIAL: LLP OTC, as a set, provides a wide-ranging capability in terms of the experience and skillset they offer. Their clerks are second to none in terms of organisation and communication, and have reliably never let me down in facilitating seamless instructions to counsel. There are a number of excellent silks with wide ranging expertise and skillsets, so I know OTC has the right silk for any client or situation. The chambers produce well trained juniors who provide balanced and comprehensive advice which has proven invaluable on a numbers of cases I have instructed them on. OTC offers an excellent service and can be fully relied upon to support us in delivering for our clients.


CLIENT: Abe Kallis, Partner
COMPANY/FIRM: Chris Kallis Solicitors
TESTIMONIAL: Outer Temple Chambers have been our set of choice for a number of years. We find OTC Counsel have that special combination of technical excellence and first class advocacy, coupled with a down-to-earth approach, which is so reassuring to lay clients. The clerking staff are second to none, always willing to help and find a solution in a tight spot.


CLIENT: Louise Howard
COMPANY/FIRM: Lanyon Bowdler Solicitors
TESTIMONIAL: Outer Temple Chambers, in particular the Travel Law team, are an excellent, high quality set. Even in the strange circumstances of the past 6 months Outer Temple have maintained excellent customer service, reacting quickly to the lockdown and finding ways to continue to deliver. I work closely with Ian Denham and his detailed knowledge of travel law means he can be counted on to tackle difficult cross border issues. He is responsive, practical and very personable with clients. No matter how tricky or obscure the issue in a case, Ian can be relied upon to find a way through.


CLIENT: Laura Donald
COMPANY/FIRM: BTO Solicitors LLP
TESTIMONIAL: BTO Solicitors in Edinburgh and Glasgow have used barristers from Outer Temple Chambers for around 10 years. The clerking experience has always been smooth and professional with the clerks having a good handle on the strengths of the individual barristers, and an understanding too of how they work with their solicitors. The barristers instructed by us over the years have been excellent. Both Michael Uberoi and James Leonard were instructed for the Hyponatraemia Inquiry in Belfast, where we were instructed out of jurisdiction – and despite the varied locations both separate teams worked well. Most recently we have instructed Fiona Horlick QC and Matthew McDonagh for regulatory cases in the GMC and GDC. Both are excellent, easy to work with, helpful and thorough in the preparation and at complete ease with the clients. Outer Temple is always at the top of the list for instructions from this firm.


CLIENT: Stuart Pickford
COMPANY/FIRM: Mayer Brown International LLP
TESTIMONIAL: I know Outer Temple Chambers principally as one of the premier sets in the pensions market, having worked with or opposite a number of leading practitioners in that field, although they are also a growing presence in the commercial disputes space. The juniors with whom I have worked, in particular Saaman Pourghadiri, have been both of a very high calibre and a pleasure to work with. I worked with Saaman on a large and complex case last year; he worked tirelessly and was immersed in the detail of the case whilst continuing to play a significant role in its overall strategic direction. The clerking support from Matt Sale and David Smith in the business team is excellent. They are always willing to have sensible discussions regarding pricing, and generous with their time when contributing to an overall estimate for potential new matters.


CLIENT: Mary Lawrence
COMPANY/FIRM: Osborne Clarke LLP
TESTIMONIAL: I have worked with Outer Temple regularly for over a decade because of their consistent and high quality service, both from their barristers and their clerking team. The team of expert barristers are as excellent at communicating advice clearly as they are in their technical legal arguments, which is why I come back to them again and again. I trust the advice provided and lay clients have repeatedly told me how highly they rate the service provided by the set. In Court, they provide a reassuring and robust legal defence to clients. I work most frequently with the regulatory team who are top tier in the UK for health and safety and local authority prosecutions as well as inquest work. James Leonard is my ‘go to’ Counsel for health and safety and inquest work because of his depth of knowledge, his skills in advocacy and the fantastic rapport he builds quickly with clients in stressful situations.


CLIENT: Nicola Philp
COMPANY/FIRM: ISS UK
TESTIMONIAL: I have been using Outer Temple Chambers for over a decade. They have tremendous strength in employment law and have a great depth of experience across their set. One thing that makes them stand out is their user friendly service and their pragmatic approach to the myriad of issues we instruct them for. They are a real pleasure to work with.


CLIENT: Raquel Siganporia
COMPANY/FIRM:
TESTIMONIAL: Experienced, knowledgeable and approachable – OTC aren’t afraid of the risky case and are tenacious in ensuring the client gets the best result possible.