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Chambers of Michael Bowes QC, Christopher Gibson QC and Andrew S

Living Wage
THE OUTER TEMPLE, 222 STRAND, LONDON, WC2R 1BA, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7353 6381
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Fax 020 7583 1786
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351 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
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James Counsell QC

Tel:
Work 020 7353 6381
Email:
Outer Temple Chambers (Chambers of Michael Bowes QC, Christopher Gibson QC and Andrew S)

Position

Barrister specialising in clinical/professional negligence, regulatory and financial services and banking cases, together with personal injury.

Recent cases include a claim against bank for negligent advice and a historical sex abuse claim against the Jehovah’s witnesses (both successful).
 
Besides claims work, he appears in disciplinary tribunals ranging from the GMC, GDC, Solicitors’, Accountants’ and Lloyd’s of London disciplinary tribunals and prosecutes for the BSB.

Career

Called 1984; Inner Temple.

Languages

French, Spanish.

Member

PIBA; APIL; COMBAR; PNBA; ARDL; FSLA; Western Circuit; European Circuit; Dubai International Financial Centre Court; Bristol Medico-Legal Society.

Education

Marlborough College; Magdalene College, Cambridge.

Leisure

Cricket, rugby, gardening, farming.


London Bar

Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

Within: Banking and finance (including consumer credit) – 2017 silks

James Counsell QC - Outer Temple ChambersHighly recommended for banking litigation work.

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Financial services

Within: Financial services – 2017 silks

James Counsell QC - Outer Temple ChambersAll round, he is always available and helpful; his cross-examination is a considerable strength.

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Personal injury, industrial disease and insurance fraud

Within: Personal injury – 2017 silks

James Counsell QC - Outer Temple ChambersThere are no noticeable weaknesses; his main strengths are his approach to clients and his positive outlook on cases.

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Professional discipline and regulatory law

Within: Professional discipline and regulatory law – 2017 silks

James Counsell QC - Outer Temple ChambersInstructed in medical and legal cases.

Within: Professional discipline and regulatory law

At Outer Temple Chambers, James Counsell QC represented a barrister who had an altercation with a respondent outside the Royal Courts of Justice following an appeal hearing. The matter resulted in an acquittal after a two-day hearing.

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