Outer Temple Chambers

Bar top 30 position: 24

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Banking and business

Outer Temple Chambers’ banking and business practice has a growing reputation as a strong and reliable source of commercial advice. 

Working with clients from a broad range of sectors including banking (both retail and investment banking), financial services (including commercial regulatory advice arising under FSMA) and insurance (including in connection with Lloyd’s of London), our teams of specialist barristers adopt a commercial approach to offer practical solutions to help overcome diverse business challenges. Members also regularly act in commercial contract and tort cases involving many types of businesses (i.e. involving international car manufacturers and businesses involved in the foot-and-mouth outbreak).

Our barristers take pride in finding pragmatic solutions to commercial problems, whether in litigation or advisory work. Many of the team are qualified in alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and have experience in arbitrations and mediations. Chambers has a long-standing presence in the field of asset preservation and tracing.

Several of our barristers have extensive experience of international cases, including matters before the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Courts, in the Middle East, New York and other jurisdictions.

Recent important cases include Alstom SA Securities Litigation (large US insurance coverage litigation), LCIA International Commercial Arbitration (acting for a Middle East company in a banking dispute over foreign exchange transactions), Shah v HSBC (a bank’s obligations under POCA and the scope of the duty of care owed by a bank to its customer) and Re AIG EVRF (retail mis-selling by wealth managers and private banks).

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The Outer Temple
222 Strand

Silks: 17
Juniors: 59
Head of chambers: Michael Bowes QC, David Westcott QC and Andrew Spink QC
Directors: Christine Kings and Steve Graham
Business development directors: Graham Woods, David Smith and Dave Scothern