St John’s picks Outer Temple man as chief exec

Bristol-based St John’s Chambers has appointed Outer Temple’s business development director Derek Jenkins as chief executive.

It follows the exit of ­former chief executive ­Vincent Denham, who left in June to join Fareham-headquartered Coffin Mew (The Lawyer, 16 June).

Jenkins, who has been with Outer Temple for 29 years, is widely considered a bar stalwart and his appointment will kick-start a new phase of growth.

Jenkins said the set would look to develop a relationship with Outer Temple, adding: “We won’t be selling Outer Temple’s brand in Bristol just yet, but you never know.”

Outer Temple will appoint a replacement in September.