“Members with unrivalled talent… Excellent in everything they do.”


“The magic circle’s barristers chambers of choice”

The Lawyer

“The best set at the Bar for insolvency.”

Legal 500

“South Square provides ‘a world-class service’.”

Legal 500

“An excellent set at the forefront of the London Bar.”


“Incredible members at the top of their game.”


“An unrivalled collection of the best talents currently at the Bar”


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Academic & Associate Members

CVs for our Academic and Associate Members are available upon request from our Practice Managers. Contact

Academic Members
Professor Sarah Worthington KC (Hon)
Professor Andrew Keay
Professor Peter Walton

Chambers Director / CEO

William Mackinlay
William Mackinlay Chambers Director   +44 (0)20 7696 9900   William Mackinlay

Practice Managers

Senior Clerk

Dylan Playfoot
Dylan Playfoot Senior Clerk   07741858542   Dylan Playfoot

King's Counsel

Luke Clark
Luke Clark Team Leader   07741858543   Luke Clark
Lewis Madle
Lewis Madle Assistant Practice Manager   07741858547   Lewis Madle
Deborah Akinfala
Deborah Akinfala Junior Practice Manager   07909980679   Deborah Akinfala

Senior Barristers

Marco Malatesta
Marco Malatesta Team Leader   07741858544   Marco Malatesta
Jessica Green
Jessica Green Assistant Practice Manager   07741858541   Jessica Green
Abbie Hawkins
Abbie Hawkins Junior Practice Manager   07741858554   Abbie Hawkins

Junior Barristers

Tom Gibbons
Tom Gibbons Team Leader   07812097218   Tom Gibbons
Chris Filby
Chris Filby Assistant Practice Manager   07741858546   Chris Filby
Chloe King
Chloe King Junior Practice Manager   07741858548   Chloe King

‘The clerks are very easy to deal with, business-orientated, and you can always get hold of them after hours.’

Chambers & Partners

Support Staff

Michelle O'Connor
Michelle O'Connor Finance Director   +44 (0)20 7696 9900   Michelle O'Connor
Linda Edward
Linda Edward Finance Assistant   +44 (0)20 7696 9900   Linda Edward
Anthony Kaye
Anthony Kaye Admissions & Membership Services Manager   +44 (0)20 7696 9900   Anthony Kaye
Ellie Trollope
Ellie Trollope EA to Chambers Director   +44 (0)20 7696 9900   Ellie Trollope
James McAusland
James McAusland Office Manager   +44 (0)20 7696 9900   James McAusland
Milly Bruce
Milly Bruce Receptionist   +44 (0)20 7696 9900   Milly Bruce
Curtis Frazer
Curtis Frazer Receptionist   +44 (0)20 7696 9900   Curtis Frazer
Elise Fevrier
Elise Fevrier Receptionist   +44 (0)20 7696 9900   Elise Fevrier
South Square & RISA BVI Conference – 2024
South Square & RISA BVI Conference – 2024
South Square & RISA Cayman Conference – 2024
South Square & RISA Cayman Conference – 2024
South Square Welcomes Two New Leading Recruits and Three Associate Members
South Square Welcomes Two New Leading Recruits and Three Associate Members
South Square shortlisted for the Legal 500 Bar Awards 2024
South Square shortlisted for the Legal 500 Bar Awards 2024
South Square Digest
South Square Digest is our quarterly review of news, cases, judgments and articles covering all our practice areas.
South Square Digest
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