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“The best set at the Bar for insolvency.”

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

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“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 Members
Professor Sarah Worthington KC (Hon)
Associate Members
Colin Bamford
Sandra Bristoll
Professor Peter Ellinger
Seenath Jairam SC
Barry Mortimer GBS KC
Sandy Shandro
John Sheahan KC
Richard Sheldon KC
Joanna Perkins

Chambers Director / CEO

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

Practice Managers

Dylan Playfoot
Dylan Playfoot Senior Clerk   +44 (0)20 7696 9900   Dylan Playfoot
Marco Malatesta
Marco Malatesta Team Leader   +44 (0)20 7696 9900   Marco Malatesta
Luke Clark
Luke Clark Team Leader   +44 (0)20 7696 9900   Luke Clark
Tom Gibbons
Tom Gibbons Team Leader   +44 (0)20 7696 9900   Tom Gibbons
Chris Filby
Chris Filby Assistant Practice Manager   +44 (0)20 7696 9900   Chris Filby
Jessica Green
Jessica Green Assistant Practice Manager   +44 (0)20 7696 9900   Jessica Green
Lewis Madle
Lewis Madle Assistant Practice Manager   +44 (0)20 7696 9900   Lewis Madle
Chloe King
Chloe King Junior Practice Manager   +44 (0)20 7696 9900   Chloe King
Deborah Akinfala
Deborah Akinfala Junior Practice Manager   +44(0)7909 980679   Deborah Akinfala
Abbie Hawkins
Abbie Hawkins Junior Practice Manager   +44 (0)20 7696 9900   Abbie Hawkins

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

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Support Staff

Michelle O'Connor
Michelle O'Connor Head of Finance   +44 (0)20 7696 9900   Michelle O'Connor
Nabhan Moore-Bastien
Nabhan Moore-Bastien Finance Assistant   +44 (0)20 7696 9900   Nabhan Moore-Bastien
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 Facilities Manager   +44 (0)20 7696 9900   James McAusland
Logan Parker
Logan Parker Reception Manager   +44 (0)20 7696 9900   Logan Parker
Elise Fevrier
Elise Fevrier Receptionist   +44 (0)20 7696 9900   Elise Fevrier
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