“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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If you wish to consider engaging any member or associate member of South Square as an arbitrator or mediator or as Counsel in an arbitration or mediation, please contact

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

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   0774 185 8542   Dylan Playfoot

King's Counsel

Luke Clark
Luke Clark Team Leader   0774 185 8543   Luke Clark
Lewis Madle
Lewis Madle Assistant Practice Manager   0774 185 8547   Lewis Madle
Deborah Akinfala
Deborah Akinfala Junior Practice Manager   0790 998 0679   Deborah Akinfala

Senior Barristers

Marco Malatesta
Marco Malatesta Team Leader   0774 185 8544   Marco Malatesta
Jessica Green
Jessica Green Assistant Practice Manager   0774 185 8541   Jessica Green
Abbie Hawkins
Abbie Hawkins Junior Practice Manager   07741 858554   Abbie Hawkins

Junior Barristers

Tom Gibbons
Tom Gibbons Team Leader   07812097218   Tom Gibbons
Chris Filby
Chris Filby Assistant Practice Manager   0774 185 8546   Chris Filby
Chloe King
Chloe King Junior Practice Manager   0774 185 8548   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
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 Office Manager   +44 (0)20 7696 9900   James McAusland
Elise Fevrier
Elise Fevrier Receptionist   +44 (0)20 7696 9900   Elise Fevrier
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