2TG Supporting the 10,000 Black Interns Programme

2TG are proud to support the 10,000 Black Interns Programme alongside firms across 24 sectors, who are collectively aiming to offer 2,000 internships each year for five consecutive years.

The Programme aims to transform the horizons and prospects of black people in the UK by offering paid work experience across a wide range of industries, as well as world-class training and development.

Applications are now open! For further information and to apply, please visit: https://www.10000blackinterns.com.


Timothy Killen Successful in DIFC Courts Challenge to the Enforcement of an Arbitral Award

On 8th August 2021, H.E. Justice Shamlan Al Sawalehi, sitting in the Court of First Instance of the Dubai International Financial Centre, handed down judgment in Lirit v Liwanu [2021] DIFC Arb 011, concerning the Defendant’s application to set aside an Order (made ex parte) ordering recognition and enforcement of a DIFC-LCIA arbitration award under Article 44(1)(a)(iv) of DIFC Law No. 1 of 2008.

This Judgment provides useful insight into the approach of the DIFC Court to challenges to the enforcement of arbitral awards under Article 44(1) of the DIFC Arbitration Law.

Timothy Killen appeared on behalf of the successful enforcing party instructed by Damian Crosse and Sammy Nanneh of Pinsent Masons Dubai LLP.

To read a Case Note prepared by James Partridge on this Judgment, please click here.

For further information on Timothy’s practice, including his work in the UAE region, please click here.


Steven Flynn, Commercial barrister specialising in Sports and Employment law, joins 2TG

2TG is delighted to announce that highly rated commercial litigation, employment and specialist Sports law barrister, Steven Flynn, joins Chambers with effect from 5 July 2021. Steven will continue to practice from his current leading set, Kings Chambers, but will develop his practice in London through 2 Temple Gardens.

Recognised by the leading legal directories as one of the top Sports law juniors in the UK, Steven enjoys an outstanding reputation in the sector. He frequently advises participants including professional athletes, teams, governing bodies, agents, and players’ associations on contractual, commercial and regulatory matters. In addition to this he sits as an arbitrator as well as chairing disciplinary and appeal panels across a variety of sports.

Away from the sports sector, Steven’s practice is directed towards business protection, where he is regularly instructed to deal with issues arising from employment contracts, breach of confidence, partnerships, restrictive covenants, and shareholder rights and obligations.

Head of Chambers, Martin Porter QC is thrilled. “Steven joins a thriving and dynamic set in 2 Temple Gardens, and we are delighted to welcome him to Chambers,” he says. “His expertise in commercial litigation and employment law, along with his enviable reputation in the Sports sector, make him a perfect match for our own market-leading practices in these areas. Steven will be an excellent addition and we look forward to supporting him as he continues to advance his impressive career.”

Steven Flynn adds “I am delighted to be joining 2 Temple Gardens in London and am really excited by the opportunities it will offer. While I was naturally drawn by the excellent quality of the individuals at 2TG and the obvious synergies with my own practice, the set’s market-wide reputation for promoting a supportive and friendly working environment was particularly attractive.”

For queries relating to Steven’s practice, please contact the Senior Clerks:

Lee Tyler, Senior Clerk: +44 207 822 1203, ltyler@2tg.co.uk

Leanne Taylor, Deputy Senior Clerk: +44 207 822 1204, ltaylor@2tg.co.uk

Billy Hammonds, Deputy Senior Clerk: +44 207 822 1213, bhammonds@2tg.co.uk


2TG Recommended in Legal 500 EMEA

We are delighted that 2TG is recommended again in the Legal 500 EMEA Guide to the Legal Profession for commercial disputes work in the Middle East.

Timothy Killen has been ranked as a Band 1 junior for his work in the region, with comments including “He has an exceptional knowledge of English commercial law, combined with an unparalleled experience of commercial litigation in the Middle East. His style as an advocate is calm, assured and attractive – he always looks to persuade the judge rather than batter them into submission”.

For further information on the rankings, please visit: https://www.legal500.com/c/middle-east-the-english-bar/commercial/

For further information about our work in the Middle East, please contact Lee Tyler



2TG wins Best Chambers for Training 2021 at Legal Cheek Awards

We are delighted to have been awarded Best Chambers for Training 2021 at the Legal Cheek Awards which took place remotely on 25 March 2021. Thank you to everyone who provided feedback as part of this process. Training is something that we care very much about at 2TG and take a great deal of pride in.

We were also extremely pleased to have been recognised as a leading chambers for colleague supportiveness and to have been shortlisted for Trainee and Junior Lawyer Chambers of the Year 2021.

Further information about the Legal Cheek Awards can be found here.

To read more about 2TG on the Legal Cheek Website, please click here


Concussion Test Case Litigation

Will Clerk instructed by Kennedys Solicitors on behalf of World Rugby in the concussion test case litigation.


Appointments to the Sport Resolutions Arbitration Panel

We are delighted to announce that two of our Members have been appointed to the Sport Resolutions Arbitration Panel.

Jessica van der Meer and William Clerk have been appointed as Development Arbitrators. Their appointments commence on 1 April 2021 and are for a 3 year term.

Sport Resolutions is a UK-based independent, not for profit, dispute resolutions service for sport operating globally, offering arbitration, mediation, tribunal and expert opinion. Further information can be viewed here.

For more information on Chambers’ sports practice, please click here: 2TG Sport.


2TG shortlisted for 2 awards at the Legal Cheek Awards 2021

2TG are delighted to have been nominated by Legal Cheek for 2 awards at their annual awards ceremony, taking place virtually on 25 March 2021:

Best Chambers for Training
Best Chambers for Colleague Supportiveness

The shortlist for the awards comes as a result of surveying more than 600 junior barristers, including pupils, at over 60 leading barristers’ chambers about their experience of training at the Bar.

For further information, please click here.