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Chambers of Charles Gibson QC

2 HARCOURT BUILDINGS, TEMPLE, LONDON, EC4Y 9DB, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7583 9020
Fax:
Fax 020 7583 2686
DX:
1039 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
Email:
Web:
www.hendersonchambers.co.uk

James Purnell

Tel:
Work 020 7583 9020
Email:
Henderson Chambers (Chambers of Charles Gibson QC)

Position

Barrister specialising in commercial and public law, with expertise in group actions, product liability, health and safety, personal injury, environment, inquests and employment.

Career

Called 2002, Middle Temple (Queen Mother Scholar); pupillage Henderson Chambers 2002-2003; Attorney General’s C Panel (2009 – 2014); Attorney General’s B Panel (2014 – ); List of Specialist Regulatory Advocate’s for the EA, HSE and ORR (2012 – ); registered Direct Public Access practitioner; qualified pupil supervisor from 2010. Notable cases: Fetal Anti Convulsant Group Litigation (2008 – 2011); Iraqi Civilian Claims against MOD (2013 – ); defective hip implant group litigation (2014 – ). Recent reported cases: Ferguson v British Gas [2010] WLR 785 (harassment); Network Rail v Conarken [2011] 2 CLC 1 (consequential loss); Secretary of State for Justice v Bowling [2012] IRLR 382 (discrimination); Secretary of State for BIS v McDonagh [2013] ICR 1177 (employer insolvency).

Languages

French, Spanish.

Member

Health and Safety Lawyers Association; Personal Injury Bar Association; Employment Lawyers Association; List of Specialist Regulatory Advocates for the EA, HSE, ORR.

Education

The Oratory School; Edinburgh University; City University

Leisure

Football fanatic; piano man.


London Bar

Environment

Within: Environment – Leading juniors

James Purnell - Henderson ChambersGood on his feet, with a clear and concise manner; he sees the wood for the trees.

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Health and safety

Within: Health and safety – Leading juniors

James Purnell - Henderson ChambersHe is excellent across investigations and prosecutions.

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Inquests and inquiries

Within: Inquests and inquiries – Leading juniors

James Purnell - Henderson ChambersVery measured, strategically sound and very client friendly.

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Product liability

Within: Product liability – Leading juniors

James Purnell - Henderson ChambersA truly expert and experienced junior practitioner.

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