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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

Adam John Heppinstall

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

Work Department

Group actions, personal injury, product liability, employment, public law, environmental law, regulatory and disciplinary proceedings and public inquiries.

Position

Barrister.

Career

Called 1999, Middle Temple (Astbury Scholar); judicial assistant to the Court of Appeal – attached to Buxton and Otton LJJs 2000; worked in Brussels for Stanbrook & Hooper; instructed by Cape Plc in the Afrika Litigation; represented the GMC before the Shipman Inquiry. Appointed junior counsel to the Crown (Panel C) in 2004, Panel B in July 2009 and A Panel in March 2014. Appeared for the GMC in Professor Sir Roy Meadow v GMC [2006] EWCA Civ 1390 and for Cornwall County Council before Court of Appeal in Prater v CCC [2006] EWCA 102. Instructed by the MOD in the Nuclear Test Veterans group action from the outset and before the Supreme Court; and by the LDA and the Environment Agency in matters arising out of the London Olympics in 2012. Instructed in several catastrophic fire cases including Marlie Farm and the Leyland Fire. Was instructed by Shell in the Bodo Nigerian Oil Spill Group Action and is currently instructed in the Noise Induced Hearing Loss Group Action for the MOD. He is currently acting for two UK PLC’s in international parent company liability Group Actions. Publications of note: co-author ‘Manual of Employment Appeals’, Jordans 2008.

Languages

French.

Member

Associate fellow, Society of Advanced Legal Studies; South Eastern Circuit; LCLCBA; PropBA, ComBar, ALBA and ARDL.

Education

Balliol College, Oxford (1998 MA First Class in Jurisprudence); King’s College, London (1999 Diploma in EC Law).

Leisure

Deputy chair, Greenwich Housing Society.


London Bar

Environment

Within: Environment – Leading juniors

Adam Heppinstall - Henderson ChambersBullish counsel: hardworking, incisive, and gives clients enormous confidence.

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Product liability

Within: Product liability – Leading juniors

Adam Heppinstall - Henderson ChambersA go-to senior junior.

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Professional discipline and regulatory law

Within: Professional discipline and regulatory law – Leading juniors

Adam Heppinstall - Henderson ChambersHe has a good legal mind.

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