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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

Andrew Kinnier QC

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

Work Department

Product liability law (in particular pharmaceutical products, vaccines and medical devices); Group litigation (product liability; industrial disease; personal injury); Public Inquiries and Inquests; Public procurement law; Public and administrative law (including local government law); Regulatory law (including health and safety law; environmental law; transport law); General common law.

Position

Barrister; QC (2018); Counsel to the Grenfell Tower Inquiry (2017-); Junior Counsel to the Crown (A Panel) 2011-2018; Junior Counsel to the Crown (B Panel) 2008-2011; Junior Counsel to the Welsh Government (A panel – Public Law) 2011-2018; Junior Counsel to the Welsh Government (A Panel) 2008-2011

Career

Called 1996; Whittaker Scholarship (1993); College Tripos Prizes (History & Law) (1991-95); Evan Lewis-Thomas Law Scholarship, Akinjide Prize (1995); Queen Mother-Fox Major Entrance Scholarship, Middle Temple (1995).

Languages

French.

Member

Bar European Group; ALBA; Procurement Lawyers’ Association; HSLA; South Eastern Circuit

Education

Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge (BA Hons (First Class); MA).

Leisure

Sailing, history.


London Bar

Administrative and public law (including local government)

Within: 2018 Silks

Andrew Kinnier QC - Henderson ChambersInstructed in matters with Welsh elements.

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Environment

Within: 2018 Silks

Andrew Kinnier QC - Henderson ChambersAn insightful and practical advocate.

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Health and safety

Within: 2018 Silks

Andrew Kinnier QC - Henderson ChambersA silk who fights his client's corner.

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Product liability

Within: 2018 Silks

Andrew Kinnier QC - Henderson ChambersHe is phenomenally committed to the cause of the client.

Within: Product liability

'The leading defence practice for product liability', Henderson Chambers is a 'great set with huge strength in depth from very good quality juniors through to the silks'. Members of chambers are frequently instructed in high-profile and high-stakes litigation. Recently, this has included Prashant Popat QC's work for VW and other companies in the emissions litigation. A number of the set's barristers – including Charles Gibson QC, Malcolm Sheehan QC, Andrew Kinnier QC, and Adam Heppinstall – have been instructed in the pharmaceutical product liability group action alleging that the antidepressant Seroxat is a defective product.

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Public procurement

Within: Leading Silks

Andrew Kinnier QC - Henderson ChambersHe is an intellectual powerhouse.

Within: Public procurement

At Henderson Chambers 'excellent advocate' Rhodri Williams QC counts local and regional government departments among his client who find him 'very user-friendly'. Some of his high-stakes cases have reached the Supreme Court and European Court of Justice, the subjects of which range from health to construction and defence and related funding issues. Andrew Kinnier QC's heavy-weight cases include advising on European structural funds and substantial infrastructure matters. In one case Kinnier is acting for HM Treasury and the Department for Communities & Local Government in relation to procurement issues relating to grants for the restoration of the Everyman Theatre in Liverpool and other regeneration projects.

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