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London Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

Temple Garden Chambers is ‘a fantastic set that has grown year on year in strength and depth’. ‘There is always someone you can call upon to instruct, and you know you will receive an excellent service.’ Chambers is well known for health-related cases but has expertise across the board in insurance and public law, and has a particularly strong practice in insurance fraud and inquests. The ‘open and honest’ clerks’ room comprises individuals who are ‘all prepared to go the extra mile’. Senior clerk Dean Norton is ‘a very accomplished player’, ably assisted by joint first junior clerks Nancy Rice and Keith Sharman. Sharman ‘stands out as someone who goes far beyond what is required of him to provide a great service to clients’. Offices in: London

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London Bar

Administrative and public law (including local government)
Administrative and public law (including local government) – Leading silks

Robin Tam QC - Temple Garden ChambersHe has an excellent reputation in immigration and civil liberties judicial reviews.

Ranked: tier 4
Administrative and public law (including local government) – New silks

Andrew O’Connor QC - Temple Garden ChambersAn expert in national security cases.

Ranked: tier 1
Administrative and public law (including local government) – Leading juniors

Nicholas Moss - Temple Garden ChambersHardworking, with a real ability to handle major litigation.

Ranked: tier 4

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Civil liberties and human rights (including actions against the police)
Civil liberties and human rights (including actions against the police) – Leading juniors

Cathryn McGahey - Temple Garden ChambersShe has a buoyant immigration and police law practice.’

Ranked: tier 3

Nicholas Moss - Temple Garden ChambersA hard worker with excellent judgement.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Clinical negligence
Clinical negligence – Leading juniors

James Bell - Temple Garden ChambersHe has a very good grasp of technical medical issues.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Consumer
Consumer – Leading juniors

Alex Glassbrook - Temple Garden ChambersHe is thorough and shows good attention to detail.’

Ranked: tier 3

Paul McGrath - Temple Garden ChambersRecommended for personal injury, motor and credit hire work.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Costs
Costs – Leading sets - ranked: tier 2

Temple Garden Chambers

Temple Garden Chambers has ‘excellent strength in depth’ in this area, and is highly regarded for costs issues arising out of commercial or group litigation. The clerks are ‘knowledgeable, helpful and informative’.

Costs – Leading silks

Simon Browne QC - Temple Garden ChambersHe has a thorough knowledge of costs law.’

Ranked: tier 2
Costs – Leading juniors

James Arney - Temple Garden ChambersHe undertakes a varied diet of costs work.’

Ranked: tier 3

James Laughland - Temple Garden ChambersHe has great ability to know which cases are sensibly viable.’

Ranked: tier 2

Mark James - Temple Garden ChambersHe has a voraciously academic approach.’

Ranked: tier 2

Richard Wilkinson - Temple Garden Chambers‘Thorough, knowledgeable and easy to work alongside.’

Ranked: tier 3

Shaman Kapoor - Temple Garden ChambersHe is tough and always fights hard for his clients.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Health and safety
Health and safety – Leading sets - ranked: tier 3

Temple Garden Chambers

Temple Garden Chambers’ clerks are ‘excellent at being able to ensure the client receives value for money’. Jonathan Watt-Pringle QC represented Network Rail in a claim relating to the death of a pedestrian at a level crossing.

Health and safety – Leading silks

Andrew Prynne QC - Temple Garden ChambersAn expert in product safety and rail accidents.’

Ranked: tier 3

Jonathan Watt-Pringle QC - Temple Garden ChambersBrilliant advocacy skills and great attention to detail.’

Ranked: tier 2

Keith Morton QC - Temple Garden ChambersHis cross-examination, particularly of experts, can be deadly; he is always impressive.’

Ranked: tier 2
Health and safety – Leading juniors

Dominic Adamson - Temple Garden ChambersAlways goes the extra mile for clients and is extremely thorough.’

Ranked: tier 2

Fiona Canby - Temple Garden ChambersAn experienced defendant in many high-profile health and safety cases.’

Ranked: tier 2

Tim Sharpe - Temple Garden ChambersMeticulous in his preparation and fiercely bright.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Immigration (including business immigration)
Immigration (including business immigration) – Leading silks

Robin Tam QC - Temple Garden ChambersA brilliant advocate.’

Ranked: tier 2
Immigration (including business immigration) – Leading juniors

Cathryn McGahey - Temple Garden ChambersAble to draw on broad public law expertise.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Inquests and inquiries
Inquests and inquiries – Leading sets - ranked: tier 2

Temple Garden Chambers

Temple Garden Chambers has ‘efficient clerks and extremely able members with solid knowledge of inquests and inquiries’. Robin Tam QC and Andrew O’Connor QC are currently counsel to the inquiry in the Alexander Litvinenko case.

Inquests and inquiries – Leading silks

David Barr QC - Temple Garden ChambersHis inquests practice benefits from his experience in health and safety matters.’

Ranked: tier 3

Keith Morton QC - Temple Garden ChambersA top silk whose gravitas inspires confidence in judges, juries and clients.’

Ranked: tier 1

Robin Tam QC - Temple Garden ChambersHis inquests practice benefits from strong experience in human rights related cases.’

Ranked: tier 3
Inquests and inquiries – New silks

Andrew O’Connor QC - Temple Garden ChambersHe has excellent judgement and a real can-do attitude.

Ranked: tier 1
Inquests and inquiries – Leading juniors

Dominic Adamson - Temple Garden ChambersHe is a marvellously safe pair of hands and instils confidence in both lay and professional clients.’

Ranked: tier 2

Nicholas Moss - Temple Garden ChambersAn outstanding lawyer, an excellent cross-examiner and a very fine tactician.’

Ranked: tier 2

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Insurance and reinsurance
Insurance and reinsurance – Leading silks

Andrew Prynne QC - Temple Garden ChambersHis submissions are precise and to the point.’

Ranked: tier 5

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Personal injury
Personal injury – Leading sets - ranked: tier 3

Temple Garden Chambers

Temple Garden Chambers is ‘an excellent set with helpful clerks’. It is particularly well known for catastrophic brain and spinal injury cases, as well as insurance fraud disputes.

Personal injury – Leading silks

Jonathan Watt-Pringle QC - Temple Garden ChambersHe has good judgement, a sensible manner and excellent technical skills.’

Ranked: tier 4

Simon Browne QC - Temple Garden ChambersA formidable advocate who is always well prepared and gives good, practical advice.’

Ranked: tier 4
Personal injury – Leading juniors

Alex Glassbrook - Temple Garden ChambersThe most forensic advocate.’

Ranked: tier 4

Benjamin Casey - Temple Garden ChambersA rising star at the PI Bar with excellent judgement.’

Ranked: tier 5

Dominic Adamson - Temple Garden ChambersHe always goes the extra mile for clients.’

Ranked: tier 5

James Arney - Temple Garden ChambersHe has very impressive tactical nous and ability.’

Ranked: tier 2

James Bell - Temple Garden ChambersHe has a sure touch with clients, and his knowledge and experience make him a joy to work with.’

Ranked: tier 2

James Laughland - Temple Garden ChambersHe is a great advocate who is masterful in cross-examination and completely at ease when thrown curve balls.’

Ranked: tier 2

John Bate-Williams - Temple Garden ChambersA superb negotiator with excellent client skills.’

Ranked: tier 2

Marcus Grant - Temple Garden ChambersA barrister with no faults at all, and the hardest working member of the Bar.’

Ranked: tier 1

Paul Kilcoyne - Temple Garden ChambersA brilliant negotiator.’

Ranked: tier 4

Richard Wilkinson - Temple Garden ChambersHe has outstanding powers of forensic analysis and is entirely unflappable.’

Ranked: tier 3

Sacha Ackland - Temple Garden ChambersShe is popular with solicitors and clients, and is the type of counsel you want on your side.’

Ranked: tier 5

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Product liability
Product liability – Leading silks

Andrew Prynne QC - Temple Garden ChambersHis strength is in the strategy around litigation.’

Ranked: tier 2

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Public international law
Public international law – Leading silks

Rodney Dixon QC - Temple Garden ChambersVery impressive and user-friendly.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Set overviews: England and Wales

Temple Garden Chambers is ‘a fantastic set that has grown year on year in strength and depth’. ‘There is always someone you can call upon to instruct, and you know you will receive an excellent service.’ Chambers is well known for health-related cases but has expertise across the board in insurance and public law, and has a particularly strong practice in insurance fraud and inquests. The ‘open and honest’ clerks’ room comprises individuals who are ‘all prepared to go the extra mile’. Senior clerk Dean Norton is ‘a very accomplished player’, ably assisted by joint first junior clerks Nancy Rice and Keith Sharman. Sharman ‘stands out as someone who goes far beyond what is required of him to provide a great service to clients’. Offices in: London

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