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Work 020 7583 1315
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Fax 020 7353 3969
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www.tgchambers.com

London Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

Temple Garden Chambers has ‘a magnificent reputation’, particularly for personal injury, health and safety, costs, public law, inquests and inquiries, and insurance fraud disputes. It houses ‘a range of counsel at all levels’ and ‘one of the most helpful and friendly clerking teams’; ‘from senior clerk Dean Norton down, nothing is too much trouble for them’ and they are ‘alive to the challenges of the recent legal reforms and funding pressures’. Norton is recommended alongside first juniors Nancy Rice, who is ‘always on hand’, and Keith Sharman, who is ‘enormously attentive when it comes to lay clients’ needs’. 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 Chambers ‘Recommended for immigration and national security matters.’

Ranked: tier 3
Administrative and public law (including local government) – Leading juniors

Nicholas Moss - Temple Garden ChambersRecommended for judicial reviews, inquests and national security.’

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) – New silks

Cathryn McGahey QC - Temple Garden ChambersRecommended for immigration, national security and prison cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Clinical negligence
Clinical negligence – Leading juniors

James Bell - Temple Garden ChambersAttentive to detail while mindful of the practicalities involved in a case.

Ranked: tier 3

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Costs
Costs – Leading sets - ranked: tier 3

Temple Garden Chambers

Temple Garden Chambers has a ‘superb reputation when it comes to costs’ and ‘strength in depth from silks to the clerks’. Headline cases included Simon Browne QC’s involvement in ENRC v Dechert LLP.

Costs – Leading silks

Simon Browne QC - Temple Garden ChambersHe has the ear of the judges.

Ranked: tier 2
Costs – Leading juniors

James Laughland - Temple Garden ChambersHe provides strong technical knowledge and pragmatic advice.

Ranked: tier 2

Mark James - Temple Garden ChambersPersonable, approachable and clear in his approach.

Ranked: tier 2

James Arney - Temple Garden ChambersHe maintains a busy and varied costs practice.

Ranked: tier 3

Richard Wilkinson - Temple Garden ChambersWell prepared and extremely thorough.

Ranked: tier 3

Shaman Kapoor - Temple Garden ChambersHe is enthusiastic, clear in his advice and his advocacy is excellent.

Ranked: tier 3

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Crime
Crime – Leading silks

Karim Khan QC - Temple Garden ChambersHe has represented governments and political leaders with great skill and diligence.’

Ranked: tier 2

Rodney Dixon QC - Temple Garden ChambersAn exceptional practitioner.’

Ranked: tier 3

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EU and competition
EU and competition – Leading juniors

Julia Smyth - Temple Garden ChambersAn effective advocate with an encyclopaedic knowledge of free movement issues.

Ranked: tier 3

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

Temple Garden Chambers

Although barristers at Temple Garden Chambers act for claimants as well as defendants, Keith Morton QC has a solid track record acting for the latter; he successfully defended Dynamiq Cleaning in a case arising from an employee being crushed between two buses.

Health and safety – Leading silks

Jonathan Watt-Pringle QC - Temple Garden ChambersInstructed by claimants and defendants alike.’

Ranked: tier 2

Keith Morton QC - Temple Garden ChambersHis gravitas instils confidence in judges, juries and clients alike.

Ranked: tier 2
Health and safety – Leading juniors

Dominic Adamson - Temple Garden ChambersA first-class strategist, who always goes that extra mile.

Ranked: tier 2

Fiona Canby - Temple Garden ChambersRepresents private companies, government bodies and individuals.

Ranked: tier 3

Tim Sharpe - Temple Garden ChambersFluent and effective with an excellent eye for detail.

Ranked: tier 4

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

Robin Tam QC - Temple Garden ChambersHe represents the Home Secretary in immigration detention cases.’

Ranked: tier 2
Immigration (including business immigration) – New silks

Cathryn McGahey QC - Temple Garden ChambersShe has a long track record acting for the government.’

Ranked: tier 1

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

Temple Garden Chambers

Temple Garden Chambers is a popular set for inquests and inquiries work due to members’ strong background in clinical negligence, personal injury and public law. In 2015, members were involved in the Independent Jersey Care inquiry.

Inquests and inquiries – Leading silks

Keith Morton QC - Temple Garden ChambersHe has a gravitas which inspires confidence in judges, juries and clients.

Ranked: tier 1

David Barr QC - Temple Garden ChambersA standout individual.

Ranked: tier 3

Robin Tam QC - Temple Garden ChambersHighly recommended for cases involving human rights.

Ranked: tier 3
Inquests and inquiries – Leading juniors

Dominic Adamson - Temple Garden ChambersVery thorough, knowledgeable, and tactically astute.

Ranked: tier 2

Nicholas Moss - Temple Garden ChambersHe is better than most silks in the field.

Ranked: tier 2

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Insurance and reinsurance
Insurance and reinsurance – Leading silks

Andrew Prynne QC - Temple Garden ChambersA seasoned practitioner.’

Ranked: tier 5

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

Temple Garden Chambers

Temple Garden Chambersalways has a barrister available to assist when needed’. The set is known for its experience in fatal accident cases and travel litigation, and has related expertise in inquests.

Personal injury – Leading silks

Jonathan Watt-Pringle QC - Temple Garden ChambersHe has an impressive courtroom manner, making powerful, well-measured and succinct submissions.

Ranked: tier 3

Simon Browne QC - Temple Garden ChambersAlive to commercial realities and attentive to client concerns.

Ranked: tier 3
Personal injury – Leading juniors

Marcus Grant - Temple Garden ChambersNot only does he have an absolutely first-class intellect, he is engaging and a real pleasure to work with.

Ranked: tier 1

James Bell - Temple Garden ChambersInsightful, personable and accessible.

Ranked: tier 2

John Bate-Williams - Temple Garden ChambersHighly recommended.

Ranked: tier 2

James Arney - Temple Garden ChambersHe has a great eye for spotting the deal.

Ranked: tier 2

James Laughland - Temple Garden ChambersHe is a tough negotiator and an impressive advocate.

Ranked: tier 2

Peter Freeman - Temple Garden ChambersHe is as impressive in his papers as he is on his feet.

Ranked: tier 3

Richard Wilkinson - Temple Garden ChambersThe first choice for any case that demands a highly technical legal mind.

Ranked: tier 3

Paul Kilcoyne - Temple Garden ChambersA heavyweight in the field.

Ranked: tier 4

Alex Glassbrook - Temple Garden ChambersA standout barrister.

Ranked: tier 5

Benjamin Casey - Temple Garden ChambersApproachable and a good communicator.

Ranked: tier 5

Dominic Adamson - Temple Garden ChambersTactically astute and very user-friendly.

Ranked: tier 5

Sacha Ackland - Temple Garden ChambersShe has a knack of displaying a pragmatic perspective on complicated legal issues.

Ranked: tier 5

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Product liability
Product liability – Leading silks

Andrew Prynne QC - Temple Garden ChambersRecommended for his broad practice.

Ranked: tier 3

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Public international law
Public international law – Leading silks

Rodney Dixon QC - Temple Garden ChambersHe has a great public international law practice and a top mind.

Ranked: tier 2

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Set overviews: England and Wales

Temple Garden Chambers has ‘a magnificent reputation’, particularly for personal injury, health and safety, costs, public law, inquests and inquiries, and insurance fraud disputes. It houses ‘a range of counsel at all levels’ and ‘one of the most helpful and friendly clerking teams’; ‘from senior clerk Dean Norton down, nothing is too much trouble for them’ and they are ‘alive to the challenges of the recent legal reforms and funding pressures’. Norton is recommended alongside first juniors Nancy Rice, who is ‘always on hand’, and Keith Sharman, who is ‘enormously attentive when it comes to lay clients’ needs’. Offices in: London

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