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London Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

Temple Garden Chambers is β€˜an outstanding set, where there is genuine strength in depth and always someone more than suitable to cover any situation and at any time’. It is best known for cases involving the health or insurance sectors but also has significant expertise in costs and public law. β€˜Solicitors remain loyal to chambers because it always delivers’, and one client says, β€˜I have yet to find another set that can offer the same quality of counsel, service and breadth’. In addition, β€˜all barristers work with the philosophy of approachability and teamwork in mind and the clerking team understands the importance of this’. β€˜From the top to the bottom, the clerks are polite, helpful and efficient – nothing is too much trouble.’ In particular, senior clerk Dean Norton, is β€˜a genuine asset and a fantastic ambassador with a keen business mind’; for some, β€˜he is probably the best clerk in London’. First junior Keith Sharman provides β€˜outstanding customer care and professionalism’, and Nancy Rice (also first junior) β€˜understands the importance of client relationships and is willing to be flexible when needed and where possible’. 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 β€˜Highly rated for judicial review work.’

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

Nicholas Moss - Temple Garden Chambers β€˜Very knowledgeable of national security cases.’

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) – 2016 silks

Cathryn McGahey QC - Temple Garden Chambers β€˜Very impressive; she surely has a bright future as silk.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Clinical negligence
Clinical negligence – Leading juniors

James Bell - Temple Garden Chambers β€˜An excellent strategist and effective communicator.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Costs
Costs – Leading sets - ranked: tier 3

Temple Garden Chambers

Temple Garden Chambers maintains a β€˜good range of barristers in the specialist field of costs’, including Simon Browne QC, who represented the insurers in J C and A Solicitors v Andeen Iqbal and another, and James Laughland, who acted in one of the Supreme Court appeals concerning the recovery of additional liabilities for Associated Newspapers.

Costs – Leading silks

Simon Browne QC - Temple Garden Chambers β€˜An extremely impressive advocate and a master of the subject.’

Ranked: tier 2
Costs – Leading juniors

James Laughland - Temple Garden Chambers β€˜A sound advocate with unsurpassed legal knowledge.’

Ranked: tier 2

Mark James - Temple Garden Chambers β€˜Recommended for solicitor-client disputes.’

Ranked: tier 3

Richard Wilkinson - Temple Garden Chambers β€˜An experienced advocate with a good knowledge of the field.’

Ranked: tier 4

Shaman Kapoor - Temple Garden Chambers β€˜Up and coming.’

Ranked: tier 4

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EU law
EU law – Leading juniors

Julia Smyth - Temple Garden Chambers β€˜A genuine and outstanding free-movement specialist, who handles cases beyond her call.’

Ranked: tier 3

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

Temple Garden Chambers

The β€˜highly rated’ Temple Garden Chambers includes Keith Morton QC, who secured the acquittal of BAM Construction in the case arising from a worker being crushed by a tonne of glass on a construction site. Meanwhile, Dominic Adamson represented Tata Steel UK in proceedings pertaining to two workplace incidents.

Health and safety – Leading silks

Keith Morton QC - Temple Garden Chambers β€˜An incisive cross-examiner and good tactician, who has the jury’s attention.’

Ranked: tier 2
Health and safety – Leading juniors

Dominic Adamson - Temple Garden Chambers β€˜An excellent jury advocate, who goes the extra mile to achieve the right result.’

Ranked: tier 2

Fiona Canby - Temple Garden Chambers β€˜A robust cross-examiner, who is incredibly industrious and has a good grasp of detail.’

Ranked: tier 3

Tim Sharpe - Temple Garden Chambers β€˜He provides sound advice and is very impressive with clients.’

Ranked: tier 4

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

Robin Tam QC - Temple Garden Chambers β€˜He is a leader in the field with strong technical knowledge.’

Ranked: tier 2
Immigration (including business immigration) – 2016 silks

Cathryn McGahey QC - Temple Garden Chambers β€˜Highly regarded.’

Ranked: tier 1

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

Temple Garden Chambers

At Temple Garden Chambers, recent high-profile work saw Keith Morton QC instructed in the pending Shoreham Air Disaster inquest, while Nicholas Moss maintains a busy practice in military-related inquests

Inquests and inquiries – Leading silks

Keith Morton QC - Temple Garden Chambers β€˜He gets to the core of the issues quickly and with ease.’

Ranked: tier 1

Andrew O’Connor QC - Temple Garden Chambers β€˜Unflappable and easy to work with, he spots the strategic points that make the difference.’

Ranked: tier 2

David Barr QC - Temple Garden Chambers β€˜Highly recommended.’

Ranked: tier 3
Inquests and inquiries – 2016 silks

Cathryn McGahey QC - Temple Garden Chambers β€˜Noted for both public inquiries and inquests.’

Ranked: tier 1
Inquests and inquiries – Leading juniors

Dominic Adamson - Temple Garden Chambers β€˜Client-focused and recommended for heavyweight industrial accidents.’

Ranked: tier 2

Nicholas Moss - Temple Garden Chambers β€˜An outstanding advocate, who is β€œhard as nails” when it comes to fighting his client’s corner.’

Ranked: tier 2

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International crime and extradition
International crime and extradition – Leading sets - ranked: tier 2

Temple Garden Chambers

Unlike other sets ranked in this category, Temple Garden Chambers does not handle domestic criminal law work, but contains some silks, who handle international criminal matters. Karim Khan QC represented Al Jadeed TV and its editor, which were tried and acquitted by the Special Tribunal for Lebanon for contempt of court – the first-ever prosecution of a corporate entity by an international tribunal. Extradition specialist Myles Grandison joined from Drystone Chambers.

International crime and extradition – Leading silks

Karim Khan QC - Temple Garden Chambers β€˜He defends in top cases before the international criminal tribunals.’

Ranked: tier 1

Rodney Dixon QC - Temple Garden Chambers β€˜Instructed by governments and individuals on international criminal law matters.’

Ranked: tier 2
International crime and extradition – Leading juniors

Aidan Ellis - Temple Garden Chambers β€˜He advises international tribunal defendants.’

Ranked: tier 1

Myles Grandison - Temple Garden Chambers β€˜A refined legal thinker, who leaves no stone unturned for his clients.’

Ranked: tier 2

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Personal injury, industrial disease and insurance fraud
Personal injury – Leading sets - ranked: tier 3

Temple Garden Chambers

Temple Garden Chambers is β€˜an excellent set with many star barristers’, who have β€˜a wealth of experience’. They act for claimants and defendants in a range of cases but are often singled out for their extensive experience in insurance fraud work and exaggerated claims.

Personal injury – Leading silks

Jonathan Watt-Pringle QC - Temple Garden Chambers β€˜He has a first-class intellect and loves the law.’

Ranked: tier 3

Simon Browne QC - Temple Garden Chambers β€˜He provides sound advice and will fight the client’s corner.’

Ranked: tier 3
Insurance fraud – Leading juniors

Alexander Glassbrook - Temple Garden Chambers β€˜Particularly noted for insurance fraud cases involving criminal networks and electronic evidence.’

Ranked: tier 1

Anthony Johnson - Temple Garden Chambers β€˜A strong junior with an analytical approach.’

Ranked: tier 1

James Laughland - Temple Garden Chambers β€˜A fabulous advocate.’

Ranked: tier 1

Lionel Stride - Temple Garden Chambers β€˜A tenacious advocate, who is up to date with the latest developments in the area.’

Ranked: tier 1

Marcus Grant - Temple Garden Chambers β€˜Exceptional – a true master of his craft.’

Ranked: tier 1

Paul McGrath - Temple Garden Chambers β€˜Experienced in all manner of motor insurance fraud cases.’

Ranked: tier 1
Personal injury – Leading juniors

James Bell - Temple Garden Chambers β€˜An excellent strategist and effective communicator.’

Ranked: tier 1

Marcus Grant - Temple Garden Chambers β€˜One of the finest junior counsel trial advocates at the English Bar.’

Ranked: tier 1

James Arney - Temple Garden Chambers β€˜A formidable advocate, who combines tenacity with charm.’

Ranked: tier 2

John Bate-Williams - Temple Garden Chambers β€˜He has an uncanny knack for winning at trial.’

Ranked: tier 3

James Laughland - Temple Garden Chambers β€˜A tough negotiator, who is compassionate and caring with clients.’

Ranked: tier 3

Peter Freeman - Temple Garden Chambers β€˜An outstanding barrister for defendant personal injury cases.’

Ranked: tier 3

Richard Wilkinson - Temple Garden Chambers β€˜A measured, thoughtful and skilful tactician.’

Ranked: tier 3

Paul Kilcoyne - Temple Garden Chambers β€˜Recommended for military claims.’

Ranked: tier 4

Benjamin Casey - Temple Garden Chambers β€˜Highly recommended by solicitors.’

Ranked: tier 5

Dominic Adamson - Temple Garden Chambers β€˜He is extremely thorough and has an excellent legal mind.’

Ranked: tier 5

Lionel Stride - Temple Garden Chambers β€˜Thorough with papers, pragmatic with his advice and a compelling advocate.’

Ranked: tier 5

Sacha Ackland - Temple Garden Chambers β€˜She understands clearly what insurer clients are trying to achieve.’

Ranked: tier 5

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Product liability
Product liability – Leading silks

Andrew Prynne QC - Temple Garden Chambers β€˜A vastly experienced practitioner.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Public international law
Public international law – Leading silks

Rodney Dixon QC - Temple Garden Chambers β€˜Consistently professional, collegial and a pleasure to work with.’

Ranked: tier 2

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Set overviews: England and Wales

Temple Garden Chambers is β€˜an outstanding set, where there is genuine strength in depth and always someone more than suitable to cover any situation and at any time’. It is best known for cases involving the health or insurance sectors but also has significant expertise in costs and public law. β€˜Solicitors remain loyal to chambers because it always delivers’, and one client says, β€˜I have yet to find another set that can offer the same quality of counsel, service and breadth’. In addition, β€˜all barristers work with the philosophy of approachability and teamwork in mind and the clerking team understands the importance of this’. β€˜From the top to the bottom, the clerks are polite, helpful and efficient – nothing is too much trouble.’ In particular, senior clerk Dean Norton, is β€˜a genuine asset and a fantastic ambassador with a keen business mind’; for some, β€˜he is probably the best clerk in London’. First junior Keith Sharman provides β€˜outstanding customer care and professionalism’, and Nancy Rice (also first junior) β€˜understands the importance of client relationships and is willing to be flexible when needed and where possible’. Offices in: London

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