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Temple Garden Chambers

1 HARCOURT BUILDINGS, TEMPLE, LONDON, EC4Y 9DA, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7583 1315
Fax:
Fax 020 7353 3969
DX:
382 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.tgchambers.com
London, The Hague

London Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

Temple Garden Chambers is β€˜a force’ in the health and insurance sectors and has β€˜excellent, hardworking costs counsel, who are respected by judges’. The set has real strength in depth across its core areas of practice, including personal injury where is has β€˜a good range of very competent counsel’, and is β€˜always able to accommodate requests’ from solicitors. The clerks’ room is β€˜very professional and always willing to assist’. Senior clerk Dean Norton and joint first juniors Nancy Rice and Keith Sharman are β€˜excellent clerks with strong customer service skills and who will go the extra mile to make preferred counsel available’. 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 recommended.’

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

Nicholas Moss - Temple Garden Chambers β€˜He is always very well prepared and on top of the potential issues.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Clinical negligence
Clinical negligence – Leading juniors

James Bell - Temple Garden Chambers β€˜His strengths lie in his eye for detail, approachability and excellent rapport with clients.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Costs
Costs – Leading sets - ranked: tier 3

Temple Garden Chambers

Temple Garden Chambers has a strong presence in this space and regularly advises on costs management hearings and group actions. In the combined Supreme Court cases of Times Newspapers Ltd v Flood; Miller v Associated Newspapers Ltd; Frost and Other v MGN Ltd, three national newspapers argued against paying success fees and ATE premiums on the grounds that doing so would infringe the papers’ freedom of expression rights. The refusal to pay was successfully challenged by the respondents, represented by Simon Browne QC, who in BNM v MGN also persuaded the Court of Appeal that the senior costs judge was wrong to hold the new test of proportionality applies to still recoverable additional liabilities. James Laughland was a junior in both standout cases.

Costs – Leading silks

Simon Browne QC - Temple Garden Chambers β€˜A good choice where you want someone to strongly fight your corner.’

Ranked: tier 1
Costs – Leading juniors

James Laughland - Temple Garden Chambers β€˜Helpful, approachable, knowledgeable and unflappable.’

Ranked: tier 1

Mark James - Temple Garden Chambers β€˜Recommended for insurance-backed litigation.’

Ranked: tier 3

Shaman Kapoor - Temple Garden Chambers β€˜Recommended for costs budgeting.’

Ranked: tier 3

Richard Wilkinson - Temple Garden Chambers β€˜Handles a variety of costs litigation matters.’

Ranked: tier 4

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EU law
EU law – Leading juniors

Julia Smyth - Temple Garden Chambers β€˜An outstanding barrister with an encyclopaedic knowledge of EU law. She is a phenomenally hard worker and has outstanding judgement.’

Ranked: tier 3

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

Temple Garden Chambers

Temple Garden Chambers is β€˜always on the list of sets to approach with health and safety work’ due to its β€˜exceptional members’, including Keith Morton QC and Dominic Adamson. Recent mandates include representing Tata Steel in a successful appeal against a fine imposed on the company following worker injuries.

Health and safety – Leading silks

Keith Morton QC - Temple Garden Chambers β€˜He is one of the best cross-examiners of expert witnesses and is always polished.’

Ranked: tier 1
Health and safety – Leading juniors

Dominic Adamson - Temple Garden Chambers β€˜He is very practical in his approach and has excellent judgment.’

Ranked: tier 2

Fiona Canby - Temple Garden Chambers β€˜A real asset in any case.’

Ranked: tier 3

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

Robin Tam QC - Temple Garden Chambers β€˜He has a huge presence in immigration and national security.’

Ranked: tier 2

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

Temple Garden Chambers

Temple Garden Chambers β€˜is wholeheartedly commended for inquests and inquiries’. The set is entrusted with significant roles in major inquires and inquests including in the Undercover Policing Inquiry where David Barr QC represented the Home Office. The set also acted for the Foreign Secretary and others at the inquests into the deaths of the 30 British nationals killed in Tunisia.

Inquests and inquiries – Leading silks

Keith Morton QC - Temple Garden Chambers β€˜He is undoubtedly one of the leaders in this area of law and a pleasure to work with.’

Ranked: tier 1

Andrew O’Connor QC - Temple Garden Chambers β€˜A go-to barrister for high-profile, sensitive cases. A wonderful mix of brains, wit and charm.’

Ranked: tier 2

Cathryn McGahey QC - Temple Garden Chambers β€˜She is definitely one of the top people in this field.’

Ranked: tier 3

David Barr QC - Temple Garden Chambers β€˜He is very well respected.’

Ranked: tier 3
Inquests and inquiries – Leading juniors

Nicholas Moss - Temple Garden Chambers β€˜One of the best inquest/inquiry counsel and he has a lovely courtroom manner.’

Ranked: tier 1

Dominic Adamson - Temple Garden Chambers β€˜Excellent approach in relation to regulatory matters and able to pick up details.’

Ranked: tier 2

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

Temple Garden Chambers

Temple Garden Chambers includes senior silks handling international criminal law, alongside a growing extradition team. Karim Khan QC is representing Abdallah Banda, a rebel leader in Sudan accused of attacking United Nations-backed African Union peacekeepers, while Rodney Dixon QC advises the government of Comoros on commencing an ICC investigation into the 2010 boarding of the Comorian-flagged MV Mavi Marmara by the Israel Defence Forces. The boarding of the vessel, which had sailed towards Gaza in spite of an Israeli blockade of the territory, resulted in the death of ten people.

International crime and extradition – Leading silks

Karim Khan QC - Temple Garden Chambers β€˜Extremely intelligent and an outstanding litigator.’

Ranked: tier 1

Rodney Dixon QC - Temple Garden Chambers β€˜Instructed by states and individuals for international criminal law.’

Ranked: tier 2
International crime and extradition - Leading juniors

Aidan Ellis - Temple Garden Chambers β€˜He appears in international tribunal cases.’

Ranked: tier 2

Benjamin Seifert - Temple Garden Chambers β€˜Hardworking, affable and conscientious.’

Ranked: tier 2

Myles Grandison - Temple Garden Chambers β€˜Increasingly instructed as a leading junior at the junction of extradition and immigration.’

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 covers all areas of personal injury with a focus on cases of highest complexity, subtle brain injury, chronic pain and insurance fraud. Members have been instructed in a range of high-profile matters including the London Bridge terror attack (pro bono) and the Westminster Bridge terror attack.

Personal injury – Leading silks

Jonathan Watt-Pringle QC - Temple Garden Chambers β€˜An excellent advocate who is very technical, precise and detailed, and has the ability to make complicated areas of law seem simple.’

Ranked: tier 3

Simon Browne QC - Temple Garden Chambers β€˜He specialises in catastrophic brain injury and spinal injury claims.’

Ranked: tier 3
Insurance fraud – Leading juniors

Alex Glassbrook - Temple Garden Chambers β€˜He is expert in the trial of allegedly fraudulent claims, in legal costs and in cases involving security contractors.’

Ranked: tier 1

James Laughland - Temple Garden Chambers β€˜Robust in cross-examination, excellent drafting and analytical skills which is key in the insurance fraud field.’

Ranked: tier 1

Lionel Stride - Temple Garden Chambers β€˜He is a modern lawyer in every respect and brings real value to every case.’

Ranked: tier 1

Marcus Grant - Temple Garden Chambers β€˜He is a very courteous opponent who is regarded as an expert in fraud.’

Ranked: tier 1

Paul McGrath - Temple Garden Chambers β€˜He is a very good lawyer with a strong expertise in road traffic insurance law, personal injury and fraud work.’

Ranked: tier 1
Personal injury – Leading juniors

James Bell - Temple Garden Chambers β€˜Very good on liability.’

Ranked: tier 1

Marcus Grant - Temple Garden Chambers β€˜He is a ferocious advocate and the go-to barrister for subtle brain injury and chronic pain cases as his understanding of complex medical issues is almost unparalleled.’

Ranked: tier 1

James Arney - Temple Garden Chambers β€˜He is very analytical, his preparation is outstanding and he is brilliant on his feet.’

Ranked: tier 2

James Laughland - Temple Garden Chambers β€˜Strong all-rounder who gives pragmatic advice and is very approachable.’

Ranked: tier 3

John Bate-Williams - Temple Garden Chambers β€˜He has an uncanny knack of winning at trial as he is very good with witnesses and judges.’

Ranked: tier 3

Peter Freeman - Temple Garden Chambers β€˜Unrivalled knowledge of bus accident personal injury litigation and provides an excellent level of service for clients.’

Ranked: tier 3

Richard Wilkinson - Temple Garden Chambers β€˜Particularly good.’

Ranked: tier 3

Paul Kilcoyne - Temple Garden Chambers β€˜Personal injury specialist with a niche practice in claims against the Ministry of Defence.’

Ranked: tier 4

Dominic Adamson - Temple Garden Chambers β€˜He is the go-to junior for complex personal injury cases and is completely client focused.’

Ranked: tier 5

Lionel Stride - Temple Garden Chambers β€˜He is a passionate lawyer, who gets under the skin of a case; particularly strong on chronic pain and orthopaedic cases.’

Ranked: tier 5

Sacha Ackland - Temple Garden Chambers β€˜She is tenacious, pragmatic and very down to earth.’

Ranked: tier 5

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Product liability
Product liability – Leading silks

Andrew Prynne QC - Temple Garden Chambers β€˜A seasoned practitioner acting for a range of clients including injury cases and consumer products.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Public international law
Public international law – Leading silks

Rodney Dixon QC - Temple Garden Chambers β€˜An excellent QC, very experienced in the field of public international law.’

Ranked: tier 2

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Set overviews: England and Wales

Temple Garden Chambers is β€˜a force’ in the health and insurance sectors and has β€˜excellent, hardworking costs counsel, who are respected by judges’. The set has real strength in depth across its core areas of practice, including personal injury where is has β€˜a good range of very competent counsel’, and is β€˜always able to accommodate requests’ from solicitors. The clerks’ room is β€˜very professional and always willing to assist’. Senior clerk Dean Norton and joint first juniors Nancy Rice and Keith Sharman are β€˜excellent clerks with strong customer service skills and who will go the extra mile to make preferred counsel available’. Offices in: London

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