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1 Harcourt Buildings

Temple Garden Chambers

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

James Laughland

Tel:
Work 020 7583 1315
Email:
Web:
www.tgchambers.com
1 Harcourt Buildings (Temple Garden Chambers)

Position

James’ practice is predominantly involved with personal injury litigation, issues concerning fraud / fundamental dishonesty and costs litigation and  He is regularly instructed on behalf of claimants by firms such as Irwin Mitchell and on behalf of insurers with instructions from firms such as Kennedys and DWF. He is regularly involved in the management of high-value and document heavy claims. He also has extensive experience of litigation concerning costs and has written extensively on the changes introduced by the Jackson reforms.

Career

Called 1991; Inner Temple.

Member

PIBA.

Education

University of Kent at Canterbury (BA Hons, Law).


London Bar

Costs

Within: Costs – Leading juniors

James Laughland - Temple Garden ChambersHelpful, approachable, knowledgeable and unflappable.

Within: Costs

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.

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Personal injury, industrial disease and insurance fraud

Within: Insurance fraud – Leading juniors

James Laughland - Temple Garden ChambersRobust in cross-examination, excellent drafting and analytical skills which is key in the insurance fraud field.

Within: Personal injury – Leading juniors

James Laughland - Temple Garden ChambersStrong all-rounder who gives pragmatic advice and is very approachable.

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