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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

Richard Wilkinson

Tel:
Work 020 7583 1315
Email:
Temple Garden Chambers (Temple Garden Chambers)

Position

Barrister specialising in high-value personal injury, costs litigation, and health and safety law (including inquests and public inquiries). Instructed as junior counsel in landmark Court of Appeal decision (Mitchell v NGN) in 2013. Notable past cases include: counsel to the Southall Rail Accident Public Inquiry [2000]; counsel to the inquiry for the Joint Rail Inquiry into Train Protection Systems [2001]; the Laming Inquiry into the death of Victoria Climbie [2003]; R v HM Coroner for Western Somersetshire ex p Middleton [2002] Lloyds’ Rep Med 107; Chatwin v Lowther [2003] PIQR Q5 (PI recoverability of CRU benefits); Collins v Tesco [2003] EWCA Civ 1308 (PI: limitation/date of knowledge); Atack v Lea / Ellerton v Harris [2005] 1 WLR 2643 (costs: success fees); Holmes v Alfred McAlpine [2006] 3 costs LR 466 (costs: enforceability of defendant CFA); Darg v Metropolitan Police [2009] EWHC 684 (PI: cut finger leading to onset of disabling CRPS); Sidhu v Sandhu [2009] Burton J (costs: enforceability of defendant CFA); Stephens v Tesco [2010] Butterfield J (costs: effect of late Part 47 offers on costs of DAH); Re Molyneux [2012] inquest into fatal shooting on submarine, HMS Astute. Experience of group/major litigation including involvement in the Scania group litigation [2003] and the Porton Down Group litigation [2008], and civil claims arising from the Buncefield oil depot explosion. Has previously represented Tottenham Hotspur Football Club and Lincoln City Football Club in sports injury claims.

Career

Called 1992; Lincoln’s Inn.

Member

PIBA (Executive Committee); Contributing Editor of Judicial College Guidelines for Assessment of General Damages.

Education

Bristol University (LLB).


London Bar

Costs

Within: Costs – Leading juniors

Richard Wilkinson - Temple Garden Chambers ‘Handles a variety of costs litigation matters.’

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Personal injury, industrial disease and insurance fraud

Within: Personal injury – Leading juniors

Richard Wilkinson - Temple Garden Chambers ‘Particularly good.’

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