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Within Banking and finance (including consumer credit) Banking and finance (including consumer credit) - Leading silks

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Within Clinical negligence, 2TG - 2 Temple Gardens is a third tier set,

2TG - 2 Temple Gardens is ‘an impressive set' that balances claimant and defendant work and is well regarded for its strength in depth.

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Within Commercial litigation Commercial litigation - Leading silks

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Within Employment Employment - Leading juniors

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Within Health and safety Health and safety - Leading juniors

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Within Insurance and reinsurance, tier 5

2TG - 2 Temple Gardens is praised for its ‘excellent quality' and ‘good depth for property damage work'. Other areas of expertise include professional indemnity matters.

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Within Personal injury, 2TG - 2 Temple Gardens is a third tier set,

2TG - 2 Temple Gardens is ‘strong in foreign claims work', drawing on chambers’ renowned strength in travel litigation and jurisdictional matters. The set is often better known for defence work, but the majority of barristers act for claimants and defendants.

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Within Product liability, 2TG - 2 Temple Gardens is a third tier set,

2TG - 2 Temple Gardens is an ‘excellent set with a friendly, approachable service, and a depth and breadth of expertise'. Charles Dougherty QC is acting for defendant DePuy in the highly publicised metal-on-metal hip replacement litigation.

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Within Professional discipline and regulatory law (including police law) Professional discipline and regulatory law (including police law) - Leading silks

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Within Professional negligence, 2TG - 2 Temple Gardens is a third tier set,

The ‘efficient and helpful' team at 2TG - 2 Temple Gardens is particularly noted for its ‘promising array of juniors', as well as its experienced silks. It has ‘a strong construction practice', as well as expertise in a number of other sectors. Recent instructions include: AIG Europe v Douglas Jackson & Co, regarding the alleged misappropriation of funds by loss adjusters, and Woodman v International Law Partnership, regarding alleged solicitor and adviser negligence in overseas property deals.

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Within Set overviews: England and Wales,

2TG - 2 Temple Gardens is a highly respected civil and commercial set, with ‘great breadth of knowledge and experience in insurance law', particularly in relation to clinical and professional negligence, personal injury and product liability. The set is also recommended for matters involving travel law and jurisdiction; ‘several barristers are excellent in this area', and ‘chambers has developed a real niche'. The clerks provide ‘a friendly and approachable service', and in particular, senior clerk Lee Tyler is ‘really pleasant to deal with and well organised', and deputy senior clerk Sam McQuade is ‘very efficient'. Offices in: London

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