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Michael de Navarro QC

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2TG – 2 Temple Gardens (2TG – 2 Temple Gardens)


Instructed regularly in cases of clinical and professional negligence, personal injury, insurance, product liability, health and safety at work, liability of local authorities and general commercial litigation. Many instructions, over a wide range of practice areas, have involved the ability to master and present detailed factual and legal questions and technical and scientific issues with the assistance of appropriate experts over a wide field (including medical, electrical, mechanical and geotechnical engineering experts, fire and gas experts, chemical and electrochemical experts, accountancy, solicitor and valuer experts) and the need to develop and argue difficult points of law. Reported cases include: Wentworth v Wiltshire County Council [1993] QB 654; South Australia Asset Management Corporation v York Montague Ltd [1997] AC 191; Capital & Counties plc v Hampshire County Council & ors [1997] 3 WLR 331; Jolley v Sutton London Borough Council [2000] 1 WLR 1082; Day v Cook (2001) EWCA Civ 592; Royal Victoria Infirmary & Associated Hospitals NHS Trust v B (a child) [2002] Lloyd’s Rep Med 282; JD v East Berkshire Community Health and ors [2003] Lloyd’s Rep Med 9; Wyatt v Curtis and anor [2003] Lawtel AC9900569; Page v Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust [2004] Lloyd’s Rep Med 337; Collier v Williams and ors [2006] 1 WLR 1945; YM v Gloucestershire Hospitals Foundation NHS Trust and ors [2006] Lloyd’s Rep Med 309; Miller v Hales and anor [2006] EWHC 1529 (QB); Cowley v Cheshire and Merseyside Strategic Health Authority [2007] EWHC 48 (QB); Antoniades v East Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust [2007] EWHC 517 (QB); Knight v East of England SHA [2008]; Smith v Skanska Construction Services Ltd [2008] EWHC 1776 (QB); Whiston v London SHA [2010] EWCA Civ 195; Notts CC v Bottomley and anor [2010] EWCA Civ 756; R v RNOH [2012] EWHC 492 (QB).


Called 1968; Inner Temple; QC 1990; recorder since 1990; Bencher Inner Temple 2000.


Chairman PIBA 1997-99; LCLCBA; COMBAR.


Downside School; Trinity College, Cambridge (MA Classics/Economics).


Music, cricket, gardening, cooking.

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