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Gough Square Chambers is β€˜top of the tree for consumer work’ with a set β€˜full of genuine experts and specialists’ who are β€˜user friendly and commercially aware’. Consumer protection regulation, trading standards and environmental health are its key areas of expertise. Iain Macdonald and Anna Medvinskaia represented the Civil Aviation Authority regarding passenger compensation claims under EU law for missed connection flights outside of the EU. Meanwhile, Jonathan Kirk QC defended Berkeley Burke SIPP Administration on a group litigation where the client allegedly miss-sold pension investments.

Henderson Chambers is β€˜a strong product liability and professional discipline set’. Chambers is historically known for its work on consumer credit cases and other aspects of consumer protection. Toby Riley-Smith QC is representing Whirlpool Corporation in the public inquiry for the Grenfell Tower fire and Nazeer Chowdhury acted in the group action for the prosecution of Volkswagen for the misleading information it provided for vehicle omissions in 2015.

Six Pump Court is β€˜a very strong health and safety set doing a combination of both prosecution and defence work’. The chambers has β€˜strength in depth’ and β€˜a wide skill set across the regulatory field’ where individual members have specific expertise in matters such as health and safety, environment and inquiries. David Travers QC advised the National Childbirth Trust on an inquest into death of a baby and acted for bar and restaurant operator Mitchells & Butlers on a case pertaining to a food poisoning death at one of its establishments. Mark Watson QC has been made silk.

1 Chancery Lane is reputed for its work in travel and leisure-related cases, most notably in overseas accident litigation. Key figures include John Ross QC, who represents claimants and insurers for professional negligence and insurance issues, and Matthew Chapman QC, who has extensive experience in cross border litigation.

5 Paper Buildings is β€˜a very capable set with some good junior talent’. The set’s β€˜excellent advocates’ regularly prosecute for the Office of Fair Trading, the Competition and Markets Authority, as well as county councils and London boroughs. The standout case for the set has been Miles Bennett and Denis Barry’s work with the CMA on the possible prosecution of Volkswagen for its 2015 emissions scandal. In addition, five members have been representing the National Trading Standards board on taking action against β€˜copycat’ government websites.

Outer Temple Chambers regularly represents claimants on consumer-related cases pertaining to travel law or personal injury. Gerard McDermott QC is highly experienced in personal injury cases, as are newly made silks Sarah Crowther QC and Eliot Woolf QC.

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