Mr Andrew Kinnier KC > Chambers of Charles Gibson KC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Charles Gibson KC
Henderson Chambers
2 HARCOURT BUILDINGS, TEMPLE
LONDON
EC4Y 9DB
England

Work Department

Product liability law (in particular pharmaceutical products, vaccines and medical devices); Group litigation (product liability; industrial disease; personal injury); Public Inquiries and Inquests; Public procurement law; Public and administrative law (including local government law); Regulatory law (including health and safety law; environmental law; transport law); General common law.

Position

Barrister; QC (2018); Counsel to the Grenfell Tower Inquiry (2017-); Junior Counsel to the Crown (A Panel) 2011-2018; Junior Counsel to the Crown (B Panel) 2008-2011; Junior Counsel to the Welsh Government (A panel – Public Law) 2011-2018; Junior Counsel to the Welsh Government (A Panel) 2008-2011

Career

Called 1996; Whittaker Scholarship (1993); College Tripos Prizes (History & Law) (1991-95); Evan Lewis-Thomas Law Scholarship, Akinjide Prize (1995); Queen Mother-Fox Major Entrance Scholarship, Middle Temple (1995).

Languages

French.

Memberships

Bar European Group; ALBA; Procurement Lawyers’ Association; HSLA; South Eastern Circuit

Education

Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge (BA Hons (First Class); MA).

Leisure

Sailing, history.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Product liability

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 3

Andrew Kinnier KCHenderson Chambers ‘Andrew is a clear, forceful and utterly charming advocate. He reads the court very well and quickly builds an effective rapport with the bench.’

Henderson Chambers is very highly regarded in the field of product liability, with a strong team of specialists encompassing both silks and juniors. Members of the set have been involved in the most high profile and complex group litigations in the sector, including the Seroxat litigation, which was led on behalf of GlaxoSmithKline by Charles Gibson KC, leading variously Malcolm Sheehan KC, Adam Heppinstall KCJames Williams and Andrew Kinnier KC. Other names in the chambers have also played major roles in the litigation arising from the ‘Dieselgate’ emissions scandal, including Prashant Popat KC, Geraint Webb KC and Oliver Campbell KC, who are all acting for Volkswagen AG and other companies.

London Bar > Administrative law and human rights

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 4

Andrew Kinnier KCHenderson ChambersHis broad practice provides him with a broad perspective when advising on public law matters and as a result provides very sensible advice on strategy and prospect. Andrew is fiercely bright and picks up issues very quickly.

London Bar > Public procurement

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 2

Andrew Kinnier KCHenderson Chambers ‘Andrew has a first rate knowledge of procurement law.

Henderson Chambers includes Jonathan Lewis, and Andrew Kinnier KC, whose ‘broad practice gives him an excellent perspective for advising on the merits of disputes‘ is acting for the Ministry of Defence in MSI Defence Systems Ltd v Ministry of Defence, a case brought under the Defence and Security Procurement regulation.

London Bar > Inquests and inquiries

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 3

Andrew Kinnier KCHenderson ChambersAndrew is extremely capable. He gets straight to the heart of an issue, and his advocacy is concise and effective.