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

Chambers of Charles Gibson QC
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 > Administrative and public law (including elections)

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 4

Andrew Kinnier QCHenderson ChambersHe is a first-rate advocate.

London Bar > Product liability

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 3

Andrew Kinnier QCHenderson ChambersA very bright and charming silk, who is great with judges and clients. Unassuming but with a core of steel. He recognises that sometimes the fight is what you have to do to achieve your strategic goals.

Henderson Chambers enjoys an excellent market reputation as the ‘leading product liability set in the UK‘. Regularly instructed in a variety of prominent and market-defining unitary claims and group actions, chambers offers an ‘array of talent to choose from‘. Charles Gibson QC, Andrew Kinnier QC and Adam Heppinstall are involved in the pandemrix-group action, in which claimants allege the bird flu vaccine caused narcolepsy and cataplexy. Several barristers, including Prashant Popat QC, Oliver Campbell QCGeraint Webb QCElizabeth Tremayne, and Noel Dilworth, among others, are acting in the VW-emission proceedings. Another prominent instruction for the set’s members is the Grenfell Tower Inquiry.

London Bar > Public procurement

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 2

Andrew Kinnier QCHenderson ChambersA first-rate advocate who exudes a calm assurance when advising clients. He has excellent attention to detail and is quick to understand technical issues. Although he has a first-rate understanding of procurement cases, his breadth of experience helps him keep a clear eye on the overall risks and prospects of the case.

The ‘well-organisedHenderson Chambers’ broad public and European law expertise includes advising a range of government departments and local authorities. Rhodri Williams QC has handled procurement challenges in areas such as health or commercial supplies as part of his broader practice. Andrew Kinnier QC, who ‘exudes a calm assurance when advising clients’, is recognised for his expertise in European structural funds, and his procurement challenge work includes acting for the Ministry of Defence in a challenge to a decision to re-wind a procurement competition.

London Bar > Inquests and inquiries

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 3

Andrew Kinnier QCHenderson ChambersHighly regarded by his peers for his fair but firm approach and an extremely effective lawyer with a keen intellect. He combines a deep knowledge of the law with a pragmatic approach and excellent judgement, which make him highly sought after for inquests and public inquiries.