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Chambers of Charles Gibson QC

2 HARCOURT BUILDINGS, TEMPLE, LONDON, EC4Y 9DB, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7583 9020
Fax:
Fax 020 7583 2686
DX:
1039 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
Email:
Web:
www.hendersonchambers.co.uk

Prashant Popat QC

Tel:
Work 020 7583 9020
Email:
Henderson Chambers (Chambers of Charles Gibson QC)

Work Department

Product liability, negligence, contract, health and safety, inquests/inquiries.

Position

In the field of product liability his substantial experience encompasses high profile litigation concerning: the VW NOx Emissions issue; metal-on-metal hip implants; PIP breast implants; Benzodiazepines; Norplant; blood transfusions; MMR; Sabril; Seroxat; and gastric bands. Over 2 decades he has also represented defendants in major manslaughter and health and safety cases (and associated inquiries and inquests) arising from incidents such as the railway crashes at Southall, Ladbroke Grove, Hatfield, Potters Bar and Lambrigg, the explosion at the Buncefield oil depot, the Pembrokeshire Oil Refinery, the Atherstone upon Stour fire and the Glesion Mine flooding. He represents interested persons in connection with ongoing investigations, including the Didcot power station collapse and the Grenfell fire.

Career

Called 1992; Silk 2008; Bencher of Gray’s Inn; University scholar, Baker and McKenzie international scholar; Gray’s Inn scholar; judicial assistant to the Master of the Rolls; publications: ‘Civil Advocacy: A Practical Guide’ (Cavendish Publishing Ltd); contributing editor ‘Halsbury’s Laws Civil Procedure’; ‘International Product Law Manual’ (Kluwer).

Member

Health and Safety Lawyers Association; COMBAR.

Education

Oxford (1990 MA First Class Honours).


London Bar

Environment

Within: Environment – Leading silks

Prashant Popat QC - Henderson ChambersOffers extensive experience in environmental litigation, from regulatory prosecutions to civil and commercial actions.

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Health and safety

Within: Health and safety – Leading silks

Prashant Popat QC - Henderson ChambersHis first-rate reputation is thoroughly deserved.

Within: Health and safety

Henderson Chambers is a ‘heavyweight for health and safety cases’ that is ‘strong at silk and junior levels’ thanks to a ‘team of incredibly talented barristers’ including Prashant Popat QC, Charles Gibson QC and Oliver Campbell QC. Noteworthy instructions include handling the Hanover Square window frame collapse manslaughter prosecution, advising on the Star Wars prosecution relating to on-set injuries, and advising on the Grenfell Tower disaster.

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Inquests and inquiries

Within: Inquests and inquiries – Leading silks

Prashant Popat QC - Henderson ChambersHe is unrivalled in this field.

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Product liability

Within: Product liability – Leading silks

Prashant Popat QC - Henderson ChambersExcellent product liability lawyer and advocate.

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