Richard Wilkinson > Temple Garden Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Temple Garden Chambers
1 Harcourt Buildings, Temple


Richard specialises in high value and complex personal injury litigation and costs litigation, regularly undertaking multi-million pound claims, whether instructed by Claimants or insurers for whom he acts in equal number.  He has very considerable experience of all aspects of  head injury litigation, including claims arising from minor or subtle brain injury, as well as spinal injury claims. He has been praised for “his outstanding powers of forensic analysis”, skills which serve him well when dealing with another area of particular speciality, namely Chronic Pain cases. He regularly deals with Fatal Accident claims as well more niche areas such as product liability claims, claims with a foreign element and injuries sustained in the sporting context where previous clients have included Tottenham Hotspur FC.

In these days of cost budgeting and a focus on proportionality, Richard’s experience and knowledge of cost litigation is a valuable asset to his personal injury work. His costs practice covers the full spectrum of costs litigation from advisory to advocacy work, both in relation to costs between the parties and in respect of solicitor / client disputes.

Richard also has experience of dealing with large scale litigation, including group litigation (such as Porton Down, Buncefield) and public inquiries (Climbie and Southall rail) as well as related areas such as Inquests (for example representing victims of a shooting on board the submarine HMS Astute that subsequently resulted in successful claims against the MOD).


Called 1992; Lincoln’s Inn.


PIBA (elected Secretary in 2018 and member of EC); Contributing Editor of Judicial College Guidelines for Assessment of General Damages in Personal Injury cases since 2012. He is a qualified costs mediator with CADR and arbitrator with PIcARBS


Bristol University (LLB).


Football, tennis

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Costs

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 4

Richard WilkinsonTemple Garden ChambersFantastic advocate, able to ready judges exceptionally well, able to provide clear well balanced advice, but not frightened to stick his neck out.

London Bar > Personal injury, industrial disease and insurance fraud

(Personal injury - Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Richard WilkinsonTemple Garden ChambersA well-regarded junior.’