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Temple Garden Chambers

1 Harcourt Buildings, Temple, LONDON, EC4Y 9DA, ENGLAND
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382 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
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London, The Hague

London Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

Temple Garden Chambers has strength and expertise across its core areas of practice, which include health and safety, inquests and inquiries, and personal injury, as well as costs and international crime and extradition. In recent chambers news, Daniel Sternberg joined from Foundry Chambers. The ‘helpful and informative’ clerks’ room is led by senior clerk Dean Norton and joint first juniors Nancy Rice and Keith Sharman. Offices in: London and The Hague

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London Bar

Administrative and public law (including local government)
Leading Juniors

Nicholas Chapman - 1 Harcourt BuildingsHe makes himself a vital member of the team.

Ranked: tier 4

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Clinical negligence
Leading Juniors

James Bell - 1 Harcourt BuildingsHe has an excellent rapport with clients, holding a genuine understanding of their concerns.

Ranked: tier 3

Lionel Stride - 1 Harcourt BuildingsVery thorough in conferences with experts.

Ranked: tier 3

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Costs
Costs - Leading sets - ranked: tier 3

Temple Garden Chambers

Temple Garden Chambers is recognised for costs litigation, an area in which a number of its barristers have strong practices. Simon Browne QC acted in Frost & Ors v MGN, a Supreme Court challenge by Mirror Group Newspapers to the payment of additional liabilities. In Wedlake Bell LLP v Lord Magan of Castletown, Shaman Kapoor represented the defendant in resisting a claim for recovery of costs; the case centred on the retainer and a dispute as to whether the defendant was the claimant’s client.

Leading Silks

Simon Browne QC - Temple Garden ChambersWorks well as part of the wider legal team and “rolls up his sleeves” in a very effective way.

Ranked: tier 1
Leading Juniors

James Laughland - Temple Garden ChambersDemonstrates a great depth of knowledge of the law and procedure.

Ranked: tier 2

Shaman Kapoor - Temple Garden ChambersHe is clear, to the point and his advice is always solution focused.

Ranked: tier 3

Mark James - Temple Garden ChambersBroad expertise in solicitor-client disputes, wasted costs and solicitors' retainers.

Ranked: tier 4

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Health and safety
Health and safety - Leading sets - ranked: tier 3

Temple Garden Chambers

Temple Garden Chambers is adept at representing individuals and companies in various matters, including serious injury issues, corporate manslaughter investigations, and gross negligence manslaughter cases. Recent instructions include Keith Morton QC representing construction firm Mick George in an appeal to reduce a fine imposed on the company following a breach of health and safety regulations, which followed damage to a vehicle despite the employee driving the vehicle was unharmed; the appeal was successful.

Leading Silks

Keith Morton QC - Temple Garden ChambersClients like his unflappable approach.

Ranked: tier 1
Leading Juniors

Dominic Adamson - Temple Garden ChambersA good tactician with a cool, calm head.

Ranked: tier 1

Fiona Canby - Temple Garden ChambersShe uses her excellent knowledge of the law to great effect.

Ranked: tier 2

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Immigration (including business immigration)
Leading Silks

Robin Tam QC - 1 Harcourt BuildingsHis knowledge of immigration is encyclopaedic.

Ranked: tier 2
Leading Juniors

Julia Smyth - 1 Harcourt BuildingsShe has huge experience of a wide range of immigration matters.

Ranked: tier 4

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Inquests and inquiries
Inquests and inquiries - Leading sets - ranked: tier 2

Temple Garden Chambers

Temple Garden Chambers is 'a polished set' with 'solid knowledge of inquests and inquiries', which receives instructions from, among other, public inquiries. Keith Morton QC represents the Civil Aviation Authority at the inquest into the 2015 Shoreham Airshow crash, in which a Hawker Hunter crashed onto the A27, killing eleven (the pilot survived and was found not guilty of manslaughter in a criminal trial). David Barr QC's recent caseload includes being lead counsel to the Undercover Policing Inquiry, formerly referred to as the Pitchford Inquiry. Cathryn McGahey QC acts for the Home Secretary as a core participant in the Grenfell Tower Inquiry.

Leading Silks

Keith Morton QC - Temple Garden ChambersA very impressive silk who is good with clients.

Ranked: tier 1

Andrew O'Connor QC - Temple Garden ChambersNot afraid to roll his sleeves up and his strategic vision is unparalleled.

Ranked: tier 2

Cathryn McGahey QC - Temple Garden ChambersA talented advocate with an excellent client manner.

Ranked: tier 2

David Barr QC - Temple Garden ChambersAn immensely able advocate who is tremendously bright and sees the big picture.

Ranked: tier 3
Leading Juniors

Nicholas Moss - Temple Garden ChambersOne of the very best in this area, as well as an outstanding lawyer, advocate and tactician.

Ranked: tier 1

Dominic Adamson - Temple Garden ChambersA very capable barrister with an eye for detail who exudes confidence.

Ranked: tier 2

Fiona Canby - Temple Garden ChambersA go-to for coroner’s investigations who is technically very good and firm when the need arises.

Ranked: tier 3

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International crime and extradition
International crime and extradition - Leading sets - ranked: tier 2

Temple Garden Chambers

Temple Garden Chambers includes a number of members who are strong in international criminal law, while extradition work remains an area of growth for the set. Aidan Ellis represented Dr Saif al-Islam Gaddafi before the International Criminal Court over admissibility proceedings regarding alleged crimes against humanity; the defendant claimed the case was inadmissable due to being tried for the same crimes in Libya. Meanwhile, Daniel Sternberg is acting as junior counsel for the Romanian authorities in a request for the extradition of the son of a media tycoon, who is being sought on bribery charges.

Leading Silks

Karim Khan QC - Temple Garden ChambersA silk who demonstrates enormous commitment to his cases.

Ranked: tier 1

Rodney Dixon QC - Temple Garden ChambersVery approachable, with a razor-sharp intellect.

Ranked: tier 2
Leading Juniors

Aidan Ellis - Temple Garden ChambersHe is very experienced in cases involving human rights elements.

Ranked: tier 2

Benjamin Seifert - Temple Garden ChambersHe is unafraid to explore novel arguments in extradition cases.

Ranked: tier 2

Daniel Sternberg - Temple Garden ChambersA top-drawer extradition lawyer, with encyclopaedic knowledge of the relevant law.

Ranked: tier 2

Myles Grandison - Temple Garden ChambersHis preparation and knowledge are first-rate.

Ranked: tier 2

Rhys Davies - Temple Garden ChambersA polished performer who provides tactically astute advice.

Ranked: tier 3

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Personal injury, industrial disease and insurance fraud
Personal injury, industrial disease and insurance fraud - Leading sets - ranked: tier 3

Temple Garden Chambers

Temple Garden Chambers has a 'good range of very competent personal injury counsel' who offer representation at all levels in relation to cases of the highest value. Members' expertise spans pain syndromes, subtle brain injury and motor insurance fraud. The set also fields specialist teams that demonstrate extensive experience across military claims and accidents abroad. Simon Browne QC has niche expertise in aviation accident and international claims, while Marcus Grant's specialisms include head injury and chronic pain litigation. James Bell is regularly instructed by claimants in employer's liability matters.

Personal Injury - Leading Silks

Jonathan Watt-Pringle QC - Temple Garden ChambersOutstanding negotiating skills and superb intellect.

Ranked: tier 3

Simon Browne QC - Temple Garden ChambersGreat demeanour in Court and experienced across catastrophic injury.

Ranked: tier 3
Insurance fraud - Leading Juniors

Alex Glassbrook - Temple Garden ChambersHis grasp of the smallest details in a case can often be the making of your strategy.

Ranked: tier 1

James Laughland - Temple Garden ChambersHe is user-friendly, conscientious and forensic in his review of the papers.

Ranked: tier 1

Lionel Stride - Temple Garden ChambersA very persuasive advocate who has a forensic approach to the evidence.

Ranked: tier 1

Marcus Grant - Temple Garden ChambersA leading light in subtle brain injury work and chronic pain cases.

Ranked: tier 1

Paul McGrath - Temple Garden ChambersOn top of his game – he is a leading expert in cases involving suspected fraud.

Ranked: tier 1
Personal injury - Leading Juniors

James Bell - Temple Garden ChambersHis schedules of loss are skilfully drafted.

Ranked: tier 1

Marcus Grant - Temple Garden ChambersA leading light in subtle brain injury work and chronic pain cases.

Ranked: tier 1

James Arney - Temple Garden ChambersHe has a very detailed and analytical approach.

Ranked: tier 2

James Laughland - Temple Garden ChambersHe is user-friendly, conscientious and forensic in his review of the papers.

Ranked: tier 3

Peter Freeman - Temple Garden ChambersHe offers practical commercial solutions and an excellent presence in the courtroom.

Ranked: tier 3

Richard Wilkinson - Temple Garden ChambersHe has an impressive ability to analyse very complicated information and summarise it in simple terms.

Ranked: tier 3

Dominic Adamson - Temple Garden ChambersA go-to Counsel in respect of high value and sensitive claims particularly where there is also a criminal health and safety element.

Ranked: tier 4

John Bate-Williams - Temple Garden ChambersHe has extensive experience in brain and spinal injury claims

Ranked: tier 4

Paul Kilcoyne - Temple Garden ChambersHe is the leading barrister for military claims.

Ranked: tier 4

Lionel Stride - Temple Garden ChambersA very persuasive advocate who has a forensic approach to the evidence.

Ranked: tier 5

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Public international law
Leading Silks

Rodney Dixon QC - 1 Harcourt BuildingsExtremely knowledgeable in this area and has a keen appreciation of the differences – procedural and substantive – among national legal systems.

Ranked: tier 2

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Set overviews: England and Wales

Temple Garden Chambers has strength and expertise across its core areas of practice, which include health and safety, inquests and inquiries, and personal injury, as well as costs and international crime and extradition. In recent chambers news, Daniel Sternberg joined from Foundry Chambers. The ‘helpful and informative’ clerks’ room is led by senior clerk Dean Norton and joint first juniors Nancy Rice and Keith Sharman. Offices in: London and The Hague

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