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London Bar > Travel law (including jurisdictional issues) Tier 1

2 Temple Gardens is recognised for its expertise in jurisdiction in cross-border personal injury claims arising from accidents abroad, especially involving serious injuries or death. It also stands out for its expertise in international law. The team has been involved in leading cases recently. Charles Dougherty KC and Benjamin Phelps  work includes appearing in the Supreme Court in Roberts v SSAFA, MoD and Viersen for a German hospital in a claim brought on behalf of a child of a British soldier stationed in Germany who born with cerebral palsy as an alleged result of clinical negligence, with issues including the difference between the British and German limitation periods. Roger Harris  is acting for the German Hospital in relation to the clinical negligence side of the case. Marie Louise Kinsler KC, Howard Palmer KC, Alistair Mackenzie  and Phelps’ work includes appearing in the Supreme Court in Brownlie v FS Cairo, a case concerning the mechanics of cross-border personal injury claims such as if evidence on foreign law is required.

Rising stars

Tom Fairclough – 2 Temple Gardens ‘Tom is very strong on each of the following: advocacy, commercial vision, level of expertise and sophistication of work and client service. Tom is an exceptional lawyer throughout.’
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Charles Dougherty KC2 Temple Gardens ‘Supremely intelligent. Very experienced in group litigation, with a particular focus on ‘parent company liability’ claims. Great advocate and easy to work with’.
Ranked: Tier 1
Marie Louise Kinsler KC2 Temple GardensYou would be hard pushed to find a sharper mind at the Bar – she is able to see through the knottiest of problems and explain things simply’.
Ranked: Tier 1
Benjamin Browne KC2 Temple GardensA superb advocate. He instinctively knows what points to take and his preparation is meticulous. He is truly a leader in the field.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Howard Palmer KC2 Temple GardensHoward has a charming manner and a razor-sharp brain.  His advocacy is always very persuasive and focused.’
Ranked: Tier 2

2022 Silks

Lucy Wyles KC2 Temple GardensAn exceptional barrister. She prepares thoroughly for each hearing – no matter how big or small the case is.  She is very pragmatic and levelheaded’.

Leading Juniors

Meghann McTague2 Temple Gardens ‘Great intellect, amazing ability to see the wood for the trees, organisational skills, reliability. She is simply fantastic and is a silk in waiting.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Alistair Mackenzie2 Temple GardensVery sharp. Gets to grip quickly with the complex issues in hand. Reliable and instills confidence in the work he provides’.
Ranked: Tier 2
Henry Morton Jack   – 2 Temple Gardens ‘Henry’s strengths are his intellect and his ability to grasp quickly and focus on the key points in the case. His advocacy style is attractive, clear and compelling. He has wide knowledge and experience of travel law issues, including thorny jurisdiction points.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Anna Hughes2 Temple GardensAnna is always very well-prepared, and instinctively knows the best points to take. She is a formidable advocate and astute tactician, with an excellent forensic eye for detail. She is also well respected by her peers and fosters good relationships with her opponents with her easy-going style.’
Ranked: Tier 3

Testimonials

Set

‘2 Temple Gardens has the best travel law team in the business.’

‘Leading set for travel work, particularly on issues of jurisdiction and choice of law.’

‘2 Temple Gardens is the go-to chambers for travel law cases, providing extremely strong counsel at all levels.  It stands out from other chambers in the strength and range of barristers specialising and excelling in this area.’

‘2 Temple Gardens is rightly viewed as the leading chambers for travel law, given the star quality and number of barristers specialising in this area.’

‘The travel law team at 2 Temple Gardens is the best in the business, in my experience.’

Clerking 

‘The clerking service is superb. Lee Tyler is heavily invested in ensuring chambers offer an excellent service, and is well supported by bright and dedicated clerks such as Oliver Gillen-Smith.’

London Bar > Clinical negligence Tier 2

2 Temple Gardens has a reputation for its ‘very strong set of barristers’ at all levels. Michael de Navarro KC, described as a ‘leader in the field of clinical negligence’ notably appeared in Toombes v Mitchell in 2021, in which a GP was held liable to pay damages to the claimant for offering negligent advice to her mother pre-conception, drawing a distinction between “wrongful conception” and “wrongful birth” claims, which English law generally frowns upon. Caroline Harrison KC represented the NHS Trust in Colley v Hull & East Yorkshire NHS Trust, in which a clinical negligence claimant’s mother received a suspended six-month sentence for contempt of court after exaggerating her daughter’s hip dysplasia birth injuries in a case which was initially settled for £5.4m; the case is thought to be the first committal to prison of a litigation friend in the clinical negligence context. Robert Cumming  has also been involved in noteworthy cases, including his representation of the defendant in the stroke prevention case of Watson v Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS.

Leading Silks

Ranked: Tier 1
Michael de Navarro KC2 Temple GardensMichael has an instinctive gut for the right answer or approach to any tricky question, being that he is has been a leader in the field of clinical negligence, personal injury and tort-related issues for so long.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 3
Caroline Harrison KC2 Temple Gardens Caroline has a wonderful way with clients, colleagues and judges. People love working with her. Caroline is passionate about her cases and her knowledge of her field of clinical negligence is first-class.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Bradley Martin KC2 Temple Gardens 'Bradley is a fantastic barrister who rapidly masters the details of any claim. He is a skilful advocate who is excellent at reading the tribunal. He always offers great strategic insight and advice.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Martin Porter KC - 2 Temple GardensA top-notch negotiator.
Ranked: Tier 4

Leading Juniors

Anna Hughes2 Temple Gardens ‘A superb negotiator, equally relaxed against silks as she is against any opponent. Undoubtedly a top tier clinical negligence junior, she’s a silk in waiting.’    
Ranked: Tier 1
Andrew Bershadski2 Temple Gardens 'Andrew is an insightful barrister who uses his intellect to find innovative solutions to tricky legal problems. Whilst he is an excellent adversarial advocate and an incisive cross-examiner he is equally capable of getting results with charm and persuasiveness. An excellent all-rounder.'    
Ranked: Tier 2
Robert Cumming2 Temple Gardens ‘Robert is a highly-respected and exceptionally talented senior junior.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Helen Wolstenholme2 Temple GardensHer calm and thorough approach means she's highly regarded by clients, and she has a great mind for quantum issues.
Ranked: Tier 3
William Wraight – 2 Temple Gardens ‘William brings creative and insightful thought to any case he is instructed on, producing persuasive and winning arguments – one of the best juniors.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Roger Harris2 Temple Gardens 'Roger has a good eye for detail, and is a persuasive advocate. Combined with his tactical nous this makes for an excellent barrister.'    
Ranked: Tier 4
Nina Unthank 2 Temple Gardens ‘She is very experienced and thorough and is prepared to take on responsibility for discrete areas of cases.’
Ranked: Tier 4
Sam Stevens 2 Temple Gardens ‘He is an excellent barrister; sensitive with witnesses, very friendly and approachable. He is thorough in his assessments and is excellent at establishing strategy.’
Ranked: Tier 4

Testimonials

Set

‘I am regularly able to call upon suitably qualified and experienced counsel at this set.’

This is a set that we are using with increasing frequency. They have some outstanding individuals.’

Very strong set of barristers. Would be one of my first choices to use in any given case.’   

‘Really excellent set, particularly for clinical negligence and personal injury work. A huge pool of talent amongst all their barristers.’    

‘2 Temple Gardens are the go-to set for clinical negligence. They are fantastic as to the service they provide and have a range of barristers to instruct in the clinical negligence field.’      

Clerking

‘Very efficient and friendly clerks.’

London Bar > Insurance and reinsurance Tier 2

With ‘a real history of serving the insurance and reinsurance market‘, 2 Temple Gardens‘ recent track record includes a significant volume of COVID-19-related work, including business interruption event cancellation insurance, travel, life insurance, private health, and supply chain interruption matters. Members of the insurance group leading such advice include Charles Dougherty KC and Neil Moody KC, along with senior juniors Daniel Crowley and Timothy Killen, who have been instructed by major insurers to advise on key points of principle following the 2021 Supreme Court FCA Business Interruption Test Case decision. The set has also experienced an increase in insurance-related international arbitration work, as well as instructions for complex cross-border disputes.

Leading Silks

Ranked: Tier 1
Neil Moody KC - 2 Temple GardensA fantastic leader who combines immense technical knowledge with a calm and effective courtroom manner. A very firm favourite of the insurance market and solicitors alike.
Ranked: Tier 2
Bob Moxon Browne KC2 Temple GardensA doyen of the insurance Bar – what he doesn’t know isn’t worth knowing. He combines an authoritative and captivating advocacy style with a truly ferocious work ethic.
Ranked: Tier 2
Charles Dougherty KC2 Temple GardensCharles is an extremely bright and engaging silk who is always very thorough and reliable in his analysis of complex legal issues. He is also an engaging advocate. Solicitors use Charles regularly in complex coverage matters for both insurance and reinsurance disputes.
Ranked: Tier 2
Howard Palmer KC2 Temple GardensA barrister whose technical mastery of insurance law is virtually unparalleled. A real outside-the-box thinker and incredibly hardworking.  Knows how to lead a team and get the best out of everyone involved.
Ranked: Tier 3
Marie Louise Kinsler KC2 Temple GardensYou would be hard pushed to find a sharper mind at the Bar - she is able to see through the knottiest of problems and explain things simply.
Ranked: Tier 5

Leading Juniors

Sonia Nolten2 Temple GardensFerociously bright, and has a pre-eminent position in the insurance market. She is often instructed against silks and is a delight to be led by. She is particularly experienced in dealing with large claims involving fire, which require careful and forensic handling of expert evidence.
Ranked: Tier 1
Timothy Killen - 2 Temple GardensTim is an outstanding insurance junior with a practice well beyond his seniority. He is frequently against silks and has an outstanding knowledge of the law in this field, but he wears his razor-sharp intellect lightly and is much admired by clients and opponents alike. He has a calm and reassuring manner in court and is a penetrating cross-examiner.
Ranked: Tier 3
David Thomas - 2 Temple GardensDavid has a calm manner, is very thoughtful and offers considered advice in conference. His written work is also of high quality.
Ranked: Tier 3
Doré Green2 Temple GardensDoré has an encyclopaedic knowledge of insurance law and an amazing ability to explain complex issues with great clarity.
Ranked: Tier 3
Lucas Fear-Segal2 Temple GardensOne of the best junior advocates at the insurance Bar. Clients love him.
Ranked: Tier 4
William Clerk2 Temple GardensAn outstanding junior with expertise across all classes of non-marine insurance. He has a meticulous eye for detail and a relaxed advocacy style, which goes down very well with judges and clients.’
Ranked: Tier 4
Jessica van der Meer - 2 Temple GardensJessica combines an outstanding knowledge of the law with strong client skills and commercial judgement. She is much in demand and developing a strong insurance/reinsurance practice with international and cross-border elements.
Ranked: Tier 4
Daniel Crowley – 2 Temple GardensA go-to senior junior for all insurance matters. An effective and efficient advocate, who is quick on his feet, and a tenacious and devastating cross-examiner. This is all underpinned by a genuine expertise in insurance law which commands the respect of the bench.
Ranked: Tier 4
George Hilton - 2 Temple Gardens 'A future star of the Bar. He is developing a fine commercial practice with a specialism in insurance, and has great attention to detail. He is also a persuasive advocate.'
Ranked: Tier 4

Testimonials

Set

2 Temple Gardens has a real history of serving the insurance and reinsurance market, and as a result has a level of industry knowledge that stands it apart from many others.

Great strength and depth across all insurance work.

I have always liked 2 Temple Gardens because of the depth of its experience in this specialist and niche area.

2TG is a first-class set with excellent practitioners at all levels of seniority.

2TG is a strong and impressive set, offering broad coverage across insurance law.

Clerking

Very smooth service.

London Bar > Personal injury, industrial disease and insurance fraud Tier 2

The set at 2 Temple Gardens has a strong reputation for its ‘enormous experience’ in the field of personal injury. Notably, Lucy Wyles KC and the ‘extremely knowledgeable’ Rehana Azib KC are both newly appointed silks at the chambers. In addition, Benjamin Browne KC is continuing to act on high-value, complex catastrophic injury matters, namely acting for the defendant care home in the cross-border quantum dispute case of Sullivan v The Care Agency in the Supreme Court of Gibraltar. Marie Louise Kinsler KC is leading for the defence in the case of Peacock v Del Seatek and Hyundai Heavy Industries, involving a diving accident off the coast of India and resultant complex issues of jurisdiction for the claimant. Further, ‘outstanding junior’ Niazi Fetto is developing an impressive reputation for his mesothelioma work, and has also led juniors on international maximum severity matters. Also at the junior end, Helen Bell and the ‘well-regarded’ Jack Harris are up-and-coming in this practice area.

Leading Silks

Benjamin Browne KC2 Temple Gardens ‘Very responsive and skilled at managing experts.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Marie Louise Kinsler KC2 Temple GardensMarie Louise brings a first class intellect to the analysis of legal issues, resulting in crystalline advocacy, which is enormously persuasive.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Martin Porter KC2 Temple Gardens ‘Martin is a leading choice for cycling claims; having carved out a niche in the field of cycling litigation.'
Ranked: Tier 4

2022 Silks

Rehana Azib KC - 2 Temple GardensIncredibly bright, astute and able to understand the intricacies of complex legal points as well as the wider needs of the clients.
Lucy Wyles KC - 2 Temple GardensLucy is very knowledgeable but also very approachable - she takes no time at all getting up to speed and gets to the point in the quickest time possible. 

Personal injury - Leading Juniors

Christopher Russell2 Temple Gardens ‘Christopher is in has vast knowledge of subject matter and a disarming manner with opponents and judiciary, but is very tough when necessary.
Ranked: Tier 1
Niazi Fetto2 Temple GardensNiazi is an outstanding junior. He has a tireless work-ethic, a fierce intelligence and puts clients completely at ease.'   
Ranked: Tier 1
Roger Harris2 Temple Gardens 'Roger is extremely able and he quickly identifies the salient issues in a case.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Anna Hughes2 Temple GardensAnna is an extremely thorough and well-prepared barrister.'
Ranked: Tier 4
Robert Cumming2 Temple GardensA powerful and forceful advocate with excellent attention-to-detail - always very responsive.'
Ranked: Tier 4
Henry Morton Jack2 Temple Gardens ‘Henry is amongst the best for defending insurance fraud cases; fantastically persuasive in court – he can rip a claimant’s case to pieces in minutes.’
Ranked: Tier 4
Meghann McTague2 Temple Gardens 'Has a great intellect, an ability to see the wood for the trees and fantastic organisational skills; she is exceptional.'
Ranked: Tier 4
Helen Bell 2 Temple Gardens ‘Helen is quick to grasp the issues, efficient and knowledgeable.’
Ranked: Tier 5
Jack Harris 2 Temple Gardens ‘A conscientious and well prepared barrister who has an eye for detail in complex personal injury matters. Jack has an excellent manner with clients and adopts a pragmatic approach to risk assessment and negotiation.’      
Ranked: Tier 5
Andrew Bershadski2 Temple Gardens 'Andrew is formidably bright, hardworking and always very well-prepared. He has a high reputation as an advocate.'
Ranked: Tier 5
Ranked: Tier 5
Anastasia Karseras2 Temple GardensImpeccable preparation and the consequential ability to turn a point on its head and refocus the court's understanding to your advantage.'      
Ranked: Tier 5
Helen Wolstenholme2 Temple Gardens ‘Helen has a fantastic manner; her drafting skills are exemplary, she is responsive and is widely respected.'      
Ranked: Tier 5

Testimonials

Set 

‘There is strength in the number of barrister of all calls available.’

‘A very strong set even by the capital’s standards.’

‘An above average set with some real superstars.’

‘A very well-known set in this area with enormous experience.’      

Clerking

‘Clerking is first-rate, particularly Lee Tyler and Matthew Moylan.’

‘2TG are my go-to chambers in London as the clerks are really helpful and counsel have always provided a high-standard of work.’      

London Bar > Product liability Tier 2

2 Temple Gardens has broad roster capable of representing both claimant and defendant. Members of the chambers have experience across all aspects of product with a particular expertise in handling mass tort claims, generally in relation to medical equipment and pharmaceuticals. Charles Dougherty KC and Isabel Barter successfully acted for Beko in Beko v Wilson, a case stemming from a major residential fire said to be caused by a defective fridge-freezer. Neil Moody KC and Jack Harris successfully defended One Shot Products in Ayannuga v One Shot Products Ltd, a matter relating to an allegedly defective drain cleaner in an incident which left one man dead and another in a permanent vegetative state.

Rising stars

Alistair Mackenzie2 Temple Gardens ‘Extremely bright, with an encyclopaedic knowledge of product liability law.'
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Charles Dougherty KC2 Temple Gardens ‘There is nothing Charles does not know about product liability and his skill at explaining, often complex, matters in a clear and persuasive manner make him a formidable opponent.‘
Ranked: Tier 1
Neil Moody KC2 Temple Gardens 'Neil is a stand-out silk in this area. He often deals with complex fire and property damage cases arising out of products, together with cross-overs into his sports law practice. In terms of advocacy, he is extremely calm, persuasive and authoritative, cutting through complex areas with ease. He is delightful to work with - and solicitors and juniors really enjoy being led by him. '
Ranked: Tier 2

Leading Juniors

Isabel Barter2 Temple Gardens ‘Isabel is undoubtedly a leading specialist product liability junior. She has an outstanding practice in this field. She is incredibly hardworking with a great attention to detail. She has a great capacity for explaining technical points in clear language and for getting directly to the heart of the issues.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Jack Harris  – 2 Temple Gardens ‘Great technical knowledge over a comprehensive range of liability disciplines. Excellent with insurer and lay clients. Dedicated and approachable.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Anna Hughes2 Temple Gardens ‘Both clients and judges love her. She is intellectually top notch, works very hard and possess immense commercial common sense.'
Ranked: Tier 3

Testimonials

Set

‘Great set with specialist expertise in this area. They offer great webinars.’

‘First class service, excellent intelligent and approachable counsel. Absolute go-to for complex cases.’

Clerking

‘The clerks team is dedicated and very responsive.’

‘Highly professional and responsive at all times. Particularly Matt Moylan and Lee Tyler.’

London Bar > Group litigation Tier 2

A first-class set with excellent practitioners at all levels of seniority‘, 2 Temple Gardens has ‘a very strong group litigation practice‘ that excels in business human rights, product liability, and personal injury cases in particular. Private international law specialist Marie Louise Kinsler KC is often involved in private international issues in the context of the leading group litigation involving international human rights and civil liberties. A recent case of note has seen her acting for the claimants in large-scale group action by the Ogale farming and fishing community arising out of the activities of Shell in Nigeria. In product liability, Charles Dougherty KC led Anna Hughes acting for the defendant in Various v Oculentis regarding defective intra-ocular lenses.

Leading Silks

Marie Louise Kinsler KC2 Temple Gardens ‘Marie Louise is a brilliant lawyer, absolutely on top of her game. She provides fantastic analysis with a complete command of her subject area.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Charles Dougherty KC2 Temple Gardens ‘Charles is a phenomenon. He has fantastic judgement – both in terms of the substantive law and procedural strategy.’
Ranked: Tier 2

Leading Juniors

Alistair Mackenzie2 Temple Gardens ‘An excellent junior, Alistair has a really impressive group litigation practice.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Isabel Barter2 Temple Gardens ‘Very clever and good to work with, highly organised and an effective project manager of a large group action.’
Ranked: Tier 2

Testimonials

Set

‘2TG is a first class set with excellent practitioners at all levels of seniority. There is a very strong group litigation practice with practitioners involved in nearly all of the large claims of recent years.’

‘Excellent chambers and strong on product liability and group litigation.’

‘2TG have a number of very talented and very approachable counsel.’

‘The set contains some exceptionally reliable and experienced advocates.’

‘An excellent set with good strength in depth.’

Clerking

‘The clerks room is friendly and reliable. Lee Tyler is an exceptional head clerk.’

London Bar > Professional negligence Tier 3

Members of ‘reliable’ set 2 Temple Gardens act in claims for and against professionals across the legal, financial and construction sectors. The work overlaps with other areas commonly covered in the chambers, such as clinical negligence, allowing specialists to complement and effectively advise on claims. Neil Moody KC is a leading silk with expertise in dealing with claims of negligence against construction professionals. Charles Dougherty KC has a strong reputation for his practice with claims involving legal and financial professionals. Isabel Barter  has been instructed on cases involving leading law firms, as well as work with a particular focus on cladding issues.

Leading Silks

Charles Dougherty KC2 Temple GardensA fabulous leader and a formidable opponent. There isn't an argument you can think of that Charles hasn't thought of first! He has an easy and reassuring manner in Court which Judges and Tribunals love.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Neil Moody KC2 Temple GardensNeil is incredibly impressive. He deals with huge claims involving competing causes of action, multiple parties, conflicts issues etc. He is extremely impressive in Court. He certainly has that elusive quality ‘listenability’. Neil's submissions are incredibly clear and manage to cut through complex legal and factual submissions with ease. I've worked with him on a number of cases (mainly fire cases arising in part out of failure of professionals). However, he also has a very good 'pure' professional negligence practice.'  
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 2
Howard Palmer KC2 Temple Gardens ‘The most charming silk at the bar, he can get any tribunal on side.  Incredibly clever, with brilliant client management skills, and an eye for the 'killer point'.  Very hard working, Howard is a great leader in any team tackling a heavy prof neg case.'    
Ranked: Tier 4

Leading Juniors

Isabel Barter2 Temple GardensA rising star who is immensely bright, tenacious and easy to work with.' 
Ranked: Tier 1
David Thomas2 Temple GardensA real gem - one of the best professional negligence barristers out there. Brilliant lawyer and a delight to work with.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Sonia Nolten2 Temple GardensAbsolutely excellent in all areas. Thorough, responsive, great on her feet, very good on paper, technical expert and commercially astute.'   
Ranked: Tier 4
Doré Green2 Temple Gardens 'Dore Green is a senior junior with a QC's practice. He has an unrivalled knowledge of the law in this field. He combines subtle and effective advocacy with strong client skills. Particular expertise in construction related claims.' 
Ranked: Tier 4

Testimonials

Set

‘Reliable good solid set of counsel.’

‘Easy to work with, always available, detailed, commercial and inspires confidence.  An absolute pleasure to work with.’

‘Well regarded by PI insurers, and solicitors practicing in the professional negligence field.’

‘Great strength and depth in the prof neg field across all levels of call.’

‘An excellent and established chambers taking on some of the most high profile and complicated professional negligence cases.’

Clerking

‘Helpful clerks. Matthew Moylan is very responsive and pleasant to deal with.’

Dispute resolution > Mediators Tier 3

Andrew Miller KC – 2 Temple Gardens  Andrew Miller KC is a member of both 2 Temple Gardens and IPOS Mediation. Miller is 'superb. He knows when to press and to pose difficult questions, and when to stay in the background. We would not have got anywhere close to settlement without him.' He is highly regarded for major commercial disputes; and in a recent 18-month period, Miller extended his client base within both the insurance and construction sectors.

London Bar > Fraud: civil

Leading Silks

Charles Dougherty KC2 Temple Gardens ‘Creative in his arguments which are always put with skill and charm.’
Ranked: Tier 2

Leading Juniors

Stuart Benzie2 Temple Gardens ‘Silk quality for junior money.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Timothy Killen2 Temple Gardens ‘Tim is delightfully calm and measured. The enemy could be at the gate and over a cup of tea Tim will devise a strategy to neutralise the situation.'
Ranked: Tier 3
George Hilton - 2 Temple Gardens 'George is a very clear and meticulously prepared advocate who is particularly skilled and experienced in breaking down complex corporate and trust structures designed to conceal or distract from commercial fraud.'
Ranked: Tier 4

London Bar > Commercial litigation

Leading Silks

Charles Dougherty KC2 Temple Gardens ‘One of the finest KCs at the Bar today. An understated intellectual heavyweight. Very experienced and persuasive advocate.’
Ranked: Tier 3

Leading Juniors

Stuart Benzie2 Temple GardensAn intellectual heavyweight, but not one who sits in an ivory tower, making him go-to counsel.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Timothy Killen2 Temple GardensTim does a first-rate job. He gets on top of the details quickly, prepares an impressive skeleton and does a fantastic job in the advocacy.’
Ranked: Tier 3

London Bar > Employment

2022 Silks

Rehana Azib KC - 2 Temple GardensWhat is striking about Rehana is her innate ability to get straight to the heart of a matter and not be distracted by the morass of superfluous information or allegations that are frequently present. She always manages to distil a matter into two or three relevant legal points.

Leading Juniors

Helen Bell - 2 Temple GardensHelen is always incredibly well prepared and is a tenacious advocate.
Ranked: Tier 4
Robert Cumming2 Temple GardensRobert reviews material quickly, efficiently and accurately. He is personable, hardworking, a good tactician, and appreciates the need for commercially practical and viable solutions. He is also comfortable telling truth to power and has very good skills when interacting with clients.
Ranked: Tier 4

London Bar > International arbitration: counsel

Leading Juniors

Timothy Killen2 Temple GardensHe gets on top of the details very quickly, is meticulous in his preparation and performs an outstanding job in advocating the case.’
Ranked: Tier 2

London Bar > Sport

Leading Juniors

William Clerk  – 2 Temple Gardens ‘William’s understanding of the rules and regulations specific to motorsport, and their application in the wider legal environment, is profound. ‘
Ranked: Tier 4
Ranked: Tier 4
Stuart Benzie - 2 Temple GardensStuart has tremendous attention to detail, prepares thoroughly for all hearings and clients like his commercial approach.’
Ranked: Tier 4

Middle East: The English Bar > Commercial

Leading juniors

Timothy Killen2 Temple GardensTim is a fantastic advocate, very responsive and one of the leading barristers for work in the common law courts in the UAE.’
Ranked: Tier 1

The set: 2TG is a leading set with an international reputation for offering advocacy and advice across a broad range of specialist practice areas. The chambers provides these services to a discrete number of industry sectors, where it has developed in-depth knowledge, expertise and understanding of the forensic and technical issues which can arise. Sector experience spans insurance travel, healthcare, construction, sport, finance, technology, manufacturing, aerospace and natural resources.

The chambers’ domestic practice is established across the whole of the UK and its barristers are routinely active in all regions. It acts on many of the high profile matters which arise in its specialist areas of work, from multi-million pound litigation and group actions to disputes on a smaller scale, which often present similar complexities.

Complementing its excellent reputation in the UK, the chambers has embraced the opportunities presented by the international market and are currently working on cases in a number of regions, including Africa, the Middle East, Europe, South America and the Caribbean. It is particularly well regarded for its experience in advising on complex cross-border disputes and have an unrivalled knowledge of private international law, issues of jurisdiction and conflict of laws.

In addition to providing advice and advocacy in litigation, arbitration and other forms of ADR, a number of members are qualified to take tribunal appointments as experienced arbitrators, mediators, facilitators and adjudicators. Its members are also regularly instructed to lead on internal company investigations.

The chambers prides itself on being modern, commercial and user friendly which means that every member of chambers and the administration will do their utmost to provide an outstanding level of service and cost value. In recognition of this, its well-resourced and dynamic clerks’ team was identified as a top set for client care, communication and innovation in 2018.

Work undertaken

  • Alternative dispute resolution
  • Clinical negligence
  • Commercial dispute resolution
  • Commercial fraud
  • Construction
  • Employment
  • Insurance and reinsurance
  • Life and health insurance
  • Personal injury
  • Private international law
  • Product liability
  • Professional negligence
  • Property damage
  • Sport
  • Travel and jurisdiction
DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Senior Clerk Lee Tylerltyler@2tg.co.uk+44 (0)20 7822 1203
Members of Chambers PORTER KC, Martin (1986)
Members of Chambers DE NAVARRO KC, Michael (1968)
Members of Chambers MOXON BROWNE KC, Bob (1969)
Members of Chambers BROWNE KC, Benjamin (1976)
Members of Chambers PALMER KC, Howard (1977)
Members of Chambers VAUGHAN JONES KC, Sarah (1983)
Members of Chambers MOODY KC, Neil (1989)
Members of Chambers HARRISON KC, Caroline (1986)
Members of Chambers DOUGHERTY KC, Charles (1997)
Members of Chambers MILLER KC, Andrew (1989)
Members of Chambers KINSLER KC, Marie Louise (1992)
Members of Chambers MARTIN KC, Bradley (1990)
Members of Chambers WYLES KC, Lucy (1994)
Members of Chambers AZIB KC, Rehana (2003)
Members of Chambers GREEN, Alison (1974)
Members of Chambers McDONALD FCIArb, John (1981)
Members of Chambers RUSSELL, Christopher (1982)
Members of Chambers GRAY, Jennifer (1988)
Members of Chambers DE ROHAN, Jonathan (1989)
Members of Chambers CROWLEY C.Arb, Daniel (1990)
Members of Chambers LUNDIE, Christopher (1991)
Members of Chambers BROWN, Clare (1993)
Members of Chambers GREEN, Doré (1994)
Members of Chambers HARRIS, Roger (1996)
Members of Chambers FETTO, Niazi (1999)
Members of Chambers KARSERAS, Anastasia (2000)
Members of Chambers UNTHANK, Nina (2001)
Members of Chambers BELL, Helen (2002)
Members of Chambers WOLSTENHOLME, Helen (2002)
Members of Chambers NOLTEN, Sonia (2002)
Members of Chambers BENZIE, Stuart (2002)
Members of Chambers McTAGUE, Meghann (2004)
Members of Chambers HARRIS, Jack (2006)
Members of Chambers FLYNN, Steven (2006)
Members of Chambers HUGHES, Anna (2008)
Members of Chambers McLORINAN, Hayley (2008)
Members of Chambers THOMAS, David (2009)
Members of Chambers MORTON JACK, Henry (2009)
Members of Chambers WRAIGHT MRCS(Eng), William (2009)
Members of Chambers BARTER, Isabel (2010)
Members of Chambers KILLEN, Timothy (2010)
Members of Chambers CUMMING, Robert (2010)
Members of Chambers BERSHADSKI, Andrew (2010)
Members of Chambers CLERK, William (2012)
Members of Chambers HILTON, George (2012)
Members of Chambers VAN DER MEER, Jessica (2012)
Members of Chambers MACKENZIE, Alistair (2013)
Members of Chambers FEAR-SEGAL, Lucas (2014)
Members of Chambers STEVENS, Sam (2014)
Members of Chambers ALBOU, Emily (2014)
Members of Chambers WALKER, Emma Catia (2014)
Members of Chambers MAHLER, Austin (2016)
Members of Chambers PHELPS, Benjamin (2017)
Members of Chambers FAIRCLOUGH, Thomas (2015)
Members of Chambers MASON-THOM, Paige (2017)
Members of Chambers SPEARMAN, Lucinda (2018)
Members of Chambers LEGH, Kate (2018)
Members of Chambers PARTRIDGE, James (2018)
Members of Chambers HITCHMAN, Lauren (2020)
Members of Chambers EWING, Conor (2020)
Members of Chambers IVORY, Alex (2021)
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Emily Albou photo Emily AlbouEmily is developing a broad international commercial practice, focusing on international arbitration,…
Rehana Azib photo Rehana AzibRehana Azib QC has a very well-established practice in employment and personal…
Isabel Barter photo Isabel BarterIsabel Barter is a junior barrister specialising in commercial and common law.…
Helen Bell photo Helen BellHelen specialises in claims at the interface between personal injury and employment…
Stuart Benzie photo Stuart BenzieStuart is an experienced commercial advocate with a practice that covers a…
Andrew Bershadski photo Andrew BershadskiAndrew specialises in international group claims, clinical negligence, personal injury and employment…
Clare Brown photo Clare BrownClare is on the Treasury A Panel and is frequently instructed by…
William Clerk photo William ClerkWill specialises is commercial law, insurance law, and civil fraud. His experience…
Daniel Crowley photo Daniel CrowleyDaniel Crowley is a very experienced trial lawyer. He has fought dozens…
Robert Cumming photo Robert CummingRobert has a specialist practice in two core areas: commercial and employment…
Charles Dougherty photo Charles DoughertyCharles specialises in commercial law, in particular commercial fraud, professional negligence, product…
Conor Ewing photo Conor EwingConor joined Chambers in 2021, following the successful completion of his pupillage.…
Tom Fairclough photo Tom FaircloughTom practises across the full range of Chambers’ work, and is particularly…
Lucas Fear-Segal photo Lucas Fear-SegalLucas practises in all of chambers’ core areas, with a particular emphasis…
Niazi Fetto photo Niazi FettoNiazi undertakes high-value and complex personal injury (EL/PL) and clinical negligence matters. He is a member of…
Steven Flynn photo Steven FlynnSports law; Domestic and International commercial litigation and arbitration; Disciplinary and Regulatory;…
Jennifer Gray photo Jennifer GrayJennifer specialises in all areas of immigration, asylum human rights and employment…
Doré Green photo Doré GreenProperty damage and professional indemnity, in particular construction professionals, brokers’ negligence and…
Alison Green photo Alison GreenBarrister who specialises in commercial law, in particular insurance and reinsurance law,…
Roger Harris photo Roger HarrisRoger Harris specialises in clinical negligence, personal injury and litigation relating to…
Jack Harris photo Jack HarrisJack is an experienced advocate with a practice that covers a broad…
Caroline Harrison photo Caroline HarrisonSpecialising in clinical negligence and medical law (especially concerning research & genetics;…
George Hilton photo George HiltonGeorge is an in demand commercial barrister who practises across Chambers’ core…
Lauren Hitchman photo Lauren HitchmanLauren welcomes instructions across the full spectrum of Chambers’ practice areas. She…
Anna Hughes photo Anna HughesAnna is a very experienced advocate who regularly advises on complex and…
Alex Ivory photo Alex IvoryAlex joined Chambers in 2022, following the successful completion of his pupillage.…
Anastasia Karseras photo Anastasia KarserasAnastasia is a highly experienced practitioner with particular expertise in defending fraudulent…
Timothy Killen photo Timothy KillenTim specialises in commercial disputes and arbitrations, with particular knowledge and experience…
Marie Louise Kinsler photo Marie Louise KinslerMarie Louise Kinsler QC specialises in private international law and EU law.…
Kate Legh photo Kate LeghKate has a broad practice across all of Chambers’ specialisms, with a…
Christopher Lundie photo Christopher LundieAn experienced advocate with extensive expertise in the Business & Property Courts,…
Alistair Mackenzie photo Alistair MackenziePractice Areas Alistair’s practice comprises cross-border disputes, product liability and insurance litigation.…
Austin Mahler photo Austin MahlerAustin’s practice focuses on commercial litigation and insolvency, specialising in construction, insurance,…
Bradley Martin photo Bradley MartinBradley is a specialist clinical negligence silk. His practice covers all aspects…
Paige Mason-Thom photo Paige Mason-ThomPaige is a dedicated and approachable junior barrister, with a developing focus…
John William McDonald photo John William McDonaldExtensive experience of motor insurance claims, including coverage issues and contribution between…
Hayley McLorinan photo Hayley McLorinanHayley practises in employment, personal injury and contractual disputes on behalf of…
Meghann McTague photo Meghann McTagueMeghann is an experienced advocate whose practice encompasses the full spectrum of…
Andrew Miller photo Andrew MillerAndrew practices as a QC and as a Mediator and Arbitrator, using…
Neil Moody photo Neil MoodyInsurance and reinsurance: coverage disputes, policy construction, fraudulent and exaggerated claims. Property…
Henry Morton Jack photo Henry Morton JackHenry’s experience encompasses sale and supply of goods and services, credit hire…
Bob Moxon Browne photo Bob Moxon BrowneDescribed by Chambers UK as “an amazing courtroom presence” who is “completely…
Sonia Nolten photo Sonia NoltenSonia is an “outstanding advocate” and “fluid cross-examiner” who is both “ferociously…
Howard Palmer photo Howard PalmerHoward Palmer QC is particularly respected for his experience in insurance of…
James Partridge photo James PartridgeJames accepts instructions across the full range of Chambers’ work.  He has…
Benjamin Phelps photo Benjamin PhelpsBen practises across the full range of chambers’ core areas with a…
Martin Porter photo Martin PorterA leading personal injury specialist with particular experience of clinical negligence, industrial…
Christopher Russell photo Christopher RussellRenowned as a specialist in personal injury. An advocate with particular strengths…
Lucinda Spearman photo Lucinda SpearmanBarrister
Sam Stevens photo Sam StevensSam’s main areas of practice are clinical negligence, product liability and employment.…
David Thomas photo David ThomasDavid’s practice encompasses property damage, insurance and professional negligence work; with him…
Nina Unthank photo Nina UnthankNina specialises in the areas of clinical negligence and personal injury and…
Sarah Vaughan Jones photo Sarah Vaughan JonesClinical negligence, conducting civil proceedings for claimants and defendants. High Court cases…
Emma Catia Walker photo Emma Catia WalkerEmma specialises in complex commercial disputes, employment disputes, and international arbitration across…
Helen Wolstenholme photo Helen WolstenholmePractice areas: Personal injury, clinical negligence, travel and jurisdiction.
William Wraight MRCS(Eng) photo William Wraight MRCS(Eng)Clinical negligence and personal injury, acting for claimants and defendants. Notable cases…
Lucy Wyles photo Lucy WylesLucy specialises in the areas of personal injury, travel, private international law…
Michael de Navarro photo Michael de NavarroPersonal injury, clinical and professional negligence, insurance and health and safety at…
Jonathan de Rohan photo Jonathan de RohanCommon law and insurance practice including personal injury claims, professional negligence and…
Jessica van der Meer photo Jessica van der MeerJessica’s work embraces a wide range of Chambers’ specialisations: negligence, commercial, international,…

At 2TG we promote ethical practices and socially responsible behaviour for our members, staff and other stakeholders.

Members of chambers are committed to access to justice and recognise the importance to society of high-quality legal advice for all individuals. Members regularly undertake pro bono work, providing wide-ranging advice and representation via organisations such as Advocate, the Chancery Bar Litigant in Person Support Scheme, the Employment Law Appeal Advice Scheme and the Free Representation Unit.

2TG is an equal opportunities employer and, supported by three ED&I officers and an active ED&I Working Group, it is committed to the promotion of equality, diversity and inclusion. Members and staff attend Bar Council training sessions on E&D and fair recruitment, as well as regular in-house sessions (most recently, on Race Awareness). We apply the E&D Rules in the Bar Standards Board Handbook and the Equality Act 2010, ensuring that in the recruitment of pupils, tenants and members of staff, candidates are assessed against relevant criteria only. Pupillage applications are anonymized before marking, mitigating circumstances are always considered and our recruitment statistics are robustly scrutinised and analysed by the ED&I officers. We strive to ensure that employees, pupils and junior members are given equal chances of training, career development and promotion. Chambers is a signatory of the Women in Law Pledge, tackling the issue of gender equality in the profession. In accordance with the Bar Standards Board’s equality rules, members and staff are encouraged to provide diversity data. This enables Chambers to analyse and publish an anonymous summary of such data.

We are committed to taking action against racism in all its forms: individual, institutional and systemic. We wholeheartedly endorse the Bar Council statement on equal treatment, the rule of law and inclusion here.

As a chambers, we want to create and support necessary, tangible change within our profession and our wider community. We regularly work with organisations, such as the Sutton Trust, Speakers in Schools and Bridging the Bar, to promote access to the Bar for those from non-traditional backgrounds. We are keen supporters of 10,000 Black Interns (10KBI), a new initiative launched in 2022, and hosted several interns in Chambers. Further, 2TG, in partnership with The Times newspaper, has run an annual national mooting competition for many years. The competition provides an opportunity for all students in higher education to compete, regardless of their educational institution or background. This year the moot has been extended to involve outreach work with local schools.

2TG is committed to improving and promoting the well-being of its members and staff. Our Wellbeing and Social Responsibility Working Group regularly provides information and organises activities available to all staff, pupils and members. We work in partnership with Health Assured, an organisation which is on hand to provide members and staff with support.

2TG is an environmentally conscious chambers. We tackle environmental issues such as waste disposal and recycling, energy consumption and maximising energy efficiency, and we constantly seek creative ways to reduce our carbon footprint further.