Set Profile > 2 Temple Gardens > London, England

2 Temple Gardens
TEMPLE
LONDON
EC4Y 9AY
England

Travel law (including jurisdictional issues) Tier 1

The ‘first-class defendant barristers’ at 2 Temple Gardens are lauded as ‘preeminent in the field of cross-border work’. The set is particularly strong at handling high-value personal injury claims arising from accidents abroad which involve the application of foreign law, especially catastrophic injuries or fatalities. A case of note for Charles Dougherty QC is Butt v D’Amato, a claim involving multiple fatalities and serious injuries following a bus accident in Malta in 2018. Meanwhile, Marie Louise Kinsler QC is acting for the defendant in Bhatti v Cable News International, a high-profile multi-jurisdictional claim arising from a CNN journalist sustaining serious injuries while covering the Gaza conflict. Another highlight, led by Howard Palmer QC, is Suetta v Auld MIB – the largest ever injury claim in Gibraltar – which is proceeding before the nation's supreme court in 2020. The future of the set looks bright with rising stars Alistair Mackenzie and Ruth Kennedy.

Rising stars

Ruth Kennedy - 2 Temple GardensA cerebral and hard-working junior with extensive expertise in issues of public and private international law.
Ranked: Tier 1
Alistair Mackenzie - 2 Temple GardensHe is extremely knowledgeable about all areas of European jurisdictional and applicable law rules.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Charles Dougherty QC - 2 Temple GardensAn outstanding barrister who has an unparalleled ability to analyse complex legal points and develop arguments which succeed in court.
Ranked: Tier 1
Marie Louise Kinsler QC - 2 Temple GardensHer intuition and knowledge in respect of travel law are second to none. Has the academic abilities akin to the top judges in the area, and the forensic skills of a top QC.
Ranked: Tier 1
Benjamin Browne QC - 2 Temple GardensOutstanding expertise in advocacy and negotiations. Claimants and defendants alike could not find a safer pair of hands for a high-value cross-border claim.
Ranked: Tier 2
Howard Palmer QC - 2 Temple GardensHe is able to advise succinctly on complex issues. Incredibly knowledgeable when it comes to private international law.
Ranked: Tier 2

Leading Juniors

Lucy Wyles - 2 Temple GardensShe regularly appears alone against leading silks, bringing a combination of high intellect, specialist knowledge, and pragmatism to her cases.
Ranked: Tier 1
Meghann McTague - 2 Temple GardensConsistency, clarity, excellent oral and writing skills, pragmatic. She is very capable and approachable in this area. Works tirelessly to ensure that a case is watertight.
Ranked: Tier 2
Anna Hughes - 2 Temple GardensShe is an excellent lawyer and fearless advocate. She combines intellectual rigour with a formidable work ethic: the combination is powerful and explains her extremely successful practice.
Ranked: Tier 3

Clinical negligence Tier 2

2 Temple Gardens continues to be 'a recognised leader in the area of clinical negligence', offering clients 'an excellent calibre of barristers' who 'are organised, proactive, understand the commercial realities, and really look after their clients'. Benjamin Browne QC is instructed in the international medical malpractice case Aeden Balwah v Surgi-Med Clinic Ltd, which arises out of alleged negligent treatment at and around the time of birth, leading to severe neurological damage. Michael de Navarro QC acted for the defendant trust in the matter of AG v University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, which centred around negligent management of a rare congenital condition, and in which the claimant failed to establish that any breach of duty made a material contribution to the outcome. A 'tenacious and effective advocate', Anna Hughes is the leading junior in chambers.

Leading Silks

Sarah Vaughan Jones QC - 2 Temple GardensThe best of the best - razor sharp and can get to the nub of a case very quickly.
Ranked: Tier 2
Michael de Navarro QC - 2 Temple GardensTough, committed to cases, and very experienced.
Ranked: Tier 2
Benjamin Browne QC - 2 Temple GardensA truly outstanding barrister with a widely respected national reputation.
Ranked: Tier 3
Caroline Harrison QC - 2 Temple GardensA hugely reassuring presence both in court and at the negotiating table.
Ranked: Tier 4
Bradley Martin QC - 2 Temple GardensBradley is a thoughtful and considered lawyer. He is excellent at immersing himself in the detail of a case and identifying the key evidential issues.
Ranked: Tier 5
Martin Porter QC - 2 Temple GardensA very clever and intuitive lawyer with a direct and effective style of advocacy.
Ranked: Tier 5

Leading Juniors

Anna Hughes - 2 Temple GardensA tenacious and effective advocate who combines an enormous intellect with the ability to argue complex points in a simple and effective way.
Ranked: Tier 1
Andrew Bershadski - 2 Temple GardensA real asset to have on board for your cases.
Ranked: Tier 4
Robert Cumming - 2 Temple GardensAn impressive advocate who is innovative and forward-thinking.
Ranked: Tier 4
Roger Harris - 2 Temple GardensHas an encyclopaedic knowledge of healthcare law and always able to bring calm to any situation.
Ranked: Tier 4
Helen Wolstenholme - 2 Temple GardensA thoughtful barrister with a real enthusiasm for the work.
Ranked: Tier 4

Sport

Leading Silks

Nina Goolamali QC - 2 Temple GardensHugely hard-working, inspires confidence and an absolute authority on all things negligence. She gives direct, commercial advice.
Ranked: Tier 2

Leading Juniors

Stuart Benzie - 2 Temple GardensIncredibly commercially-minded, he has great expertise in sports law.
Ranked: Tier 4

Personal injury, industrial disease and insurance fraud Tier 2

With its 'strong track record of recruiting highly talented individuals at the junior end', the 'consistently excellent2 Temple Gardens offers 'an excellent range of barristers at all levels', who have 'their own particular strengths and specialities'. These include sports expert Nina Goolamali QC and Marie Louise Kinsler QC, who has particular expertise in multi-jurisdictional matters. Kinsler QC is instructed on behalf of the claimant Zambian citizens in the landmark Supreme Court case Lungowe and Others v Vedanta Resources plc, which examines the the jurisdiction of the English court to hear a claim against a UK-domiciled parent company in relation to alleged environmental abuses and personal injury abroad.

Personal injury - Leading Silks

Benjamin Browne QC - 2 Temple GardensA truly outstanding barrister with a widely respected national reputation.
Ranked: Tier 2
Marie Louise Kinsler QC - 2 Temple GardensA superb international lawyer, before whose inexorable logic opponents quail.
Ranked: Tier 2
Nina Goolamali QC - 2 Temple GardensA commercially-minded practitioner whose knowledge of catastrophic injury is second to none. A firm negotiator but with a pragmatic side that makes her a firm favourite with clients.
Ranked: Tier 3
Martin Porter QC - 2 Temple GardensHas outstanding knowledge of and passion for cycling-related work, and never fails to add value to a case.
Ranked: Tier 4

Insurance fraud - Leading Juniors

Henry Morton Jack - 2 Temple GardensAn excellent advocate, with a very sharp mind beneath the charm, who has particular experience in defending fraud-related claims.
Ranked: Tier 1
Anastasia Karseras - 2 Temple GardensAnastasia is meticulous and consistently strives for perfection. She will examine all documentation forensically. A technically astute barrister who always works collaboratively to ensure the best result for clients.
Ranked: Tier 1

Personal injury - Leading Juniors

Christopher Russell - 2 Temple GardensHas forensic attention to detail and an excellent understanding of the approach to take in relation to settlement negotiations.
Ranked: Tier 1
Rehana Azib - 2 Temple GardensAchieves excellent results through remorseless hard work and exceptional attention to detail.
Ranked: Tier 3
Niazi Fetto - 2 Temple GardensHas a quiet determination to succeed which is realised.
Ranked: Tier 3
Roger Harris - 2 Temple GardensBrings a very calm, cool and forensic excellence to difficult and high-value cases.
Ranked: Tier 3
Andrew Bershadski - 2 Temple GardensA conscientious barrister with a very good work ethic.
Ranked: Tier 5
Robert Cumming - 2 Temple GardensA brilliant lawyer and a formidable cross-examiner. A strong advocate who gets results.
Ranked: Tier 5
Anna Hughes - 2 Temple GardensOne of the best cross-examiners I have seen of juniors at her call. Has a first-class grasp of detail and the ability and tenacity to apply it to good effect in negotiations.
Ranked: Tier 5
Henry Morton Jack - 2 Temple GardensAn excellent advocate, with a very sharp mind beneath the charm, who has particular experience in defending fraud-related claims.
Ranked: Tier 5
Anastasia Karseras - 2 Temple GardensAnastasia is meticulous and consistently strives for perfection. She will examine all documentation forensically. A technically astute barrister who always works collaboratively to ensure the best result for clients.
Ranked: Tier 5
Lucy Wyles - 2 Temple Gardens She brings a combination of high intellect, specialist knowledge and pragmatism to her cases with the result that clients receive an excellent level of representation. Can sum up a case, identify the important issues and provide an opinion almost without having to look up the law and practice at all.
Ranked: Tier 5

Insurance and reinsurance Tier 3

'A first-class set with great strength in depth', 2 Temple Gardens 'has been a favourite of insurance companies and the London market for many years, and it has a strong track record of recruiting highly talented individuals at the junior end. The set also has an outstanding team of knowledgeable clerks'. Bob Moxon Browne QC acted on behalf of life insurers in a long-running case, which concerned a Russian oligarch who died in uncertain circumstances shortly after insuring his life for vast sums. Moxon Browne QC led Lucas Fear-Segal in the case, who, with his 'formidable intellect, commanding advocacy and absolutely ferocious cross-examination skills', is a rising star in chambers. Also of note, Sonia Nolten recently appeared in the Court of Appeal in Friends Life’s appeal against a decision in a permanent health case.

Rising stars

Lucas Fear-Segal - 2 Temple GardensExtremely diligent, strategic and commercial, he can handle last-minute complex instructions efficiently and with success. His breadth of knowledge of the insurance sector is also impressive.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Bob Moxon Browne QC - 2 Temple GardensWith vast experience in insurance work, he is held in very high regard across the industry, and his advice is invaluable. He is very clear in his recommendations and in identifying the merits in complex, multi-faceted cases.
Ranked: Tier 2
Charles Dougherty QC - 2 Temple GardensAbsolutely first-rate for insurance and reinsurance work.
Ranked: Tier 3
Howard Palmer QC - 2 Temple GardensHis attention to detail is impressive.
Ranked: Tier 3
Neil Moody QC - 2 Temple GardensAuthoritative, measured and technically gifted, and fantastically reassuring to both client and solicitor alike.
Ranked: Tier 4
Andrew Miller QC - 2 Temple GardensHas a robust sense of the commercial realities faced by clients, and is excellent at helping them to achieve their best commercial outcome in litigation.
Ranked: Tier 5

Leading Juniors

Sonia Nolten - 2 Temple GardensEngages fully with the matters upon which she is instructed, with strong attention to detail and in-depth knowledge of insurance law.
Ranked: Tier 2
Doré Green - 2 Temple GardensAn outstanding intellect which he doesn't shout about, he has an all-encompassing understanding of both insurance and commercial issues.
Ranked: Tier 3
Timothy Killen - 2 Temple GardensBright, efficient and very user friendly.
Ranked: Tier 4
Jessica van der Meer - 2 Temple GardensA first-class intellect, with great attention to detail. She builds strong relationships with clients and experts, and has sound commercial sense and amazing advocacy skills.
Ranked: Tier 4
David Thomas - 2 Temple GardensHas established a first-class junior insurance practice, based on his excellent technical understanding of the law and his multi-disciplinary understanding of the issues underlying policy coverage claims.
Ranked: Tier 4

International arbitration: counsel

Leading Juniors

Timothy Killen - 2 Temple GardensTim is fantastically bright, insightful and works incredibly hard. He never lets you down. He is knowledgeable and approachable providing great technical advice and is a real sounding board for us. He has excellent judgement, is not afraid to get his hands dirty to get into the detail of case, and is great with clients.
Ranked: Tier 3

Fraud: civil

Leading Silks

Charles Dougherty QC - 2 Temple GardensHis written advocacy is brilliant and he can pick the right arguments and deliver them in a compelling and persuasive manner. He is a real expert on freezing injunctions and has a fantastic appreciation of both the law and practice of these.
Ranked: Tier 3

Commercial litigation

Leading Silks

Charles Dougherty QC - 2 Temple GardensHe was responsive and user-friendly, and his written submissions were first rate.
Ranked: Tier 3

Leading Juniors

Stuart Benzie - 2 Temple GardensHe is an excellent team player who knows his way round the commercial court.
Ranked: Tier 5
Timothy Killen - 2 Temple GardensTim is a rare gem of a barrister; his sharp mind and ability to quickly analyse and breakdown any legal issue make him a formidable advocate who is unparalleled in his field
Ranked: Tier 5

Product liability Tier 3

With 'always being at the cutting edge of product liability cases', 2 Temple Gardens fields several 'excellent practitioners' with a good reputation in the field. The set is active in acting for both claimants and defendants in claims relating to pharmaceuticals, medical devices, engineering and heavy industry equipment, household and electrical goods, and automotive products. In a recent highlight, Charles Dougherty QC and Isabel Barter are acting for the defendant in Wilson v Beko, a case which arose out of a residential fire allegedly caused by a defective fridge-freezer.

Rising stars

Alistair Mackenzie - 2 Temple GardensHis maturity in identifying the relevant issues and the appropriate way to present them are striking.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Charles Dougherty QC - 2 Temple GardensHe is fiercely intelligent and as an opponent, formidable.
Ranked: Tier 1
Neil Moody QC - 2 Temple GardensHe is very easy to work with, well respected by clients, astute and gives excellent commercial advice.
Ranked: Tier 2
Jacqueline Perry QC - 2 Temple GardensProficient and approachable; she provides sound advice.
Ranked: Tier 3

Leading Juniors

Isabel Barter - 2 Temple GardensShe has a first-class intellect combined with great attention to detail and a thorough understanding of technical evidence.
Ranked: Tier 3
Anna Hughes - 2 Temple GardensShe combines a razor-sharp intelligence with an extraordinary capacity for hard work.
Ranked: Tier 3

Professional negligence Tier 3

The 'responsive', 'flexible' and 'commercially astute' members of the 'always strong2 Temple Gardens are experienced in claims against professionals including solicitors and barristers; insurance and financial services advisers; architects and engineers; surveyors and valuers; and other construction and design professionals. Recent highlights of note include Charles Dougherty QC, Isabel Barter and David Thomas acting for a QC in Gaze v HS, a claim concerning the scope of a barrister's duty to advise, and Neil Moody QC representing the developer of a large residential complex in Ramvel Ltd v Bartlett Plumbing and Countryside Properties, a contractors' negligence claim relating to the construction of a soil vent pipe system.

Leading Silks

Charles Dougherty QC - 2 Temple GardensHe combines incisive analysis with a commercial approach. Charles has an intuitive understanding of the law and comes up with arguments that others would miss.
Ranked: Tier 2
Neil Moody QC - 2 Temple GardensHe is absolutely brilliant on the technical detail and has an eye for the real issues in a case.
Ranked: Tier 2
Robert Moxon Browne QC - 2 Temple GardensHe has immense gravitas in court and spot-on judgement.
Ranked: Tier 2
Andrew Miller QC - 2 Temple GardensHe is very effective in court.
Ranked: Tier 4
Howard Palmer QC - 2 Temple GardensHe is very knowledgeable and approachable.
Ranked: Tier 4

Leading Juniors

Isabel Barter - 2 Temple GardensShe has an amazing eye for detail and a powerful intellect. Wonderfully clear advice and tremendous work ethic. A real star.
Ranked: Tier 3
Doré Green - 2 Temple GardensA fiercely intelligent advocate with piercing insight. Doré is someone who chases down every point in a case until he knows it inside out. A terrific barrister to have on your side, and terrifying when he appears on the other side!
Ranked: Tier 4
Sonia Nolten - 2 Temple GardensShe is a tenacious cross-examiner and a highly persuasive advocate.
Ranked: Tier 4
David Thomas - 2 Temple GardensHe is very bright, user friendly and a team player. He is an established practitioner in this area, and has expertise in "pure" professional negligence and technology and construction work.
Ranked: Tier 4

Employment

Leading Juniors

Rehana Azib - 2 Temple GardensExcellent during cross-examination – iron fist in a velvet glove was written with Rehana in mind – and she has great client skills. Assertive and highly skilled in dealing with litigants in person.
Ranked: Tier 4

Mediators Tier 5

Andrew Miller QC - 2 Temple Gardens The 'energetic and engagingAndrew Miller QC at 2 Temple Gardens is 'adept at both getting to the nub of the issues in dispute and reality-testing challenging clients'. Practising as a lead mediator since 2017, he also mediates through IPOS Mediation and CEDR Chambers, and is particularly noted for heavyweight, high-value commercial disputes.

Set overviews: England and Wales

As a set, 2 Temple Gardens is particularly strong in travel, clinical negligence,  and personal injury law, although its expertise extends beyond these core areas. In recent news, Helen Bell  has been appointed a Deputy District Judge on the South Eastern Circuit. Along with Anna Hughes , Bell has also been chosen as members of the Bar Council’s inaugural Leadership Programme.

Testimonials

Clerks:

2TG has an excellent team of knowledgeable clerks – led by Lee Tyler (who is outstanding and very well respected by clients).

2TG is an extremely professional, friendly and efficient chambers. Clerks are always on hand to assist particularly in high pressure situations. Oliver Gillen-Smith and Leanne Taylor stand out amongst a very good team.

Absolutely top notch! Has been particularly good at responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Always helpful and cooperative. Paul Cray in particular is responsive and charming.

By virtue of chambers’ longstanding experience and up-to-date training, the clerks have an excellent understanding of the specialist nature of this practice area and the particular skills and expertise which clients require.

Excellent – always prompt in responding and they work hard to show you that they value the work. Lee Tyler is a flawless clerk; charismatic and sincere.

Faultless service from the clerks. Leanne Taylor also delightful to deal with.

Great team of clerks at 2 Temple Gardens. Lee Tyler will always go the extra mile to assist clients.

I have always found the clerks’ room very efficient. Lee Tyler, the senior clerk, is very highly regarded, liked and respected around the Bar and among solicitors.

Matt Moylan and the clerks are great at developing relationships and being commercial.

Ollie Gillen-Smith deserves special mention for going above and beyond and is always a pleasure to speak to.

The clerks are excellent, and are very flexible with accommodating specific requests. Lee Tyler and Paul Cray are really fantastic.

The clerks provide a flexible and professional service. Matt Moylan is the clerk who has particular responsibility for the 2TG Sports team. He is responsive and efficient and has excellent knowledge of the sector.

Very responsive and accommodating; I have mostly dealt with Lee Tyler, Billy Hammonds and Matthew Moylan and it has been a pleasure throughout.

Set:

2 Temple Gardens are probably my first choice now for advice, with a numbers of excellent barristers at all levels.

2 Temple Gardens has a particularly high reputation in clinical negligence, as well as more widely in professional negligence, property damage and other insurance-backed fields. They are able to supply capable barristers at all levels of call in their specialist fields. They have very good general visibility and a high reputation in the market; they also produce regular seminars and practitioner articles of high quality.

2 Temple Gardens has real strength-in-depth for personal injury, with very experienced counsel at all levels.

2 Temple Gardens is one of my favourite chambers. Clerks are smart and make you feel valuable to them; they are also very quick to respond. They offer free high quality seminars.

One of its strengths in relation to product liability claims is its extensive expertise in property damage and conflict of laws cases.

2 Temple Gardens tend to have a reputation for acting mostly for Defendants in product liability cases, however this is starting to change. As a set they offer well respected training in this area. They are always at the cutting edge of product liability cases.

2 Temple Gardens has an extremely strong civil fraud team, with experience at all levels. Counsel are always available to advise swiftly and decisively on difficult fraud issues.

2 Temple Gardens have a good and wide personal injury team. They have competent and experienced barristers at all levels and I have always been impressed with any “stand ins”. They run a number of training programmes – particularly recently, amid the Covid-19 pandemic, they have been very prompt to introduce

2 Temple Gardens have an exceptional travel team. I consider them my “go to” set for any work involving cross border/jurisdictional issues. They have real knowledge and strength in depth in this area and are market leaders.

2 Temple Gardens is a first class set with great strength in depth and some outstanding individuals. It has a strong track record of recruiting highly talented individuals at the junior end. it has a market-leading programme of client seminars and webinars.

2 Temple Gardens professional negligence practitioners have a formidable reputation for handling high-value, cutting edge and sensitive professional negligence cases across a wide range of professions. It is particularly strong in TCC claims, but also in relation to disputes concerning solicitors and barristers; insurance and financial services; and surveyors and valuers.

An excellent and very friendly set. They also embrace less traditional ways of working which helps greatly; for instance I have never been asked for paper copies of instructions, and come lockdown, they immediately put on short and highly relevant training sessions by video-link.

THE CHAMBERS

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 & Reinsurance
Life & Health Insurance
Personal Injury
Private International Law
Product Liability
Professional Negligence
Property Damage
Sport
Travel & Jurisdiction

Department Name Email Telephone
Senior Clerk Lee Tyler ltyler@2tg.co.uk +44 (0)20 7822 1203
Deputy Senior Clerk Paul Cray pcray@2tg.co.uk +44 (0)20 7822 1208
Members of Chambers PORTER QC, Martin (1986)
Members of Chambers DE NAVARRO QC, Michael (1968)
Members of Chambers MOXON BROWNE QC, Bob (1969)
Members of Chambers BROWNE QC, Benjamin (1976)
Members of Chambers PALMER QC, Howard (1977)
Members of Chambers PERRY QC, Jacqueline (1975)
Members of Chambers VAUGHAN JONES QC, Sarah (1983)
Members of Chambers MOODY QC, Neil (1989)
Members of Chambers HARRISON QC, Caroline (1986)
Members of Chambers DOUGHERTY QC, Charles (1997)
Members of Chambers MILLER QC, Andrew (1989)
Members of Chambers KINSLER QC, Marie Louise (1992)
Members of Chambers GOOLAMALI QC, Nina (1995)
Members of Chambers MARTIN QC, Bradley (1990)
Members of Chambers KHURANA QC (SCOT.), VINIT (1999)
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 WYLES, Lucy (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 AZIB, Rehana (2003)
Members of Chambers McTAGUE, Meghann (2004)
Members of Chambers HARRIS, Jack (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 KENNEDY, Ruth (2015)
Members of Chambers MAHLER, Austin (2016)
Members of Chambers KARIA, Akshay (2017)
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)
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 Emily Albou  photo Emily Albou Emily is developing a broad international commercial practice, focusing on international arbitration,…
 Rehana Azib  photo Rehana Azib Rehana Azib has a very well established practice in personal injury litigation,…
 Isabel Barter  photo Isabel Barter Isabel’s flourishing common law and commercial practice focuses on professional negligence, product…
 Helen Bell  photo Helen Bell Helen specialises in claims at the interface between personal injury and employment…
 Stuart Benzie  photo Stuart Benzie Stuart is an experienced commercial advocate with a practice that covers a…
 Andrew Bershadski  photo Andrew Bershadski Andrew specialises in international group claims, personal injury, clinical negligence and employment…
 Clare Brown  photo Clare Brown A specialist in human rights, having formerly worked for the Court of…
 Benjamin Browne QC photo Benjamin Browne QC Personal injury – acting for both sides including alleged radiation injury, work…
 William Clerk  photo William Clerk William’s practice spans commercial and civil law, including commercial disputes, fraud, insurance…
 Daniel Crowley  photo Daniel Crowley Daniel Crowley is a very experienced trial lawyer. He has fought dozens…
 Robert Cumming  photo Robert Cumming Robert has a specialist practice in two core areas: commercial and employment…
 Charles Dougherty QC photo Charles Dougherty QC Charles specialises in commercial law, in particular commercial fraud, professional negligence, product…
 Tom Fairclough  photo Tom Fairclough Tom practises across the full range of Chambers’ work, and is particularly…
 Lucas Fear-Segal  photo Lucas Fear-Segal Lucas practises in all of chambers’ core areas, with a particular emphasis…
 Niazi Fetto  photo Niazi Fetto Niazi specialises in high-value and complex personal injury and clinical negligence matters,…
 Nina Goolamali QC photo Nina Goolamali QC Nina Goolamali QC is highly regarded as a skilled and commercially astute…
 Jennifer Gray  photo Jennifer Gray Jennifer is an employment specialist who returned to practice in 2013 after…
 Doré Green photo Doré Green Property damage and professional indemnity, in particular construction professionals, brokers’ negligence and…
 Alison Green  photo Alison Green Barrister who specialises in commercial law, in particular insurance and reinsurance law,…
 Roger Harris  photo Roger Harris Roger Harris specialises in clinical negligence, personal injury and litigation relating to…
 Jack Harris  photo Jack Harris Jack is an experienced advocate with a practice that covers a broad…
 Caroline Harrison QC photo Caroline Harrison QC Specialising in clinical negligence and medical law (especially concerning research & genetics;…
 George Hilton  photo George Hilton George is an in demand commercial barrister who practises across Chambers’ core…
 Anna Hughes  photo Anna Hughes Anna is a very experienced advocate who regularly advises on complex and…
 Akshay Karia  photo Akshay Karia Akshay has a broad range of experience across 2 Temple Gardens core…
 Anastasia Karseras  photo Anastasia Karseras Anastasia is a highly experienced practitioner with particular expertise in defending fraudulent…
 Ruth Kennedy  photo Ruth Kennedy Specialist in commercial law; employment law; public inquiries; sports law; public and…
 Vinit Khurana QC (Scot)  photo Vinit Khurana QC (Scot) Called to the Bar in 1999. Since then has practised as an…
 Timothy Killen  photo Timothy Killen Tim specialises in commercial disputes and arbitrations, with particular knowledge and experience…
 Marie Louise Kinsler QC photo Marie Louise Kinsler QC Marie Louise Kinsler QC specialises in private international law. She is instructed…
 Kate Legh  photo Kate Legh Kate is developing a practice focusing particularly on clinical negligence, employment and…
 Christopher Lundie  photo Christopher Lundie An experienced advocate with extensive expertise in the Business & Property Courts,…
 Alistair Mackenzie  photo Alistair Mackenzie Practice Areas Alistair’s practice comprises cross-border disputes, product liability and insurance litigation.…
 Austin Mahler  photo Austin Mahler Austin’s practice focuses on commercial litigation and insolvency, specialising in construction, insurance,…
 Bradley Martin QC photo Bradley Martin QC Bradley is a specialist clinical negligence silk. His practice covers all aspects…
 Paige Mason-Thom  photo Paige Mason-Thom Paige’s practice spans Chambers’ specialisms, with a developing focus on personal injury,…
 John William McDonald  photo John William McDonald Extensive experience of motor insurance claims, including coverage issues and contribution between…
 Hayley McLorinan  photo Hayley McLorinan Hayley practises in employment, personal injury and contractual disputes on behalf of…
 Meghann McTague  photo Meghann McTague Meghann is an experienced and determined advocate who is instructed on behalf…
 Andrew Miller QC photo Andrew Miller QC Andrew practices as a QC and as a Mediator and Arbitrator, using…
 Neil Moody QC photo Neil Moody QC Property damage and product liability, especially arising from fires, explosions, subsidence and…
 Henry Morton Jack  photo Henry Morton Jack Henry’s experience encompasses sale and supply of goods and services, credit hire…
 Bob Moxon Browne QC photo Bob Moxon Browne QC Described by Chambers UK as “an amazing courtroom presence” who is “completely…
 Sonia Nolten  photo Sonia Nolten A “ferocious cross-examiner” who “impresses with her attention to detail…her commerciality [and]…
 Howard Palmer QC photo Howard Palmer QC Howard Palmer QC is particularly respected for his experience in insurance of…
 James Partridge  photo James Partridge Barrister with a broad commercial and civil law practice.  He has particular…
 Jacqueline Perry QC photo Jacqueline Perry QC Jacqueline has become a specialist in group actions both in product liability…
 Benjamin Phelps  photo Benjamin Phelps Ben practises across the full range of chambers’ core areas with a…
 Martin Porter QC photo Martin Porter QC A leading personal injury specialist with particular experience of clinical negligence, industrial…
 Christopher Russell  photo Christopher Russell Renowned as a specialist in personal injury. An advocate with particular strengths…
 Lucinda Spearman  photo Lucinda Spearman Barrister
 Sam Stevens  photo Sam Stevens Sam’s main areas of practice are clinical negligence, product liability and employment.…
 David Thomas  photo David Thomas David has a broad practice encompassing professional negligence, property damage, personal injury…
 Nina Unthank  photo Nina Unthank Nina specialises in the areas of clinical negligence and personal injury and…
 Sarah Vaughan Jones QC photo Sarah Vaughan Jones QC Clinical negligence, conducting civil proceedings for claimants and defendants. Recent High Court…
 Helen Wolstenholme  photo Helen Wolstenholme Practice areas: Personal injury, clinical negligence, employment law, 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 Wyles Lucy specialises in the areas of personal injury, travel, private international law…
 Michael de Navarro QC photo Michael de Navarro QC Personal injury, clinical and professional negligence, insurance and health and safety at…
 Jonathan de Rohan  photo Jonathan de Rohan Common law and insurance practice including personal injury claims, professional negligence and…
 Jessica van der Meer  photo Jessica van der Meer Jessica’s work embraces a wide range of Chambers’ specialisations: negligence, commercial, international,…

At 2TG we strive to promote ethical practices and socially responsible behaviour for our members, staff and other stakeholders through a number of strategies and policies that incorporate our overall environmental, ethical and philanthropic ethos.

Members of chambers are committed to access to justice and recognise the importance to society as a whole of high-quality legal advice for all individuals, including those who cannot afford legal representation. Members regularly volunteer to undertake pro bono work, providing advice and legal representation on wide a range of issues including via Advocate, Chancery Bar Litigant in Person Support Scheme, Employment Law Appeal Advice Scheme, Sports Resolutions UK, and the Free Representation Unit.

2TG are an equal opportunities employer and are committed to the promotion of equality and diversity across all aspects of our practice. We ensure that in the recruitment and selection process, candidates are assessed against relevant criteria only, i.e. skills, qualifications and experience, and all employees are given equal chances of training, career development and promotion.

2TG is committed to promoting equality and diversity in relation to the recruitment and treatment of pupils, tenants and staff and the provision of services to clients, in accordance with the Equality and Diversity Rules in the Bar Standards Board Handbook and the Equality Act 2010. Members and staff attend Bar Council training sessions at the Bar Council, as well as regular in-house sessions also conducted by the Bar Council. In accordance with the Bar Standards Boards equality rules, members and staff are given the opportunity to provide diversity data in order for Chambers to 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 the necessary, tangible change within our profession and our wider community.

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 aimed at promoting wellness and a better quality of life for members and staff. We work in partnership with Health Assured, an organisation which is on hand to provide members and staff with support.

2TG, in partnership with The Times newspaper, has run a national mooting competition for the last five years. The competition is uniquely accessible and is at the heart of our aim as a chambers to promote access to the Bar for all. It provides an opportunity for all students in higher education to compete, regardless of their educational institution or background. Media coverage relating to the competition can be found here. In addition to the 2TG moot, we regularly work with a number of local schools and charities to promote access to the Bar for those from non-traditional backgrounds.

2TG is an environmentally conscious chambers. We regularly review environmental issues such as waste disposal and recycling, energy consumption and maximising energy efficiency and reducing our carbon footprint – we are constantly looking for creative ways to overcome these issues.