Set Profile > 2 Temple Gardens > London, England
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2 Temple Gardens > The Legal 500 Rankings
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.
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.
With its 'strong track record of recruiting highly talented individuals at the junior end', the 'consistently excellent' 2 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.
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.
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.
Professional negligence Tier 3
The 'responsive', 'flexible' and 'commercially astute' members of the 'always strong' 2 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.
Mediators Tier 5Andrew Miller QC - 2 Temple Gardens The 'energetic and engaging' Andrew 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.
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.
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.
2 Temple Gardens > Set Profile
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.
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Commercial Dispute Resolution
Insurance & Reinsurance
Life & Health Insurance
Private International Law
Travel & Jurisdiction
|Senior Clerk||Lee Tyleremail@example.com||+44 (0)20 7822 1203|
|Deputy Senior Clerk||Paul Crayfirstname.lastname@example.org||+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)|
|Emily Albou||Emily is developing a broad international commercial practice, focusing on international arbitration,…||View Profile|
|Rehana Azib||Rehana Azib has a very well established practice in personal injury litigation,…||View Profile|
|Isabel Barter||Isabel’s flourishing common law and commercial practice focuses on professional negligence, product…||View Profile|
|Helen Bell||Helen specialises in claims at the interface between personal injury and employment…||View Profile|
|Stuart Benzie||Stuart is an experienced commercial advocate with a practice that covers a…||View Profile|
|Andrew Bershadski||Andrew specialises in international group claims, personal injury, clinical negligence and employment…||View Profile|
|Clare Brown||A specialist in human rights, having formerly worked for the Court of…||View Profile|
|Benjamin Browne QC||Personal injury – acting for both sides including alleged radiation injury, work…||View Profile|
|William Clerk||William’s practice spans commercial and civil law, including commercial disputes, fraud, insurance…||View Profile|
|Daniel Crowley||Daniel Crowley is a very experienced trial lawyer. He has fought dozens…||View Profile|
|Robert Cumming||Robert has a specialist practice in two core areas: commercial and employment…||View Profile|
|Charles Dougherty QC||Charles specialises in commercial law, in particular commercial fraud, professional negligence, product…||View Profile|
|Tom Fairclough||Tom practises across the full range of Chambers’ work, and is particularly…||View Profile|
|Lucas Fear-Segal||Lucas practises in all of chambers’ core areas, with a particular emphasis…||View Profile|
|Niazi Fetto||Niazi specialises in high-value and complex personal injury and clinical negligence matters,…||View Profile|
|Nina Goolamali QC||Nina Goolamali QC is highly regarded as a skilled and commercially astute…||View Profile|
|Jennifer Gray||Jennifer is an employment specialist who returned to practice in 2013 after…||View Profile|
|Doré Green||Property damage and professional indemnity, in particular construction professionals, brokers’ negligence and…||View Profile|
|Alison Green||Barrister who specialises in commercial law, in particular insurance and reinsurance law,…||View Profile|
|Roger Harris||Roger Harris specialises in clinical negligence, personal injury and litigation relating to…||View Profile|
|Jack Harris||Jack is an experienced advocate with a practice that covers a broad…||View Profile|
|Caroline Harrison QC||Specialising in clinical negligence and medical law (especially concerning research & genetics;…||View Profile|
|George Hilton||George is an in demand commercial barrister who practises across Chambers’ core…||View Profile|
|Anna Hughes||Anna is a very experienced advocate who regularly advises on complex and…||View Profile|
|Akshay Karia||Akshay has a broad range of experience across 2 Temple Gardens core…||View Profile|
|Anastasia Karseras||Anastasia is a highly experienced practitioner with particular expertise in defending fraudulent…||View Profile|
|Ruth Kennedy||Specialist in commercial law; employment law; public inquiries; sports law; public and…||View Profile|
|Vinit Khurana QC (Scot)||Called to the Bar in 1999. Since then has practised as an…||View Profile|
|Timothy Killen||Tim specialises in commercial disputes and arbitrations, with particular knowledge and experience…||View Profile|
|Marie Louise Kinsler QC||Marie Louise Kinsler QC specialises in private international law. She is instructed…||View Profile|
|Kate Legh||Kate is developing a practice focusing particularly on clinical negligence, employment and…||View Profile|
|Christopher Lundie||An experienced advocate with extensive expertise in the Business & Property Courts,…||View Profile|
|Alistair Mackenzie||Practice Areas Alistair’s practice comprises cross-border disputes, product liability and insurance litigation.…||View Profile|
|Austin Mahler||Austin’s practice focuses on commercial litigation and insolvency, specialising in construction, insurance,…||View Profile|
|Bradley Martin QC||Bradley is a specialist clinical negligence silk. His practice covers all aspects…||View Profile|
|Paige Mason-Thom||Paige’s practice spans Chambers’ specialisms, with a developing focus on personal injury,…||View Profile|
|John William McDonald||Extensive experience of motor insurance claims, including coverage issues and contribution between…||View Profile|
|Hayley McLorinan||Hayley practises in employment, personal injury and contractual disputes on behalf of…||View Profile|
|Meghann McTague||Meghann is an experienced and determined advocate who is instructed on behalf…||View Profile|
|Andrew Miller QC||Andrew practices as a QC and as a Mediator and Arbitrator, using…||View Profile|
|Neil Moody QC||Property damage and product liability, especially arising from fires, explosions, subsidence and…||View Profile|
|Henry Morton Jack||Henry’s experience encompasses sale and supply of goods and services, credit hire…||View Profile|
|Bob Moxon Browne QC||Described by Chambers UK as “an amazing courtroom presence” who is “completely…||View Profile|
|Sonia Nolten||A “ferocious cross-examiner” who “impresses with her attention to detail…her commerciality [and]…||View Profile|
|Howard Palmer QC||Howard Palmer QC is particularly respected for his experience in insurance of…||View Profile|
|James Partridge||Barrister with a broad commercial and civil law practice. He has particular…||View Profile|
|Jacqueline Perry QC||Jacqueline has become a specialist in group actions both in product liability…||View Profile|
|Benjamin Phelps||Ben practises across the full range of chambers’ core areas with a…||View Profile|
|Martin Porter QC||A leading personal injury specialist with particular experience of clinical negligence, industrial…||View Profile|
|Christopher Russell||Renowned as a specialist in personal injury. An advocate with particular strengths…||View Profile|
|Lucinda Spearman||Barrister||View Profile|
|Sam Stevens||Sam’s main areas of practice are clinical negligence, product liability and employment.…||View Profile|
|David Thomas||David has a broad practice encompassing professional negligence, property damage, personal injury…||View Profile|
|Nina Unthank||Nina specialises in the areas of clinical negligence and personal injury and…||View Profile|
|Sarah Vaughan Jones QC||Clinical negligence, conducting civil proceedings for claimants and defendants. Recent High Court…||View Profile|
|Helen Wolstenholme||Practice areas: Personal injury, clinical negligence, employment law, travel and jurisdiction.||View Profile|
|William Wraight MRCS(Eng)||Clinical negligence and personal injury, acting for claimants and defendants. Notable cases…||View Profile|
|Lucy Wyles||Lucy specialises in the areas of personal injury, travel, private international law…||View Profile|
|Michael de Navarro QC||Personal injury, clinical and professional negligence, insurance and health and safety at…||View Profile|
|Jonathan de Rohan||Common law and insurance practice including personal injury claims, professional negligence and…||View Profile|
|Jessica van der Meer||Jessica’s work embraces a wide range of Chambers’ specialisations: negligence, commercial, international,…||View Profile|
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.
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