Isabel Barter > 2 Temple Gardens > London, England > Lawyer Profile

2 Temple Gardens

Work Department

Commercial Dispute Resolution
Commercial Fraud
Private International Law and Travel
Product Liability
Professional Negligence
Property Damage


Isabel Barter is a junior barrister specialising in commercial and common law. Isabel has particular expertise in Professional Negligence, Product Liability, Property Damage and Private International law, and clients often come to her for this combined expertise.


Joint General Editor of the Journal of Professional Negligence (Bloomsbury).
Associate Editor of and expert contributor to Simpson (ed.) ‘Professional Negligence and Liability’ (Informa).


BA Hons. (Cantab). Called to the Bar 2010 (Inner Temple).
Major Scholar – Inner Temple for GDL.
Major Scholar – Inner Temple for BVC.
Shortlisted for Chambers UK Professional Negligence Junior 2022.
Shortlisted for Legal 500 Group Litigation and Consumer Junior 2022.



Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Professional negligence

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Isabel Barter2 Temple GardensIsabel is extremely intelligent and hard working. She is also brilliant at putting clients at ease. Capable and authoritative. She is a superstar in the making.

2 Temple Gardens handles claims against engineers, barristers, surveyors, solicitors, architects, and financial and insurance services advisers. Neil Moody KC has extensive expertise in insurance-related professional negligence claims, and is also instructed in claims against construction and engineering professionals. Isabel Bartergets to grips with the most complex cases amazingly fast‘ – she is acting for two defendant accountants in CNM Estates (Tolworth Tower) Ltd v Carvill-Biggs and Khalastchi, a claim involving alleged negligence in the sale of a development site.

London Bar > Product liability

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Isabel Barter2 Temple GardensIsabel is in my view the best product liability junior out there for complex claims. She is phenomenally bright and hard-working, and a delight to deal with. Great strategic mind.

2 Temple Gardens impresses with an ‘excellent bench strength‘ and represents claimants as well as defendants. The set covers disputes arising from medical devices, pharmaceuticals, industrial equipment, automotive parts, and household goods. Charles Dougherty KC and Anna Hughes are representing the defendant in litigation concerning Oculentis lens implants. Dougherty QC and Isabel Barter are also active for the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in relation to Grenfell. Members of the set, which is also known for cross-border personal injury work, are also well-positioned to handle cross-border matters in this space.