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London Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

‘A solid set with a number of stars and a can-do attitude’, 2 Temple Gardens is a ‘go-to chambers’ in the fields of clinical negligence, personal injury, and travel law, and has a number of leading silks who are ‘very dependable and well-organised’. In recent chambers news, Martin Porter QC was elected as the new head of chambers in July 2019; Bruce Gardiner has been appointed as a salaried employment judge. The ‘very on-the-ball’ clerks are ‘professional and efficient’ and ‘inspire confidence’. ‘Excellent and responsive’ senior clerk Lee Tyler is assisted by deputy senior clerk Paul Cray.Joint first junior Leanne Taylor is ‘very sensible to deal with’. Joint first junior clerks Matthew Moylan, Billy Hammonds and Ollie Gillen-Smith ‘are always professional, efficient, and approachable’.

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Clinical negligence
Clinical negligence - Leading sets - ranked: tier 2

2 Temple Gardens

2 Temple Gardens is a 'solid and highly-respected chambers in the field of clinical negligence'. Members act for claimants and defendants, providing 'a balanced approach' to litigation, and are well-regarded for their expertise in group actions. 2018 silk Bradley Martin QC was instructed for the respondent trust in Supreme Court case Darnley v Croydon Health Services NHS Trust, in which a trust was found liable for inaccurate waiting time information provided by a receptionist. Michael de Navarro QC succeeded before the Court of Appeal in Manzi v King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, which concerned if adverse inferences can be made when a witness alleged to be relevant to the dispute is absent from trial. Benjamin Browne QC acted on behalf of the successful respondent in an appeal to the Privy Council from the Bermudian Court of Appeal (Williams v The Bermuda Hospital Board) concerning the issue of causation and material contribution to an indivisible injury.

Leading Silks

Michael de Navarro QC - 2 Temple GardensA major force in clinical negligence.

Ranked: tier 2

Sarah Vaughan Jones QC - 2 Temple GardensA very safe pair of hands and a costs specialist.

Ranked: tier 2

Benjamin Browne QC - 2 Temple GardensHe has a very impressive presence in court and is a tough but sensible negotiator.

Ranked: tier 4

Caroline Harrison QC - 2 Temple GardensApproachable and a good negotiator.

Ranked: tier 4

Martin Porter QC - 2 Temple GardensHe is a no-nonsense performer who gets quickly to the point.

Ranked: tier 5
2018 Silks

Bradley Martin QC - 2 Temple GardensHe takes a pragmatic approach when necessary but also likes a good technical argument.

Ranked: tier 1
Leading Juniors

Anna Hughes - 2 Temple GardensA smiling assassin with a great brain.

Ranked: tier 2

Helen Wolstenholme - 2 Temple GardensShe has excellent knowledge of clinical negligence law.

Ranked: tier 4

Roger Harris - 2 Temple GardensAn excellent advocate who is clear and concise in his written advice.

Ranked: tier 4

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Commercial litigation
Leading Silks

Charles Dougherty QC - 2 Temple GardensExceptionally bright and friendly, Charles is the go-to silk for jurisdictional issues.

Ranked: tier 4
Leading Juniors

Stuart Benzie - 2 Temple GardensBright, authoritative and great on his feet.

Ranked: tier 5

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Employment
Leading Juniors

Rehana Azib - 2 Temple GardensParticularly good for complex cases involving disability and mental health issues.

Ranked: tier 4

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Fraud: civil
Leading Silks

Charles Dougherty QC - 2 Temple GardensAn extremely impressive silk, he has a remarkable ability to explain complicated points in a concise and easy to understand manner.

Ranked: tier 3

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Insurance and reinsurance
Insurance and reinsurance - Leading sets - ranked: tier 3

2 Temple Gardens

2 Temple Gardens' members handle a raft of non-marine insurance and reinsurance disputes and has expertise across covering liability, property, aviation and international contractors’ all risks insurance. The 'exceptional' set is also noted for its expertise in life and health insurance matters; Bob Moxon Browne QC is acting in Re: Alexander Perepilichnyy (deceased), a high-profile life insurance dispute. Sonia Nolten is acting for the defendants in Miley v Friends Life, a high-profile fraud claim.

Leading Silks

Bob Moxon Browne QC - 2 Temple GardensHe is a real fighter.

Ranked: tier 2

Charles Dougherty QC - 2 Temple GardensHe is a wonderful leader and a very skilled advocate.

Ranked: tier 3

Howard Palmer QC - 2 Temple GardensHe is very academic and very charming.

Ranked: tier 3

Neil Moody QC - 2 Temple GardensHe is a brilliant advocate with excellent technical understanding.

Ranked: tier 4

Andrew Miller QC - 2 Temple GardensHe is tactically excellent.

Ranked: tier 5
Leading Juniors

Sonia Nolten - 2 Temple GardensShe is very detail-orientated and is extremely user-friendly.

Ranked: tier 2

Doré Green - 2 Temple GardensHe is great on the detail and very tenacious.

Ranked: tier 3

Alison Green - 2 Temple GardensShe is very experienced in insurance and reinsurance disputes.

Ranked: tier 4

David Thomas - 2 Temple GardensHe is impressive and very good with clients.

Ranked: tier 4

Timothy Killen - 2 Temple GardensHe is very bright and able.

Ranked: tier 4

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Personal injury, industrial disease and insurance fraud
Personal injury, industrial disease and insurance fraud - Leading sets - ranked: tier 2

2 Temple Gardens

The 'highly respected' 2 Temple Gardens has 'real strength in depth from top silks to new juniors', who are 'highly competent and technically able'. Catastrophic personal injury cases and high-profile group litigation are among the typical instructions for barristers. Its expertise in multi-jurisdictional matters is evidenced by the recent involvement in the landmark Supreme Court case of Lungowe v Vedanta, where Marie Louise Kinsler QC acted for the claimants. Roger Harris is noted for claims involving vicarious liability issues.

Personal Injury - Leading Silks

Benjamin Browne QC - 2 Temple GardensA first-rate advocate who is courteous but highly effective for his client.

Ranked: tier 2

Marie Louise Kinsler QC - 2 Temple GardensShe has an ability to deal with complex issues of jurisdiction in a straightforward manner.

Ranked: tier 4

Martin Porter QC - 2 Temple GardensHis knowledge of coronial process/law is vast.

Ranked: tier 4

Nina Goolamali QC - 2 Temple GardensHer clear-eyed compassionate approach masks a steely determination to achieve the best results.

Ranked: tier 4
Insurance fraud - Leading Juniors

Anastasia Karseras - 2 Temple GardensProvides good commercial practical advice and is quick to turn around papers.

Ranked: tier 1

Henry Morton Jack - 2 Temple GardensA very good strategist that is truly aware of clients' aims and commercial realities.

Ranked: tier 1
Personal injury - Leading Juniors

Christopher Russell - 2 Temple GardensExcellent advocacy skills and very good at reading judges.

Ranked: tier 1

Niazi Fetto - 2 Temple GardensHe is talented, hardworking and a very persuasive advocate.

Ranked: tier 3

Rehana Azib - 2 Temple GardensShe lives and breathes law and punches firmly above her weight.

Ranked: tier 3

Roger Harris - 2 Temple GardensVery experienced, clever and gets to the point promptly.

Ranked: tier 3

Anastasia Karseras - 2 Temple GardensProvides good commercial practical advice and is quick to turn around papers.

Ranked: tier 5

Anna Hughes - 2 Temple GardensShe is excellent on paper and in court.

Ranked: tier 5

Bruce Gardiner - 2 Temple GardensExcellent advocate with strong drafting skills.

Ranked: tier 5

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Product liability
Product liability - Leading sets - ranked: tier 4

2 Temple Gardens

A 'very strong set for property damage and product liability', 2 Temple Gardens has 'good depth', and its barristers are praised as 'approachable, commercial and practical'. Of recent note, Jacqueline Perry QC is acting for over 100 claimants in a group action against GlaxoSmithKline concerning antidepressant Seroxat.

Leading Silks

Charles Dougherty QC - 2 Temple GardensHe has established a strong reputation in product liability.

Ranked: tier 2

Neil Moody QC - 2 Temple GardensWell respected by lawyers and clients for his grasp of the detail.

Ranked: tier 2

Jacqueline Perry QC - 2 Temple GardensProficient and approachable; she provides sound advice.

Ranked: tier 3

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Professional negligence
Professional negligence - Leading sets - ranked: tier 3

2 Temple Gardens

2 Temple Gardens has 'excellent experience in professional negligence work' and it is regularly involved in disputes concerning solicitors and barristers; insurance and financial services professionals; architects and engineers; surveyors and valuers; and a range of other construction and design professionals. Charles Dougherty QC acted in Court of Appeal case Schubert Murphy v Law Society, which examined the duty of care owed by the solicitors' representative body to its members and the public. Also of note, Neil Moody QC is acting for the developer in Ramvel v Countryside Properties, a subcontractors' negligence case.

Leading Silks

Charles Dougherty QC - 2 Temple GardensA much sought-after silk whose razor-sharp analysis is extremely popular with clients.

Ranked: tier 2

Neil Moody QC - 2 Temple Gardens'Combines a robust approach with being commercially minded and pragmatic.

Ranked: tier 2

Robert Moxon Browne QC - 2 Temple GardensA well-established practitioner.

Ranked: tier 2

Andrew Miller QC - 2 Temple GardensVery effective in court.

Ranked: tier 4

Howard Palmer QC - 2 Temple GardensHe is able to articulate his views and express himself in a very clear and concise manner.

Ranked: tier 4
Leading Juniors

Doré Green - 2 Temple GardensA formidable opponent with an encyclopaedic knowledge of the law.

Ranked: tier 4

Isabel Barter - 2 Temple GardensShe brings a combination of enormous hard work together with piercing insight.

Ranked: tier 4

Sonia Nolten - 2 Temple GardensFerociously bright, and a tough operator.

Ranked: tier 4

Christopher Lundie - 2 Temple GardensHe is experienced in complex professional negligence claims.

Ranked: tier 5

David Thomas - 2 Temple GardensDiligent, thoughtful and displays a maturity of analysis above his year of call.

Ranked: tier 5

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Set overviews: England and Wales

‘A solid set with a number of stars and a can-do attitude’, 2 Temple Gardens is a ‘go-to chambers’ in the fields of clinical negligence, personal injury, and travel law, and has a number of leading silks who are ‘very dependable and well-organised’. In recent chambers news, Martin Porter QC was elected as the new head of chambers in July 2019; Bruce Gardiner has been appointed as a salaried employment judge. The ‘very on-the-ball’ clerks are ‘professional and efficient’ and ‘inspire confidence’. ‘Excellent and responsive’ senior clerk Lee Tyler is assisted by deputy senior clerk Paul Cray.Joint first junior Leanne Taylor is ‘very sensible to deal with’. Joint first junior clerks Matthew Moylan, Billy Hammonds and Ollie Gillen-Smith ‘are always professional, efficient, and approachable’.

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Sport
Leading Silks

Nina Goolamali QC - 2 Temple GardensShe gives direct, commercial advice.

Ranked: tier 3
Leading Juniors

Stuart Benzie - 2 Temple GardensInstructed in sport personal injury and disciplinary cases.

Ranked: tier 4

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Travel law (including jurisdictional issues)
Travel law (including jurisdictional issues) - Leading sets - ranked: tier 1

2 Temple Gardens

2 Temple Gardens is a 'brilliant set' for complex, cross-border personal injury claims and it stands out for its expertise in private international law; it is considered a 'go-to set for cross-border litigation' by clients. Lungowe v Vedanta is a key case for Marie Louise Kinsler QC, a large group claim regarding environmental damage and personal injury arising out of copper mining in Zambia. Howard Palmer QC and Kinsler QC were instructed by the defendant before the Supreme Court in Brownlie v Four Seasons, a high-profile claim arising out of a fatal accident in Egypt.

Leading Silks

Charles Dougherty QC - 2 Temple GardensHe is very experienced and a brilliant advocate.

Ranked: tier 1

Benjamin Browne QC - 2 Temple GardensHe is extremely knowledgeable and very able.

Ranked: tier 2

Howard Palmer QC - 2 Temple GardensHe is strong on travel and juristiction cases.

Ranked: tier 2

Marie Louise Kinsler QC - 2 Temple GardensShe has an in-depth and unrivalled knowledge of European law and the interpretation of EU regulations and directives into English law.

Ranked: tier 2
Leading Juniors

Lucy Wyles - 2 Temple GardensShe is extremely knowledgeable and can take a complex problem and distil it into a simple answer.

Ranked: tier 2

Anna Hughes - 2 Temple GardensShe is very incisive and approachable.

Ranked: tier 3

Meghann McTague - 2 Temple GardensShe is fantastic; very down-to-earth yet incredibly bright.

Ranked: tier 3

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