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Isabel Barter

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2TG – 2 Temple Gardens (2TG – 2 Temple Gardens)


Isabel has a busy common law and commercial practice, with a particular focus on professional negligence, product liability, property damage, and travel and jurisdiction. Isabel has appeared in the High Court, Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court.

In relation to professional negligence, Isabel is regularly instructed in relation to a wide variety of professions. Recent cases include: a multi-million pound claim against receivers; a million pound claim in deceit and negligence against building inspectors; Instant Access v Rosser [2018] EWHC 756 (Ch) (a £35m claim against tax advisers); a multi-million pound claim against a barrister; and Mehjoo v Harben Barker (A Firm) [2014] 4 All ER 806 (concerning accountants’ negligence).

Isabel also acts for claimants and defendants in product liability.  Notable cases include Allen & Others v Depuy International Limited [2015] 2 WLR 442 (concerning the applicable law and territorial scope of the Consumer Protection Act 1987) and have involved a wide range of products, including components of a nuclear fusion reactor.

Isabel’s property damage practice includes matters arising from fires; floods; product liability; negligence of construction professionals causing damage to property; and/or claims involving nuisance.

“Narrowing the Scope: the limits of generalist accountants’ duties after Mehjoo v Harben Barker” Trusts and Trustees

“Consumer Protection Act 1987: Defective Products” Personal Injury Law Journal


Called 2010 (Inner Temple). Major Scholar 2008 and 2009. Tenant at 2TG – 2 Temple Gardens since 2011.



London Bar

Professional negligence

Within: Professional negligence – leading juniors

Isabel Barter - 2TG – 2 Temple GardensA brilliant junior who is a pleasure to work with and leaves no stone unturned.

Within: Professional negligence

The ‘impressive’ members at 2TG – 2 Temple Gardens are ‘responsive and professional’ and the set has a ‘good mix of senior and junior counsel to call on’ for professional negligence work. Charles Dougherty QC successfully appeared in the Court of Appeal, acting for the respondent in Schubert Murphy v Law Society, which raised the issue of the professional body’s duty of care to solicitors and the public. Dougherty also led David Thomas and Isabel Barter in Gaze v HS, acting for a silk and Bar Mutual in a £15m claim brought against the claimant’s former solicitors and counsel arising out of earlier unsuccessful litigation.

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