Robert joined chambers following completion of his pupillage under the supervision of Ben Casey, Paul McGrath and Julia Smyth. During the year he gained experience of a wide range of areas including personal injury, insurance fraud and credit hire, costs, inquests and public law.

Robert accepts instructions in all Chambers’ main areas of practice. He routinely appears in applications, case management conferences, small claims, disposal hearings and fast track trials.

Before training for the Bar, Robert had a career as a political adviser in Westminster, including serving as a special adviser in the Cabinet Office.


David Karmel Entrance Award (Grays Inn)


Oxford University: BA English Language and Literature, First Class Hons.
GDL: City Law School
BPTC: City Law School

Professional Memberships

Personal Injury Bar Association

TGC welcomes new junior tenants

3rd October 2016

Temple Garden Chambers are delighted to announce that James Yapp and Robert Riddell have accepted invitations to join chambers after successfully completing pupillage.