A v T & Aviva

May 2020

Practice Areas

Personal Injury

Lionel represented the Defendant (instructed by Daniel Jordon at DWF) in a High Court chronic pain case originally pleaded at £2 million. The Claimant contended that she had developed a permanent somatising condition that prevented her from working after suffering a fractured ankle.

There were serious credibility issues as a result of previous documented instances of dishonesty; and the Defendant disputed both the credibility of the Claimant’s account, causation and the negative prognosis. The case also involved issues of how future earning capacity should be assessed where there is predisposition to similar disability. The matter settled for a confidential low six figure sum well below the pleaded value at a Joint Settlement Meeting.

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Lionel Stride

Lionel Stride
Year of Call: 2005

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TEMPLE GARDEN CHAMBERS is a market leading set with recognised excellence in a myriad of practice areas with awarded leaders in twelve specialist areas. TGC has the privilege of being well placed in the Temple and The Hague with superb facilities.

Currently consisting of 17 silks and 60 juniors with outstanding leadership and a long established clerking team acknowledged for their exceptional client services and business development, we are keen to expand upon our key areas.

To accommodate the growth in our core practice areas we are inviting applications from established practitioners and/or teams to further enhance our excellent reputation in the following fields:

• Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence
• Inquests & Inquiries
• Health & Safety
• Costs & Litigation Funding

TGC is widely recognised for its friendly ethos and its commitment to Equality & Diversity and Wellbeing. We are especially keen to encourage applications from underrepresented groups at the bar – women, people with disabilities, those from ethnic minority groups and members of the LGBTQ+ community.

Applications will be treated with the strictest confidence and should be addressed to the Head of Chambers, Keith Morton QC

In advance of any formal application both Keith Morton QC and Dean Norton (Senior Clerk) would be delighted to have a confidential discussion. To arrange a meeting please contact Dean on 020 7842 8641 or