Andrew Prynne QC is a well known leading advocate who represents claimants and defendants in heavy common law and commercial litigation both at first instance and on appeal. He also represents interested persons in public inquiries and inquests. His wide ranging practice originally developed from his broad grounding as a young junior in the civil, family and criminal courts. His professional standing and long experience is and has long been recognised in the leading directories.


Andrew Prynne has been ranked as a leading silk in the fields of: Consumer/Product Liability, Health and Safety, Personal Injury and Insurance and Reinsurance.

Chambers UK 2019
Veteran silk with extensive product liability experience. His work in this field sits neatly within his larger common law and commercial practice which sees him handling insurance personal injury and health and safety cases amongst others.

“He is analytical and always very responsive to the instructing solicitors’s needs.”


Queens Counsel 1995
CEDR accredited mediator 2000
Assistant Boundary Commissioner 2000 to 2005
The Lord Chancellor’s Working Party on Group Actions


Marlborough College
Southampton University LLB Hons

Professional Memberships

  • Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers
  • Health and Safety Lawyers Associatio
  • Personal Injury Bar Association
  • Commercial Bar Association
  • London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association
  • British Insurance Law Association


Qualified Mediator

Al Iqra v DSG Retail QBD 2019

Product liability claim relating to a fire caused by a defective heater.

Gilman v (1) UPS (2) Network Rail [2013] EWHC 2341

Contribution proceedings following vehicle incursion onto the West Coast Main Line. Led by Andrew Prynne QC. Instructed by Keoghs on behalf of the motor insurers. July 2013.

W v Veolia 2011 Mercantile Court

Credit hire recoverability.

Re Power deceased HM Coroner 2009

Road vehicle incursion on railway – fatal accident.

Collett v Smith QB 2008 and CA 2009

Professional footballing injury claim.

Pinder v Fox QB 2008

Product liability under the Consumer Protection Act.

MMR Litigation QB 2000 to 2006

Various procedural rulings between 2000 and 2006.

Britvic Soft Drinks -v- Messer Commercial Court and CA 2002 to 2003

Sale of goods – exclusion clauses – unfair contract terms – tort claim for property damaged by contamination.

Afrika v Cape QB and CA 2001

A definitive ruling on costs sharing orders in group actions as they affect claimants who discontinue their claim.

Powell v Boladz and others QB 1995 and CA 1996

Allegations of interfering with medical records – no cause of action – action struck out.

Macaffery v Datta CA 1996

Liability to recompense for social security payments and its effect on an order for costs following a payment into court.

National Trust v Haden Young QB and CA 1993

The Uppark fire claim – negligence – construing the insurance provisions of the JCT contract – measure of damages.

Nash v Eli Lilly QB and CA 1993

Opren litigation – group actions – limitation – power to override.

TGC Inquest & Inquiries Newsletter – Second Issue, November 2021

24th November 2021

Please see link below to the second edition of the TGC Inquests and Inquiries newsletter, a twice-yearly publication, containing articles on recent key legal developments in these fields, as well as a selection of recent noteworthy cases in which Members of Chambers have been involved.

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TGC Inquest & Inquiries Newsletter – Second Issue, November 2021

24th November 2021

Welcome to the second edition of the TGC Inquests and Inquiries newsletter, a twice-yearly publication, containing articles on recent key legal developments in these fields, as well as a selection of recent noteworthy cases in which Members of Chambers have been involved.

Our previous edition, published in March 2021, was published one year on from the first Covid-19 national lockdown, which had a huge impact on
inquests and public inquiries alike. At that time, inquests and inquiries were tentatively starting again, albeit with social distancing and additional technology measures. Now many inquests and inquiries are going ahead in person (or with hybrid in person/video link arrangements).

As such, it has been a busy few months for the Inquests and Inquiries team at Temple Garden Chambers. We were delighted to see that our recent work in this area has been rewarded with Chambers being promoted to a Band 1 ranking set for Inquests & Public Inquiries in Chambers and Partners UK Bar Rankings 2022, with a number of individuals being ranked individually, namely Andrew O’Connor QC, Cathryn McGahey QC, David Barr QC, Dominic Adamson
QC, Keith Morton QC, Nicholas Moss QC and Fiona Canby. All of these individuals were also ranked in the Legal 500 for Inquests and Inquiries, alongside Sian Reeves. We congratulate all members of the TGC Inquests and Inquiries team on this brilliant news.

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Grenfell Tower US Litigation News Update

6th October 2020

In Kristen Behrens v Arconic Inc and others in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, on 16 September 2020, His Honour Judge Baylson granted the defendants’ motion to dismiss product liability  claims brought by the estates of some 69 people who perished in the Grenfell Tower fire on 14 June 2017 and some 177 injured survivors on the grounds of forum non-conveniens.

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