Experience

Personal injury and clinical negligence practitioner with a pragmatic approach to cases and a wealth of experience as a trial advocate in the County, Magistrates’ and Crown Courts; committed to providing first-rate client care.

Awards

Times Law Awards (2007), 3rd place

Appointments

Secretary of the Barrister Group, Association of Personal Injury Lawyers

Education

BA (Hons) French, Spanish and Portuguese, The University of Nottingham
Graduate Diploma in Law, The College of Law
Bar Vocational Course, The College of Law

Professional Memberships

Association of Personal Injury Lawyers
Actions against Medical Accidents
Personal Injury Bar Association

Languages

French, Portuguese, Spanish

What operators need to know about the provision and use of PPE at a time of crisis

3rd June 2020

Article published online and in the print edition of Health Investor UK.


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TGC Fraud Newsletter Issue VIII – July 2018

2nd July 2018

Please see link below for Issue VIII of TGC Fraud Update, a publication we have set up with the stated aim of facilitating the sharing of information about decided claims involving issues of road traffic fraud and related matters.


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The Maria da Penha law: legislating against domestic violence in Brazil

1st June 2016

An article exploring the origins of pivotal Brazilian law reforms in the fight against domestic violence and the protection of women’s rights.


Helen Nugent outlines what operators need to know about the provision and use of PPE at a time of crisis

3rd June 2020

See Helen Nugent’s full article published online and in the print edition of Health Investor UK at the link below.


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Data Protection Privacy Policy

Thank you for choosing to instruct me in your case. I will need to collect and hold your personal information in order to represent you. This Privacy Notice describes the information I collect about you, how it is used and shared, and your rights regarding it.

Data Controller

I am registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) as a Data Controller for the personal data that I hold and process as a barrister. My registered address is Temple Garden Chambers, 1 Harcourt Buildings, Temple London EC4Y 9DA and my registration number is: ZA083594.

Data Collection

Either all or the vast majority of the information that I hold about you is provided to or gathered by us in the course of your case and/or proceedings. Your solicitor and/or I will tell you why we need the information and how we will use it.

My Lawful Basis for processing your information

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requires all organisations that process personal data to have a Lawful Basis for doing so. The Lawful Bases identified in the GDPR are:

  • Where I have the consent of the data subject (the client)
  • Where I need to process data to enable me to performance my contract with the data subject (client) or to take steps to enter into a contract
  • Compliance with a legal obligation
  • To protect the vital interests of a data subject or another person
  • Performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.
  • The legitimate interests of ourselves, or a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests, rights or freedoms of the data subject.

Examples of legitimate interests include:

  • Where the data subject is a client;
  • Transmission within a group of undertakings for internal administrative purposes;
  • Processing is necessary to ensure network and information security, including preventing unauthorised access;
  • Processing is for direct marketing purposes, or to prevent fraud; and
  • Reporting possible criminal acts or threats to public security where required or permitted by law.

My Lawful Bases are:

  • Consent of the data subject
  • Performance of a contract with the data subject or to take steps to enter into a contract
  •  and our Legitimate Interest is:
  • Where the data subject is a client.

I use your information to:

  • Provide legal advice and representation
  • Assist in training pupils and mini-pupils
  • Investigate and address your concerns
  • Investigate or address legal proceedings relating to your use of my services or as otherwise allowed by applicable law

I do not use automated decision-making in the processing of your personal data.

I collect and process both personal data and special categories of personal data as defined in the GDPR. This includes:

Client  Data

  • Name
  • Email
  • Phone number
  • Address
  • Payment or bank details
  • Date of birth
  • Location details
  • Financial information
  • Medical records
  • Employment (including occupational health records) and/or school records
  • Criminal records
  • Information about business practices

I may share your personal data with:

  • Instructing solicitors
  • Pupil or mini pupil, under my training
  • Opposing Counsel, for the purposes of resolving the case
  • Pupil or mini pupil, under the training of Opposing Counsel, for the purposes of resolving the case
  • Other Counsel instructed to represent or advise you in the case
  • Judges dealing with your case, for the purposes of resolving the case
  • Legal staff such as paralegals, for the purposes of preparing the case
  • My Chambers management and staff who provide administrative services
  • My regulator or legal advisors in the event of a dispute or other legal matter
  • Law enforcement officials, government authorities, or other third parties to meet our legal obligations
  • Any other party where I ask you and you consent to the sharing.

I do not transfer any personal data to third countries or international organisations.

I retain your personal data while you remain a client unless you ask me to delete it. My Retention and Disposal Policy (copy available on request) details how long I hold data for and how I dispose of it when it no longer needs to be held. I will delete or anonymise your information at your request unless:

  • There is an unresolved issue or potential unresolved issue, such as claim or dispute;
  • I am legally required to; or
  • There are overriding legitimate business interests, including but not limited to fraud prevention and protecting customers’ safety and security.

Your Rights

The General Data Protection Regulation gives you specific rights around your personal data. For example, you have to be informed about the information I hold and what I use it for, you can ask for a copy of the personal information I hold about you, you can ask me to correct any inaccuracies with the personal data I hold, you can ask me to stop sending you direct mail, or emails, or in some circumstances ask me to stop processing your details. Finally, if I do something irregular or improper with your personal data you can seek compensation for any distress you are caused or loss you have incurred. You can find out more information from the ICO’s website http://ico.org.uk/for_the_public/personal_information and this is the organisation that you can complain to if you are unhappy with how I deal with you.

You may request access to, correction of, or a copy of your information by contacting me at clerks@tgchambers.com.

Cookies

Cookies are small text files that are stored on your browser or device by websites, apps, online media, and advertisements. The Chambers website use cookies to:

  • Validate users
  • Remember user preferences and settings
  • Determine frequency of accessing our content
  • Measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns; and
  • Analyse site visits and trends.

The Temple Garden Chambers Privacy Policy can be found at http://tgchambers.com/privacy-policy/.

I will occasionally update my Privacy Notice. If I make significant changes, I or my clerks will notify you of these through either mail or email. I will also publish the updated Notice on my website profile.

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Coronavirus Update 6 July 2020

TGC continues proactively to safeguard against the risks posed by the spread of Coronavirus. We have a Covid-19 Committee who continue to monitor the situation and follow advice issued by the Government and Public Health England. We will be updating this page as and when new information becomes available. As of 6 July 2020, our London premises, 1 Harcourt Buildings, will be operating with a reduced clerking team in attendance. The remaining staff members and barristers will continue working remotely. We wish to reassure everyone that our contingency plans enable us to continue to provide our services.

Telephoning us

When calling our switchboard number, it will be diverted to a member of the clerking team who will be able to assist in the usual way. All direct dials in Chambers are diverted to be answered remotely.

Emailing us & Sending Instructions

Please send all instructions via email directly to clerks@tgchambers.com. We would be grateful if this could be sent in an orderly fashion to enable working from a screen manageable. We are able to receive hard copy instructions via DX or Post, if necessary. However, we have a preference for electronic documents wherever possible.

Please continue to communicate with barristers directly via phone or email.

Conferences, Joint Settlement Meetings & Mediations

Conferences, meetings and mediations will take place remotely, either by telephone or video until further notice. Group Telephone calls and video calls can be easily arranged. If an in-person meeting is felt necessary please see our Covid-19 Information page for full criteria

Court Hearings

We are following the Government’s advice closely, which is changing daily. In keeping with that advice, we will continue to service hearings remotely, where possible and as instructed by the hosting Court. In-Person hearings will be accommodated by members of TGC. We will continue to monitor this situation.

Making a payment

If you do not already pay us by BACS, going forward please make arrangements to do so. Please contact the clerks who can supply you with the relevant BACS details.

If you wish to discuss our policy and procedure relating to coronavirus, please do not hesitate to contact our senior clerk Dean Norton on 07535 753098 or dnorton@tgchambers.com

To learn more visit our Covid-19 Information page.