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Temple Garden Chambers ranked in 12 Practice Areas

31st October 2018

TGC continues to remain as leaders in the field in 12 practice areas with 45 rankings in the 2018 Edition of Legal 500:

Health & Safety, Inquests and Inquiries, Product Liability, Administrative and Public Law (including local government), Immigration, Personal Injury, Costs, International Crime & Extradition, Public International Law, Insurance Fraud, Sport and EU Law.

Rankings are as follows:

Keith Morton QC
Health & Safety
Band 1 – ‘He is one of the best cross-examiners of expert witnesses and is always polished.’

Inquests and inquiries
Band 1 – ‘He is undoubtedly one of the leaders in this area of law and a pleasure to work with.’

Andrew Prynne QC
Product Liability
Band 3 – ‘A seasoned practitioner acting for a range of clients including injury cases and consumer products.’

Robin Tam QC
Administrative and public law (including local government)
Band 3 – ‘Highly recommended.’

Immigration (including business immigration)
Band 2 – ‘He has a huge presence in immigration and national security.’

Jonathan Watt-Pringle QC
Personal Injury
Band 3 – ‘An excellent advocate who is very technical, precise and detailed, and has the ability to make complicated areas of law seem simple.’

Simon Browne QC
Costs
Band 1 – ‘A good choice where you want someone to strongly fight your corner.’

Personal Injury
Band 3 – ‘He specialises in catastrophic brain injury and spinal injury claims.’

Karim Khan QC
International crime and extradition
Band 1 – ‘Extremely intelligent and an outstanding litigator.’

David Barr QC
Inquests and Inquiries
Band 3 – ‘He is very well respected.’

Rodney Dixon QC
International crime and extradition
Band 2 – ‘Instructed by states and individuals for international criminal law.’

Public International Law
Band 2 – ‘An excellent QC, very experienced in the field of public international law.’

Andrew O’Connor QC
Inquests and Inquiries
Band 3 – ‘A go-to barrister for high-profile, sensitive cases. A wonderful mix of brains, wit and charm.’

Cathryn McGahey QC
Inquests and Inquiries
Band 3 – ‘She is definitely one of the top people in this field.’

Louis Browne QC
Inquests and Inquiries, Regional Bar Northern Circuit
Band 1 – ‘A fierce and equitable advocate.’

Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence, Regional Bar Northern Circuit
Band 1 – ‘A combination of great legal acumen, tenacity and pragmatism.’

Public Law, Regional Bar Northern Circuit
Band 1 – ‘His legal acumen is first rate.’

John Bate-Williams
Personal Injury
Band 3 – ‘He has an uncanny knack of winning at trial as he is very good with witnesses and judges.’

Paul Kilcoyne
Personal Injury
Band 4 – ‘Personal injury specialist with a niche practice in claims against the Ministry of Defence.’

James Bell
Clinical Negligence
Band 3 – ‘His strengths lie in his eye for detail, approachability and excellent rapport with clients.’

Personal Injury
Band 1 – ‘Very good on liability.’

Mark James
Costs
Band 3 – ‘Recommended for insurance-backed litigation.’

James Laughland
Costs
Band 1 – ‘Helpful, approachable, knowledgeable and unflappable.’

Insurance Fraud
Band 1 – ‘Robust in cross-examination, excellent drafting and analytical skills which is key in the insurance fraud field.’

Personal Injury
Band 3 – ‘Strong all-rounder who gives pragmatic advice and is very approachable.’

Richard Wilkinson
Costs
Band 4 – ‘Handles a variety of costs litigation matters.’

Personal Injury
Band 3 – ‘Particularly good.’

Peter Freeman
Personal Injury
Band 3 – ‘Unrivalled knowledge of bus accident personal injury litigation and provides an excellent level of service for clients.’

James Arney
Personal Injury
Band 2 – ‘He is very analytical, his preparation is outstanding and he is brilliant on his feet.’

Marcus Grant
Insurance Fraud
Band 1 – ‘He is a very courteous opponent who is regarded as an expert in fraud.

Personal Injury
Band 1 – ‘He is a ferocious advocate and the go-to barrister for subtle brain injury and chronic pain cases as his understanding of complex medical issues is almost unparalleled.’

Tariq Sadiq
Sport
Band 3 – ‘Enthusiastic even on unfamiliar ground; has invaluable insights into the interface between sport and employment law.’

Alexander Glassbrook
Insurance Fraud
Band 1 – ‘He is expert in the trial of allegedly fraudulent claims, in legal costs and in cases involving security contractors.’

Nicholas Moss
Administrative and public law (including local government)
Band 4 – ‘He is always very well prepared and on top of the potential issues.’

Inquests and inquiries
Band 1 – ‘One of the best inquest/inquiry counsel and he has a lovely courtroom manner.’

Julia Smyth
EU law
Band 3 – ‘An outstanding barrister with an encyclopaedic knowledge of EU law. She is a phenomenally hard worker and has outstanding judgement.’

Paul McGrath
Insurance Fraud
Band 1 – ‘He is a very good lawyer with a strong expertise in road traffic insurance law, personal injury and fraud work.’

Dominic Adamson
Health & Safety
Band 2 – ‘He is very practical in his approach and has excellent judgment.’

Inquests and Inquiries
Band 2 – ‘Excellent approach in relation to regulatory matters and able to pick up details.’

Personal Injury
Band 5 – ‘He is the go-to junior for complex personal injury cases and is completely client focused.’

Shaman Kapoor
Costs
Band 3 – ‘Recommended for costs budgeting.’

Fiona Canby
Health & Safety
Band 3 – ‘A real asset in any case.’

Myles Grandison
International crime and extradition
Band 2 – ‘Increasingly instructed as a leading junior at the junction of extradition and immigration.’

Aidan Ellis
International crime and extradition
Band 2 – ‘He appears in international tribunal cases.’

Lionel Stride
Insurance Fraud
Band 1 – ‘He is a modern lawyer in every respect and brings real value to every case.’

Personal Injury
Band 5 – ‘He is a passionate lawyer, who gets under the skin of a case; particularly strong on chronic pain and orthopaedic cases.’

Benjamin Seifert
International crime and extradition
Band 2 – ‘Hardworking, affable and conscientious.’




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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 kmorton@tgchamber.com

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 dnorton@tgchambers.com