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TGC Podcast Covid – 19: RIDDOR Reporting and Causation in a Criminal and Civil Context

10th July 2020

Members of the Health & Safety and PI teams at Temple Garden Chambers have recorded their second podcast in our Covid – 19 series.


The podcast is essential listening on the implications for employers and employees in relation to the return to the workplace in the shadow of Covid 19.


Please join ranked leaders in the field Keith Morton QC and Dominic Adamson QC along with Lionel Stride, David R White and James Yapp via the below link.


The date of knowledge information as mentioned within the podcast can be obtained here.

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Preparing to Reopen: reducing the risks of criminal and civil litigation due to COVID-19

17th June 2020

Dominic Adamson QC and David White consider how retail operators can reduce the risk of criminal sanctions and protect their businesses from the risk of civil litigation in this month’s issue of Retail Risk.  Please see link below to article.

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Safeguarding your services during the COVID-19 crisis

11th June 2020

Lionel Stride (with assistance from his paralegal Philip Mathews) has considered some of the implications for care homes arising out of the pandemic to assist with preparedness. This ties in with the Podcast that he and other members of the Health & Safety team have considered for duty-holders trying to mitigate the risks from the Coronavirus and to avoid criminal, as well as civil, liability,

Lionel Stride

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How to manage risk during a pandemic

9th June 2020

With the end to lockdown in sight, operators must now form a viable plan for health and safety. Keith Morton explains the key points  The Caterer 5 June 2020.

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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 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

To learn more visit our Covid-19 Information page.