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Business & Human Rights

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Temple Garden Chambers has recognised leaders in the field of business and human rights. Our members have acted in some of the most high-profile cases to come before the English courts in recent years.

Members of Chambers regularly act for claimants, defendants and NGOs. Our members draw upon their related expertise in the fields of international law, personal injury, health and safety, collective redress, and litigation funding.

Members of Chambers provide training and seminars on ESG risks to law firms and clients; and we work with leading universities on pioneering research.

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Business & Human Rights Barristers

International Law
Extradition & Interpol
Inquests
Inquiries
Public Law
Business & Human Rights

Kathryn Howarth

Call 2005

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Clinical Negligence
Motor Insurance Fraud
Personal Injury
Business & Human Rights
Collective Redress

Helen Nugent

Call 2007

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Public Law
International Law
Business & Human Rights
Collective Redress
Extradition & Interpol
Inquests
Inquiries
Commercial
Costs & Litigation Funding

Juliet Wells

Call 2016

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Automated & Electric Vehicles
Credit Hire
Inquiries
International Law
Motor Insurance Fraud
Personal Injury
Public Law
Business & Human Rights
Collective Redress

Paul Erdunast

Call 2018

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Business & Human Rights
International Law
Collective Redress
Costs & Litigation Funding
Environmental Law
Commercial

Russell Hopkins

Call 2018

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Personal Injury
Public Law
Extradition & Interpol
International Law
Collective Redress
Business & Human Rights

Sebastian Bates

Call 2021

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Municipio De Mariana v (1) BHP Group (UK) Limited; (2) BHP Group Limited

21/12/2022

On 5 November 2015 Brazil suffered its worst ever environmental disaster when the Fundão Dam collapsed, releasing around 40 million cubic metres of tailings from iron ore mining. Russell Hopkins is acting on behalf of more than 200,000 Brazilian Claimants.The collapse...
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Munícipio de Mariana & Oths v BHP Group Plc & BHP Group Ltd

08/07/2022

Russell Hopkins acted for more than 200,000 Brazilian claimants (including individuals, municipalities, businesses, utility companies, churches, and indigenous communities) in proceedings brought against BHP Group following the worst environmental disaster in Brazil’s history, the collapse of the Fundão Dam in...
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Viegas, Sanches & Others v Cutrale & Others

18/11/2021

Russell Hopkins acted for some 1,500 Brazilian orange farmers in a high-value damages claim against alleged cartelists (individuals and a corporate defendant) involved in the international orange juice export market. The defendants’ jurisdiction challenge raised issues of domicile, service and/or...
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R (G-A-Y Group Ltd) v Secretary of State for Health & Social Care

04/12/2020

Nicholas Chapman, led by Sir James Eadie QC, represented the Secretary of State on the judicial review of the 10pm hospitality curfew, imposed by the Government in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The claimant, which owns and operates a number...
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Sanchez v USA

29/10/2020

Kathryn Howarth represented the Government of the USA before a Divisional Court comprised of Fulford LJ and Laing J. The Appellant was sought in respect of four serious drugs trafficking offences, each carrying potential sentences of life imprisonment without parole...
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Zabolotnyi v Mateszalka District Court (Hungary)

25/09/2020

On 23 February 2021 the Supreme Court will consider the first ever extradition appeal concerning prison conditions in a requesting state – Benjamin Seifert was instructed on behalf of Mr Zabolotnyi. It will deal with the viability of assurances which...
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